nightcrossed: (Memory)
[A note stuck in the very back of Tear's journal.]

Luke, thank you for everything.

I'll be waiting for you when you come home. I promise.

((OOC: Last one, guys. (1:42 - 4:26). 37% total.))
nightcrossed: (Feminine)
[Yes, this one's actually public.]

From Tataroo Valley plans were made to take a coach back to the capital, but things didn't happen accordingly.

For one, the hyperresonance had transported us further than I had originally suspected, and we were no longer in the Kingdom of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear, but the Malkuth Empire instead. The capital that the coachman had agreed to drive us to was in actuality Grand Chokmah.

For another, a group of bandits called "The Dark Wings" were being chased across the terrain by a Malkuth land dreadnaught (the same we would later travel on, The Tartarus). During the crossfire, the bandits managed to blow a hole in the Rotelro Bridge, which would have been the fastest return route to Baticul.

Instead of continuing on in the wrong direction, we decided to stop in Engeve, a small hamlet known for its produce. This was where we first met Colonel Jade Curtiss of Malkuth, Fon Master Ion, and Fon Master Guardian Anise Tatlin, who would later accompany us... ... not continuously, but frequently; I can't be sure for how long...

After a particular incident, it was discovered that cheagles were stealing food from the local storehouses. We... ... it was decided that we would investigate the matter further.

[Private; Hackable to Any.]
It's strange to think how one careless mistake can lead to so much. How different would things have been if none of such blunders had ever happened?

((OOC: 2% on coach ride to and time spent in Engeve. 36% total spent. None remaining.))
nightcrossed: (Innocent)
[Nathan's "unicorn" comments had at least warranted a look around the stables. Tear had seen plenty of interesting creatures, but the horses and the winged horses (called "pegasi" or singularly a "pegasus") were somewhat new. It was hard not to like creatures that would willingly trot up and take apples or carrots out of the palm of her hand. (Not that she was spoiling them or anything! She'd only brought a handful of apple slices yesterday - and it wasn't as if she could resist; the animals seemed both charming and intelligent.) Apparently they were riding animals; Tear had never ridden any sort of animal before, not even during her training, but the prospect was somewhat intriguing.

This afternoon, however, she was forgoing apple slices and instead waiting around for Guts. Perhaps she'd learn a thing or two about proper riding form by watching him.]


They move as if they haven't a single care in the world.

((OOC: This will use up 1% on Tataroo Valley part deux, leaving 1% left and 34% total used.))
nightcrossed: (Dash/Charge)
To be honest, there isn't a great deal to report.

I'm unsure if this will benefit anyone besides myself, but I've managed to remember a fair number of fonic artes recently. In general world terms I suppose that translates to "magic spells". I prefer not to call them that, since there's nothing particularly fantastical about fonic artes (they can be explained, more or less, scientifically), but seeing as there are so many different words for similar concepts, I suppose that will suffice.

[[OOC: I'm so indecisive it's not even funny anymore. 2% on Novice and Mid/High Fonic Artes. 31% used, 1% remaining.]]
nightcrossed: (Believe Me)
...just as I thought. Although it would appear these events continue to make less and less sense with time. Wh-what am I even supposed to do with a wedding dress? ...this is embarrassing...

[Private; Hackable.]
I'm quite certain it was around that time. Luke and I went to speak to Grandfather about St. Binah. He seemed quite sure that St. Binah wasn't in danger because there was nothing concerning it written in the Score. Grandfather suggested that we take the Yulia Road back to the Outer Lands if there was any doubt left in our minds. Suffice it to say, we did just that. The Yulia Road connects to the Outer Lands on the Padamiyan continent in Aramis Spring. When we arrived, Guy was waiting for us (to be more specific, he had apparently left Asch and the others to come back for Luke). The Colonel was also there, but for entirely different reasons. After some persuasion, we all headed for Daath to see to a more immediate problem.

[Private; Unhackable.]
So both Akzeriuth and Hod were simply allowed to collapse because their destruction was foretold in the Score?

Grand Maestro Mohs was always dedicated to the fulfillment of the Score. ...he truly intends to start a war between the Malkuth Empire and the Kingdom of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear. I didn't want to believe it, but to kidnap Fon Master Ion and Princess Natalia... There's no doubt left in my mind.

It all falls back on the Score. Even if the Score promises prosperity, should we really just stand by and allow decisions to be made for us? To become spectators?

I can't accept this.

[OOC: 2% on speaking with Teodoro about the Closed Score, returning to the Outer Lands via the Yulia Road, and meeting up with Guy and Jade at Aramis Spring. 2% remaining; 29% total used. Lloyd tl;dr post coming... eventually.]
nightcrossed: (Thinking)
[Assume this was written after the snow thread, please. I can happily edit this if anyone else would like to participate.]

Ah... Before I forget: Nall, X. Thank you. I had a good time. Perhaps we can enjoy the weather again sometime.

Well then. Another one of those Earth holidays appears to be coming up soon. Nothing incredibly strange has happened for some time, which leads me to believe that it just might. I could be wrong, however. I hope I am wrong...

At first everything seemed to roughly follow a pattern in regards to "events" and regaining memories, but recently this hasn't been the case. I've also noticed that I've been remembering things at a considerably faster rate than I was months ago. I wonder how much longer...

Regardless, I still have far more questions than I do answers, so I would assume that I haven't made as much progress as I would like to think. Though, I suppose, one can hardly call it "progress" when it requires no effort on our part.

[Filtered from Ari.]

The more I think about it, the less sense any of this makes. What could anyone be gaining by taking memories away from other individuals? Whatever the reason, I can't imagine that the results are turning out to be particularly favorable.

I also have to wonder if the shopkeepers might provide some sort of clue. Getting them to speak, however, might prove easier said than done. They are cats after all.

[Private; unhackable.] )

[OOC: Let's get this chick caught up with remembering stuff that actually happened DURING the game. 2% on all remaining backstory (Major Cantabile, more of Van and his crazy visions of grandeur). 1% on actually breaking into the Fabre mansion. 3% remaining. 27% total.]
nightcrossed: (Thoughtful)
[Private; unhackable; cut for length/canon recap/spoilers.] )

[Public.]
It's been rather quiet since the new year started. I suppose that's not so surprising, given the temperature.

I've been reading again and had a question: Is snow commonplace in other worlds, and, if so, how is it handled? What I mean is: do people participate in activities and games when there's snow, or do they merely clear it out of the streets and move on?

Suffice it to say, in my hometown, we don't have snow. Although we do have lightning.

[OOC: Major tl;dr, I know. I was bored at work again. 1% on the "hair divorce" as some people like to call it. 3% remaining, 24% total used.]
nightcrossed: (Emo Hair)
If I'm needed for any reason after normal work hours, I'll be in my room.
The weather isn't very practical for training in any case.

[Private; unhackable.]

It would seem that in the end, my resolve to stop Van wasn't enough.

I couldn't save Akzeriuth.

[[OOC: 1% on arriving in Akzeriuth, finding out the Fonstone was a trap, and Asch subsequently rescuing her, 1% on Akzeriuth's collapse and that she used a fonic hymn to save the party, 1% on said hymn (Force Field), 1% on everyone taking the Tartarus to Yulia City and witnessing the Asch vs Luke battle there. In her universe Asch wins. 4% spent, 4% remaining, 23% total.

Suffice it to say thousands of people died and Tear feels she's partly to blame, although she'll be keeping up a fairly normal outward appearance. Sorry for all the first quarter game spoilers.]]
nightcrossed: (Knives (throw))
It's... ironic that I should happen to remember something about the knives I carry.

[Private; hackable.]
For a long time I had wanted to attend the Oracle Knights training school in Daath, but neither Grandfather nor Van would hear anything of it. Instead, they hired a private tutor to teach me what I would need to know about fighting.

I was incredibly ungrateful at the time. My attitude towards Major Legretta and my lessons was completely disgraceful. However, there was an incident. Someone had used a knife issued by the Order of Lorelei to slaughter a neighbor's rappigs. Since no one could be found who used throwing knives except for myself, Grandfather told me to apologize in their place even though I wasn't responsible for what happened.

It was Major Legretta who stood up for me. She said that I shouldn't have to apologize for something that I had no blame in and proceeded to trace and capture the true culprit. Even though Major Legretta insisted that she didn't do so for my sake, she had gained my admiration. I felt ashamed for my earlier actions and decided that I would devote myself to my training.

[Private; unhackable. )

((OOC: Sorry for the Tear spam. And I need to write up another Meer entry, too, but Tear hasn't remembered anything in a while, so there you go. 1% spent on her first meeting(s) with Legretta, her instructor, 1% spent on the battle with her at Deo Pass en route to Akzeriuth; 19% total spent, 5% remaining.))
nightcrossed: (fighting!Knives)
[Tear was up at the crack of dawn as per usual, walking off some lingering traces of sleep, getting a feel for whether or not anything was amiss out of doors, and proceeding to hike a little ways off the path to do her ritual morning training. It wasn't particularly necessary, but it was the norm for her, and something familiar. It made sense. And she certainly wasn't going to complain that she had remembered artes in the process. It was almost ridiculous how something so simple as running through her most basic artes could fill her with relief. She yanked one of her knives out of the trunk of a large cedar tree and checked along its edge for any nicks or scratches.]

Well, this might be a small improvement at the very least.

((OOC: I actually had a nice plotty entry written up, but we'll save it for another time. 1% on her base and arcane artes - Pow Hammer, Nocturnal Light, Severed Fate (hey, look, her username!), and Banishing Sorrow. She can also use FOFs, if FOFs are possible here. 17% used, 1% remaining.))
nightcrossed: (Facepalm)
They say that married couples tend to start acting alike after they have been together for several years and can even finish one another's sentences. Therefore, what does it mean when two people are nearly perfectly matched prior to a formal wedding?

[Sigh.] I fear for the future of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear, I really do. They're just children, no matter how you approach the situation...

[Private; unhackable.]
I'm relieved that Luke's mother wasn't stricken with illness too badly as a result of her son's disappearance. Still, I feel somewhat responsible for causing her to worry needlessly. I should have been more careful, and must continue to be so.

Perhaps I was foolish for trying to explain things. I suppose anyone would feel the urge to speak up about what they've learned in a setting like this. The very process of remembering is vexing. Many times I lack context or any sense of chronological order; I can't be sure when these events occurred or if they even hold true at the present time. For now, I suppose I have no option but to wait. Raven was right - my current approach to returning to Auldrant certainly won't benefit anyone.
[/Private.]

In any case, I wonder if peace is truly an option between two countries that have been at war for so long.

((OOC: 1% on being arrested taken aboard the Tartarus and lots of dialogue thereafter; 1% on meeting Natalia... that whole lovely scene where Tear gets called a "servant girl" and suffers through a few other insults from various people. Let's just say it didn't go very well. But hey, at least Suzanne was nice. 16% total. 2% left from Halloween.))
nightcrossed: (Proud Maid)
I wonder if that's why I took to waitressing so easily. At the time, I didn't think much of it, but it seemed almost natural, as if I had held a similar job once before.

The customers would often watch me... Does a servant possess the air of a servant? I guess I am rather plain, now that I think of it.

[Private; moderately hackable except for strike-throughs.]
In any case, it would explain a few things. Why else would I remember the layout of Baticul Castle so well? The soaring ceilings of the throne room and entryway... There was a library with a large globe and a stairway leading to the upper shelves of a large bookcase; the walls were lined with family portraits. The princess's room had soft couches, and a silver tea service. There was a teddy bear, too. It was incredibly fancy and expensive-looking... I recall that there was an occasion where one of the maids lost the king's seal. I went looking for it, and a cute cat brought it to me in the library.

...There must be a reasonable explanation.
[/Private.]

Even taking all of that into account, I can't imagine why I... even after what happened...

Anyway. I apologize if there's anyone who misses me at Cafe Demois. I recently applied to be one of the town's patrolmen. If something's troubling you, or you witness anything suspicious, please inform one of us. We're here to help, after all.

((OOC: Tear remembers the Proud Maid sidequest and as a result has come to the conclusion that she was actually employed as one of the castle maids. Ouch. Sure the outfit's lovely, and she knows her way around Baticul Castle well enough, but... she didn't ask for this. Last 1% from Oktoberfest spent on the Proud Maid sidequest. If anyone can see game stats, it's her current title. 14% total, 3% remaining from Halloween.))
nightcrossed: (Innocent)
So Misa-Misa was right in the end.

It would seem my family originally came from the Island of Hod. "Grants" is the last name belonging to Governor Teodoro who took us in. Van and I were are apparently the only surviving members of House Fende, which-- No. I feel certain they're known for something, but I can't pinpoint just what that something is.

And also...

[Tear starts doing some math in the margins of her journal, something to do with Ifritday, Lorelei-Decan 1, ND 2001*. It probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense, given Auldrant's unique calendar system, but once she's done, she's got a date circled that actually does - December 2nd**.]

If my calculations are correct, I should be around 16... Well, that's assuming my last memory was recent. I don't think it could have happened terribly long ago, but I can't be completely sure.

[Private; unhackable.]
Was it all revenge for Hod? Perhaps I never understood, and I certainly don't understand it now...
Van, why did you have to go to such extremes?

((OOC: 1% going to what Van has told her about their origins and Hod. Throwing her birthday in, too. 13% total. 1% remaining from Oktoberfest.))

Footnotes:
*I have also seen it listed as 2002. I'm not sure which is accurate, as there are a few errors in the calendar anyway. Suffice it to say Tear's calculated that she's somewhere around 16 years old based on what she has remembered, although her actual age is closer to 19 since she's taken from the end of the game.
**Based off this thread.
nightcrossed: (Melancholy)
[For all technical purposes, Tear has made herself scarce. She is taking the rest of the week off from work and has informed no one about it save the manager. That doesn't mean she's impossible to find, however. Rather predictably she is sitting near her flower garden at the Hakurei Shrine, rolling an apple between her palms that she snagged from breakfast this morning and hasn't taken the first bite of. There's a lot for her to mull over, and she can't do that unless she has some time to herself. Auldrant has never seemed so far away, but she has no idea where to go from here, and she still has so very many unanswered questions.]

Van...

[OOC: Cherry's mean, but I need to get some of this heavy crap out of the way at some point. 1% on Absorption Gate, mainly concerned with dialogue; the battle itself; and Van, like all good Disney villains, falling to his "demise". AND THAT VAN SRSLY PLAYS HIS OWN BGM ON THE ORGAN. We'll worry about the other cast members and all the technical Sephiroth (not that Sephiroth) stuff at another time, so assume she doesn't know anything about lowering the land or where the heck all this drama is taking place. That makes 12% with 2% left. She'll go back to work next Monday.]
nightcrossed: (Waking)
[Tear had just recently discovered something she hated even more than ghosts: alcohol.
If the hangover didn't kill her now, the not remembering exactly what she had been doing during that too-long period of time would. She thought she remembered a few things, but none of it was incredibly comforting. Maybe no one else would remember either. She could certainly pretend that she didn't just fine. But as for the other parties in question...

But that didn't matter. She was hungover, and she had work today. Luckily, there were breaks, and as soon as she could, she sank down into a chair looking much like a wilting flower. The sun was too bright, customers all seemed to be shouting at her, and she felt exhausted and sick because she hadn't slept for more than a few hours. She had never been more grateful for a steaming cup of NORMAL tea. The idea of sitting like this for the rest of the day was far too tempting. Not that she would; the cafe was short-handed again; as soon as break time was over, she'd be back on her feet.]


Wait...

[Tear dug around in her apron and produced her journal and a pen and began writing down something as she remembered it. This bold part is about the equivalent of a public journal entry.]

ND2000. In Kimlasca shall be born the scion of Lorelei's power. He will be of royal blood with hair of red. He shall be called "The Light of the Sacred Flame" and he will lead Kimlasca-Lanvaldear to new prosperity.

ND2018. The young scion of Lorelei's power shall bring his people to the miner's city. There


[Stops writing. This is not helping her headache very much at all.]

...that's it?

[OOC: We now return to your regularly scheduled Tear. 1% on Tear's rank under Grand Maestro Mohs and her mission to find the Seventh Fonstone, 1% on her reading the Sixth Fonstone in Baticul. Essentially she now has some idea of what the Score is. 11% total used, 3% remaining from Oktoberfest.]
nightcrossed: (Emo)
[After an amazing few days of feline misadventures and fashion disasters, we have a Tear who is once again normal, but likely in need of psychiatric help. The shrine is missing one of its miko costumes - it was needed in a sudden emergency (ie. Tear transforming back at the end of the event and what she was wearing at the time disappearing completely along with her kitty ears), but don't worry, Fay. Tear will wash it, hang it out to dry, and bring it back in proper order!

Currently, Tear is curled up in the shade of a large tree, being too exhausted to do much of anything, although she did force herself to go to work just because it's her duty. In case you were wondering? Last week didn't happen. If you ask her about it, she will do her best to pretend it never happened unless you push her too hard. Then, well... That might not be a wise move, folks.]


The champions' chariots are shining brightly...

...

...the singing voices of the Gods...


((OOC: For ability regains - 1% goes to recipes. They are a Tales staple. 1% goes to the sixth fonic hymn (Grand Cross) which is an attack spell that makes a giant cross of light appear above an opponent and then it does damage. Naturally Cherry wants to be confusing and not go in order. Actually she just wanted an arte that does damage rather than another support spell. 9% total.))
nightcrossed: (Ignore You/Hairswish)
[Private; unhackable]
So, I was right. On the one hand I'm not terribly surprised that I had met him before, but, on the other I find it a little hard to believe that a person could change so much. I guess it's possible over time if given strong motives, but if a considerable amount of time has passed since then (and it must have been a while ago, a change like that doesn't occur overnight), it may already be too late for me to stop Van. I really don't even want to consider that, but if someone from the Outer Lands is still alive, then... I really don't know. There isn't much use in speculating without more conclusive information. I'll have to wait.

I suppose there are other ways of looking at it, though. For instance, at least I made it to the Outer Lands. Van was always against me going there. I'm not really sure why, but he was adamant about me staying in Yulia City. He didn't even want me to attend training school in Daath, come to think of it.

Still, I did promise to return Luke to Baticul. Even if it's not my fault that he ended up in Memento Eden, it's still my responsibility to get him back home.
[/Private]

[Filtered to Fay; hackable by others]
Fay, could I have a word with you? It has to do with what we were discussing at the shrine a few weeks ago. There's no rush.
[/Filter]

It seems like the island kept its promise about returning memories to those who attended the Tanabata ball. Somehow, I feel a little relieved...

((OOC: 1% on Tataroo Valley (part one), excluding anything related to her missing item. 7% total regain. I'm assuming it's okay for me to go ahead and post this, right?))
nightcrossed: (teen!Determined)
Where am I? This isn't Daath, I'm certain of it. Why am I suddenly somewhere else? I was staying at the inn, I just asked Commander Cantabile to assign me under the Grand Maestro yesterday...

[Fourteen-year-old Tear is standing near the treeline, her staff close at hand. Her hair is about half its usual length and her bangs, though untidy, do not obscure her right eye as they normally do; her voice is pitched higher than usual. She's also flat-chested. Yes, she's completely flat. (Excuse the inconsistencies in some of the icons I'll be using.) Otherwise please note that she is a bit of a stubborn brat like this. ]

....

This won't do. I have to find a way to stop Van get back to Daath. I don't understand how I got lost, but Commander Cantabile and Major Legretta will scold me if they find out.

[She looks around, suspects she hears something, and readies one of her daggers just in case.]

...
....
...who's there? Show yourself!

...
.....
A monster?

[It's one of the unfortunate bears of Memento Eden, actually. She takes a fighting stance.]

-------------------------

((OOC: Here we go. 1% on her training with Legretta: basic knowledge of controlling her fonons, pre-game fighting skills, and First Aid (alt. is Meditation in a water or dark FOF), 1% on the first Fonic Hymn (Nightmare), 1% on overhearing Van and Legretta's suspicious conversation and then confronting Van. This completes my 5% for this event. After the event she will forget everything regarding Grand Maestro Mohs, Cantabile, fomicry, the Score, the Seven Fonstones, Yulia, Lorelei, and any of that sort of thing. She will also not remember specifics in regards to Legretta.

Here's how Nightmare will work (if this is okay):
+ If successful, normal people (those who do not battle) and monsters/animals will be put to sleep.
+ If successful, fighters/mages/etc will have difficulty moving (I figure they will be strong enough to resist falling asleep).
+ A strong warrior can break through the spell or possibly not be affected at all, even if it's successful.
+ You all decide if it's successful or not, and for how long, since you know your characters better than I do.
+ For those where elemental attributes count, it's Dark.))

[Hymn #9]

Mar. 21st, 2009 09:16 pm
nightcrossed: (Memory)
Thank goodness the weather is finally warming back up. I don't think I could have endured much more of it.

Anyway, I finally managed to remember something today. That sounds kind of pathetic, doesn't it?

I remembered my brother, Van. I get the impression that he was very dear to me when I was a child, almost like a father. He used to sing to me, I think, but I can't recall the melody.

All of that must have been a long time ago.

Why can't I remember anything more recent? Did something happen?

[1% memory gain from the poetry contest; she remembers Van only as she knew him as a child, she has no idea about his plans for destroying the Outer Lands, etc, etc. Just very basic stuff about him. 1% total. (Hope that's alright.)]

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