RP: The World of Titan.   Posted by The Arbiter.Group: 0
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 49 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 20:32
RP: The World of Titan
Snorting, he realized he could spend a millennium melting sky ore and likely not get too far ahead for what it might cost. He would need hands, many hands, working in unison to get this done.

Mines. The Goliath Roadway might offer ample opportunity for him to make contacts and siphon mana. Perhaps there was a Sky Metal refinery, he could make it his and set it up as a base of operations, siphoning the mana from the melting Sky Metal.

If such a place existed of course.

Either way, this planet hummed with mana... and knowledge. And it was all his.

Life was as it should be, and Azazel wasted no time in heading for the Goliath Belt, his form shrinking as he got closer and scouted around for signs of any settlements, especially ones which might act as Sky Metal refineries. Smoke was likely a good indicator that he had found what he was looking for, and his watchful reptilian eyes would miss nothing.
The Arbiter
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Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 21:34
RP: The World of Titan
Flying the belt was amazing, clouds of course were beyond count and obscured a lot in the distance. It wasn't long before you own little offshoot connected to the Goliath Proper, and life could be seen. For it's apparent doom in the far past and the millenia to come, life here was abundant. You saw massive flock of both bird and reptilians cousins soaring through the air on their way to and from the various floating landmass. Some were no more than floating rocks, others no more than a single island worth, other were much larger, housing what looked like mountains, or even lakes and occasional endless seemingly waterfalls. Some falls cascaded down towards other island, the wind blowing the water around so that they were in perpetual rain. Normal rain was indeed a factor in some places, but for the most part the upper small cluster islands often provided dew collection from the clouds and were constantly causing the drips downward.

The part of the belt you were in was untamed and wild, you didn't see anything apparently living beyond the massive amounts of flying animals making their living. Then, much higher above even the tallest peaks of the islands, out of one cloud and quickly into another you catch at first was seemed to be a metallic glint.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 51 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 22:01
RP: The World of Titan
Not one to let something escape his notice, but also not one to give up the element of surprise, Azazel rocketed skyward as fast as he could. He angled his ascent so that he would be behind and to the side of whatever the metallic glint was. He approached cautiously, not because he had anything to fear, but rather because he wanted time to assess the situation, whatever it may be.

He also paid particular attention for a source of mana he could tap into, making that his top priority. As hungry as he was, he needed mana now.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:40, Sun 13 Sept 2015.

The Arbiter
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Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 22:52
RP: The World of Titan
You get high into the sky in, and with your speed you were able to get within a nice range above and behind it. You actually sense the Mana in the skymetal before you see the vessel. The thing was small, a wooden floor with rails, cloth sails on the sides rather than on a mast above it, and had a metal frame. A single man seemed to be fly the craft by using long wooden poles that controlled the ends of the cloth sails. The skymetal seemed to be a at the bottom of the small raft-like vessel, a metallic frame keeping the wood up as it flew above the Goliath Belt.

Upon the deck, behind the driver, was a large amount of cargo. Boxes, barrels, rope, various larger tools, and other equipment. It seemed to be supply vessel, either for delivery or trading.

Mana in an un-useable form seemed to be everywhere. Skymetal's issue was that it had to be heated to a liquid before it became easy to pull Mana out of it, that and the mining was slightly more difficult.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 52 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 00:10
RP: The World of Titan
Changing form again, this time to the form of a man with a dignified silver to his dark hair, that set off the masculine set of his square jaw and penetrating violet eyes. Wearing what seemed to be a fine suit (that if it were examined offered the same sort of protection as full plate in a microweave), he silently came to a landing behind the man, where he settled himself comfortably before saying, "Pardon me good sir, might you be able to take me to the nearest Sky Metal refinery?" he said urbanely, in a polite and cultured voice, his features apologetic.
The Arbiter
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Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 19:19
RP: The World of Titan
While you are able to shift the shape of the armor, which allows your "clothing" to get a bit harder, but it's nothing like microweave steel at all.

Landing as softly as you could, without wings flapping, you approached silently really falling downward to gain speed on the vessel (which was using a nice wind to make it's way forward). Still, the moment you feet hit the ground the man whipped, then his face went into shock to see a man in a suit standing there, then it was anger after your opening line. "A stowaway with some manners, oh we'll get to a mine soon, don't you worry." Apparently he had thought you had sneaked into the cargo he had been carrying and were just now crawling out. His smile was crooked and showed something green in his gums, perhaps a form of drug. "I'm real sure they'll have good use for you there, you'll be working off this little trip you decided to take if you don't have the coins to pay, and I charge a premium." he greed aside the man looked down, and was nervous again. "Now sit down and shut up, this area here is not the safest in the world, be a shame if you were to fall off." With that he chuckled and went back to controlling the side-sails of this flat bottomed cargo vessel.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 53 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 20:30
RP: The World of Titan
"Manners maketh man." Azazel chides in his good natured tone, about as offended by the man's reaction as he would be with a bird chittering angrily at him from a nearby tree, which is to say not at all.

Continuing on mildly he says, "And while I thank you for your concerns for my safety, they are unnecessary. There is nothing here that is any danger to me." Now, if you would be so kind, why don't you tell me who runs the biggest mining and refineries for sky metal, and whatever you know about how they operate?" he said, studying the man's every mannerism and facial feature, committing them to memory. "And if you would be so kind, I am also now interested in you. What is your name, what do you do, where do you come from, and where are you going? Do not be afraid of any drakken or the like in the area, so long as I am with you, and find you useful, you are in no immediate danger." he says, smiling warmly.
The Arbiter
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Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 14:22
RP: The World of Titan
"Chatty one arn't you. You don't seem like the stowaway type either, do you." He remarked looking back at you, at your last remark his curiosity peaked. "Interesting, you some kinda of Drakken Diplomat? If so, why you playing stow away? Secret mission? And I'm guessing you got the fee on you, just my lucky day. Teh heh he." His laugh was still petty and greedy, but he had somehow convinced himself that you were good for whatever payment he desired. "The name is  Trader Keel. My barge don't go anywhere near Drakken belts. I'm headed to the Medenia Penal Mines. They're always needed supplies out there, and the noble warden is always fat with crap they dig up. And it's not Drakken I'm worried about, local brigands look for any 'prisoners' they find, honestly the warden don't care where they come from. I have a contract with the warden, so I won't be sent to the mines, but if weren't not careful those brigands would rob me blind still."

True to his plan, the man was sticking to cloud cover whenever possible, making for an exciting ride whenever a mountain goes wizzing by. He seemed to know this region of the belt well enough that he could navigate based on mere shadows of the land. Still every once in a while there was a break in the cloud cover and the splendor of the belt would be seen once more.

After a long bout of silence, he decided a chat with you was better than nothing. "Those other question you asked. About the sky metal and what not. The warden has got a refinery, hell any blacksmith can do it, it don't take too much, not like iron works, even bronze is harder. And while the Medenia's Mines are decently sized, the Red Crow Mining has some of the biggest mines over in the Potash Belt, south and down of Augior. But they don't let any traders in, it's a closed operation. They even got a noble in the Congress just for the amount of diggin' they do. They know how to drop a mountain that's for sure, heh heh. You know I think they...shit" Keel cut off mid sentence as he exited the cloud cover. In the distance a much larger vessel could be seen. This one had triple sails, like an upside down Y, and after a bunch of yelling you could see them drop and catch wind. "Damn it! It'll be a game of cloud-seeking now. Hey, diplomat grab that wool sheet on the back, drop it over the goods, and get under it." The man began to pull up his sails, apparently his plan was to hide in the cloud-cover and let the vessel drift in the wind, letting the brigand ship to search for them until they gave up.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 55 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 15:18
RP: The World of Titan
Not bothering to move Azazel replied, "As I said, you have nothing to fear while we travel Keel. Could you sail such a vessel yourself, were it yours? Or would they follow me if I killed their leader? I would make you second in command then... a survivor's hands will be useful to me."

Deciding to test the limits of his abilities he mentally pulls the ship towards him, seeing if he can rotate it and how quickly he can do such a thing.
The Arbiter
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Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 18:00
RP: The World of Titan
((The ship is out of view when you ducked into the nearest cloud cover.))
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 56 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 22:14
RP: The World of Titan
In reply to The Arbiter (msg # 13):


Not hearing a reply from Keel, Azazel made his own way towards the ship, flying directly towards it as it approached, simply a well-dressed man with a signet ring flying at top speed for the ship, his sharp eyes scanning for the one giving orders.

Whatever Keel decided to do was of little concern, he had gotten the information he needed from the man. If he managed to slip away, so be it. However it seemed as if he was determined to stay hidden, and Azazel was sure to find markers to remember which cloud he was in.

Besides... what he would need is manpower and connections - something these brigands could easily supply both of.

Ready for any danger, Azazel headed straight for the captain...
The Arbiter
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Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 21:04
RP: The World of Titan


You fly off the small trade vessel and head out of the cloud and all the man behind you said was "What?!" before you headed out making a note of where you were. Your mind pulled and ached. You needed Mana badly as you flew through the cloud into the open air and saw the brigand vessel.

It was indeed flying towards you and you towards it. Seeing you flying to them you heard some shouts and cries of the crew. Over the mess of noise you heard a man yelling orders not to shoot you till he gave the command, a good bet for captain or at least first mate.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 61 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 22:20
RP: The World of Titan
Nodding to himself he bridged the gap and then, using his telekinesis once in range, pulled that man towards him. When the man was directly in front of Azazel, he smiled and said, "Now, I believe we might be of help to each other my friend. I do hope you'll pardon your abrupt and somewhat callous invitation to my presence, but I needed to make sure that we understood each other, and I wouldn't want to deceive you into believing you held any advantage. As a... business man... I'm sure you'll understand and forgive this sleight impertinance. So long as we understand each other, I will be happy to return you to your vessel, where I hope you will accompany me and my new found friend. We have some terms to negotiate, but in the end I believe that you will regard the business that is of interest to me most favorably. Now... do we need to continue on as barbarians with threats and displays of strength, or would you prefer to see this as the opportunity it is?" Azazel asked, quite calmly.

OOC: Will this change with the "refunding" of mana?
The Arbiter
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Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 22:10
RP: The World of Titan
You fly towards them in a nice pose, reaching out with your mind, you begin to pull the man with all your mental strength. Unfortunately that was not as strong as perhaps you would like at this range of several hundred feet still, and the man was quick to turn and drop the ledge his feet dangling. While you could feel the strength of your pull increasing as you got closer, the next thing you heard worried that your plan might not go as well as you wanted. "The Nine Belts! Something got me, shoot it!" A couple men went to try and grab his arm as his feet dangled in the air, the others began to figure it out for a moment more, they weren't the brightest crew. You still had a moment to react, cast a spell, or perhaps even try and communicate before the hail storm of arrows, musket, and cannon fire.

((Just getting the limits of your telekinesis down, remember that it is only about as strong your average human, but at greater ranges it weakens.))
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 68 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 23:12
RP: The World of Titan
Unconcerned Azazel delved into his reserves of power and erected a barrier of force over his body, as well as temporarily releasing the Captain before yanking him back again, as if getting a better grip as he closed the difference. He braced for anything that might get through as he closed the difference saying, "I am coming to parlay. It would be an annoyance to be forced to killing any of you for having the temerity to attack me."

This message was last edited by the player at 23:13, Sat 03 Oct 2015.

The Arbiter
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Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 13:17
RP: The World of Titan
Where you let go, gravity took over and he swung down and hit the side of the ship indeed caused him to slip a bit so you could full pull him off as you got closer. As you drew him in you also activated your magical enhancement and then cast the spell through it . The barrier went up as a couple of the quicker fellows began to launch crossbow bolts in your direction. Some of them missing, those that hit bouncing off the force bubble. It caused a dip in it's protection, but your concentration kept it regenerating. Still a cannon-blasts into it and it might fail temporarily. Once you spoke though, your booming voice threatening their death put a stop to the shots. Instead now you heard cries for them to turn the ship, but at their current heading and speed closing the gap between you and the vessel, this would take a few moment to initiatee. Still, it appeared they would let you have their Captain and be gone. They were brigands after all not heroes.

In your mental hands the Captain of the ship was floating above the endless sky now. With no perch to grab on to he was a heavy load, pushing the limit of your mental strength, but still something you could carry.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 70 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 15:17
RP: The World of Titan


Grabbing the man by the front of his clothes, Azazel moved to close the gap between him and the vessel, visibly annoyed now. "Your men... they are not so loyal now are they?" he remarks to the Captain being negligently dragged through the air as he moves towards the turning ship.

Gesturing to his fleeing comrades as they speed on their way, Azazel says to the man, "Now, I believe we might be of help to each other my friend. I do hope you'll pardon your abrupt and somewhat callous invitation to my presence, but I needed to make sure that we understood each other, and I wouldn't want to deceive you into believing you held any advantage. As a... business man... I'm sure you'll understand and forgive this sleight impertinence. So long as we understand each other, let me tell you what I expect from you and your crew."

He says this looking back at the man to make sure he understood what was being said, while also using his keen senses to make sure that the other man in the barge did not also flee. "You work for me now, and I happen to work for a god. This god has long been silent on this world, but he has decided that he is long-overdue for a return. You will do whatever I ask to facilitate this return, or you will cease to exist. In return, you will be allowed to continue selling slaves to the Sky Metal Refineries. You will also be able to reach out to me for help in destroying rivals. Working for a god means you will be blessed - so blessed that you may even be able to organize all of the bandits under you... doesn't that sound nice? Now... get command of your crew once more and explain things to them, so that I do not have to destroy this vessel and everyone on it." he finishes calmly.
The Arbiter
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Wed 21 Oct 2015
at 06:22
RP: The World of Titan
The Brigand Captain was in a bit of a shock understandably, as you stood holding him up high above the clouds below. He was short and fat, and bald, perhaps the ugliest captain of a sky vessel one could have. Confirming that his vessel was indeed leaving him behind and your own words and his position there wasn't much he could do to refute your offer. "I, I guess, that's fine. So can we please go back to my vessel before those bug fucking cloud heads take off with the rest of what pride I got left?"

Heading towards the vessel ((I am going to assume this is your desire based on what you were saying if not feel free to correct your actions)) with the Captain in toe the shouting from the Captain began to order them around again, positioning himself as if he was flying with you rather than being carried along. "NOT even 60 seconds off the Deck and you father's nuts start turning back on me! Angis you black eyed freak get this craft back in line. Grout I was the first in chains by the time I set foot on deck."

The crew paused at first unsure what to do with him coming back and you along with him. "MOVE!" The inhumanly loud shout from the tiny man got everyone moving again to prepare for his and your arrival.

((Cultural note: I made this mistake too, but they never really call them
"ships". Vessels or Crafts for the faster ones, even flying Forts. Fundamentally they are bulky and would honestly do horribly in the water. While they have sails to catch the wind, the shapes are much different as there is no need to "sink" down into water. It's just a Mass vs Skymetal game. They don't have to be very streamlined either. While sales can indeed catch wind to help propel them, it is possible to steer using the Skymetal itself to propel the ships as you'll find out in a moment.))
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 75 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2015
at 17:31
RP: The World of Titan
Depositing the Captain while still maintaining his shield, as it wouldn't do to be careless, Azazel murmurs to the Captain, "Tell them to make for that cloud there - the man hiding there is also mine, so be sure to communicate that to him, and address him as Mr. Keel." indicating the cloud that Keel was hiding within.

Giving the Captain time to relay the order, Azazel continues, "You may addresss me as... Mr. Viceroy... or simply Viceroy if you prefer. If you currently have enough inventory to take to a refinery, that will be our next destination. If not, then simply tell me what you will need. When we finally arrive at the refinery, I will help you negotiate a better price, and then you can be on your way. I'm sure with more money in your pocket and the advantages I have promised, you will be eager to contact me again, and I will provide with you with the means to do so. However, as we travel to the refinery, I will expect you to tell me everything about your business, and the ones you have dealings with. Local politics as well. We can begin the discussion in your cabin once Keel has been brought aboard." he commands.

For while couched in polite language and civil tones, there was no mistaking that "Mr. Viceroy" expected to be obeyed. No matter how charming his smile or mannerisms, should the Captain have met his eyes he would realize that no warmth touched them. Courtesy given to an insect, and promises of grandeur... promises Azazel would be happy to keep as the ambitions of this simple brigand would be cheap to keep provided he prove useful.
The Arbiter
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Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 23:21
RP: The World of Titan
The Captain seems to take the hint. "Well Mr. Viceroy, this is the Lucky Dagger, and I'm it's Captain, Igory. And I'll be honest with you Mr. viceroy I've seen some pretty odd stuff out here on the belts, but I think you take the pot. A flying man. And that's Keels ship over in those clouds is it? He's out run us before, it would be nice to remind him that going through our territory means paying a toll." With that the man started giving order which were echoed by the crew to the lower deck and the vessel without any dropped sails lurched forward. Apparent there was another means of moving the craft without the use of wind. "Sir we'll be in the soon, ready harpoon?" Captain Igory looked towards you for guidance of just how tough they should be to the poor trader?
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 76 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 00:50
RP: The World of Titan
"Simply teach him the benefits of obedience and loyalty. Carrot and the stick Captain Igory, in equal measure and intensity. What is mine, I treat with respect, and I expect what belongs to me will do likewise. Do not let him make you repeat yourself without punishment, but do not go so far as to break or remove anything from him. I would rather kill him then waste time waiting for him to heal. In your opinion, what does he do best?" he says urbanely, eyeing the Captain pointedly, and then turning away to stare at the cloud as if looking into it as he asked his question.
The Arbiter
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Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 23:18
RP: The World of Titan
"Ah shit Keel is it you said, I remember the name now. Damn it to hell, if this'll be a useless haul. He's got Warden's Hills blessing. The Medenia mine won't pay us jack for him or his cargo. Contrary, we'll get just a ass chewing for screwing their trade lines. We're free to hunt others not going to the mines. But still I'm sure there is some stuff he can part with for passage, or for safe escort in this case."

The vessel entered the cloud cover slowly, not wanting to get caught up in some rocks or vines that might cause hull damage. Without the sails it was slow moving, but as you suspected, there was a form of magic underway below deck. It was more of a manipulation of the Mana in the Skymetal than real magic. They could shift the flows of Mana within the Skymetal causing it to move the vessel without any wind. It was slow and tedious and relied on some form of magician or seer that could sense Mana and cause slight deviation in it, if not totally use it. With just a few hours of practice you were sure you could guide this craft, or hell even one much more massive.

Soon a cry went out that the trade barge was found. The Captain addressed him. "Mr. Keel we see your ship damn you. No sense hiding behind that blanket."

"I've got urgent business with Warden Hill brigands, mess with me and your messing with him!"

"Calm your tits. The're a man here, says he know you. Only reason you haven't been harpooned. But this here is dangerous territory. Anyone can suddenly sink, their supplies dashed on the rocks. How about you pass us some rations, maybe some cannon powder, and we'll be sure you make it safely."

"Man? You mean that Drakken Diplomat? Or I supposed he might have lied about that. Some well dress guy. He tell you where I was? Traitorous bastard. Fine you can have some powder to ensure my safety, but rations are Hill's you want rations you talk to him."

((Anything you want to weigh in on or shall I continue to the Penal Mine?))
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 77 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 15:05
RP: The World of Titan
Azazel raises a hand gesturing for the Captain to wait, saying, "Tell him he may keep his possessions in exchange for his company. It seems he is clever, so his insights will be as useful as yours. We shall reconvene in your cabin. Do not fret Captain, today is your lucky day."


OOC: Basically Azazel intends to find out everything these two know on their way to the Penal Mine. He's assuming Keel's ship can be towed and that the information the Captain will tell him will be enhanced by Keel's insights and perspective. He will flatter, threaten and prod, drop his shield.
The Arbiter
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Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 15:36
RP: The World of Titan
((Hey just know that your barrier you have up is psudo-permanent. It won't recharge once you let go of the concentration, but the protection is there until something damaging comes flying at you, but due to it's intangible nature you will have to concentrate to keep it up for more than a few minutes.))

With a muttering of a few words and opening your minds' eye to truth and secrets allowed you to get a much better understanding after a few brief words with the both of them. Neither of them liked Warden Hill to much, but he had the best of both civil and criminal positions. Owner of the penal mine, nobles would send criminal or enemies to Medenia and the warden would imprison them, but honestly it was was it was: A slave labor camp. He didn't care where these "criminal" came from, but no one was going to crack down on someone who provided the nobles with such a service for getting rid of pesky men and getting paid for them. Keel was one of the traders that had Hill's blessing to trade with them without getting turned into a slave himself. A few brigands like Captain Igory in these parts served as both guards and more slave-suppliers. Neither one truly believed your "god" aspect though that was the magic letting you know that not any spoke word, as they dared not say anything that at this point might offend the crazy flying man. You guessed from their minds and words (and a question Igory had asked) that they though you were more likely something touched by a Vox enchantment.

Socially wise, you could tell that each Lord Mayor of his own floating Island had quite a bit of power in his own domain. And it seemed that the human social structure was based on that, especially out here in the Goliath Belt where every man was worth what he could force out of the world and each other. Augior worked perhaps the same way, but with it being being a single "republic" there was a lot more uniformity between then domains of the Lords.

Watching the crew and the way the vessel worked you saw that while it was aided by the wind, low speed movement was done simply by "pushing". The Lucky Dagger did not behave like a "ship" as it did more a flying cabin with a deck. Indeed the wood was squared as air resistance wasn't usually an issue unless high winds were up. Questioning about pushing worked cause everyone a bit amusement at your expense. Afterall you didn't know the basics of how Skymetal worked.

They brought you down to the underdeck of the Lucky Dagger and showed you the Skymetal Frame behind and nailed into the wood. In the center of the vessel was a man with a large floating ball of what appeared to be Iron and Skymetal. You could see that the mana in this particular ball was twice as high as normal skymetal, simply very purified ore surrounded in a casing of iron. This floating ball was attached to a wheel set like a gyro that allowed for the ball to be spun on any axis but also pushed and pulled forwards, backwards, sideways or up or down. Doing so would cause a "push" on all the skymetal around it, thus pushing the wood built on it's frame. You are quite certain that while they use the skymetal controller. You could use your own magical power to propel a skymetal-shell much like the controller from inside the the shell. The frame seemed to be key here. The controller had to be at the "nexus" of the skymetal frame inside of it where all the skymetal of the frame was pushed in a direction. They suggested that you talk to the Sages of Hoffenguile to really get into the details about how it worked. "I just use the damn thing!" Igory exclaimed with some questioning.
Azazel Vos Drago
 player, 83 posts
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 15:37
RP: The World of Titan


Azazel nodded, all of the information that he had acquired thus far suited his purposes. As they continued on of course, even more questions came to mind.

What did they know of the Vox, and Vox ruins?
Who were the most knowledgeable of these places?
Who was the most knowledgeable of the Drakken?

OOC: After I get those questions answered, I'm ready to move on to the Penal Mine.