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] 2010-03-11 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.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Good. Then I'll give you a general run-down.

Somarium. Population, approximately 300 -- nobody's counting. The village is called Espoir and the city is called Somni. This device is called a Dreamberry -- it's your primary form of communication. It also broadcasts your dreams.

Any questions?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Only if his assistant, Tromell, could be this informative.] Only one question and this question lies upon the Dreamberry itself.

How can a machina such as this be able to broadcast dreams?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 04:28 am (UTC)(link)

Beats us how it actually works. What is known is that it's completely involuntary, and it happens whether we want it to or not. They say dream energy is what fuels this realm, so it works out well. There's something called a 'filter' installed into this device, though, which can help you hide some of your dreams from certain people. But otherwise, all dreams are fair game.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Dream energy? Illusions and reality are known to be a duality but how can a realm that consist of dreams seem so real?

I suspect that magic plays a role here.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
You suspect correctly. We still don't know what manner of magic it's supposed to be, though. It's what I'm researching for, among other things.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Then I certainly hope your research proves to be fruitful, Lady Mordio. Are there others working as arduously as you?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
First of all, drop the 'Lady'. Second of all, don't call me by my last name. It's just 'Rita', got it?

And lastly? ... Probably. I rarely keep in contact with them, so unless they have some kind of a breath-through, we don't keep in touch.

Are you a scholar?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
It seems you take offense to politeness. Oh well, 'Rita' it is.

Ah, I see. You are the kind of person who enjoys working alone.

I suppose you could say that. A Maester of Yevon would have to be a scholar of some sort in order to guide others.

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
That goes without saying.

You keep on mentioning the word 'Yevon'. What does it mean, exactly?

[identity profile] 2010-03-11 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yevon is the predominant religion of my world of Spira, a faith that follows the teachers of it's creator, Yu Yevon. The beliefs would be quite complex for an outsider such as yourself to understand but this faith does focus upon the Aeons I spoke of.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
I see. I've never been much of a subscriber to religion, so I can safely say that I don't particularly care. But these Aeons sound like they're worth looking into.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Careful. People from my world would quickly shun you as a heretic for such brash words against Yevon's teachings. Perhaps you are an Al-Bhed in spirit if nothing more.

The Aeons are wondrous creatures, beings of unfathomable powers. As I said before, I will keep you updated in this endeavor but until then, be at peace.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
I've been called worse.

I'll appreciate that. A tip, then. Nearing the end of the month, something big might happen. It's been a recurring pattern now, so we might as well watch for it.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
A recurring pattern of what exactly? Chaos, I suppose.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds about right. Chaos. Monsters, maybe. They like changing it up on us, so I wouldn't be surprised if it rained ducks.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
I welcome the challenge they bring.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed I am. Why shouldn't I be? You seem to think of yourself so highly as well.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
I think highly of myself because I know I have the skills to back it up. Judging from your tone, you do to. In all honesty, it's refreshing.

[identity profile] 2010-03-12 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Judge for yourself whenever the opportunity arises, you won't be disappointed.

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