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hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:20:39 PM »
Clarence wasn't sure about how this would go, if he was being entirely honest. He wanted it to be peaceful. He wasn't much for fighting over nothing and, not that this was nothing, but he'd prefer to avoid getting Ascendants into a conflict if he could help it. He hoped they wouldn't be offended by the accusations but he just had to be sure. He didn't want to make any decision, or not make it, without knowing every bit of information. So here he was. He'd never been in the Roseblood's territory but it hadn't been too difficult to make his way here. He settled down at the border, taking a deep breath. He didn't bother calling out, as he knew someone would arrive soon enough. That and the fact they were allies made him a bit more relaxed for this visit than some of the other ones he had to make. While the nature of this conversation would likely be... tense, none of the Rosebloods really knew that yet and, from his understanding, probably wouldn't expect it. He didn't like blindsiding them but at least that meant he didn't have to worry about getting attacked or something of that nature. So, for now, the Seraph seemed content to wait until someone arrived.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 02:06:49 AM »


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BAI SHI
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bai shi wasn't certain as to why an ascendants member was at the border, but the nomarch silently approached anyways, heralding their arriving in a cloud of sand as the grains settled on their scales and fur. the golden serpent gazed at clarence, rumbling a greeting.

"hello. what brings you to our border today?" they asked clarence, blue eyes fixated on the man. they were not the most trusting after being captured by the pitt.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:03:33 PM »
Orpheus wasn't fond of the journey here, if only because of what possibly sat ahead of them. He didn't want to find out that the place he had just been to a short while ago had done the things Ninazu had said. Morality was a strong point with him, however twisted and strange his own ideas of that could be. Everything about the situation has the plum red lion wanting to squirm where he sits near Clarence, but he manages to keep himself still. He seems as calm as ever, even with a warm smile gracing his features. Though it might be a good time to answer Bai Shi's question, it seems like a job for their wise leader and he doesn't want to overstep. For now, he simply lifts a paw to wave.

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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
Vale only heard rumors of the ardent's visit, though the jaguar thought the whole thing a political move. The Pitt disliked everyone, didn't they? It seemed reasonable to assume they wanted to drive a wedge between the Rosebloods and their allies. Still, as someone who'd been accused of sacrificing and eating babies, Vale would hate to find proof anyone actually did that nasty shit. Falling in line with Orpheus and Clarence, the jaguar's tail lashed when the massive serpent came over.

Warily, she looked askance at the overgrown lizard; the woman hadn't seen dragons around before. "We heard some interesting rumors about your... religious practices," she answered, before glancing back at Clarence. She itched to take the lead on this, but undermining her brother right after he ascended to leadership probably wouldn't make him feel too good.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 05:03:34 PM »
The calico arrived shortly behind Bai Shai a noticeable growth straining against the skin of her spine causing her normally lithe form to be hunch backed, movements slower than normal. Sitting beside the guard the female looked at them nothing within her expression, completely stoic like a statue or the dead. It seemed that The Roseblood had gotten used to her as no one seemed bothered by her frozen nature anymore, but she doubted allies would be as easy to accept her so she had stayed as out of sight as she could throughout most of the past months. However, as time had went on she had slowly began to believe especially after what happened with the typhoon that Sepiroth was worse than her with other sentient creatures. Jiyu had seen what happened when someone lost all allies due to stupid selfish pride, she didn't intend to watch it happen again if she still didn't know what the hell her job was or how to do it.

"I'm Jiyu Simul Stamus, Vizier, if you tell me what you heard I can clear things up as apart from the pharaoh I currently know the most about many of our religious practices. In fact we just had the winter rose festival not long ago, though we kept it to us since we didn't know how the aspects would react to it this year, but since it went well I'm planning to have us invite our allies to it next year, though everyone will have to bring flowers." her voice was like the static on a tv, not inviting nor aggressive more of white noise than anything else. Jiyu couldn't change who she was, talking about that wretched plant filled celebration was enough as it was, setting things up because she already knew no one would be spreading rumors about that thing. No this certainly regarded to the sacrifices that Sepiroth had the group watch him preform sometimes. Hopefully she could take care of this, she doubted the pharaoh would be tactful if he arrived, she barely had tact herself as it was. Bai Shi had more tact than the two of them. Why couldn't this be something she could eat?
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 07:03:06 PM »


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BAI SHI
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a relaxed expression fell over the nomarch's visage, "jiyu here is best for religious practices. i can assure you that the rumors you hear are likely falsehoods. would you care to bring them up so we can review them?" they asked peacefully, tipping their head.

down their left foreleg, the limb was torn up and bandaged, not even the shoulder escaped deep damage. they mainly avoided using this limb, silver staining through the bandaging against their golden scales. "i am bai shi, nomarch of warfare of the rosebloods." they rumbled, shaking out their head and mane.

they were aware of jiyu rather obviously, coughing slightly at the cold air from the descending desert night. they gave a look over the group before them and gave a tired sigh, "it is becoming cold. I will bring you all to my den, we will use that as our meeting hub, for it is rather large."
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 08:55:18 PM »

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"It is rather alright, Bai Shi."  Sephiroth's velvet voice announced his arrival, padding up with authority in his stride.  His eyes quickly flashed over to their guest, the Ascendants.  Hm.  They had been rather quiet recently, what had been going on?  "I'm sure matters can be discussed here, as is the usual?"

After politely addressing his Nomarch Sephiroth's eerie eyes moved to the trio of Ascendants members, sitting down with a soft grunt as eh prepared himself for politics.  "And what matters are we too discuss today?  I am especially interested in what you-"  The Pharaoh's eyes moved to Vale, unblinking and strong.  "Mentioned about our religion?"
Sephiroth is a large male lion with a pale, almost white body and a silver mane.  He has blue green eyes with slit pupils.  He is the Pharaoh of the Rosebloods.  He is currently unstable and volatile, hearing a voice called Mother in his head and is believing himself to be a god.  He has enhanced senses, conjuration, and mental manipulation and communication, and is hard to fight in battle.  He is based on the character of the same name from Final Fantasy VII.

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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 09:37:24 PM »
Clarence listened silently as conversation continued, although he pressed his lips together slightly when he heard Vale's statement. He would've preferred to wait until their leader was present to begin such conversations, although there wasn't anything he could do about it now, he supposed. However, at the mention of moving to a den inside the camp, he tensed considerably and opened his mouth to decline until Sephiroth arrived and waved away the possibility for him, causing him to relax once again. The idea of being in the middle of the Roseblood's camp for a potentially tense conversation didn't sit well with him at all and he was more than happy to discuss these matters out in the open. "Yes, I do want to discuss your religious practices and our concerns regarding them, but first I'd like to inform you that Atticus has stepped down and I have been left in his place as the Ascendant's Astral Seraph. My name is Clarence Aston. I assume you must be Sephiroth?" he spoke quickly before continuing, "As far as our conversation regarding the Roseblood's religious practices, recently we heard that your people sacrifice sentient animals as part of their religious proceedings and that these actions are supported by the leadership here. I simply come to learn if that information is correct, so that we can proceed with this conversation accordingly, if it is, and if not, so my mind can be brought some peace regarding the matter," he explained, looking towards the Roseblood's Pharaoh as he spoke. 
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 11:42:34 AM »


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BAI SHI
" my own illusion come to be "

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a respectful look to sephiroth and a bow of the head, the dragon took the chance to step back respectfully and allow him to move closer.

with their suggestion put to peace, they simply nodded, looking over the group once more. when clarence brought up the main topic, their eyes narrowed slightly, deciding to let sephiroth take the lead on this. they would step in to smooth tempers if need be. they had a few words they wanted to say themselves, but this was a respectful meeting.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 08:25:19 PM »

SEPHIROTH
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"Yes, that would be me.  I wish a long leadership onto you."  Sephiroth would rumble politely, inclining his head as he spoke to the new leader.  His expression was unreadable, but was pleasant enough to not be taken as threatening.  The lion owned any room he stepped into and commanded attention and respect.  He could not lot that image falter.

Ah.  Looked like it was time to address this to their allies.  The male would lift an invisible brow, twitching his whiskers as he gazed at Clarence.  He allowed the silence to hang tensely for a few heartbeats longer to choose his wording carefully, before he spoke again with his low and deep inflection.  "Why yes, that is indeed something we do here.  Our Aspects demand tribute and we give it to them.  It is how we have stayed safe throughout the hardships our group has gone through."  Even though it clearly wasn't a very popular ritual, judging by the clan's reaction when he had first announced and general hard looks he got whenever the topic was brought up, Sephiroth still kept it up if only out of spite, and to weed out the weak among them.  His eyes settled onto the Ascendants leader, unblinking and otherworldly and intimidating.  "Is there a problem with this?  I've been led to believe from others that the Ascendants would no longer be as passive as I originally believed them to be."
Sephiroth is a large male lion with a pale, almost white body and a silver mane.  He has blue green eyes with slit pupils.  He is the Pharaoh of the Rosebloods.  He is currently unstable and volatile, hearing a voice called Mother in his head and is believing himself to be a god.  He has enhanced senses, conjuration, and mental manipulation and communication, and is hard to fight in battle.  He is based on the character of the same name from Final Fantasy VII.

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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 03:39:50 PM »
Luckily she was a cold statue, otherwise she may have given away how troublesome the pharaoh arriving was. Just like normal? The lion displayed less tact that even herself which was fairly difficult since she didn't actually understand the emotions or motives of others, just guessed based off what she had been taught by her friends, siblings and other family in the past. If tact was bad enough to cause her to take notice of it, Jiyu couldn't imagine how bad it looked to others. Clearly the Ascendants had an issue with sacrifice and he just stated things so bluntly offering nothing that could affect how the other group viewed their particular actions. Thankfully Sepiroth trusted and respected her so hopefully he would not take offense to her speaking in an attempt to fix some of the damage from the bomb he'd just blown up on their allies.

"Though there is a little more to it than just surviving hardships." she started speaking in her monotone voice, not emotion just words she hoped would do something no matter how small it may be. "You see one of The Aspects, Ingnis, has domain over fire, he has several times in the past set things on fire in our territory for his own amusement." More than once, she had been around when some members had to occasionally stop those random fires he set. "Considering he's an actual deity we can't just kill him. However, if he receives an offering of violently spilled blood every so often he leaves us alone." they had to share their territory with the aspects, but they had to share the world with the other groups there had to be some sort of balance achieved somewhere, she was not about to see the Rosebloods ganged up on because someone decided to over dress their practices. "So when we haven't had a blood spilling fight on our territory for a while, we occasionally have to resort to sacrifices every so often to protect ourselves." Especially because of Sep she couldn't claim they didn't, but she could adjust how it was viewed perhaps. "However, it's not nearly as ritualistic or harsh as you may think, we don't do anything like target children, bind the animal, or do something like sic a tiger on a blue bird, they have every chance to defend themselves and attempt escape, we don't even gang up on them, its one on one, an actual fight. It's not like its something the group in itself enjoys, in fact I know several members are far from fond of it, simply put it's necessity otherwise this whole place would be on fire." which was the last thing they needed. Hopefully one day through research she could find some other way to sate Ingnis, but for now this was how they had to do it. 

"We've never tried to hide it but we also saw no reason to shove the necessity of how we occasionally have to keep ourselves safe in the face of our allies." they were being completely honest with them now, and so was she as she had never been aware of any attempts to hide the activity. It was just they didn't talk about it because they were not some nutcase fanatics simply a group trying to survive sharing their territory with an incredibly violent and volatile god. Jiyu just wished she could remember when the next festival was, perhaps if they could invite their ally and show them Ignis, if he showed himself, it would also help.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 12:25:32 AM »
The jaguar watched, holding her tongue, as the conversation went on and on in wild directions. The leader spoke of their religion in a much stronger way than the feline and the giant serpent. Besides, the odd invitation to go into one of their dens – further into their damn territory! – while practically being lied to… well, that sit poorly with her stomach. Looking pointedly up at the golden reptile, she calmly asked, “Why is Jiyu here the best for religious matters?” She threw his exact words back at his face, flicking her tail as she shot a glance at the silver-haired lion, “When your leader is quite informed on the practices and, as your leader, is ultimately responsible for their implementation?” Vale hated two-faced religious bastards, especially when it came to persecuting people for the fuck of it. The church treated witches like her terribly, in her human life, and the church didn’t even perform sacrifices with live animals.

The woman’s hazel eyes shot to the calico next, tail lashing. “All I’m hearing from you are excuses on why your practices are morally correct. You claim it’s necessary, but I do not see proof it is necessary,” she said, growing a bit heated. The witch never managed to subdue her emotions for long. “Even if it were necessary, your explanations at a ‘humane’ sacrifice doesn’t make sense. Every opportunity to escape? One on one fight? Attempt an escape? It sounds more like a cop out – oh they were strong enough to get out, how wonderful! Cut the bullshit, if you really need sacrifices that bad, you can’t afford to be choosy beggars and play with your food. Pick one or the other – are you doing this because you need to or because it’s sport? And give me a fucking straight answer this time, little Miss Better at Religious Practices than Leader Man.” As Vale’s temper ran hotter, her diplomacy started falling away by the sentence.
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Re: hear the patriots shout / ascendants visit + sephiroth needed
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 12:56:18 AM »


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a simply amused look took over the dragon's face as they moved themselves before sephiroth, ready to intercept any physical aggression from the ascendants. "I take care of our practices of war, miss. my own religious background is different from some of the rosebloods." they informed the smaller jaguar patiently.

they let the comments roll over them, "you want proof? take for example, our old territory. do you know why we moved territories, miss?" they asked her, blue eyes holding the whole group, indicating that everyone should take a second to reflect. "we have young and mothers among us. would you want your own members to live in a territory where a deity has lain ruin to everything?" they spoke once more of the entire group.

"I for one, would not want my own children to starve. the land had nothing for us, not after the fire." they spoke calmly, letting some of the locked away emotions come to surface. "ignis is a cruel bastard. but he requires a sacrifice. those we sacrifice are criminals. yes, they are sentient, but we only take the criminals. those who have murdered the innocent, the helpless and have done irreparable damage to others. miscreants. what would you have us do differently?" they spoke softly, blue eyes holding the group in a strong light.

"we are a peaceable group. we do not seek warfare. other groups have their practices. those who do actively seek warfare, are causes of concern. i would assume that a member of the pitt has visited your territory to spread panic. i have recently returned from their lands after a capture. they would take any means to return a strike upon us by poisoning the minds of others against us. they murmured, shifting positions to remain comfortably in their protective place. they were once a guard to sephiroth, and the habit died hard, even if they may have pissed him off.

"occasionally, less gorey sacrifices may take place. ignis is a demanding fool, and we do our best to appease him. we take shortcuts where we can, believe me. and no, nobody among us likes to have these sacrifices. and before you ask, he is a leviathan. therefore, no amount of physical force could take him out. he is larger than even i, and thrice as dangerous. the bloodshed that we must create, is not a cause of joy. it is a cause of survival. we would leave the territory if we could, but the aspects follow us regardless." they spoke, hatred for the practice coloring their voice.
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