The Perils of Knowledge

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The Perils of Knowledge

Post by AyaMiru » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:34 am

Farther up the Great River Kamitsu from the capital of Shiroitoshi is the famed Azalus Academy. Renowned for its intricate and beautiful structure, it is built beside the river and hemmed in by dense foliage on all sides. It is said that the only way to reach Azalus Academy is by taking a boat from the quaint little town of Yuriku on the island at the middle of this portion of the river. Less wide up north the river as it is wide near the capital, it takes a half-hour trip to Yuriku, and another half hour to the city of Nemiaru on the opposing side of the river.

Azalus boasts the greatest library in all of Yamaha and probably in all of the world, filling a whole building with tomes from the basement to the third floor. A pleasant campus, the buildings are of expensive woods and smooth marble veined with fool's gold. Trees are seen here and there, as well as strange runes and mage circles on the grounds. Overhead bridges connect the separate buildings so that it is possible to move through all the buildings of Azalus without once touching the ground. Students here learn everything from etiquette and history, to swordplay and magic.

Oftentimes the royalty of the different countries visit Azalus to look through the maps or dispute ancient laws. Some even visit to gain advice from the various Masters of Azalus. The gates are always open, though a spell allows only those who mean no harm to those of Azalus to enter.

Written along the arch of the main gate is this: Ame niraki domaka, yurari azeku shiha'na. Adomeri kono ahashurami, nohiko kiru sayuaberi.

Enter with no harmful intent, and when you leave, good will be sent.
Lest in coming evil's delt, judgment oft is tarrying felt.
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Post by Secluded » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:40 pm

OOC: Well, this doesn't appear to be the most popular area to RP, but it caught my interest in particular...I wait anxiously for a companion. :?

Jherik walked up to the doors of the academy, amazed by its beauty and splendor. He had heard of this place before, and was quite anxious to have a go at the library he had heard about. "My my, this place should certainly meet my needs!" he thought to himself, reading the inscription on the gate. "I only wish I knew what that means..."
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Post by RabidFox » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:53 pm

A lynx walked up alongside the fox, eyes slit in ever present confidence, and he spoke into the canine's ear.

"It is a spell to ward away those who would wish harm here." His voice was sleek and calm.

The cat was tall for a lynx, body lithe and covered in light brown fur, his ears two black tufts. His attire was dark green robes with dull gold trim.

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Post by Secluded » Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:10 pm

"I see. An excellent tactic, as I'm sure that few bandits would understand it. And I owe this new article of knowledge to whom?" Jherik said, grinning slightly. He was getting increasingly excited to see the inside.
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Post by RabidFox » Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:47 pm

"My name is Soko. I am a mage student here." The lynx walked passed the fox, under the archway and into the garden path, and then he paused, turning around to face the fox again.

His form seemed to block the way almost purposefully.

"What purpose is it that you have here in Azalus?" The lynx questioned the fox, casually. "Only those of special business may wander too far in here... unless you plan to become a student?"

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Post by Secluded » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:40 am

"Well, must I have the rights of a student to witness this library of legendary status of yours? I hunger for the knowledge contained within." Jherik said, somewhat jokingly. Somewhat.

"Though I shall consider becoming a student. I have always dreamed of a place such as this.", he said, his eyes brightening.
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Post by RabidFox » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:34 pm

The lynx's head cocked, the slip of a smile like a stain on his face, and then he laughed, though, it was little more than a quiet whisper.

"You should pass the gates without delay, that is quickly known." The lynx responded, eyes glittering calmly. "You see, the guards here are wary recently, as there has been an attempt to steal some very precious items belonging to Azalus, so do understand our caution."

He offered the fox guidance with a welcoming movement of his paw. "If you wish to set eyes on our grandest writings, you must allow me to accompany you, else all you will see is the very merest of our halls and archives."

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Post by Secluded » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:36 pm

"Excellent. I am honored to be gaining passage to your halls." Jherik said, strolling after the feline in front of him.

"You seem quite hospitable, something that seems out of place from what you have told me about the other beings who reside here." he said, suddenly slightly suspicious.
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Post by RabidFox » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:02 pm

"I wouldn't worry yourself." The lynx replied, voice warming with a chuckle. "I assure you that there is nothing to fear here in Azalus. The ward does it's duty."

The tall cat lead the fox into the first, great hall, gesturing casually with a paw at it's magnificence.

"This is the main hall. There are no books here, though, the paintings do offer some fine history for wandering eyes to feast." He explained as if he had done so time and time again.

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Post by Demon » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:04 pm

A skinned cardinal cloaked in tattered brown-cloth made his way over the rafters of the main hall, eyeing the fox below with narrow, gray eyes. He had a permanent fanged smirk on his face, the black markings on his eyes making him appear all the more shrewd. His feathered tail whisked behind him, his wings held close so that they did not stall him, and once the lynx and the fox had left his vision, he leapt off the rafter, spreading his great wings so that he could flutter down to the smooth, polished floor. His short, black boots made no sound at contact, and he glided across the floor with the grace of a snake, disappearing into the curtains of the next hall.
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Post by Secluded » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:16 pm

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Jherik looked around at the many sights, barely able to contain himself. "This place is beyond any intelligent person's imagination. I am quite impressed!" he said, grinning.

"I can scarcely imagine what the library must be like! I anxiously await the experience!" he said excitedly to the lynx.
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Post by RabidFox » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:37 pm

"Yes, I am sure you do." The lynx responded, smoothly.

His eyes briefly turned to the curtains, his sharp ears searching for the quiet sounds of his Avian companion. When he could not hear even the slightest hint of his prescence, his attention turned back to the enthusiastic fox, the smile on his face growing only the smallest fraction.

"Would you care to see the dorms before your visit to one of the libraries?" The lynx asked of the fox, his true intentions hidden behind years of skill. "In case you wish to become a student here one day."

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Post by Secluded » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:43 pm

"If you hath suggested, then to to the dormitories!" Jherik said with (if possible) even more enthusiasm. "I'm not sure if I would like to devote my entire life to such a place, however. I am always on the move, though I'm sure my stay here will bw longer than others..." he said, keeping his smile.

"So, lead the way to these dormitories you speak of."
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Post by RabidFox » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:55 pm

"Very well." The lynx spoke, leading the fox down the halls, twisting and turning past great sights and knowledge.

They eventually reached a spiraling stair, and the lynx lead the canine down until they approached the dorms at the bottom. He then directed him towards a room, opening the door and gesturing inside.

"This room is empty, so you may see the inside." The lynx said, and, when the fox was not paying attention, he glanced over the canine's shoulder, spotting a red flash disappearing behind the stair.

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Post by Secluded » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:04 pm

"Well, then, I shall." Jherik said steeping inside, looking at the many sleeping accomodations.

"Hmm...why do I get the feeling something is amiss?" he thought to himself, looking around.
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