Elemental History.   Posted by The Complete.Group: 0
The Complete
 GM, 343 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 02:56
Re: Elemental History
Cassandra smiles as Geb makes his presence as an animate being known, her eyes showing fondness at the sound of his voice, her eyes closing as if she can absorb the life his voice displays better that way. She giggles softly, waiting for the responses of the students.
Seamus Berkeley
 Metal, 121 posts
 Age: 17 (1/2)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 03:21
Re: Elemental History
Seamus looked up quickly at the unearthly voice. "What the fffrench toast?!" he exclaimed in both amazement and alarm. "Wait wait wait, where was I when the huge freaking golem came to life?!" It's so cool!
Tamachi Einzburg
 Plastic, 16 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 03:30
Re: Elemental History
Tamachi was surprised at the golem. No surprised wasn't really quite the word. More like mildly repulsed. It was the opposite of what he enjoyed. Earth, nature, rock, and life. These things didn't really click with him. He licked plastics. They were always the same. Unchanging in nature even with time. A plastic is a plastic in years. A rock may be a pebble, dirt, sand, mud, gravel, or who knows. It's volatile and dangerous. Not something he enjoyed. As such his cube moved to place its self between himself and the golem.
Everett Strype
 Light, 7 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 03:38
Re: Elemental History
Gods, Goddesses, grinning golems and french toast... There was only so much Everett could handle... He'd expected strange stuff from this place. The colourfully decorated Complete for instance, he could deal with and still keep his cool. Then when Gods, Goddesses and voices in your head came up, it took a little more self control to keep his skeptical befuddlement under wraps.

But then the rocks came alive, and made a smile... A creepy, rocky smile, right in the middle of it's inanimate, bouldery face...

Everett's mouth fell agape, while the rest of his face shifted to an expression embodying (among other things) confusion, creeped out repulsion, exasperation and above all a sense of 'What have I let myself in for with this school...'

So Everett sat there, glancing between the creepy rock golems dodgy soil smile, the Complete, the other students and of all things, the sky... At least he could see the sun from within this glass nuthouse. That was somehow comforting.
Roy Unda
 Water, 110 posts
 Age: 17
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 04:52
Re: Elemental History
Roy winced as the girl in front him yelped at his outburst. "Sorry" he murmered. He didnt mean to scare anyone.

Then the statue moved.

"Aaaaaahhhhhhh!" he yelped, leaping from the pillows, instinctively tossing one at the statue in reflex. Eyes never leaving the moving and (was it smiling) statue, Roy backed up a step as it moved closer.

"Not cool man, not cool. I was paying attention. Promise! No need to try and startle us!" he said, essentially accusing the Complete of the show
Geb
 Rock Earth, Water, 3 posts
 Age: 17 (10)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 05:05
Re: Elemental History
Geb simply sighed and his smile faded as the pillow struck him. He turned his eyes to the Complete. "I did tell you they would not be ready to meet me in a closed environment." He turned back to the students. "Hello. My name is Geb. Im not a golem, I have been alive this whole time, and I did not mean to startle you. I am just unused to an act of kindness that the young girl there displayed towards me." He also saw the looks of revulsion. "I also apologize that my form is vile to some of your eyes. I can assure you. I did not choose it." A look of utter sadness now seeps across his face.

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Roy Unda
 Water, 111 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 05:18
Re: Elemental History

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The Complete
 GM, 346 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 13:02
Re: Elemental History
The Complete takes on a drained, sad look herself, before opening her eyes. So many of them are not from this Village... She looked to Geb. "You insisted on coming to the first day of school, and I'm not going to ignore you the whole time, I was just checking on you... I thought some of the Center Village children would be somewhat respectful at least, and maybe help the other students..." She lets her voice trail. She knows she made a mistake. "I'm sorry Geb." A small clump of her hair turns black, root to tip, as her sad expression stays on her face.

She then turns to face the class. "This can happen with the abuse of your Elemental ability. Geb is right, he did not choose this form. He also did not abuse his power. Others around him did, and by mistake, took the mortal body of a young boy. That young boy, waking later, found that he could not move. His abilities remained in tact, and gave him a form. For seven years this boy looked for a place to belong, but facing constant rejection, fell into hiding. I found that boy, and here he stands before you. Treat him as your equal." Her voice is serious as she tells the story of Geb, and as Geb will notice, she tries to ease the pain of telling his story a little bit by not mentioning who killed him, or saying that he died specifically. "He wants and needs a place to belong. So you and I will make that place for him." She looks each and every student in the eyes that she can, her voice and face serious.

"Now, everyone settle in for the legend. Even Geb has not gotten to hear it yet." Her voice lightens a little at this statement, her expression softening some. She looks to Geb, gesturing out to the pillows.

OOC: Post your initial reactions, skip a line, react to other student's reactions as desired, skip a line and react to the Complete.
Simon Willow
 Darkness, 17 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 15:29
Re: Elemental History
Simon's lack of reaction was most unsettling.  He simply watched Geb with a raised brow.  He didn't move or say anything, simply watched.

Some of the other students' reactions he felt were distasteful.  They feared that which they didn't understand, a sentiment he personally had been on the receiving end of many times.  He took mental note of all those that showed signs of panic.

I came here to learn about the Darkness.  How to tap into its power.  How to manipulate it.  I did not come to make friends or Ooo and ahh at every stone that moves. "Please tell us the legend of these gods and goddesses," said Simon quietly his voice barely heard from the back.
Seamus Berkeley
 Metal, 123 posts
 Age: 17 (1/2)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 15:53
Re: Elemental History
Seamus waved over to Geb, inviting him to sit near by. He smiled excitedly, having been facinated with animate inanimate objects since the beginning. And to create a form to live in from the hardest (litterally) element to bring to life, blew his mind with inspiration.
Aileen Black
 Darkness, 154 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 16:00
Re: Elemental History
Aileen nodded towards Kazuya, as she found his reply to be reasonable. At Roy's words, however, Aileen was inclined to disagree. "I would not believe so. Indeed, as you have said, nature is, at its core, unpredictable, but that unpredictability is laced with patterns. While one may never be able to understand them all, one may study the ones that they are drawn to. After all, if you know how the Shadows would normally react, you will begin to understand them. If you see a leaf soaring through the winds, you will start to understand how it flows through the currents. And that knowledge gives you the power to control, at least to a certain degree, something as complex as an aspect of nature itself." Her words were calm and her smile polite, as she was learned to speak when addressing a fellow member of a debate. However, her words were silenced when the Complete herself offered an explanation.

A small frown escaped Aileen's lips as she heard of the Mastery Test. She yearned for the sweet embrace of Light, yet it seemed that it would not be granted to her for another two years. Calm yourself, Aileen., she spoke to herself. There is no need to plunge yourself in despair. You have survived for so long without it, what difference will another two years make? Letting out a sigh she thought was barely noticeable by others, the girl simply nodded towards the Complete in order to allow her to see both that she understood and that she was ready to learn more about the Gods.

Lilith's caw broke her concentration, however, as the raven had noticed a statue let out water, as if it were a fountain. She paid no heed of this, for she wanted to understand the Complete's words, until a booming voice could be heard from the statue. Turning around as Lilith flew from her back to two feet in front of her, Aileen noticed that the voice came from none other than the fountain itself, which moved. "You're alive, aren't you?...", she spoke quietly, in awe at the being. This was a form of life unlike anything she had ever seen. As he spoke more and more about his origin, Aileen found herself wondering what it would be like to be one with her Element (or, hopefully, Elements), and found that she likely would have enjoyed the prospect. Even if the Voice of Dark was highly irritating, there was a tranquility and solace in the Dark that she sometimes truly yearned. After all, the only reason why Darkness appears as if it corrupts and decays is because the world itself goes against the things that Darkness stands for... The world is full of motion, of action, of intensity, as opposed to the Darkness' desire for inaction, for meditation and calm self-awareness.

"You... you're amazing. To have become so close with your Element that your very being is shaped by it... It is an honor I'd like to have one day, if I will ever be ready for it.", she spoke with a genuine smile and sweet tone, in order to show that her words were genuine and her intentions were pure. Aileen nodded at Seamus' words in order to show Geb that she would also be happy to have Geb close as company. "I know not if you require a pillow, but if you ever need one, I have one to spare."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:15, Mon 14 Sept 2015.

Roy Unda
 Water, 113 posts
 Age: 17
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 16:10
Re: Elemental History
OOC: Reaction after the Complete's explanation

Roy's nervous stance relaxed as Geb spoke, adopting confusion. "You're a person? So.. this isnt someone using their powers?!" Roy looked around at all the students and up to the Complete for any signs of a joke being played on him. When he was satisfied that everyone seemed as surprised as him, barring the Complete who looked altogether too pleased with herself, he turned back to Geb.

Carefully looking him up and down. Closing his eyes and letting a long breath out, Roy's shoulders dropped and his stance eased. Opening his eyes with an easy smile. "Well, okay then. Roy, nice to meet you." He held out his hand to shake before eyeing the mass of stone that made up the former statue's hand. Quickly closing his hand in to a fist, he opted for the much less likely to crush his hand 'Fist Bump' method of greeting.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:47, Mon 14 Sept 2015.

Geb
 Rock Earth, Water, 4 posts
 Age: 17 (10)
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 16:44
Re: Elemental History
A smile again formed on the rocks face. Geb's voice again echoed though not as loud as last time. "Thank you. Thank you all." He walked, carefully, over to Aileen and Seamus. He gently sat down next to them holding out a rock fist for Roy. His head however turned towards Aileen and she would have felt his voice more than heard it this time anyone listening closely could have heard him but he could be surprisingly quiet when he wanted to. "I am alive yes. However my life has come at great cost. For one I can no longer feel anything. My sense of touch, of taste is gone."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:22, Mon 14 Sept 2015.

Ashlynn Savannah
 Metal, 8 posts
 Age: 13
 Female
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 17:07
Re: Elemental History
Gods... what is with this class? Can they not calm their minds long enough for the lesson to actually progress? Ashlynn thought, scowling at the older students openly now. All this talk of mastery, multiple elements, voices in the air, and students trying to instruct other students... It was frustrating, but she supposed that with this many people gathered in one place, chaos must ensue. She simply continued to scowl and annotate what she saw-

Until the rocky structure a short distance to her left began trickling water, the evaporating mist cooling the air near her. She was sure the thing was just a statue for the Complete to demonstrate abilities on, and so she figured that the trickle of water... was that a flower? Was she trying to use her abilities to impose a more calming air in the classroom, and subtly make the students less-
Did it just move? Was that strange crooked line there before? What was the Complete-

The sound of Geb's voice, and the sudden motion caused by speaking, elicited a loud shriek from the small girl and sent her tumbling through the next two nearest students. She landed on her feet, her steel suddenly a pole aimed at the stony entity. It wasn't until she collected herself for a moment that she actually registered what was being said around her, and realized that she had just made a complete fool of herself...

Now angry at herself (and by extension everything around her) Ash returned to her pillow and plopped down, steadfastly staring past everyone and watching a bird flying outside the glass box they were in. This was certainly NOT how she had imagined the first day here going... Already she just wanted to escape, find a high place to perch, and watch the day pass her by.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:08, Mon 14 Sept 2015.

Reika Ro
 Plant Earth, 26 posts
 Age: 14
 Female
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 21:49
Re: Elemental History
In reply to Geb (msg # 51):

Reika bit her lip and blushed.  She didn't realize he could speak, but his low voice teetered between omnipresent and hushed.  There was something generally familiar about him, or maybe it was just the powerful connection to the earth itself.  Either way, she knew she'd never met anyone like this.

"It was my pleasure," she said with a nod of her head.  The explanation for his current state saddened her, eyes going from Geb's face to the floor next to him.  She still wasn't completely sure what the extent of his abilities were, but Reika resolved that she would introduce herself properly after the legend.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:55, Mon 14 Sept 2015.

Katsu Tsukasa
 Lightning, 7 posts
 Age: 14
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 22:32
Re: Elemental History
Katsu had seen a couple fancy fountains before when he'd gotten the chance to go with his dad to the outer islands for supplies for the shop. None of them had talked. At first he figured the Complete was doing it, maybe some sort of voice throwing. Tensing slightly he kept glancing between the two, looking for any signs her lips were moving when it was talking.

Glancing over as one of the girls freaked he relaxed, glad to see his reaction wasn't one of the more outlandish ones. At least he didn't throw a pillow.

When the Complete was telling them about making a place for Geb he nods. He briefly wondered what would happen to him if he were in Geb's place, what form could electricity take? Maybe the Complete would know, but was that something one just asked about? Tuning back to the present he focused forward, waiting for the legend.
Everett Strype
 Light, 8 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 23:09
Re: Elemental History
At that one girls yell, Everett sat up as if he'd been shocked, only to slump down and cradle his face in his hands, gently massaging his forehead at the same time. This is gonna give me a headache... Becoming an element? Heck, even calling It 'My element' feels wrong, as for mastering It...? Allowing himself a quiet sigh, Everett's thoughts trailed off to a depressing truth. From what I've seen, compared to these kids, I know nothing... They all seem to have better understanding, better control, just better elemental... Whatever... They're just better than me... What am I even doing here, I just wanna get this element under control, that's all I want... Forget philosophy, forget gods, forget legends, forget a rock man... I just want control...

Schooling his expression and wrangling that growing feeling of nauseating, frustrated anger, Everett lifted his head to resume paying attention to the lesson, having squashed down the urge to leap up and shout I'M OUT! So he looked on straight faced, awaiting this legend that their tutor seemed so hopped up on... Legends... I haven't got time for that... I need control. Now, where there was usually a twinkle in Everett's eyes, there was instead a leaden dullness and impatient concentration.
Amelia Calladia
 Light, 51 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Tue 15 Sep 2015
at 02:41
Re: Elemental History
Amelia had briefly jumped and squeked at every loud or startling student reaction, but when she looks at Geb, it is an expression of distant familiarity, a sweet, kind, kind of loving smile, as if she feels an equal to him and he is an equal to her. She thought there was something the same between them, on a spiritual level. When he came to sit down, she moved closer to him, reaching out a hand, palm up. A typical student might think she was being rude, to touch him without permission as if he was just a statue, but she had a feeling that he would know the intent was a greeting without words, for him to touch his hand to hers. She still didn't know typical greetings well, one could tell by her lack of speech. But her smile alone could tell Geb she meant to be welcoming and friendly towards him, not rude, even if her eyes are distant.
Geb
 Rock Earth, Water, 5 posts
 Age: 17 (10)
 Male
Tue 15 Sep 2015
at 04:27
Re: Elemental History
Geb gently laid one of his fingers, which was the size of her hand, into Amelias open palm. It was a very slow and gentle gesture. He didn't want to hurt her and wasnt sure what to do.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:55, Tue 15 Sept 2015.

The Complete
 GM, 349 posts
 Master of All Elements
 Leader of the Village
Wed 16 Sep 2015
at 01:51
Re: Elemental History
Seeing students go back to their seats and welcome Geb, Cassandra regains her smile. Though she seems to return to her bright self, the one odd clump of hair remains black...

She notices that Amelia acts differently with Geb than her or anyone else, and tilts her head for a moment in thought, watching how she chooses to greet the gentle rock giant. Amelia seemed... more present, but also like that presentness was for Geb alone...

Figuring Amelia would find a seat as the legend began, Cassandra clears her throat, takes a deep breath, and changes her voice to have a slight echo and accent like the beginnings of dramatic movies and/or animes. "It is believed soon after the Beginning of Time, in the Universe's early moments, there were ten humanoids." She paused for a small effect, to see for any reactions, her arms moving slowly and dramatically as she speaks. "These humanoid beings knew not of their purpose, or abilities. These beings named themselves Nihara, Xian, Consteta, Jeeriyeh, Ollan, Miaxtra, Synetta, Genniya, Ariyia, and Tisotan." Her irises changed color with each name, in this sequence: Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Yellow, White, Black, Silver, Sand, Violet. "It is believed that they had skin, hair, and eyes the color that represented their Element, thought they did not know it yet." Her eyes scan the crowd.

(OOC: Giving a chance for you to post reactions so far.)
Amelia Calladia
 Light, 53 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 02:21
Re: Elemental History
Amelia smiled when Geb put his finger against her palm, and gently laid her other hand over his finger, holding it as if it was a normal hand. She smiles bright and sweet, seeming not to notice the confusion the gentle rock giant felt. Hearing the Complete start the legend, she frowns for a second, then, turning back to Geb, smiles sweetly once more, kisses the end of his finger, and walks back to her original seat, her eyes growing increasingly more distant as the legend progresses.
Simon Willow
 Darkness, 18 posts
 Age: 16
 Male
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 02:39
Re: Elemental History
Simon was no longer distracted by the stone man or everyone else's reactions to him.  Instead he listened intently to what the Complete had to say.  He listened for anything that may help him ascend to the next level of Darkness control.  As she listed the gods and goddesses, he silently mouthed the word 'Synetta'.
Jun Bai
 Air, 88 posts
 Age: 17
 Male
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 03:27
Re: Elemental History
Jun had been mostly aloof as class began, sitting cross-legged on his pillow with his elbows on his knees, waiting impatiently for the basic questions to get answered so they could move on to the actual lesson.  The sudden reveal of Geb, however, surprised him almost as much as it had the other students.  He'd never even considered the possibility of their powers resulting in such a tragic outcome.  Hell, Jun didn't even know how such a thing would work for someone who wasn't an Earth (Rock) elementalist.  Could a person live with a body made out of wind or light?  Was Geb even really alive, or just something in between?  Complete had said that Geb had been a child before, but how did they know that this was actually Geb and not just some Golem that thought it was Geb?

Poignant questions, but certainly not something Jun was ready to ask in front of the entire class; especially Geb.  He made a mental note to bring it up to Complete later, and returned to waiting for the class to calm down and the lesson to continue.  As close as he was sitting to Simon, he couldn't help but notice when he requested they talk about the Legend of the Elemental Gods and Goddesses, which seemed to be all this lesson would be about.  Jun sighed heavily, closing his eyes in irritation.  He'd thought the first day of class would be a learning experience, but it looked like they'd be talking about something he already knew.  His cheek flopped down into the palm of one of his hands as the Complete began.  This was definitely the story she'd told him before.

Still, he let the name of what he presumed to be the Air Goddess resonate in his head.  Jeeriyeh didn't sound like a girl's name, but he could hope.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:40, Sat 19 Sept 2015.

Seamus Berkeley
 Metal, 127 posts
 Age: 17 (1/2)
 Male
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 04:02
Re: Elemental History
Seamus listened as the legend began. Inspired by the name of, what he assumed to be a god, he began drawing what he might look like. Seamus imagined a man in a knight like armor, complete with spikey shoulder pads and a sword made out of the sharpest steel. His eyes glittered and he let out an excited chuckle as he drew.
Aileen Black
 Darkness, 156 posts
 Age: 17
 Female
Sat 19 Sep 2015
at 06:54
Re: Elemental History
Once the word Synetta parted the Complete's lips, Aileen's dark locks of hair slightly lifted for a few moments, as if having a mind of their own, before returning to being motionless. So... this is the name of the Voice of Dark. At least now I know what to call you. She could also feel the others in the room react to the names, most likely the ones that represented their Primary nature. Perhaps there is some truth to the legend of these Gods...