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Date: 2018-08-26
Pose Count: 12
Jiaying Maki 2018-08-26 07:10:04 96037
It's late at night, the sky is cloudy and tinted a pale purple. It's promising rain, but there's a recently repaired overhang in the area and a few other creature comforts. Of more note though, aside from an attempt to repair and clean up around the shrine and the former monument itself, are all of the books. They're protected by magic, preventing various creepy crawlies from getting in.

Jia herself is sitting down on a giant cushion, working in her sketch book. It seems like she's trying to create a new doorway, if the place behind her is any indication. She's got her phone on, not that it works over here without, well, being over here though.

She hasn't been heard from for a few days since being told she can't go home yet.
Lacrima 2018-08-26 07:16:33 96038
Lacrima purses her lips and stares at the entrance into the Night Harbor. She jumps through and then two things happen: She takes the form of 'Norie Okana'... and then immediately grabs her gut and begins to keel over practically and writhe. This time actually causes her to tear up. "A....ahhhh....." she says as she begins to come down from reliving her death for the third time thus far. She crawls up and gently nrrrrrgff... "Sorry. Realm of the dead. I relive my death every time I come in this damn place for a reason I can't figure out." she says to Lamya.

She then will let Lamya ride her the rest of the way to the shrine. She'll show the general way to the forest shrine.
Dragon Lamya 2018-08-26 07:23:48 96039
A simple glamor, and a not quite so simple shrinking spell makes Lamya more suitable for venturing outside. In the air people will mistake her for a rather large bird. On ground, a large stray dog. It's not foolproof and those with magic in their blood will see her for what she is if they look directly at her. These glamors get stripped away when she enters the Realm of the Dead, bringing her back to being the size of an elephant.

She doesn't say anything, but looks rather worried, and allows her friend to climb onto her back so they can speed towards the shrine. "Hello, my friend," she greets her roommate, voice deep and rumbly like any good dragon's should.
Jiaying Maki 2018-08-26 07:33:38 96040
Jiaying Maki leans forward, setting her book aside. She watches Norie for a moment and asks, "Do you think you can slip into this place through... I don't know, any of the other places you can get through. The ugly place of nasty feelings or the dream places or something." She rubs the back of her head, frowns, then hurries to her feet, brushes herself off and looks around to make sure she's dressed appropriately for company and all. She brushes herself off, grabs her brush and starts working on her hair, tails and ears. "I kind of uh. Hi."
Lacrima 2018-08-26 07:43:50 96041
"Though the Dusk Zone? No." she says as she arrives and smiles, as she climbs down off Lamya and smiles, rubbing a hand against the dragon's side as she walks towards the front. "I think Lamya's stuck as a dragon for the moment. Apparently. Her collar is some sort of like. Control mechanism for her. George figured it out. Almost killed her." she says quietly.

"Also he attacked the ECFH." she says wryly with a sigh.

"He got kicked out pretty fast." she says. She sighs and runs a hand through her hair. "Sorry you two..." she says quietly. "About the sudden move. But George attacking the ECFH is why I needed you both out for a week, while the mansion is Saint George proofed." she says quietly.
Dragon Lamya 2018-08-26 07:57:30 96043
"It's completely understandable, Norie," says the dragon leaning into the pats. "It was a wise move. I hadn't realized that your brother had become so powerful, or that he would remember how the collar worked." She shakes a massive head as she turns a circle finding a good place to lay down, which she does with a massive *WHUMP* and a sigh.

"I barely survived that encounter with him, and I'm glad my next was at the ECFH, though I hope my acid didn't eat through too much." She gestures with a paw towards Lacrima, "Your quick thinking kept me from hurting anybody, though I think something shorted out my collar, leaving me unable to shift because of it. I need somebody who has a device like Rashmi's ... preferably Rashmi herself to help me look at the collar and figure out how to, at the very least, break it's command on me."
Jiaying Maki 2018-08-26 08:02:01 96044
Jiaying Maki looks at Norie and asks, "Does that not work? I don't know where it's connected. I /think/ we're around where you can get in by dream though. We're kind of similar right? I think that's why I can get in so easily too.

At the mention that he attacked the ECFH she scowls, hesitates for a moment then eventually shakes her head. "I'm going to kick him. Repeatedly. Or ask a friendly kamaitachi to ruin his clothes or something."

Looking the collar over, she asks, "How did he know? Have we tried ot break it yet? I mean... I bet we can find someone over here that can take it off or take it apart or whatever. How have you two been?"

She pauses, "I mean from the obvious anyway." Then there's the comment on someone like Rashmi fixing it. "We could probably go visit her. Maybe bring her here for a private chat."
Lacrima 2018-08-26 08:07:22 96045
Lacrima frowns. "Rashmi..." she looks down. Then back up. "Rashmi's device got heavily damaged by Alexis-niisan's dumb mother." she says sourly. "Today. She tried to kill both her and Alexis-niisan." she says quietly.

"She failed but only because..." she looks down. She mutters. "I broke a taboo. Something that... we Dusk Zone denizens-- anyone with access to the Dusk Zone... just aren't supposed to /do/." she says.

"I grabbed Hulda Raskoph and I shoved her into the Dusk Zone. I knew she might have a way out. She did. But. I didn't know for sure-- with intent to just leave her there. She threatened my family. Threatened Alexis-niisan." she says.

She shifts. "I took of my bracer, the one Takashi-sama made me to filter my energy off... in hopes I could had ended the fight quick. All it did was make me drunk with Dark Energy and start just indiscrimatly launching attacks." she mutters.
Dragon Lamya 2018-08-26 08:19:42 96046
Lamya scowls, a frightful visage to behold if one is unprepared. "I have the urge to bite this woman," she admits. She reaches out to gently lay a hand on her friend to comfort her, when she realizes that said hand is a paw tipped with razor sharp talons capable of rending an airplane to shreds. She tucks it underneath her.

"I'm glad you didn't harm any innocents," she says. "Though I understand the desire to... well.. go all out. It's unfortunate about Rashmi's device. I hope she is able to repair it."

Lamya remains mostly still while Jiaying looks at her collar. It, old, and made of leather, and looks like at one point it could have been tied onto her, but whatever straps there were have long since melded with the collar itself, leaving no visible way to unfasten it. Now that it's big enough to encircle the neck of a dragon, the fact that there is faint traces of writing can be seen tracing it's edge. "I don't think he knew per se. I think it's more likely it's something his past life did which lead him to stumble on the right words to say."
Jiaying Maki 2018-08-26 08:35:01 96047
Jiaying Maki hesitates and asks, "What have you guys been doing over there, kicking up a hornet's nest? "She scowls, then hesitates. "You took your bracelet off?" That part gets her mind on it. "Are you okay? I mean, did it cause anything long term? Or have we figured out how to keep it from getting overwhelming?" She pauses again, "You put it back on?"

Looking to Lamya, she looks at the writing in curiousity. Then she pauses and adds, "I Really should pay more attention in English. That's English right?" I think?" She scowls, sighs and mutters, "I can memorize spell stuff, but English letters confuse me. Why do they have two C sounds? It's dumb!"

She stops herself from getting into a rant about it, then sighs herself. "So we can't tear it off and he can break things with it. Anything else?"
Lacrima 2018-08-26 08:48:23 96048
Lacrima raises her arm and shows that it's back on. "Yeah. It got put back on. Someone had to force it back on. Then it shunted out all the extra energy and that hurt. Then I couldn't vocalize words properly for a moment." she says tersely.

She huhs and looks up. "...Writing...?" she asks as she floats upwards to try to get a better look at it to see if it says anything.

She sighs and looks back down to Jiaying. "I dunno. I kind of blacked out mentally halfway through it. Well. Not fully but... can't remember everything. I think I tried to leverage something nasty." she says.

She sighs to Lamya. "I'm sorry this has all been happening. I know I shouldn't apologize for my brothers actions but..." she shifts.
Dragon Lamya 2018-08-26 08:53:57 96049
"There's writing?" asks Lamya, sounding surprised. "If anything it should be in Latin, or a dialect of it." Her eyes turn to Lacrima. "What does it say?" She knows that, while Norie herself doesn't know Latin, the vampire Poderso did and she can use that knowledge to read it.

"It also acted as something of a conscience for me," she tells the fox girl. "It could physically restrain me from doing somethig that I wou... humans would find morally reprehensible, like killing somebody." She shifts her weight so she's now resting on her side, to scratch at an itch on her belly. "Though recently it hasn't had to.. I mean I think I've become human enough that I ... have my own."