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Date: 2018-08-29
Pose Count: 21
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 01:21:52 96349
Riventon's hand is outsretched as the tendrils of energy are drawn into his hands. Not enough that it would draw a scene; he can't afford scenes right now. But people have been finding themselves more tired, and instead of staying out in the shopping strip, they've headed home for early naps.

But man, doing things this way took forever.
Icela 2018-08-29 01:29:09 96351
"What are you doing?" A curious, young voice asks from nearby. The voice belongs to the pure white figure with black irises that is watching Riventon intently, aside from the spectral aspects of her appearances, she's got a body composed of mostly dark energy. She smiles, sketchbook in one hand, pencil in another, but she's not currently using either.
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 01:31:46 96352
Riventon turns on his heel, grasping the energy in his hand to hold it. "I'm borrowing energy." he states, as he absorbs it into his gauntlet. He's surprised the entity snuck up on him, but attributes it to the greater control needed to do things so carefully.

She doesn't look quite like a native youma, so he doesn't try to obliterate her. "But what are YOU doing here? I was here first."
Icela 2018-08-29 01:42:47 96356
"I was just wandering, saw something interesting so I decided to stop and take a look." Icela answers, leaning back against the wall and smiling. "I'm not here to take your energy, I have more than enough energy to do what I need to do." She smiles, and looks Riventon over some. "You say borrow, but you don't intend to give it back, do you? I mean, I'm not judging. Do what you like, but does lying really help?"
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 01:50:07 96359
Riventon waves his other hand, the one without the magical device on it. "Borrow. Steal. It's all semantics. I'm taking it, if you want to be accurate. They're all mundane anyways, anything I use this for is far more important than any single action any of them will perform in their lives."
Icela 2018-08-29 01:55:43 96360
"Don't bother justifying. I don't care what you do to them. I was just curious about the choice of words. I'd have gone with 'taking energy' myself." Icela mostly concludes her thoughts, then shrugs. "It's ultimately irrelevant. So, who are you? I'm the Ephemeral Eidolon, Icela." She introduces herself, in full. "I'm not really up to date on the magical happenings in Tokyo, I'm afraid."
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:04:55 96365
Riventon is... cautious. He regards her with a degree of interest, though. "Riventon, Director of UMBRA and Firstborn of the Dusk Zone." he says, choosing to use his full fancy title, since she used hers. "What IS an Ephemeral Eidolon?"
Icela 2018-08-29 02:07:45 96368
"A kind of spirit, projecting from another reality." Icela explains without going into detail, the basic idea is good enough for the time being. "As you can probably tell, the projecting kind of starts to fray near the edges." She glances towards the ends of her long flowing clothes, and the points where they gradually vanish rather than end. "What is UMBRA and what is the Dusk Zone?"
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:17:27 96373
Riventon thinks about how to distill UMBRA into a simple explanation. "We acquire and research magical things." There - that was pretty good. "The Dusk Zone is... an alternate world, the source of Dark Energy."
Icela 2018-08-29 02:19:31 96374
"And you're its Firstborn? Is that like a Prince or something?" Icela asks curiously, being a dark energy entity she probably should have some link to the dusk zone, but she clearly doesn't know the first thing about it. "Researching magical things, you say? That sounds interesting."
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:27:58 96380
Riventon considers this. "In a manner of speaking, sure. There's more to it than that - complexities, unique circumstances; but we just met and... complexities." He says.

"You should... be more aware than you seem to be about the Dusk Zone; your energy originated there, at some point, I'd say."

"It's more fascinating when we're not trying to.." He doesn't know this entity. "Let's just say we're in the middle of some somewhat unfascinating work."
Icela 2018-08-29 02:31:39 96381
"If I knew everything about myself, then I'd probably not be here talking to you." Icela answers that point about the dusk zone calmly, without any real worry. "I'll figure out what I need to know eventually. Maybe find someone who can help me learn." She smiles widely when she says that, not at all subtly hinting that maybe Riventon could be that person. "I've been told every job includes boring parts."
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:33:55 96382
Riventon makes a 'tch' sound. "Want to help us collect energy? As you said, anything includes boring parts. But maybe you help us, we help you 'learn'."
Icela 2018-08-29 02:35:43 96384
"Maybe. I don't know, though. As I said, I have plenty energy for my own needs; so I've never needed to bother learning to collect energy." Icela doesn't seem opposed to the prospect, at least. "But it does sound like a fair exchange."
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:39:11 96386
Riventon looks at her. "Maybe you just haven't been expending it in high doses. One way or another, we'll figure it out through experimentation. Just know that... I am good at making enemies, and I don;t know you, nor is anyone else coming to me with a recommendation, so... you'd have to work on the outskirts for a bit."

"If you want to be trusted for free, I know some other people; but they would probably sense your energy..."
Icela 2018-08-29 02:46:25 96387
"I don't think I could trust people who would just flat-out trust me. They're either idiots or trying to trick me." Icela answers that notion, and shrugs mildly. "I'm not interested in any kind of formal attachment right now anyway; just a deal. I help you, you help me. If we want to make another deal after that, then we'll see."
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:54:17 96389
Riventon shrugs. "I need energy, and I need to not have a bunch of wrath come down on me for it. You make that happen, I'll help you out. Simple, easy, clean."
Icela 2018-08-29 02:56:25 96391
"Sounds good." Icela smiles widely, and sketches out something on a piece of paper. "You can contact me by going to this tree, I usually hang out around there. I claimed that tree as mine." She hands over what looks to be a map of the king pengion park, "Unless you have some better idea?"
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 02:58:22 96392
"...Tree? Okay, sure." Not much really surprises him, anymore. "I'd give you a place to contact me at, but right now it's... fluid, let us say. So I'll be in touch, or one of my employees will."
Icela 2018-08-29 03:00:34 96393
"Sure." And with that, Icela vanishes. She's going somewhere, and her means of travel seems to allow those with enough willpower to maybe follow; wherever she's going to, it's clearly not the Dusk Zone, but neither is it a regular teleport. Which of course means that following may well be risky.
Takashi Agera 2018-08-29 03:02:31 96394
Instead of following it, Riventon keeps an eye on it - letting his Device gain data from it. Because this is all very weird. But... worth his curiosity, indeed.