kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Sliiide to the left!)
Adrian sat with his legs crossed, hands resting on his knees as he sat on the floor. The fingers lifted one by one, then lowered all the same in an exact measurement only his mind was privy to. Neck straight, shoulders back, his eyes stared in the half-seeing way of a person about to go under. Matthew was across from him, a long distance away yet still in the room. Adrian watched him in his semi-conscious state and the vague sense of unease crept up and invaded the bubble of calm he was trying to project around himself.

He let his eyes close to block out the feeling, but it was leeching out despite his efforts. His brow furrowed as the depths of his mind seemed to rise up. His body felt hot and he tried to regulate his breaths. Deep, evenly timed, but they got shallower and shallower still. The blackness leapt up-

-and then there was a cold force on him. His eyes snapped open as his neck bent back and he sucked in a breath, the shock of realizing it was not just a physical touch but a mental one as well. Adrian didn't simply gasp in air, but continued to fall, eyes rolling into the back of his head as he collapsed backwards. Unconscious, no one saw his eyes bleed from green back to blue, but the others all saw the black at his roots suck back into his scalp.

The other members of The Ring looked at one another with trepidation while Matthew knelt beside their youngest member. He said nothing, so neither did they, but they all knew that something had begun.
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Sorrow)
I wish I could put this in a table, cus it's getting long... =_= ::laughs:: Maybe I should lj-cut it and only show the ones that have been updated or are new? ::nods:: 's a good idea...

Character Peronalities New!

Public Story Links )

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::whistles:: I seriously ponder getting a writing journal, but it's so much easier to just visit this one...
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (sexyEvil)
The true reality is that the world, life and death, is governed by Apollos. They live in what is refered to as Platinum. Platinum has two parts, a lower and higher layer. The Gates that lead in and out of the Platinum are referred to as the Silk[en] Gates and are guarded by a pair of guardians which revolve duties once a year. They are the only entrance and exit to the Platinum. Orions cannot get past the gates because of the cleansing light of the Platinum, or so it has been said. No one really knows why this is.

Though the entire place in the heavens is called Platinum, the top layer is referred to as the Gold. This is where True Apollos live. The lower level that is just inside the Silken Gates is called the Silver Rough. S'chru live on this level and are unable to rise to the Gold.

Note: The dictionry/thesaurus is my friend. But, doesn't it sound like I should be talking about jewelry?
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Default)
The Ring of Seven consists of 7 Apollos who govern over the Platinum. It mostly resembles a democracy, but there are certain times where The Master of Angels word is taken above all others without question, but they are few and far inbetween.

The Master of Angels or Head of Council is in charge of all the Platinum. This person, for all intensive purposes, is God. He/She makes the last call on all decisions but does not have the right to veto things that other Council members are going for.

The Assistant Head of Council is like a vice-president. He or she assists the Master of Angels in daily tasks and decision making where the other five councel members aren't required to give their vote.

The Council Aid is a secretary. More often than not, the position is filled by a woman who can be cool in some of the most stressful situations. She gives her opinion on subjects that might need another look. When any of the Apollo are unavailable or there is a time that a position is empty, the Council Aid will take that place until the position is filled.

The Military General is in charge of all of the military and their operations. Usually filled by a man, they do all the things a normal general does, and that includes going into battle if necessary. They rarely gets along with the Apollo Representative, S'chru Representative, and the Council Judge.

The Council Judge oversees all legal matters. Those include punishments for crimes and the throwing out of old rules that no longer seem to have a purpose.

The Apollo Representative is like a House of Representatives/Senate for apollos, except it's only one person. They bring to the Ring of Seven the suggestions and desires of the apollo population. They also make sure that no decisions made by the Master of Angels hinders the rights of apollos.

The S'chru Representative is the exact same thing as the Apollo Representative except for s'chru. His or her main duty is to make sure that the Apollo Representative doesn't convince the Master of Angels and the Council Judge to pass a law that is biased against s'chru. This representative is the only s'chru allowed in the upper level of Platinum.

The Council holds elections every 25-50 years, depending on the satisfaction of the 'citizens' of the Platinum. The ones most likely to be changed are the representatives of each of the two groups, however all positions are up for election. The years are counted normally [24 Hours in a day, 365 Days in a year]. Their calendar starts at the year 0, which is the last day of The Great War, and they are currently in year 3975 and the 188th election. Sometimes elections are held just because they can have them and the members of the council run unopposed. There have been 16 elections that have a 50 years span between, and 127 with only 25 years between elections. The 25 year elections are concentrated towards the beginning of the new era when the most change was made to the system.

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Matthew is the current Master of Angels. He has been the only Master of Angels that anyone ever remembers and there are very few apollos who are older than he is. It is rumored, but never stated aloud, that all records from before he took power were destroyed, not by the rebelling Apollos soon to be Orions, but by Matthew himself. The left over title of Angel has never been explained and it's believed that they were once referred to as Angels, but sometime after the Great War, he renamed them all to try and help heal the pain of loss of their brethren. Some believe it was just his way of forcing people to forget the past and follow him without question. He has been Master for at least 3500 years, but no one can pin down his election year due to faulty records.

Andrew is the Assistant Head of Council. He's been in office for over 600 years. He came into office because the previous Assitant Head stepped down for unknown reasons. Most think it was because it grew bored with it. He's a calm and reasonable guy, easy to get along with, but has a firm stance which sometimes clashes with Matthew. He's good friends with The Apollo Representative, Christopher, and the Coucil Judge, Aaron.

Gabriel acts as the Council Aid. She takes notes during meetings and keeps maticulous records. She plays the devil's advocate to most ideas, regardless of how she feels about the topic to try and get the best results for everyone. She hates cursing, but is tolerant of almost everything else. She and Augustus, the Military General, are also bickering.

Augustus is the Military General. Since it has been peaceful for a millenia, Augustus hasn't had to do much, so there's no reason to replace him, which is why he has been in office for 1325 years. He's a bit of a hard ass and is always trying to convince the Judge and Master of Angels to hand down ridiculously strict punishments for crimes. No one remembers if he was always like that, but from sheer boredom it seems to have gotten worse. He also has a bit of a potty mouth, as much as a holy being can have, and it puts him at odds with Gabriel, the Council Aid.

Aaron is Council Judge. He's been on the council for 875 years. He gives light sentances for most crimes the first time around, but after the second offense, he turns into a toned down version of Augustus. He believes in justice and his ability to see the truth, but it doesn't go to his head [most of the time] and is quite sociable. He is often seen with Andrew, the Assistand Head, and Christopher, the Apollo Reprsentative.

Christopher is Apollo Representative. He was elected 325 years ago. Whenever the Apollos have a problem, they come running to him and he tries to solve the problems without having to create new laws. He's sarcastic, and it often gets him in trouble, but he manages to slide out of any trouble he gets into. He isn't afraid to pull a favor from the Council Judge of Assistant Head if need be. He's the last member of the close Trio of council memebers including Aaron and Andrew.

Delilah, the S'chru Representative, is loud and overly-friendly. She's been in office for 400 years and is loved by just about everyone, especially the S'chru. She loves making fun of Augustus and gets along especially well with Gabriel, being the only other female on the council. They both tend to gang up on the Military General, but hide their pleasure from it well.

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The Council Judge is the primary giver of punishments, but if an overwhelming number of the population feels this judgement was incorrect, they draw lots to create a jury and hold a trial. Sometimes, the Master of Angels will take over the proceedings in a controversial case, but that is a very, very rare occurence.
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (dreamsGone)
Dragon's lace is not always a piece of lace, though it could be. It is used to subdue unruly dragons by their elders who wish not to use force. When applied to the skin, or held anywhere in the immediate vicinity of a dragon, it siphons off chi, magic, and physical strength, leaving the dragon(s) as weak as or weaker than an average human.

Dragon's lace is made by mixing several spells that suck in the energy of anything around it and casting it onto a piece of cloth or fabric as it is being made. The spells used are intricate and only known by dragon elders who pass on their knowledge only if death is imminent and if a suitable candidate for the knowledge has been chosen.

The spells put on fabric to make dragon's lace are indiscriminate as to whose energy they suck in. It's most effective on dragons, but still works against both elves and beasts, forcibly taking magic from elves and chi and strength from beasts. Because of this, to use dragon's lace, a dragon must put on what is called a 'Dragon Glove' which is also a spelled cloth that cancels the spells of the lace as long as it touches nothing else. As soon as it makes contact with the unwilling target, the dragon glove loses it's effect and the lace begins to feed it's endless hunger.

Despite the dragon's best efforts, there are a few instances of where humans and elves have gotten hold of pieces of dragon's lace. Until recently, humans had no knowledge of what it was they possessed and it changed hands and was cut and used as normal cloth, losing it's ability. Sometime around the time escree was discovered, so was dragon's lace. Now it is actively sought out for nefarious reasons. Elves return it, having no need for something they cannot control, suck away their magic, and cannot get information about since they cannot get close for a long enough period to study it without feeling sick. Beasts, if they have had contact with it, show no signs of ever experiencing the power stealing cloth, but recognize it due to stories they have heard about ir from their dragon kin.

Escree

Jun. 12th, 2006 01:20 pm
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Default)
Escree is the power over the mind. It is used for the power of suggestion, to sense another living being, and to feel the moods of people. It is possible to read a person's mind, or at least get a general idea of their thinking patterns, but it takes a lot of practice to perfect.

It takes magic to escree. As most humans don't have magic, they cannot escree. Beasts, being something like a magical creature, have the basic power to feel life's presence and sense another's mood by their own powerful 6 senses. Elves have plenty of magic and time to master escree. They also were the ones to develop it to the point of planting notions in people's heads.

Dragons learned the basics of escreeing from elves. After this, they studied it with more of an eye for its use than just because it was interesting. They developed tactics for how to make concrete thoughts in another's mind that they followed out to its completion as if it was their own thought. How to change what a person sees and plant doubts in minds. From this, they began to discern the thoughts of those they were manipulating. When this happened, it made it possible to plant ideas that no one, not the person being puppeted or their close friends and family, could differentiate from their normal behavior and those forced upon them.

Elves followed this closely, but didn't interfere or come up with anything knew on their own. It was hundreds of years after dragon's had toyed with escree and stopped making progress/grew bored with the study of it that elves picked it back up. They started to twist all the harmful things dragons could do with escree to those that were helpful. You could send feelings through escree with just a little more effort than it took to recieve them and could be used to calm down perilous situations. It could also be used to give, recieve, and subsequentially take, strength from others.

Escree had been kept from humans by elves. Within the last 150 years, they have come upon the knowledge. Dragons had no reason to share and kept it to themselves, but elves who wondered frequently into villages tried to keep this seperate from what they taught. It is unknown how the first humans came into this knowledge, but since then, it has spiraled into a way to make a more vicious war. Humans with magic were sought out and taught in the limited knowledge of escree that grew exponentially in the few years of it's knowledge. These people were sent to battlefields and political meetings to change the outcomes of elections and treaties.

They are currently being used in the current war and there is a direct confrontation between the main characters in CoF and a human escree user. It's unknown how many escree users are being employed in the war and which race they belong.

Elves

Jun. 7th, 2006 12:51 pm
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (More than I can take)
Elves are an ancient race that has gained boundless knowledge over the course of their lifetimes. Despite this, they were originally humans that showed an almost unnatural talent at magic. These humans sought other humans with their special talent, married, and had children who also sought out others with their skills. This continued on for generations until a strong line of magic users was created. Just like how magic was bred for, pointy ears seemed to be one of the 'side effects' that magic had on humans and became prominent near the end.

These humans didn't become known as elves until nearly a millenia after this talent became known and bred for. Elves are still known to marry humans that show magical talent on occassion, but it's more for an influx of new blood to prevent inbreeding.

The two types of elves that developed, dark and pale elves, were the result of the above happening in two different locations at relatively the same time.

Pale elves reside mostly in the north while dark elves remained in the south. Upon meeting, most treat each other coordinally but there is always a competetive edge to anything that the two sub-races do with one another. There are quite a few villages and towns that lie in the blurred boundaries of north and south where dark and pale elves mingle freely and intermarry.

Pale elves mostly concentrate on magic in their studies and are the most knowledgable in all types, even the less savory, though they would never admit it. Studies of magic go up to age 25 and even further if one wishes to become a specialist.

Dark elves concentrate on both the physical and mental aspects of learning. They believe that a fit physical body will harbor magic better, prevent fatigue, and over all build a healthier life. As a result, their schooling is 2 years longer.

Both pale and dark elves live much longer than any human naturally would. Magic lengthens their livespans hundreds of times longer than it would normally, and as a result, they age incredibly slowly just before puberty hits. So, it isn't unusual for a adolescent to hit puberty at 23.

This makes marriages with humans somewhat awkward and painful for elves, who will almost certainly outlive their partners. It isn't unusual for a human to be 16 and the elf be 50, not that they look it.
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (shatter)
Don't even ask... I've lost my mind... =_= I said earlier that I was reading two books at once. Well, now I'm not. I just can't do it... and someone else's book takes precedence over one I own myself. =_= So, once again, Exiles is on hold. I'm surprised I haven't forgotten everything that's going on. That and the fact I STILL can't get the factions and names and stuff right. I don't know what it is... =_=
Random Amusement from Fool's Errand )

Yeah, and I'm still working on my story. I think I need to write the whole thing, or at least a good 100 page chunk of it before I I can fully figure out everything. Hmmm... I'll have to start on that... as soon as I do some writings on the Ring of Seven...
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (youLose)
...biznitch...

I've been randomly singing the milkshake song, muttering 'Am I gonna have to smack a bitch?', and 'Tap that ass' for the past few days. I definitely blame Family Guy for the milkshake song, and 'smack a bitch' on random moments in Kaliedo Star [cus Imouto was watching it while I was over].

But yeah, I feel like I haven't been doing anything this weekend. I have a 3 day weekend from work and a 4 day weekend from school. It was so nice. I felt like yesterday was Sunday, and this is going to be a short week. ::yawns:: I stalled on reading for a while, and I was actually drawing this weekend. Felt like I hadn't done it in a long time.

More story babble )
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Sorrow)
Seems that I don't post much any more... =_= But when I do post, it's a whole bunch of useless anime news. ::laughs:: Or it's me bitching about someone else's problems. Why is that? No wonder no one but Pan reads my journal. ::laughs:: That and I don't participate much in communities anymore since I came back home and lost my fast internet for a while... Aa well. I guess my life is just really boring...

Old TeniPuri news I just got around to posting about )

Eureka 7 has HOW MANY episodes?! )

Finally, I'm getting a translation for Peace Maker Kurogane )

GitS Political Madness, IGPX, and Toonami in general )

I won't go as far as color-coded index cards, but... )

Man. I talk too much. I really should start my own blog… Mr.T might be onto something…
kageisuke: Mitani from Hikaru no Go (Sorrow)
Story time! Ah ha ha ha! ::blinks:: That laugh definitely came from Morita-senpai... Honey & Clover has taken yet another small part of my soul. Apparently, I have lot of them to give away... >_>

Anyway, I've been really thinking about my story recently. Not the Caster one, that's on hiatus now, officially. If I don't find my black notebook soon, I'm going to have to resign myself to rewriting what was lost... and I don't even know what half of that was. I mean, seiously, I have no idea. What did I write in there? It'd be funny if it was in my car... ::laughs::

Too much to do on my story. Lots of time to do it. Too little focus. )

Aa! Eureka 7! 0.o I forgot that was supposed to come one today. I'm glad I turned the TV on to make sure GitS:SAC didn't come on earlier... They cut the OP, but at least it was tasteful. And that kid, Renton, his life really can't suck that much... I don't care what he says... And then, the end. He drives his motorcycle thing OFF A CLIFF then thinks AM I GONNA BE ALRIGHT? This is kinda high. AM I GONNA BE ALRIGHT? Yes. STUPID. You are a complete idiot, but because you are the MAIN CHARACTER, you will LIVE, if for no other reason.

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