sinsrequiem: (a contemplative thought)
Maester Seymour Guado ([personal profile] sinsrequiem) wrote2010-03-10 03:35 pm

❧ First Dream

[Flickering in and out with static marring the picture, the feed begins rather abruptly blinking from black to the drab hues of various grays and browns. Standing before what appears to be a murky mote, the camera shifts randomly in direction once it’s owner began to stir. Allowing for the ominous clouds above to be seen upon the video, the camera lowers away from the sky and towards the ruins of what seems to be a temple within the dreary background. The visuals stay like this for a while with only the sound of raindrops pelting against the stone walkway.

Silence seems to be the only company here for this footage along with the sense of dread and foreboding lingering within the air. However, once a quiet voice filters into the audio this nightmarish world of loneliness and despair begins to ebb away into nothingness.

A mirage or is it a distant memory…? I cannot tell but this ‘memory’ should be buried beneath stone.

[Now that he’s clearly awake, Seymour finds himself questioning his own sanity now once realizes he’s no longer within the confines of Macalania Temple. Instead of standing upon the steps leading into the Chamber of the Fayth, he finds himself within and oddly dream-like world with some sort of machina nestled within his hand.]


[ooc: still adjusting to the game, i hope i got this right.]

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Perceptive enough to know you are not a follower of Yevon. Tell me, are you normally this rude?

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not a follower of anything but my own ideals. And I don't think of it as 'rude'. More like, giving the idiots the treatment they deserve.

If that's called 'rude', then yeah, I'm rude.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah. So you are one of the few who believe they are completely devoted to their own ideals. Such a rare malady this is, perhaps you are different than the idiots you snub your nose at or perhaps you just the same as them.

Either way, I care not to waste my time speaking to someone as boorish as you.

Spare me your unnecessary words and merely tell me what I need to know. Where am I?

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[A huff.]

You're the one who's using more words than you need to say something relatively simple. Don't bore me.

But whatever. 'Somarium'. Ever heard of it?

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Even if this girl had the manners of a six-year old, Rita did manage to grab his interest vaguely.] Somarium?

No, I cannot say that I have.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, for not beating around the bush. [/sarcasm. The girl never lets if she can help it.]

And I'm not surprised. None of us have ever heard of it before arrival. But it's where you are right now, and it's where you'll be for the next little while.

Hopefully, you're as thrilled as the rest of us, because the rest of your little vacation isn't gonna be pleasant.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[If what she says is true, then this brief intermission is utterly unwanted since Seymour had better things to do than wallow about within some fantasy world. However, what bothered him the most was being sent here against his will rather than the world itself.]

Is there anyone here in Somarium who acts as the 'leader' of this realm? Perhaps a mock representative of the wayward many who linger here? If so, I desire to speak with them immediately.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[... she's been asked that question a lot lately. A huff.]

... are you outside?

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Currently. I take it that you wish to meet in person.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Not in particular. But I'm just going to ask that you look up, for now.

[Directing his attention to the floating castle.]

That's where the Overlord lives.

[identity profile] 2010-03-10 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[A floating castle in the middle of the sky, how whimsical.] Is that so? I'll be paying this Overlord a visit soon enough.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'm coming along when you do. I've got some questions for her myself.

But to tell you the truth? You're not going to get very far.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
May I ask why? Has others tried to speak with this Overlord in the past only to be turned away in futility?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
That, and the castle's guarded by flying horses.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
...Flying horses? Are they Aeons of some kind?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
You do not hail from Spira, do you? No matter.

Aeons are creatures of formidable power. They don various forms, some in the appearance of a flying behemoths and others in the form of four-legged beasts. These Aeons are the dreams of the Fayth bearing the form of our would-be saviors.

However, only a summoner could wield the power of the Aeons.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
I thought that much was obvious.

... still, though. That's fascinating. And? What does it take to be a summoner? Are you a summoner?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
I was hopeful you were merely a loose-tongued Al Bhed and not a foreigner from another realm.

It would seem that I find myself in a worse predicament than I previously thought.

Yes, I am a summoner and the trials we face vary upon the summoner although our pilgrimage across Spira is a universal burden we carry.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
You hoped incorrectly, then.

And as much as I'd like to hear about your history and all, I don't think this is the time. Rather, I'd like to know if you can still summon here. Have you tried?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
Curt and brief, good qualities to have.

No, I have not tried yet. Is this realm different in the way of such magic?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
One of my 'values'.

Not exactly. As far as I know, whatever magic you used to practice works here. But summoning implies dragging something out from a different 'realm' entirely, or so I understand, at any rate. This world is cut off from all the other realms -- it's a one-way trip, essentially -- but I've never met a summoner before, so I can't get the data I need to confirm it.

But lo and behold, you've arrived.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Lo' and behold, indeed. I am still quite displeased by this phenomenon but I suppose such a truth bears little meaning here.

If I am successful in summoning Anima, am I to report this to you? You have not bothered to introduce yourself and while I do applaud you for shrewdness, I think formalities are necessary now.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Your supposition's correct. And that'd be good. Report back to me if you can use any other kind of magic as well. It'd help my research along, if nothing else.

Sorry, but I don't usually bother with niceties. But I guess I can make an exception this time around.

Rita Mordio, genius mage. You?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Very well. I do not mind aiding you for I am Maester Seymour Guado a man of Yevon.

I am sure some good will come from our brief meeting.

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