Completed Chasing Tail

Rohka begins her workday consoled by Lelia, encouraged to see her present time as a blessing to have and take hold. Would someone see things differently? [Caspian]

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A city floating in the center of a lake, Ravok is a place of dark beauty, romance and culture. Behind it all though is the presence of Rhysol, God of Evil and Betrayal. The city is controlled by The Black Sun, a religious organization devoted to Rhysol. [Lore]

Chasing Tail

Postby Rohka on October 21st, 2019, 7:29 pm

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To think. The agony of it.

Caspian had thanked her for it all, and she smiled, as she does, in practice, though it would carry an ounce of a brow raise and a glaringly full set of teeth when she hears the words:

'come back with me...'

...but just as fast as the blatant show of excitement was the wrinkle of her nose and the wrath in her eyes when she heard him speak of the Silver Sliver.

It all seemed to happen in less than a tick. A woman dragged him out just as soon as he opened the door. There had been zero hesitation to his response—in fact, he’d gotten up swiftly and left with nothing but a cheeky grin and a wave that seemed more like the passing of the tides than it did the sign of returning.

And yet, she still waved back. Her lips pursed, her gaze following his, watching the swish of his tailored form and pointed shoes carry the essence of his wonder out of The Mystic Eye. The sound of the closing door echoed in her ears as her instinct to explain herself made the sybil stand and walk around her table.

It was as if he knew he needed to leave. As if he’d simply desired to pass the time within her business, to—what did he say? To indulge him?

He’d asked her to tell him if there was any chance—a sliver of a chance, as he so aptly put it. There had been no time for her to explain to him that her patronly loyalties were to The Malt House and no other. How could he possibly know that she’d sworn to building her reputation as a fortune teller through the House in partnership with Grayson?

Nothing could make her step foot into The Silver Sliver, not even if the brightest star in the sky had asked for her presence within its walls. As far as she was concerned, their drinks were poison and their patrons were the scum of the city. It didn’t matter to her that the place was located within The Nitrozian Plaza—in fact, it only made it worse. The politics on that side of the Ravok were none that the sybil would ever be privy to, and she knew she would keep it that way. There was no need for her association to that noble family, regardless. Besides, the reality was that she’d sworn to keeping her own business and body within the commoner’s family-friendly beauty of The Malt House, and that was all.

It was too bad that Caspian wouldn’t know any of this. Rohka walked over to the door and stood in front of it, her tail wrapping around the handle. She couldn’t bring herself to open it. If anyone would be seen as the villain in this situation, it would be her, not him. He’d been pulled away with such urgency that it just didn’t seem right to call after him. She brought her hands up to cover her face in his absence, slowly breathing out into warm palms, her eyes closed shut.

The sybil could only hope that she helped him in some way or another. More importantly, she hoped that her craft would have impressed him enough to bring him back, or even enough for him to spread the word about her service. Had she earned his belief in her? Did he believe in his own ability to find that which he was looking for? Would he be chasing it for days to come?

Rohka knew she wouldn’t ask the cards any of these questions.

She knew that she didn’t want to know the answers. Not yet, anyway.

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Chasing Tail

Postby Rohka on October 21st, 2019, 7:38 pm

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caspian

Experience:
    Observation +3
    Seduction +3
    Rhetoric +2
    Investigation +1
    Fortune Telling +1
    Writing +1

Lores:
    A Dravlak rampaged the city on the 8th of Summer 519 AV
    Rohka: A fortune teller who keeps readings confidential
    Fortune Telling: The first question holds the most weight over a reading with Rohka
    Fortune Telling: Cards provide nuanced, symbol-filled answers
    Fortune Telling: It doesn’t matter if it’s a trick or a treat—what matters is that it works.
    Rohka: Wants you to have a sense of control when divining fortunes
    Caspian: cultivated his handwriting to depict secrets in flourish
    Auristics: An aura can be seen, and has hidden information
    Caspian: Aura contains ignition.

Additional Notes:

Oh my gosh, this was so much fun, thanks for threading with me!! You're incredible. I am so excited for the adventures to follow between Cas and Roh :D Definitely reach out if there's anything I may have missed.

Caspian’s Fortune: It will take you many seasons before you determine the way to create your joy. You will be coerced into staying in Ravok for the next few seasons to come. Happiness is where you left it. A thrill is a chase, and your happiness will take flight and then perish, but not in vain. Advised to take on the temperature of your environment, bask in contemplation under the sun. Death will be when you impulsively take a major risk. Prevention is a matter of looking into your truths.


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Experience:
    Arcanology +1
    Auristics +2
    Observation +2
    Fortune Telling +3
    Seduction +3
    Rhetoric +2
    Logic +1
    Writing +1
    Acting +1
    Philosophy +1

Lores:
    Djed: a force within everything
    Djed: cannot be destroyed, only transformed
    Auristics: everything has an aura
    Auristics: simple things have thinner aura flows
    Acting: using hand gestures to distract and draw attention
    Caspian: rises only for fun
    Philosophy: Are the Gods always in the right?
    Fortune Telling: Reading requires diffused thinking
    Fortune Telling: 12 answers Dice Method
    Rohka: It will take many seasons after the Summer of 519AV before she determines the way to create her joy
Additional Notes:

Aw Roh. Bad timing, eh? :ninja:


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