Elemental History.   Posted by The Complete.Group: 0
Raijin Hiraishin
 Lightning, 9 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 08:16
Re: Elemental History
Raijin came rushing in from outside out of breath. "Oh boy. I hope I'm not late!"
The Complete
 GM, 231 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Sun 6 Sep 2015
at 04:42
Re: Elemental History
Cassandra looked up to Raijin, who just burst into the room. "Well, a little, but it's okay. First week is pretty lenient." She smiles, waiting for Raijin to sit before continuing. "Today will be all about questions, and your first legend." She smiles and the flames in her irises dance excitedly at the word "legend".
Reika Ro
 Plant Earth, 20 posts
 Age: 14
 Female
Sun 6 Sep 2015
at 17:40
Re: Elemental History
Reika looked behind her to see if anyone else had a question before slowly raising her hand.

"Mine's a bit silly, but it might be a good start.  What's the proper way to address you, please?  I don't know the etiquette surrounding titles here."
The Complete
 GM, 238 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Sun 6 Sep 2015
at 18:00
Re: Elemental History
Cassandra smiles gently at Reika when she asks her question. "Complete works, if you'd like, but I do respond to miss too. There isn't much else to call me, unless you are comfortable with calling me by my first name. Most people don't call me anything." She smirks a little, as if the lack of having an easy title makes conversation very interesting.
Ashlynn Savannah
 Metal, 6 posts
 Age: 13
 Female
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 01:00
Re: Elemental History
"What are the responsibilities of a trained Elementalist?" Ashlynn asked quietly after the first girl was answered.

While this had always been a wonderful gift for her, and learning more about it was a dream come true, she knew precious little as to the life an Elementalist after training. Her house had none in residence, and her city, although prosperous, was on the middle - outer borderline. Thus the reason she had been shuffled here at the tender age of thirteen. Still, she wanted to know what this was going to cost her in the end.
The Complete
 GM, 244 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 02:42
Re: Elemental History
Cassandra stood thoughtful for a moment at the other girl's question. "Well, to properly educate your children if you have any, to be a productive member of the society you live in, to use your powers constructively... Basically all the same as a Nonelemental, except you have powers. Some of you will be able to apply for a job at the school, another of you may become the next Complete. But my question to you is, what do you think is your responsibility, now, and later?" In the way she says her last sentence, it is clearly rhetorical, but not to ignore her question, but to make her think.
Aileen Black
 Darkness, 76 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Mon 7 Sep 2015
at 05:18
Re: Elemental History
Aileen put down her pen and pencil, intrigued of what she was hearing. She expected something more structured...

"What should we do in order to learn another Element?", she asked her most burning question.
Raijin Hiraishin
 Lightning, 13 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Tue 8 Sep 2015
at 09:23
Re: Elemental History
Raijin rushes over to a seat tripping over his own feet in his haste. Blushing bright red he slowly stands and slides quietly onto the pillow.

"OH MY GOD. Can I make any more a fool of myself?"

This message was last edited by the player at 09:40, Tue 08 Sept 2015.

Katsu Tsukasa
 Lightning, 4 posts
 Age: 14
 Male
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 00:44
Re: Elemental History
--->From Katsu house

Katsu slips in as quietly as he could, finding an empty pillow and sitting. He hoped he didn't miss too much, while he wasn't much of a school person he knew it meant a lot to his parents.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:44, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

Floyd Zombra
 Darkness, 10 posts
 Age: 13
 Male
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 00:45
Re: Elemental History
Floyd made his way in quietly and sat on a pillow in the back of the room just observing everyone.
The Complete
 GM, 278 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 16:50
Re: Elemental History
The Complete was about to answer Aileen when a Lightning Primary she recognized burst into the room, tripped, and found a seat, blushing red as a sun shining through the smoke of a burning field. She smiled gently. "Good morning, Raijin." She spoke with a gentle, welcoming tone. She then noticed two more of the Center Village students enter, another Lighting Primary and a Darkness Primary, and laughed internally at the thought of how perfect it was for dark to follow light. She nodded to the new arrivals.

"Well, Aileen, you have to master your first Element. And then, the god or goddess of another Element will come to you, as a voice. Darkness users get the voice of Darkness and the Darkness god, so they have to be much more careful. It is not easy to resist the voice of Darkness, even for myself. It did damage me some to learn Darkness, even with my Primary being one that offers light. I advise you all to be very, very careful." Her tone had become increasingly more somber and serious as her statements rolled by, along with her expression. Then, realizing she ran off course, she relaxed some and continued on with what she was saying. "The first step is always to master what you have, then, wait until you feel the other come. Even Secondaries are only partial-choice."
Aileen Black
 Darkness, 114 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 17:32
Re: Elemental History
Aileen started writing the important ideas the Complete spoke of. She had heard the Dark Voice a few times, a voice that was highly disagreeable, if one were to ask her, but for now she could tune it out with enough effort, as the other members of the Black family had taught her and spoke of this "God" of Darkness. Aileen had her doubts regarding the validity of the whole God claim, but given the daily struggle she had to go through every day in order to stay sane and well, it would have been nice to have a much more gentle voice to ail her mind, and the blood of her mother within her called towards the Light for that ailment.

"Ah, I see. Thank you for you answer, my lady. However, might I further inquire as to how we will know if we have mastered our Primary?" A rather bold question, which would have suggested that she thought of herself as being close to that ideal step, but Aileen was not asking without some measure of truth to back her up. Her skills with the Dark were well established and she knew her limits rather well, as well as what to do if she passed them. And while her skill in creating Eternal Flowers was pathetic at best, it required an absurd amount of concentration and attunement to the Element of Dark in order to pull off such a feat as to create one. Her father had mentioned to her that he could do far less than she can do now when he was her age. Perhaps it meant that she was closer to hearing the voice of her Secondary? She could not say for sure, but it was better that she ask her question, so that she may better know her standing.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:09, Sat 12 Sept 2015.

Everett Strype
 Light, 4 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 18:46
Re: Elemental History
From: Everett's house

What with the classroom being a glass box, Everett had abandoned all hope of sneaking in unnoticed upon his approach to the building. So he instead slowed his run to a halt outside the door, and as delicately as he could, slipped into the class.

In between his gulps of air, Everett took a moment to think to himself. That... was a lot... further than... than I thought... Gotta remember that next time i'm late... Which I won't be... Hopefully... Despite being in good shape, that helter-skelter sprint through the forest had taken a fair bit out of him, so it was a moment before Everett fully collected his wits and took in his surroundings.

It was hard to know how much of the lesson he'd missed, but to avoid disturbing the class, Everett resolved to ask one of the other students for notes later. Now he'd just have to grab a seat, or a cushion as the case happened to be.

Not wanting to be right in their colourful teachers face, yet not wanting to be removed from the majority of his classmates (despite a small row of guys up against the back wall), Everett took to gently collapsing on a cushion near the middle of their greenhouse-like classroom. Leaning back, stretching his legs out in front of him and propping himself up with his elbows, Everett proceeded to try and focus his attention.
Seamus Berkeley
 Metal, 94 posts
 Age: 17 (1/2)
 Male
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 19:39
Re: Elemental History
Seamus kept notes of what he could piece together on a page to his right, though he was mostly focused on the page to his left. This page contained scribbles of what could be mindless doodling, or potential projects. He grinned in anticipation for the legend about the first metal user. Though, the stuff about darkness was kind of cool too, if a bit creepy.
Katsu Tsukasa
 Lightning, 5 posts
 Age: 14
 Male
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 20:23
Re: Elemental History
Either this school was more laid back then his old one or maybe the first timers got a pass, all Katsu knew was people coming in like he and the two others had would likely end up with a warning or detention. Or maybe that would come after the lesson so there was less disruption. The thought sent a slight chill up his spine, who wanted to get written up their first day? Maybe if he looked like he was paying attention she'd go easy on him. Sitting a little straighter against the wall he tried to pay more attention, though how he knew when he mastered his element was of interest to him.
Simon Willow
 Darkness, 16 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 23:37
Re: Elemental History
Simon stared and listened intently as the Complete mentioned the Darkness.  So others had heard the shadows speak to them too?  He wondered if it spoke to them as often as it spoke to him.  He felt her warning was a bit unfounded.  The Darkness had done nothing but help and guide him, to offer support and comfort in the most trying of times.  It whispered it's secrets and granted him power.  It promised him more power than he could hope for.  Which was precisely what he desired.
Ashlynn Savannah
 Metal, 7 posts
 Age: 13
 Female
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 04:46
Re: Elemental History
Ashlynn watched as several new students filed in, tardy... on the first day. She did her best, but she was sure her face still gave sign of her disdain. Well, maybe she didn't try that hard. Still, she didn't let it distract her too much. As the other students and the Complete spoke, she wrote with her finger on the metal at her wrist, and as she drew letters scrolled around the metal, forming shapes and patterns as well as words on the steel. She noted which students were asking which questions, the questions, and the Complete's response.

She smiled as she saw the other metalmancer making multiple notations with his plethora of floating writing instruments. His ability was impressive as well, and the fact that he could separate thoughts and maintain focus as well... she made a note of him, turning it into a little monkey sitting on a tree. He was one to watch, and maybe befriend, in the coming term.
Kazuya Yamamoto
 Fire, 52 posts
 Age: 17
 Male
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 19:34
Re: Elemental History
Even though the rhetorical question the Complete had given Ashlynn had not been directed to him, Kazuya sunk into his thoughts. He had never given his future a lot of thought, relaxing as he remained in the shadow of his older brother. ' So... what do I want in life?' he asked himself, looking at nowhere particular as he thought about in silence.

It only took him a moment to realize that he knew so little about the world he lived in. Maybe he should go and explore it? Who knows, maybe he might even find an Elemental Animal! Maybe even a dragon! But such a journey wouldn't be easy, no, it would probably be quite dangerous and not because of wildlife, even he knew that much.

Kazuya's eyes shifted to Aileen, paying attention as he listened to her question. ' That's right.. We have the ability to learn more than just our primary element...' He had never really considered it, since his family was pretty much focused on their primary. Though, it may have been an interesting experience...

However, upon hearing the answer, he couldn't quite make much sense out of it. The question that Aileen had asked was reasonable. He himself had been taught that there was always room for improvement, which was why he was still being taught and trained to this day. Besides, he knew of the Council and was aware of the power the respective members possessed, despite only ever having practiced their primary. Having to acquire that level of mastery, before they could learn a secondary element was hard to believe.

Though, whether that was true or not was still something the gods decided and nothing he could have known. ”We will hear the voice of a god or goddess, once we have been deemed worthy. So in other words, if we hear the voice, it means that we have mastered our element. That's pretty much how we will know. " Kazuya told Aileen, even though her question has not been directed to him.
Roy Unda
 Water, 108 posts
 Age: 17
 Male
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 21:05
Re: Elemental History
Roy listened to Aileen, and then the complete happily enough. This made sense to him. Gotta learn to paddle before you can swim after all. It wasn't until Kazuya spoke up that his expression soured. He sat in silent thought a bit longer, letting the idea form before glancing at Kazuya again and then looking up to the complete.

"That doesnt make sense. How can you master an element? You cant temper a storm, tame a raging fire! Not really, nature's wild and unrpedictable. How can you truly master that? There must always be more to learn! Even metals and plastics, man made but still being improved constantly with new technology!" He cried out, not really noticing the outburst and scene he must have caused. When he did, he quieted and sat back down amoungst the pillows. "Doesnt make sense..." he muttered under his breath
The Complete
 GM, 341 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 00:13
Re: Elemental History
She sighs as the class seemingly begins to go into chaos. She briefly looks behind her and to her left at what appears to be a statue of rock and plant in the slightly dimmer corner behind her, nodding just barely, a simple twitch it would seem.

"Roy, please calm down. You are absolutely right." She looks to Kazuya. "You see, you could hear them tonight, if you believe. Sometimes it is more about how determined you are to be good enough, and if you are educated. They only come to those of Center Village because they know the students will not be punished or harmed for hearing them." She looks to Aileen. "You don't. But you know you are good enough when you respond well in the Mastery Test. You must be eighteen to take it, and your teacher must allow you to, and your parents, even if you are eighteen. Sometimes the Elder Council may allow you to without either permission statements, but it is rare. And usually, it is bad for everyone."

She looks tired and serious through the entirety of her speech, before stretching and trying to smile.

"Who wants to hear the legend of the Gods and Goddesses of the Elements?"
Amelia Calladia
 Light, 50 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 01:23
Re: Elemental History
Amelia had zoned out due to a flashback, but returns to reality with a small, quiet, strangled-sounding gasp, and is instantly frightened by another student's outbursts. She makes a small squeak and begins shaking visibly, cowering for a minute, before looking behind her to see if Kazuya was still there.

When she finally heard the Complete speak, she shook a little less violently and devoted her attention to the Complete. She tilts her head at the question of wanting to listen to a legend, her eyes going distant, but the present shadow in them takes on an interested look.
Geb
 Rock Earth, Water, 1 post
 Age: 17 (10)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 01:27
Re: Elemental History
The large rock statue that looks like a vague mountainyfom of a very large man's shoulder begins to sprout water. It begins flowing freely down into the air and then immediatly evaporating. Also behind what would be his head a large puddle forms. The statue would look weird enough if it wasnt for the fact that his head arms and legs were not attached to his body they seemed to just float there.
Reika Ro
 Plant Earth, 25 posts
 Age: 14
 Female
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 01:42
Re: Elemental History
As the Complete looked back, Reika followed her gaze to the statue.  She smiled, and it was difficult to maintain focus on the Complete, even though this was what she'd been waiting for.  But, suddenly, water flows from it like a fountain.

Reika wondered if another student did that, and wills the fuzzy-looking green plant to twist, her hands fidgeting in her lap.  She sways slightly until a small white flower pushes its way into view.

Satisfaction and serenity fills Reika's chest, and she returns her attention, slightly lightheaded, to the Complete and waits for the legend.
Katsu Tsukasa
 Lightning, 6 posts
 Age: 14
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 02:38
Re: Elemental History
Katsu wondered what the Complete meant by "educated". If it was book smarts he was probably screwed, sports he was good to go then and there. Then the bombshell, eighteen, his head slumped forward with the realization it'd be five years before the option even became available to him. Looking up at the mention of the legend his attention switches between the Complete and the statue turned fountain.
Geb
 Rock Earth, Water, 2 posts
 Age: 17 (10)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 02:47
Re: Elemental History
As Reika uses her power to make a flower form on the large statue anyone looking would actually see the rocks that make up its face shift into a smile. Smiles lines creased its eyes as they started to glow a soft green color. "Thank you. That was a nice gift." he had a very deep voice. As though the Earth itself were speaking. Deep and rumbling like an avalanche of rocks but soft and rolling like the wind through a field of grass at the same time.

OOC: His actual look is on display in his character description if anyone wants to know.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:49, Mon 14 Sept 2015.