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Discussion in 'Kasuto Village' started by Alana Tetroa, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Tiketh

    Tiketh Just Me and My Darker Side
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    "Yeah I can understand that," Tiketh agreed. Arms crossed over his chest, he nodded his head in agreement, "The war has left so many scattered and poor and scavenging. They'll find anything that has even a little bit of worth and sell it off or tear it down into usable parts. History no longer matters to most of the country." It was sad to know that so many gave up caring about the preservation of the land and only cared for themselves. Though Tiketh could be a little selfish, history had fascinated him and ruins were exciting learning grounds. Though.. that was how he got into trouble in the first place.

    He was wary of the Stalfos, sure, but he had to agree with many points the skeleton fellow had to say. "Books and paintings would be less bothered by raiders and scavengers, I'm sure. They'd be after riches and many of them find no value in books." Books could be viewed as worthless paper that could not be salvaged or sold. Easily, there could be whole untouched libraries out there."I'm confident they'd be safe enough yet for you to gather, but I admit I don't know any exact places anyone could find something like that except still at what's left of the castle city." And that was a terribly dangerous place to be.

    Alana so readily agreed to help and even tag along, but Tiketh himself wasn't so sure. He was smiling, liking how kind she was that she would help anyone like this. He liked that attitude very much, really hoping he could have seen more people that had that same attitude. He himself, however, was still wanting to just slip away and disappear from the world. Yet, he didn't want to be alone. It was a difficult problem indeed. He didn't say anything on this matter, first interested in hearing Alana's side. If she would help, he would gladly tag along a bit longer.
     
  2. Alana Tetroa

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    It was only natural that people were wary of her charity. Almost every action had a consequence. One should never expect anything to come for free. So it made sense to believe, especially if you were one prone to suspicion, that there was some other motive behind a free offer to help. Cyrui's last question did not catch her off guard.

    Alana pursed her lips. It was a shame whenever she ran into people like this, not because of how they were but because she, till this day, have yet to come up with a foolproof solution to gaining the person's trust and allowing her to assist them. It was always a hit or miss situation. Sometimes they'd let her, sometimes it was another missed out opportunity. There was very little that Alana could do in terms of that. She just hoped that this Cyrui would learn to trust her enough that she could assist him on his search. Every missed opportunity to help someone always left Alana with the feeling of a thousand needles stabbing at her heart.

    "Nothing really." She finally responded, deciding to keep to the truth this time. "Maybe a little souvenir of some sort afterwards, as a memory, you know." She patted herself on her chest with a proud smile. "I collect memories, memories of good deeds. I think it brings a little hope into this world."

    She paused for a moment, her smiled turned down into a slight frown. "Of course, if you choose not to believe me, that's your choice. I- I can't stop you from that."
     
  3. The Forgotten Soldier

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    Cyrui could see that Tiketh saw the value of what he was doing. As for Alana, she seemed uninterested... or in exactly what the details were. "I recover memories, memories of a time forgotten." He said, addressing Alana all but directly. "As you can probably easily see from my... appearance, I am from a time that all but a few of this world have nearly forgotten. I have many memories, good and bad, but they stop. And when they resumed, everyone else had already forgotten."

    He let his hands dangle when his left hand brushed up against a chain. This clearly distracted the stalfos as he reached down to his waist and grabbed the chain. He pulled up what appeared to be a pocket watch. "No..." Cyrui said aloud to no one in particular. He opened it. It was in fact a working watch and inscribed on it was "Property of Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah!" Cyrui started laughing as he stared at the watch. It was disconcerting to hear a skeleton laugh hysterically. "Even in death that damn beast won't leave me alone!" The laughing stopped and he stared right at Alana. "See this." He said holding up the pocket watch. "This is a memory I wish i could forget, but i guess it does not want to forget me. Long story short, Hallow's eve and the monster this town summoned to 'kill' for sport because they are nothing but savages!" Cyrui's eyes flared a little as he said this. As the time struck the hour, it starting laughing for each hour it was. "Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo! Kooloo-Limpah!" Now Cyrui knew that that thing was not dead, just gone for the time being. And now it was going to annoy him for taking his watch.

    Cyrui sighed. He returned to his previous demeanor as if nothing happened. "Sorry, I got off topic... Guess what I mean to say is that the past does not want to be forgotten. As this watch and I will testify." Now he was comparing himself to a spirit who is obsessed with his watch. Guess he had more similarities with that thing than he thought.
     
  4. Tiketh

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    The past. That brought up thoughts that filled Tiketh's head. He recalled the dream he'd had the night before. The city back in its glory day and the people all smiling and laughing. He was certain he had never seen any entirely accurate pictures to be able to imagine it so clearly and had certainly never seen the city itself. It was destroyed some time before the Hylian would have been able to see it and remember its beauty. The dream still chilled Tiketh to the bone. Nothing at all about it felt natural. He felt like he was really there. Were they Take's memories? But if so, why was Tiketh experiencing them now? That had never happened before...

    He was hopelessly lost in thoughts, effectively tuning out the others. He soon realized this and tried desperately to make it look like he'd been paying attention the whole time just from the few pieces and bits he caught. Something something Hallow's Eve summoning fight. "That sounds terrible," he said truthfully, only able to imagine what summoned monsters in the middle of a town's festive event would be like. Were they insane!? Surely such a holiday would have attracted many people, women and children even! why would anyone in their right minds summon a monster in a situation like that?

    "I'm glad I wasn't there,"
    he admitted then, shaking his head helplessly, "I can barely even watch stuff like that. I don't really like fighting myself, unless I have to of course. I mean, I know how to protect myself and I sometimes guard caravans on the roads, but fighting for sport... in the middle of a town. That's crazy." He whistled the last word, another shake of his head. Nope. He couldn't even imagine. Craaazy.

    He didn't dare ask about the watch. While tuned out and distracted, he'd probably missed any such explanation about it and didn't want to ask, for that would give away his daydreaming over here. He still liked to portray that he was doing fine and dandy and didn't need to stir up any alarms.

    Instead, he let the conversation go back to this ideal that the past would not be forgotten. So much of that was true. Tiketh could vouch for that. Take could vouch for that. "Some past should be forgotten," he said, "But other stuff should always be remembered. It's sad that so much is in ruin and hardly anyone seems to care. Maybe what we need is for someone to try and band everyone back together, to rebuild and restore."
     
  5. Alana Tetroa

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    So depressing these people. Why did memories always have to be bad? Sure Alana had plenty of bad memories in the past before, but that didn't drag her down, because she knew that if she tried hard enough, that bad memory could be over come by many better memories. The world wasn't perfect, but that was what brought out the charm of good things right? Plus, the past was the past. There was nothing you could do to change something that had already happened, so why dwell on it if it brings you down?

    Alana furrowed her brow. "Certainly you must have some sort of good memories right? Not everything must be bad, otherwise what would be the point of living?" She tapped her chin. "If a memory keeps returning to bother you, maybe it's unresolved and looking for closure?" Alana wasn't too sure where she was going with this, clearly not well trained in psychology, but she felt like what she said made at least a little bit of sense.

    "Learn from mistakes, dwell on happiness, shed tears in times of sadness, but in the end all memories fade." Alana gripped the edge of her shirt with a clenched fist. This was the giant flaw in her travels, that at the end of the day, eventually even her keepsakes wouldn't help anchor the memories in her brain anymore. This thought had popped into her mind many times, but every time she brushed it aside with steeled will. This would not stop her from what she was doing. Even if she forgot, even if her keepsakes became meaningless, she still thought that what she did was the right thing to do. She looked up at Cyrui. "What exactly are you looking for anyway? If you don't mind me asking, that is."
     
  6. The Forgotten Soldier

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    Cyrui stared at Alana. "I swear I have already stated that I am looking for relics of Hyrule, like pots and books and the such. I am not looking for anything specifically, I am just a man who recovers relics of Hyrule's past. As for this watch, it is the object of obsession of an angry spirit summoned during Hallow's Eve as a form of barbaric amusement. I, along with three others, one of whom sacrificed himself, slew the beast during the events of that night. However, I do not remember ever receiving this item; it just appeared on my armor. I believe that the spirit we fought so hard to slay was only temporarily defeated and is now mocking me with this object. So I guess it is unresolved and looking for closure, but I doubt I will ever be able to grant it such closure."

    Cyrui sighed once more, trying to ignore the fact that Tingle was now haunting him, or at the very least, being forever mocked that he defeated the beast. He turned to Tiketh. "I appreciate the information Tiketh and for you lending me your ear." He then turned to Alana. "As for your offer Alana, I accept, if it is still on the table. You seem like a trustworthy person, one who shares similar ideals as me." He turned back to Tiketh. "Now, I know you never offered your services, but I would appreciate it if you would join us. If not, at the very least I would be thankful if you could direct us to where these ruins you referred to are."
     
  7. Tiketh

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    While Tiketh was less than paying attention earlier, dazing off and daydreaming or what have you, he was fully focused now, eyes bright and wide. "You're saying this spirit somehow attached itself to you?" he asked with maybe a little too much enthusiasm. So Tiketh wasn't the only person that could be unlucky enough for such a thing to happen?! For years, he felt like he was alone in the world with a problem no one could ever hope to understand. The exorcist, Raice, knew of the problem, but had the man ever dealt with it on a personal level? Had he himself ever come face to face with a spirit that would then follow him around? Tiketh doubted it. The exorcist only dealt with other people, not himself.

    "I.. uh... I know a little about stuff like that,"
    he admitted. A "little" was a little bit of a lie, but he didn't need to overshare right now to strangers when he couldn't even trust his friends any longer. "I mean I met an exorcist named Raice Daye or something. My friends and I helped him try to purge spirits out of a house. I was injured... uh.. shortly after that." While that wasn't a lie, it wasn't the full story. "Pretty tough stuff. Some spirits are persistent and they don't want to leave for any reason."

    Was he getting off subject? Maybe. Possibly? "He showed me a few tricks to keep spirits back. Anyway. If Alana's going with, then I'll tag along too." He tapped his cane briefly to the ground, "I may be slower, but I can handle myself I assure you." He just really really really wanted to go with in hopes of learning more about this watch and its spirit, way too excited to have been invited along. "In the past sometimes I used to be something of a guide when I would guard caravans. I'm sure I can lead us to some useful ruins."
     
  8. Alana Tetroa

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    Alana scratched her head awkwardly. Somehow she had be under the impression that Cyrui was looking for something specific and not just any relic he could get his hands on, which made things a little awkward. Just a small misinterpretation, not the end of the world. Though, at least this made things easier for her. Looking for something specific could be such a pain, especially if you didn't know where it was.

    "Oh..." Alana trailed off. "Haa-a... I thought you had something specific in mind...Though I'll still be more than happy to come along even for anything." She look over at Tiketh. "You probably know more than I do about ruins, so I guess you should lead the way then... but don't strain your leg. If it starts feeling funny, let me know. I don't want you to hurt it again, or it might be a lot harder to fix up. Oh, and we'll have to stock up on bandages too before we leave town."

    "But.. before all that..."
    She looked over at Joyce who just finished up Alana's skewers. Reaching over to grab the 6 skewers she had ordered earlier, she offered them to Cyrui and Tiketh, while sliding the money she owed over to Joyce. "Beef skewers, anyone? Should never travel on an empty stomach, am I right?"
     
  9. The Forgotten Soldier

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    Cyrui looked at Tiketh. "I would not say that the spirit is attached to me. I just think he gave me an item for me to remember him by," Cyrui said calmer than before. He opened the pocket watch and he went quiet. The inscription changed. "I am watching you, Kooloo-Limpah!" Cyrui closed the pocket watch and opened it again. The inscription went back to what it was. "Ok, now I know that thing is haunting me, great." Just what Cyrui needed to add to his undeath, an angry spirit who kept mocking him. Were the goddesses testing him? Or was this a cruel joke? "I must count my blessings that I came across someone who is educated in restless spirits. I am not used to dealing with such creatures." Was Tingle in the watch or using it as a means to... taunt Cyrui? Cyrui would throw away the watch, but it was probably better for him to bear this beast's torment than someone else. Also, it was a functional timepiece, which Cyrui would have no chance of acquiring otherwise. "Accursed spirits aside, I am glad to have you aboard Tiketh!"

    Cyrui turned to Alana. Strain leg? Tiketh must have injured himself... which would explain the cane. Cyrui thought nothing of it. Cyrui did not want to leave Alana's kind offer hanging but he could not eat. Anyone could easily see that Cyrui lacked any form of guts, as it was one of the many exposed parts of him. Cyrui took two of the skewers and bowed a little. "Thank you, Alana." He lifted his faceplate, something he had not done in years, and stuck both skewers entirely in his mouth and closed his face plate. Now he just had to hold them there for a while. He gave a thumbs up. He wished he could taste the meat, but alas, he could not.
     
  10. Tiketh

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    "Of course." Tiketh nodded furiously. "I'll take it easy, you have my word. We can take breaks and take it at a slow pace if that's alright." He looked curiously as the Stalfos knight, "It'll only be for another day or so." The last thing he wanted was for his wound to start acting up again and all progress on healing it to become moot and pointless because he went off gallivanting instead of resting like he ought to be. That would have been a terrible mistake and he'd pay for it later. Plus, he worried Alana would pound his face in.

    "Maybe in apology for forcing a slow pace, I can tell you what I know about spirit attachments. I wouldn't consider myself an expert.. hah.. but uh.."
    How to put it... "I have personal experience. After all, I traveled with an exorcist." That was reasonable enough excuse to explain why he might know as much as he did. He could claim his experience with Take was just something else that Raice had taught him in their time together, when in truth he and Raice were not together nearly long enough for him to learn so much as he did. It wasn't lying, not quite, just a creative spin on the tale.

    After spinning his little story, he took an offered skewer and chowed down, lucky it was just normal beef and not some weird combination of surf and turf. "Now the ruins I was thinking of.. the closest ones.. they'd be out in the fields, a little off the beaten path, sown south east of here. Must have been a town or a guard post at one time, but I don't know what the name might have been. I've passed them by a few times and luckily no bandits hide out in them. Like I said, they're... off the beaten path. I guess not many people even know they exist to begin with."
     
  11. Alana Tetroa

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    To be frank, Alana hadn't really had much interaction with stalfos before. She wasn't sure if they ate just like everyone else did, or at least pretended too, or could even taste food. Afterall, they were technically animated skeletons, and skeletons didn't have tongues, but who knew? It seemed like Cyrui ate, so maybe they did have taste buds. Alana made a mental note to ask him about it later, maybe some time when they were a little less strange to each other.

    This whole spirit talk and exorcist thing flew mostly over Alana's head. She personally found little interest in spirits and such. Maybe if she ran into one, she'd grow a little more curiosity for it, but as of now, there was little reason to waste precious time ruminating over the intangible. The other two could have their talk about whatever spirits they want. As for Alana, she would stay out of this for now.

    "Well, I guess with food in our bellies and a destination in mind it's time we set off, ya? I don't think I've been by the ruins you're talking about, though maybe if we get closer, I'll remember something." She pat her stomach happily. Joyce's beef skewers were just as tasty as ever. As long as they didn't have salmon in them, that was. "Unless, of course, any of you guys still have unsettled business in town and need to stay for a bit longer. I can grab bandages on our way out."

    [[whoever wants to start a new thread or something or keep going here or whatever man, idk, just pm a link or something, lol]]
     

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