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    It is a hot September day as the School of Seven Towers officially opens. The wind blows strong from the North, carrying dirt and crumbled cement dust from the wastelands and long abandoned buildings in that direction. However the high walls of the school protect the green oasis within, and any late arrivals traveling today are likely used to wasteland conditions.

    The towers have been occupied for some time as the different cultures prepared to live there, however now a steady stream of students and faculty head out toward central campus. Some take the black metal Magitek trains connecting the seven towers and the Southern gate to central campus, but they are having some issues with reliability and sending hot embers down on the passengers from time to time, so many are walking.

    On the green at the edge of central campus there are groups of students playing with various balls, disks, and sticks as they try to figure out sports that work for people with so many different kinds of abilities. But most students seem wary of those from other cultures as they shuffle among the buildings.

    Central campus is a flurry of chaotic activity as opposed to any kind of orderly assembly. Faculty are posting sign-up sheets for their classes on the walls of the different buildings, and some are clearly editing them at the last minute, or soliciting students to hear what they might be interested in. Posted everywhere are simple sheets stating “Form teams! Ideally with diverse skills! Group projects will be required!” some add inconsistent details, such as “teams of 4-6” or “fewer than nine” and some call them “study groups” instead of “teams”.

    There are some faculty and students encouraging newcomers to show off their abilities on the central stage, and flashy demonstrations of power or bits of entertainment are happening continually.

    There are a number of arguments going on. A group of Celestials are quite unhappy about some Bushido and Magitek faculty posting combat classes, considering that the school is supposed to exist to prevent combat.

    A Wanderlust class on teaching “Repurposing” is drawing a lot of ire as well, since the point of that is teaching students how to unlearn thoughts and magical abilities from their home cultures in order to embrace new ones. Plenty of adults from the other cultures take that as an affront, and some of the sign ups sheets have been torn down.

    Other classes that are posted include ones dedicated to teaching the abilities taught by the seven different cultures. Also music, art, world history and exploration, philosophy and debate with the last one being featured very prominently.

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    That the School of Seven Towers came into existence at all is a miracle given that different cultures had to work together to build it. While there was some collaboration, for the most part construction was a chaotic blend of uncoordinated efforts. There is no single person who knows the actual layout of the entire campus, much less about the insides of the different buildings.

    The dominating features are the huge circular wall, the seven massive towers that are part of it each spaced about three miles apart from one another, and the aqueduct going into the Therian tower on the Northern end of campus. These structures were built by volunteers from the Celestial culture, and they have a gothic sort of look with arches, high vaulted ceilings, and greyish stone everywhere. They left the towers quite unfinished so the different cultures could complete and furnish them as they saw fit.

    Within the circular wall is the campus green. Most of the planet is a barren wasteland and this area was no exception. Considerable work and biomagic from Therian volunteers went into purifying the water coming from the aqueduct and turning the wasteland into lush fields, patches of flowers, woods, or jungle, alongside small ponds and lakes. The area was quite hilly, and between that and the newly added trees and bushes it is rather hard to see very far in any direction when on the ground.

    At the center of the circle is the central campus. This area was largely worked on by volunteers from the Magitek culture, and contractors from the Pactmaker culture (funded by donations chiefly from the peace seeking Celestials). A basic map of the campus is handed out to all students noting the towers and a number of buildings in central campus including the massive Main Lecture Hall, Administration Building, Challenge Field, the Danger Room, the Gymnasium, the Arena, the Workshop, the Library, and the Dining Hall. In the center is the Platform where small Magitek trains head out to the seven towers and the South gate.

    However it quickly becomes obvious that there are more buildings present in central campus than are listed on the simple map, and there are also structures scattered throughout the campus green that aren't listed on the map.

    For external appearances the Therian tower to the North looks to be covered in moss and ivy with a waterfall cascading down through green layers in order to get filtered before the water radiates out through the campus green in streams and eventually into the plumbing for the rest of the buildings. Clockwise from the Therian tower is the Wanderlust tower. It's largely unfinished, however murals and splashes of color are beginning to cover its surface. Continuing the circle clockwise is the Bushido culture's tower, which has recently taken the appearance of a huge pagoda. Next is the Celestial tower, which retains the gothic look but they have added arrays of statues and stained glass windows. Next is the Magitek culture's tower. It is a hodgepode of contraptions on the outside, with massive cranes and elevators to lift materials to the higher levels. Between the Celestial and Magitek towers is the southern gate, which is closest to the port to the south and is where most newcomers and supplies enter the school. Clockwise from the Magitek tower is the Pactmaker culture's tower, which has largely been covered over by privacy screens or one way glass, and has a "spikey" appearance due to a great many private airship docks being present. Next is the Netherkin tower. It is also relatively unfinished but a mist generally obscures it from view with ghostly forms swirling around it. People are starting to question the wisdom of concentrating Netherkin in a small area.

    Outside the campus to the South is the port, to the North is a settled area where the Therian volunteers have claimed some territory and are in the process of greening and expanding it. To the East and West sides of the campus a shanty town of sort has cropped up. Originally these were the workers that helped constructed the campus. There weren't really meant to stay. But the school still has some jobs, the port is becoming popular for trade, and all the quarrying down by the Celestials to make the school ran into a number of silver and copper veins, leading to miners swiftly staking claims once the Celestials moved on. The town is considered rather seedy and, while students could reach it by going out through the south gate or out through any door or window in their home tower, they are discouraged from doing so. Because the workers in the town have intermixed and are no longer particularly affiliated with any one culture, they are considered suspect by all.

    It is known that there are some cities destroyed by MMGs in the Apacolypse war to the North, but the students aren't encouraged to go there either.

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    OOC: I know there are a lot of terms here that some might not understand but using their English equivalents did not give off the same feeling that I wanted. A quick google search will give you the definition. Also if anyone is interested to know what Katsuya's odori (dance) looks like in real life there's videos available on youtube just search Himesanja.

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    An array of ambrosial blossoms which included white roses, camellias, Arabian jasmines and lavender softly floated on top of the lukewarm onsen. Leaning her head back against the towel which rested on top of the rocks that surrounded the private onsen, Katsuya looked up towards the roof that was richly decorated with scenes of the primordial gods Izanami and Izanagi creating the Oyashima, the Great Eight Islands of Japan, from the desolate and chaotic ocean. Ironically, modern day Earth had once again returned to the state of nature - solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. It has been several years since the Apocalypse War had ended but anything but peace had returned to the lands and tribal like martial law oppressively reigned over. Something that Katsuya vehemently disliked and the reason she had agreed to momentarily leave Gion Kobu and join the experimental School of Seven Towers. Shaking those thoughts off her mind Katsuya slowly raised herself off the hot spring and quickly a Shikomi handed her a towel meanwhile Katsuro awaited in Katsuya's private chambers with one of her favorite kimonos; a tomesode which was crafted by a renowned artisan.

    As Katsuya approached her quarters two Shikomi with their knees bent underneath them bowed before slightly bending over and opening the shoji which revealed a spacious room and a secluded garden decorated in the Washitsu style with wabi-sabi aesthetics. As the sliding doors closed behind her Katsuya allowed the towel to fall to the floor revealing a voluptuous body with a large crouching golden tiger tattoo in her back, a relic of Katsuya's time as a member of the Bushido culture. At this blatant gesture Katsuro who had been patiently waiting for Katsuya began to turn a bright shade of red. Feigning ignorance Katsuya sat down in front of Katsuro making sure that the nape of her neck was clearly visible.

    "G...ggoo..good morning Milady."

    Laughing Katsuya responded, "Your as transparent as spring water Katsuro. You shouldn't have that sort of reaction especially since you are my Spirit Servant which means you and I are essentially the same entity. Not to mention you are also a Geiko's Otokoshi you should be used to such sights by now."

    In a meek voice Katsuro replied, "I...I apologize..."

    "Lighten up Katsuro after all there was no harm done."

    Katsuro bowed slightly towards Katsuya before going into a separate room that was annexed to Katsuya's room and retrieved Katsuya's makeup and accessories. In the meantime Katsuya dressed herself in simple cotton yukata so she could apply her make up without dirtying an expensive kimono. Shortly after Katsuro had arrived with all the items necessary.

    "Thank you Katsuro."

    The first product to be applied on the bare skin was an oil called bintsuke abura which would act as a primer for the Geiko's iconic white foundation, the Oshiroi. Finishing the first step Katsuya grabbed a flat bamboo brush and began attentively applying the white foundation, first at the base of the neck before eventually working her way up to the face. The third step was to remove the excess white foundation with a sponge before applying the finishing touches which includes the bewitchingly red lips that were applied in a way that gave an illusion of a flower bud. Smiling Katsuya looked at herself in the mirror before Katsuro placed a Shimada styled Katsura on her head along with the traditional Kanzashi worn by a Geiko. The concluding step was for Katsuro to dress Katsuya in her formal kimono, a black tomesode whose motifs were chrysanthemums, yellow gingko leaves and pine needles all tied together with a golden obi.

    "Is Katsuru ready? We must not be late for the first day of school."

    "Yes Milady. I have finished helping Katsuru get dressed an hour earlier."

    "Good then summon Katsuru we shall depart very soon."

    Placing his right hand over his chest Katsuro bowed before disappearing into thin air,"Yes Milady!"

    By the time all three of them Katsuya, Katsuru, and Katsuro assembled in the Grand Hall of Gion Kobu the sun was high above them. Slightly smiling Katsuya extended her hand and Katsuro handed both Katsuya and Katsuru their respective Suzu, sacred handheld clustered bells used in ceremonial Shinto dances.

    "Can you do it Katsuru? This time try matching the same level of spiritual energy."

    Nodding Katsuru began to simultaneously release her spiritual energy along with Katsuya. Assuming their positions side by side with their knees bent underneath them, heads lowered and hands neatly in front of them along with their suzu; the odori Himesanja was initiated. A quadrivial of spectral beings each splendidly dressed in a Maiko's full regalia slowly materialized flanking both sides of Katsuya and Katsuru. In perfect harmony each Geiko executed their parts naturally as if it were breathing. With each delicate flick of the suzu and precise steps, a large kamon appeared in the floor in the form of three kikuzakura blossoms. Stepping within the boundaries of Himesanja Katsuya, Katsuru and Katsuro were instantaneously transported to within the school grounds.

    Upon arriving the three of them were greeted by a waft of irking humid air nauseatingly mixed with various unpleasant odors. A typical setting for a September day in the wastelands where the School of Seven Towers was built. Showing the adequate poise for a Geiko both Katsuya and Katsuru opened their paper parasols and graciously continued to walk in the school grounds among the other students. Although the same could not be said for Katsuro who for the first time had stepped outside of Gion's pristine and protective barrier.

    "You may go now Katsuro. I know that stepping outside of Gion for the first time can be quite an experience. You have served me quite well today."

    Bowing in a ninety degree angle Katsuro disappeared into thin air and presumably returned to Katsuya's private quarters in Gion Kobu. As both Geikos continued to walk towards the center of the school Katsuya noticed an unlikely scene - a meadow in the middle of the wastelands filled with a flourishing flora that encompassed several greenhouses, flower beds and a large pond.

    Katsuya murmured to herself, "Perhaps this will be little bit more tolerable than I thought."

    After a few moments of walking Katsuya and Katsuru arrived in what it seemed to be the main grounds for the School of Seven Towers and where the majority of students seemed to be gathered. Also the yard seemed to be plastered with makeshift sign in sheets of classes that had no structure whatsoever.

    "This is rather disheartening considering the revolutionary ideologies this school was supposed to represent."

    "Let's wait before we make any harsh judgments Katsuru."

    Looking at the wild assortments of different advertisements for classes Katsuya could not help but wonder how all of this chaos would eventually restore the equilibrium that was starkly absent for the past several years.

    "Well for now lets just join the debate class as it seems to be the most useful among the classes available. Shall we Katsuru?"

    With this Katsuya took the pen which had been dangling from a string attached to the bulletin board and signed their names in the sign in sheet.
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    For the longest part of an hour he had been sat somewhere in ... well, signs everywhere dictated it to be the 'central campus' of the school, but since he had actually gotten there it had been more a minefield of chaos and shouting than it had been a school campus. Unlike a lot of people, he had unceremoniously gotten bored and irritated with the amount of shouting and arguing and discussing and instead of attempting to find what classes he was supposed to take - or indeed what classes to take at all, for there seemed to be no real order - he had instead opted to sit and wait it out until it died down, or until he overheard something that caught his eye. It didn't show any signs of doing that, at all.

    Plenty of people had given him confused, concerned or curious stares that morning - not since he had parked his backside on a low, stone wall, but since people had discovered he was there. He had kept a decidedly low profile since arriving about a week before and few people outside of the Therian tower - and less than you'd expect within it - had seen him let alone spoken to him. Nobody had really attempted to speak to him since he'd shown up, either - and perhaps more than a few people were a bit irked that he had opted to head into the campus center neither by the admittedly-shoddy train service or by walking, but by using the little technological wonder he'd acquired in years gone past to make his own way in.

    He didn't care if people thought he was weird, whether his Hoverboard was 'stolen' or whatnot. It was his, and he used it as he damn well pleased.

    Well, isn't this peachy. So much for a school ... doesn't even look like these tutors have any ball of a clue what to do here.

    He breathed in and sighed out; a low, indistinguishable huff. He was bored at this point of simply hanging around doing nothing and it nagged at the back of his head that if he waited too long, some of the classes that might be good might have been taken down or ended up full. It didn't look like the madness was going to die down, either. Maybe it was better he sign up for something, get some sort of timetable and mosey on back to his quarters where he knew it'd be quieter. The Therian side of the campus seemed to be left well-alone by most.

    Shi'ran - as was his given name - mulled over this for a moment, was distracted by someone shouting about being whacked by a stick, mulled a bit more. He gave up, pulled himself up off of the wall and tucked his mechanical-magic apparatus under one arm as to carry it with him. With some small begrudging resolution he started on the whole task of finding some reason to be at the school.

    Obvious to him - at least one reason he was there was ... well, he knew better than to ask. He figured it would be frowned upon and it wasn't like he needed his first real day to go downhill from the get-go. Maybe there was something else he could do, too. Martial arts? Swordplay? Any sort of magic technique? Keeping to himself he wandered the main set of buildings, trying to make sense of what was being offered. He came across a half-dozen adults causing a scene outside of one over something called "Repurposing", and quickly went another way to avoid getting into the crossfire.

    Eventually, he came across a sign-up board and a tutor for some sort of exploration class. This, unsurprisingly, immediately piqued his interest and he inquired into what exactly the exploration entailed.

    "I'd wager as much as we can get away with." The tutor explained; the exploration class seemed relatively popular for some reason. "We'd be looking at trips beyond the school walls, exploring the further reaches. Could be some journeys to some old ruins, or some cities that are left behind from before the War. Can't guarantee it will be safe though, so bear that in mind if you're interested."

    The tutor seemed quietly confident that Shi'ran - an unusual-looking character - wouldn't be too off-put by the threat of 'danger' ... and in the end it seemed that way, for after a small period of deliberation he'd nod and quietly add his name to the sign-up list. It was a start, at least ... maybe there'd be something else that would catch his eye.
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    "So to close out today's class, I'll leave you with the task of looking about you to try and discover your own improvements. Find those common items we use day to day and see what you can come up with. Perhaps one of you will discover the next great invention much like Zig Antares. Hopefully not in the same way however, because I prefer my students to not have to save their own lives when caught in an acid rain storm." Laughter bubbled up from those students who were still paying attention. The others had already tuned out the closing remarks as they chatted amongst themselves and planned the rest of their day. "Dismissed!" Sefton announced right as a tone sounded across the entire campus, signaling an end to the period and Sefton's first day of the new school year.

    Professor Sefton Senachall had a good smattering of races in his class. Mostly Magitech city citizens and Therians (both with and without collars). The rest were a mix of Pactmaker, Bushido, Wanderlust and one Celestial as well! Professor Sefton taught a number of courses at the School and seemed to be well liked by most of the student body. Many saw him as still being a student himself since he was always pouring over some old book or new trinket. The demonstrations of some of these trinkets were what attracted many students to his courses in the first place. Today's demonstration had been on one of the inventions of the aforementioned Zig. Zig had been out looking for an area to open a new mine when it began to rain acid. Pollution and strong magical residue still remained throughout the world thanks to the Great War. Highly acidic rain became a rarer form of these side effects.

    With little options of cover available, Zig was able to slap together a small magical forcefield emitter that protected him from the worst of the storm. The pelting rain wore away at the battery before too long and so Zig ended up with a very holey outfit and pack upon his return. Not to mention the small chemical burns all over his body. Sefton chuckled as he remembered how patchy and singed Zig's beard had still looked when Sefton had the opportunity to meet him.

    "Ysar says you have a letter from those Wanderlust singers we met last Spring." said a gruff voice coming from no visible source in the classroom. "Excellent", Sefton responded without opening his mouth, "I'm rather touched they took the time to respond to my message." Sefton grabbed his band and exited his classroom, turning left down the hallway as the door closed behind him. A gray Schnauzer of much larger than usual size fell into step with Sefton as he hurried to the exit. Shar had been Sefton's Familiar for many many ears and though he didn't particularly enjoy being the look-out for tardy students he could always look forward to Sefton's payment. As their Contract demanded of him, Sefton would always provide Shar with bones and Sefton had taken to doing so at the end of each school day.

    Fishing a handful from his pocket, Sefton casually tossed a number of small bones to the dog at his side. Shar quickly and easily snapped them up as if they were tender morsels of meat. "MOLE BONES?!" Shar barked, growling up at Sefton, "You've gotten lazy you ashy busybody. Where are the rabbit and chicken bones? Or better yet a deer?! Something with more marrow than a mole!" "You're lucky I'm not working through my surplus of sparrow. Would hollow bird bones be more to your taste?" Sefton jabbed playfully at his companion. The pair descended a flight of stairs and exited the building out onto the School's central campus. Many students went to and fro looking at signs and speaking with representatives of organizations, study groups and other loosely affiliated "teams". Sefton waved to a few of the older students as he and Shar headed towards the Pactmaker Tower.

    "You wouldn't dare!" Shar finally managed to sputter out in rage and exasperation, "All those years I've run messages, scouted rooms, intimidated tavern Informants and even watched out for you while your nose was buried in some book for so long that you'd forgotten to eat or sleep. To offer such paltry payment when..." "Yes yes yes, enough!" Sefton interjected before Shar had worked himself into a lather. "There's a large leg bone from a lamb waiting back at home in the Tower, IF you start acting the part of a Pactmaker's Familiar." The pair reached the base of the tower and started inside. Shocked at both the idea of such a bone and how easily Sefton returned his rebuke, Shar couldn't help but laugh at how they had grown together. The entrance room to the Pactmaker Tower was rather lavish, with large plush couches scattered about the entrance in tight packed groupings for meetings. Gold leaf, well painted portraits of the Pactmaker Tower's funders and marble statuary dominated the view everywhere. A large bank of lifts stood sentry on the far wall to take the students, teachers and distinguished guests up to their rooms. The pair strode through as Shar chuckled and said, "Careful there you grainy washout. I'll still give those ankles of yours a bite."
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    Juggernaut was just returning from the explorations tutor office. Shi had a keen interest with history and wanted to explore areas. Shi was Well Known to those on campus, and most liked hir almost instantly. Shi was easy to be around, and easy to chat with. Shi made others in a cheerful mood even if they were just Grouchy one second before coming near the area shi was in. Shi enjoyed socializing with others, and often was found talking with the teachers, and other students when something was bothering them or if the group was trying to learn something. Shi was becoming pretty much well rounded in knowledge since shi joined a long time ago as a teacher's aide for a few.Upon meeting those teachers they instantly wanted hir to be their aide, and asked permission to have hir fulfill those roles. Even though shi was considered a student in some classes. So Juggernaut was always eager to expanded hir knowledge deeper on things of hir interest or of something was important. Those shi couldn't really help shi pointed and directed them to the ones who could on what shi knew.

    Shi had signed up for multiple classes. The exploration class, the history class, and a couple others. The practice of sportsmanship such fencing and other martial arts. Shi was a aide instructor in that field at times on the ones shi knew.

    Shi likes to learn and help others who weren't as fast as shi was. Shi would help some others at times in exchange on some things if shi could get some deeper understanding, or tutoring with certain problems shi had in some classes. A lot of students looked up to hir as a friend and enjoyed being around hir, also learning from hir on what shi knew.

    Hir dorm area was HUGE, and one of the biggest dorms on campus considering there was other chakats and anthros living in the dorm and had to get by each other on a day to day bases. Shi made hir room like a Japanese home bedroom. With hir sword and dagger on a pedestal in the center back near the two windows, which were letting the sun come in at the moment. Shi is the Head for hir dorm, and is considered responsible for any problems and, solving any issues that may arise there.

    Shi was returning to hir dorm area when shi got shoved into a Fellow bushido student Mizuki Senshi"Hey. Watch where your going!" Shi called after a more ruffian student."To Heck with you furball !!!!"
    Turning hir attention back to Mizuki Senshi," Sorry about that miss. Hows your day been so far? Finding your way around ok?" Juggernaut asked as shi extended a hand to pull Mizuki Senshi up to her feet. Just as shi was about to be help Mizuki with any questions, one of the teachers asked hir to come with him. He brought hir to the area where the student council president area was. Shi was introduced to all the council members there, and was asked by the Head of Security to be a Disciplinary Committee Member. Shi accepted the role only to keep things in order, and to help those who needed it. Shi got the armband attached to hir uniform on the appropriately required arm.
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    [[OOC: Alright! Glad to start! I tried to flesh out the Netherkin tower, I hope I did ok. Also I apologize if this is hard/annoying to read. It's been a while since I've done any writing]]




    Spirits swirled and moaned with whispers and cries, letting all know the sun was up. Netherkin, Xexiam included, heard their whispers and acknowledged their cries. Many others possibly heard the loud moans of the spirits. The chamber Xexiam resided in was musty and dreary, resembling an old gothic layout. The architecture, of Xexiam's section of the tower, was based off the Celestial but with more macabre and grim tones about it. Books were stacked on one side of the room, near a wooden desk. The rest of the room was barren except for a bed and a closet. When physical feeling becomes numb and the idea of living life becomes a blurred line, the concept of luxury seems trivial.

    The chamber lacked any windows, a theme common throughout the Netherkin Tower. While the spirits and mist provided a well enough barrier against the sun, some rays do manage to penetrate through. Instead of sunlight, the parts of the tower that are illuminated are done so by chandeliers, candelabras, and various other candle holders. Yet a good portion of the tower is left in darkness. Many prefer it that way. The most illuminated room is what many have come to call the 'shadow walk room'. The room is awkward in its design. There are a lot of edges in the room; pillars, turns in the bizarre shape of the room, and just from corners of the actual room. Candles are strategically placed all around to create large and dark shadows. The words 'most illuminated' are used only because this room has the highest concentration of candles about the entire tower. As its name implies, many use it to shadow walk about the school, and some teleport back to this chamber

    Xexiam paced in his chamber, reflecting on it being the first day of school. He would have to go to the main grounds, which meant dealing with the sun. Also he would have to deal with various students trying to socialize with him. He stopped in his pacing and stood still. Fixating his gaze on a single point on the floor. He stood there doing this for what seemed an eternity before shaking his head in false realization. He turned toward Mr. Bones, his skeleton companion, who sat on the floor against the wall. Xexiam would have to leave him there, it was pointless to bring him along.


    Taking his time, he walked his way toward the 'Shadow Walk Room'. He kept his gaze forward, and quickly glanced over to other Netherkin. As he entered the room, various other students were using the shadows to teleport, assumably to the central campus. Xexiam was about to do the same. He gazed into the shadow,--the abyss--and he could feel it gaze right back. He reached out his hand and stepped forward. Darkness enveloped him and soon he could feel the bizarre sensation of the shadow walk. Cold, tugging, stretching, pushing, all of it at the same time for just a brief second. His exit was outside, where the campus hid the sun. Few students were here, as it was the opposite location of sign ups.

    Xexiam gave a shurg and pulled up the hood of his upper robe. He walked around the campus to where everyone was. He gave a phony smile as he pushed into the crowds. People would take a moment to stare at him, and he wouldn't pay any heed to them. He heard arguments of repurposing and the point of this school. While tempting to join in, just for the sake of inciting something, he refused.

    Xexiam signed up for a philosophy class, music class. He saw a woman dressed in a formal kimono; the color scheme immediately getting his attention. She was signing up for a class, and when Xexiam moved in closer, the title read 'debate'. He waited for her to finish before grabbing the pen and turning to her, “Debate class...now that could be interesting. Many people get angry when their ideas or arguments are questioned.”

    His voice was calm, but it seemed to lack...something. As if something wasn't there when he spoke.
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    Hiro approached the center of the campus, with a note in hand, and with specific instructions written on them. He is to meet up in a Bushido class for further instructions.

    (Hiro) “That’s it, huh? Just go to a Bushido class for further instructions?”

    The instructions were vague, but he wasn't ready to question them yet. For now, he made his way to the Bushido tower for further instructions.

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    In a middle of a chaotic area, there were students amassing the central area of the campus. Today is the very first day of the school and Mizuki can feel the high spirited energy around her of all of the students that are attending the school. Although she has been around other trainees during her training, this is her first time that she will be exposed to the public. As she knows, many others have various opinions on other cultures so although she will get either compliments or criticism, she will have to put up with them from time to time.

    (Mizuki) “Now about those instructions.”

    Mizuki made her way over to the Bushido tower to wait for further instructions until she was knocked down by another student and fellow Thearian, Juggernaut.

    (Juggernaut) "Sorry about that miss. Hows your day been so far? Finding your way around ok?"
    (Mizuki) "Yes, I'm okay, I'm find this place lovely so far."

    Just as the conversation started, it ended quickly when Juggernaut was called by a teacher to escort her. Mizuki dusted herself off and decided to go walk around the tower until classes started.

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    Mami was just outside the Bushido tower as she was communicating with her guardian spirit dragon. The dragon said that she was to meet inside the tower for further instructions by the Bushido culture. There was no point in doing anything at the moment so she made her way quietly into the tower.
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    Juggernaut returned back to where shi was going before and met up with the other students for the Bushido class.

    "AHEM!!! HELLO! I will be your instructor for this class, and the foreseeable future. I have already got some aides here who can help you when you need help with something. In Fact one is here now. Shi is a fellow student among you. Please welcome my students, your fellow bushido, and an Disciplinary Committee Member, Juggernaut."

    Juggernaut now slightly embarrassed made hir way forward through the crowd as they let hir get through with awe at who shi was. Hir armband gleamed brightly. When up on stage shi took a drill instructor pose with friendly but piercing eyes addressed the class. "Hello. My name is Juggernaut. I am like yourselves a student here to learn and to develop relationships with the other cultures, and to learn of our world more. I am willing to help out those who need it be Bushido or some other form of problem. Those I can't I will direct you to ones who's better suited for the job than I am. I hope we can all get along, and learn from one another, and become friends." Juggernaut bowed to the class, before raising her head back up looking to the rest, and those outside the area.
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    OOC: Tetsano checking in~

    IC:
    Dust rolled along winds from the wastes outside the walls of the institution. Sunlight observed the landscape with it's immense pulchritude, ever unforgiving of a land scarred by it's own people. A mirage beyond the dusty veil in the shape of a white specter with platinum eyes continued it's stride towards the walls. At last the journey of a wayward soul would finally reach it's ultimate conclusion. The end of a previous life in favor of the new. Each step like the gentle force of nature pushing dirt ever so gently, the figure approached the main gate with a gaze of intrigue, surprise and perhaps a tiny sliver of confidence.

    Walking through the Gothic arches this platinum specter adorned in white leathers, plates and silks to match his short hair- became part of the symbiotic whole. A school could not exist without students, a role that was both a challenge and a resource. The tools one could learn here reach further than the seemingly narrow purview of traditional practices of cultures. Just a few more minutes of walking would bring him, the specter with sad eyes, to the edge of this world- where he would leap into the next.

    But not without caution. He was choosing his path now.

    His left hand shifted finger by finger into esoteric shapes and combinations while the arm remained prostrate at his side. As he approached the inner core near the class-list tower, it was as if he was fading away. A true ghost becoming one with the air, whose presence could only be felt on the wind as he carefully moved.

    He reached a point where lift-off would be most practical, and with a few more hand signs, he became a blur lifting into the air over the crowd from his jump. The signs were completed in mid flight, and even though most of the crowd would not have noticed him without effort, it would become obvious to the reader that he was defying gravity to look over the classes. Essentially a spider crawling overhead along the wall of the tower in question- his limbs adhering to the surface while maintaining equilibrium with his body.

    Again those with distinct powers of awareness, or perhaps less fantastic powers like that of observation and mindfulness (paying good attention to surroundings); would see the occasional pen lifting from boards and a name becoming written by phantom forces.

    That name was 'Shisoume Sakurai'. Those with any decent knowledge of the bushido language would interpret it roughly as 'Sad-Eyes the Pale-Blossom'.

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    Martial Arts between Cultures
    Mathmatics, Mathmagicks, and How to Number.
    The Arts of Bushido I (Bushido "required" course, or not really.)
    Languages Between the Cultures
    Magiteck, an Introduction
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    OOC: While I hope you meet each other, I couldn’t resist jumping in a little. Though neither has to be a big thing. In large part it’s a matter of how you want to respond.

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    As the teacher begins the first class of the day, while most students are still milling about central campus deciding what to take, Juggernaut has a brief time before taking hir seat where most of the attention in the class is focused on hir.

    While not mindreading, Juggernaut’s empathic ability allows hir to detect the waves of emotion directed hir way from many of the students. The one thing shi doesn’t seem to do is provoke a mild response.

    Some students are from hir corner of the world. Some are impressed, some want to meet hir, some are perhaps jealous and want to best hir, but there is a certain degree of respect mixed with that.

    Those from places increasingly far away have never heard of hir, and shi gets the impression some don’t even know of the Chakat form. Some are curious. Some think shi’s a freak. Some seem to think someone perhaps raised up a collared Therian to become a teacher’s aid, and that’s what shi is. Some are just confused. Some seem angry or dangerous, though perhaps shi’s just one more new type of person to have to get used to, and they aren’t adapting well.

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    @Ranshiin

    As Shi'ran stands in central campus, he becomes aware of someone coming over to him. She looks to be from the Magitek culture, with her brown hair a bit unkempt, and odd tools and whatnot poking out of the pockets and straps of her long lightweight coat.
    Standing rather lower than Shi'ran she look up to him and puts some sort of device up to her ear. “Whe. Wh… Where did you get that from!” She eventually manages to say, pointing at the hoverboard. “Did you, or one of your fellows hurt someone and take it hmm? Steal it? Perhaps recently?! “

    She then waits for him to answer, leaning the ear with the device held to it a little toward him and puts her other hand into one of her pockets.

    She seems to be alone, but there are a fair number of people in the general area, and she seems to catch the eye of Magitek guys.

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    OOC: Ok I'm going to make a post which interacts with what your telling me Juggernaut's getting on feelings and is going to react to it.

    BIC: Getting all this emotions Juggernaut planned something else, and spoke up. "All who are curious about me maybe come to my dorm area later where I can accommodate you all in for chit chat, and for personal questions. I'll reveal my past history and we can get to know each other and the others on a more personal basis, on friendly terms. Food and drinks included. For those of you who don't know my species come also please. I have the room also for you. Those who feel like I was a collared one raised to be a aide. I was never collared or raised. It just came naturally." Those who want to best me in Bushido I wish you good luck, and I look forward to friendly competition."
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    (OOC: I've finally finished off the intro post, and I'm sorry it's so short, I'm not very good with intro posts)

    Aria had been walking around the central campus trying to get her choices down on paper. After looking through all the different class lists, she chose three classes. Exploration, Music and Foods from Other Cultures. Happy with her choices, she started to skip off to the Therian tower, but she remembered that she promised her dad that she would continue learning how to defend herself. So she quickly ran back to the sign-up sheets (while avoiding bumping into everyone) and signed up for a Martial Arts.

    Happy with her choices, she decided to wander the school, making sure she knew that she wouldn’t get lost. It wasn’t long before she was able to lose herself in a melody she’d heard once a long time ago.

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    Having no more need to loiter around this particular area of the campus (having signed up for the exploration classes), Shi'ran wandered off back around central campus looking for any other classes or courses that interested him and weren't yet completely filled up (or riddled with so many arguments and whatnot that they were going to get pulled down).

    For a while nothing caught his eye, and he did what he could to avoid any meaningless interactions with other students. Glances came occasionally as he stood out to an extent, but nobody approached him and thus he ignored them - that is, until he found something about combat training, where he was finally approached by someone.

    That someone was some strange girl - short, but only because he was so tall - who proceeded to demand to know the origins of his otherwise unusual contraption carried under one arm. His initial reaction was to take a step away from her, and then to move his free arm to secure his Hoverboard; he was immediately suspicious that she might attempt to have it taken away from him.

    "What? So presumptuous! I don't even know anybody here! I've had this since years, and not stolen." He huffed with a frown on his face, appearing thoroughly offended. His arms stayed tight around his contraption for the time being. "Why? What do you want with it?"

    Initially hostile, he quickly backed down a little when it seemed apparent that she didn't intend to relieve him of it - or at least she didn't look like she was going to. She seemed to him to be struggling to speak or hear properly because of what she had held out towards him although he didn't lean towards her or anything. The tone of his voice, initial hostility aside was ... strange, to an extent. There was a slightly inhuman nuance to it because of his appearance and physical alterations over the course of his teenage years. Some people found it threatening, he had been told.

    Nonetheless, having asked -his- question he stayed firmly put and awaited what the strange girl would respond with. He didn't know why she had taken an interest in it.
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    OOC: By the way if you happen to dislike mentions I don't need to use them, I could just use the word "at" to indicate which player(s) I'm referring to. You generally don't have to use a mention for me, since by default I read all the posts.

    By the way for those of you I'm not interacting with, it's either because you seem to have a partner or because I figure there will soon be an exploration class post for you shortly.

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    There is a feeling of surprise from the students, some wondering why Juggernaut would say that. Some perhaps suspecting shi has some sort of telepathy or something, it's hard for Juggernaut to tell that kind of detail with Empathy.

    Sensing a potential distraction, the teacher quickly says "Thank you Juggernaut," smiles briefly, and then he shifts into a deep loud voice and begins "This class will teach you about the Bushido history, culture, our code of honor, as well as some of the important skills Bushi need. There will be some martial arts training in the second half of most classes, though some days may feature an introduction to poetry or one of our other refined arts.

    Sufficiently advanced students may be taught some of the other abilities a Bushi uses to supplement their sword wielding skills. I expect some of you that are already Bushi to spend a portion of this time helping those who are not, though it is vital you continue to hone your skills as well."

    He then moves into the history of the culture. A splash of empathy causes Juggernaut to briefly focus hir sharp vision and then hearing to a group of students a little ways away. They allow hir to just pick up one of them saying to another "If we want to meet her in her room, I suppose we'll have to go to the Therian tower." There is the briefest of laughs, but they're Bushi, and know better to let their teacher catch them not paying attention, even if they've heard this particular bit a hundred time before.

    OOC: Up to you if you want to RP in the class, after the class at your room, and if you want to actually tell people where it is. (You could abstract this. The towers have about 50 floors each, though much of the space is wide open churchlike spaces. Number schemes on floors tends to be decided on by the Bushi there, who tend to be from the same rough area.)

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    @Ranshiin

    The girl only seems to be half paying attention to Shi'ran as he spoke, seeming to fidget with her device. She takes it away from her ear, shakes it a little, smiles at it, and then seems to remember that Shi'ran is there and continues. "Well, Ok, that seems to check out, though perhaps you're just being evasive. Perhaps you didn't steal it but got it as what you might consider spoils of war or something someone didn't need anymore after you or a fellow dispatch them. It's just highly irregular for som, uh, some, someone like you to have such a thing as that thing which someone like you is holding. "

    At that she seems to notice Shi'ran again. And looks up. She looks a little troubled with the looking up. And, keeping one hand in a pocked, she puts away the device she'd held up against her ear, into a pocket and retrieves what seems to be an overlarge set of goggles with various flashing crystals on them. She looks through them at Shi'ran and seems to involuntarily say "Oh my!" and jump just a bit. She quickly puts them away, takes a step back, and starts rummaging through pockets until she locates the device for her ear.

    "Well, uh, someone, holding thhhh the thing, what do you have to say about the thing and the holding by the someone? Hmmm."

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    Without giving hirself away. Shi projected their direction to the teacher, as shi watched for any other would be trouble makers. Shi just smiled to hirself thinking on what expression they would give when the rest who came to hir room would have upon first setting eyes on it. Shi paid attention to the teacher while also doing other things simultaneously. Shi prepared incase shi had to instruct some students on the bushido way. Shi was learning and pinning on becoming a doctor. Shi was going for the highest one shi could get a Ph. D. Shi was excited on showing off hir area shi lived in. It was very amazing. Shi lived on the first floor, and since shi was the head of the dorm shi was given a choice to have any room shi wanted or to have a small one made for hir. Shi rejected the offer since shi needed to be connected to what hir fellow students are dealing with. Shi was in room number 1. Rooms 1-20 were built with taur species in mind. 21 through 35 were mixed species bio's and taurs. 36-50 were strictly anthro's.

    Shi had a pretty nice area. Shi had a little garden with a small pond with a bridge over it going outside hir living room. In hir other area was a space which had hir family's sword and short sword on a pedestal in the center wall area. Shi practiced hir bushido here, and there was enough room for eight chakats to use it without bumping into each other. Rooms one through four were all interconnected with the chakats providing the income equally and sharing the bill expenses. There was a stair way leading upward to a another small cove. First was the study/library area, then the bedroom. Leading past the stairway was the living room and then Bushido practice area. The sword shi had was very dangerous and had a special condition on unsheathing it. First the sword was VERY dangerous. If it scratched the enemy or even the user they would die. Nothing could be done about the poison and no cure has Ever been found fast enough to counteract its .00002 second speed. Next was the condition to unsheathing it. Only hir sire so far has unsheathed the sword in the last one hundred years. The User's will must match the sword's to unsheathe it.

    When they were settled in with their drinks and food shi began. "Thank you all for coming here. As the instructor said earlier my name is Juggernaut. For those of you who don't know my species. We're known as Chakats. Because the titles Mr. or Ms, etc. would be inappropriate, Chakats are usually addressed by their species name followed by their personal name. They get a name some time after birth which reflects their characteristics, physical or personality, which may change anytime up until they reach adulthood. Then they may choose to keep their current name or choose a new adult name, but from then on, the name is permanent. They are very fond of descriptive names and rarely use human-type names. They almost always use just one personal name (not counting nicknames) and they regard themselves as one great family. Lineage is denoted as being the child of two others. For example, I would be formally addressed as: Chakat Juggernaut, child of Furysteel and Windstorm. (Alternatively - daughter of - abbreviated to d/o for written purposes.) The mother is always named first, then the sire. The informal honorific is the word Shir which is pronounced like the French word cher, which means "dear". Thus you would address me as Shir Juggernaut.Chatkats are known as hermaphrodites, meaning We're both male and female at the same time. "

    "The proper pronoun for referring to Chakats is Shi (or Sie, both pronounced Shay), never He or It! Being referred to as an "it", implying a lack of gender or sexuality, is highly offensive to most Chakats. The possessive form of shi is Hir (usually pronounced like Hare, but also sometimes pronounced Heer). However, Chakats are frequently referred to in the feminine gender, which they don't particularly mind. It may only irk them when they are in male phase and trying to attract a female partner. Most who don't know the physiological of the chakat's would say their all female, which normally does not bother them. It might irk them though when their in their male phase looking for a partner. Also chakats can Never! be raped, even if you pin a angry chakat. Chakat's have a special muscle which will only open and allow some one to enter the chatkat, If they willfully allow it. Even if their in heat!"

    "Chakats are not into the slightest form of self-mutilation and so you will never see tattoos, shaved fur or even an ear-ring (clip-ons excepted). They will also avoid surgery whenever possible but are not foolishly blind to the need. Chakats are extremely social. They hate living alone, and when there are several in a household, they tend to sleep together in a communal bedroom, although they do have individual rooms for their personal possessions and for times when they desire privacy, such as when making love to a mate. This strong social interaction is extended to their guests too. All guests are offered a choice of having a private bedroom or a bed companion to snuggle with. This is not an offer of sexual relationships, unless the guest is a person whom they are already intimate with. Chakats, every member of this species has a strong Empathic ability. This enables to detect, share and project emotions. This means that they can easily tell what actions give the most pleasure or satisfaction to the person(s) whom they are interacting with. They make great mediators and very pleasant companions for this reason, and the more subtle aspects of their Talent are useful in fields such as psychiatry. Me however I'm a E6 which to those who doesn't know what this means is tht I go above and beyond what most of my species can do."

    "They weigh a lot more than a human, require more food and plenty of sleep. They hate confined spaces, although a very flexible spine partially compensates for this liability. As mentioned earlier, they cannot tolerate high temperatures for very long. They enjoy water and bathing but drying the fur can be a long and tedious JOB if they are not prepared to drip dry naturally. They must spend a lot of time grooming, although they tend to use this time for socializing with other Chakats. Special furniture and facilities must be produced for their needs. A rug on the floor is fine for a lounge room but their bathroom facilities are more complex. Here is some facial expressions shown by two lovely chakats, and what they mean. If a tail is slowly lashing the air in a arc your treading dangerous waters."

    "My mother was a warrior in the War of the Lake, with her detachment attacking the Amazonian Chakat Tribeat the time.
    Being resilient to poisoning, and having access to bio-magic, the Chakat's had readied a surprise chemical gas attack. Turning the tide of battle in their favor. However their empathy had revealed that my mother was pregnant. So, feeling it wasn't right to kill me, they helped her by turning her into a Chakat.
    My mother was ashamed by hir loss in battle. But didn't commit seppuku because I was growing in hir. Unable to face my sire with hir now altered appearance at first, my mother decided to stayed with the tribe, and allowed hirself and me to be turned into a Chakat as well. My mother came to be known as Fury steel. I had a happy life among the tribe, and none of the children had known any other species at the time except my sire which my mother finally brought with hir after shi had worked up the courage to show him hirself. My family living a new life together chose to keep their last name despite the custom's the tribe had. My sire Chris would in time become known as Windstorm after the transformation, and would eventually adapt and mellowed out and blended into the tribes ways mingling with hir's. So it became a balanced home. For years they've told history lessons, and shown examples of not only art but also the style of bushido. My mother still retains hir pride, and they practice with me, my two sisters and the rest of the other chakat youngster's. However it was now as a way of preparing them for possible future generation attacks, and how to counteract it. Shi also mellowed out a bit each day like hir husband with each day they stayed in the village there. I am the oldest of three daughters. My younger sister Cherry Blossoms is great at writing and arts. Shi is a cream colored chakat with a brown fore paws socks. Flaming red curly hair. My youngest sister Oracle a Goldfur chakat with blue eyes like mine had a cheery blossom kimono and one behind hir left ear, was getting into magical elements. which shi'll soon be in time going to a area to learn hir skills since its a area my parent's can't do. Since I was the most deadly of the bunch, and could keep going at it for hours in the training dojo, I got my name from my mother. The name was not unusual in the sightliest since it did define me so well in the tribe's view. Whether it was training, work,study, or play I used the same level of focus which gave me, my name. "
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    OOC: Before I post I should make sure I understand properly. What tower does Juggernaut live in? The Therian tower would be much as you describe, if you're there than fine. However within the Bushido culture the situation around your characters upbringing is a rare exception. Which can be interesting. The only reason, within the Bushido culture tower, that the other rooms around would be set up for Taurs, mixed species, and anthros were if your character were near the collared Therian servants/subjects. Of course within a class it would be reasonable to have cultures that typically didn't mix do so, as that's much of the idea of the school.

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    OOC: @sunnyside What tower does Juggernaut live in? The Therian tower

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    OOC: Sorry for such a short reply but I am not having much time to write a [email protected]Princess Lemon

    As Katsuya finished signing their names on the roster sheet Katsuru sensed a miasmatic ambience meandering through the schools grounds like a wily succubus attracted by the ambrosial scent that is life energy. Noticing the corrupt aura approaching Katsuru subtly placed her hands on her Tessen, a close combat weapon designed to look like a harmless fan, which was placed in between her houmongi kimono and obi. Noticing this from the corner of her eyes Katsuya placed her hands lightly on top of Katsuru's hands and spoke in an barely audible tone.

    "As a Pactmaker, Katsuru, you have to be able to correctly read the customer and atmosphere."

    Turn in the direction of Xexiam, Katsuya saw a man of lanky stature, ghastly pallid skin like that of what you would see in a cadaver, foreboding umber colored eyes wearing loose fitted in obsidian colored robes. After many years as both a Pactmaker and a Geiko, Katsuya encountered a myriad of distinct individuals and Xexiam wasn't the first to have a uncanny appearance. Thus unfazed by Xexiam, Katsuya turned to him and did a small bow.

    "I apologize for such curt behavior. And people get angry perhaps because it is humanity's innate nature to practice self-preservation. Having your beliefs challenged in which you feverishly believe in is a direct threat to the very fabric of your own world. Although it's really a petty reaction."
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    OOC: It's totally cool, you gave a really good amount. I can't say mine is super long. @Yuuchun
    (If you can't respond due to life things, that's fine. I can assume you would introduce yourself and I can moveon)

    Also hints of mention with @Tetsanosuke

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    Grabbing the pen, Katsuya gave Xexiam a small bow. His eyebrows lifted up and his eyes gave his amusement away. His mouth opened, giving a silent 'ahh', while keeping his smile. Matching her polite gesture, Xexiam gave her a nod. His mouth closed as he listened intently to her response. In her brief speech, his eyes would dart toward between her and her companion, Katsuru.

    “Humanity....such a fun word. Humanity. However...I suppose you do have a point..”

    While speaking he noticed a pen signing one of the sign up sheet, without anyone holding it. In his pause, he narrowed his eyes and gave a scowl in its direction. He felt no phantom. Nothing undead. That's when it clicked. He was in a magic school, people more than likely have the ability to go invisible. He quickly turned back to Katsuya with a cheerful smile. As hallow as it was, it appeared genuine.

    “I do look forward to hearing your ideas and how you present your arguments...uh, m--right! It crossed me that I have no idea who you are. I am Xexiam Nethrull. You and your companion are...”

    He didn't bow, nod, or offer his hand. He simply looked at Katsuya and occasionally Katsuru. Very briefly he would look at the floating pen.

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    OOC: I was hoping things would flow a little differently, but I think I'd better get into this. This is mostly for @Thrasher J @Tetsanosuke @Ranshiin (who is still in conversation with that girl until he extracts himself from it). All are welcome, but some seem into things and I don't want to necessarily interrupt. If you want to come just establish yourself as arriving.

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    The sign up sheet for the exploration class indicted the students were supposed to meet at the Challenge Field. However as the time draws near students arrive using their crude maps of central campus to find that Challenge Field is a huge area.

    It has seven large grandstands a few hundred yards apart in a rough circle, with the gothic style architecture that indicate Celestial work, especially in the half arches that make a roof overhanging the seats. However the metallic gleam of Magitek enhancements such as lighting and what might be sound producing boxes of some sort hanging from the overhangs.

    However what they overlook isn't a field as such. Instead tan colored tarps and tents cover the areas in front of six of the grandstands. The wind is still fairly strong and the material flaps in the wind, occasionally revealing a shape, but it's hard to tell what they're covering.

    The seventh grandstand seems to be looking over a bunch of ancient ruins in a roughly rectangular area about a hundred and fifty meters by a hundred meters. Perhaps one of the ancient cities with its skyscrapers and apartment buildings, now destroyed and with plants starting to poke through the ruins. However students with sharp eyes or other special senses will be able to quickly figure out that it's anything but ancient. The broken bricks and stones have sharp edges instead of being weather worn, the twisted bits of metal have hardly rusted at all, and the plants and vines twisting through the buildings have ties attaching them to the walls, and in some cases are coming out of planters.

    It's at this grandstand that students are starting to gather, standing or sitting among the seats in the front rows near the stairs. There are a number of teachers as well, and they seem to be wandering among the students and forming groups. There aren't a lot of students here, barely two dozen at the moment, though there are other exploration classes during the day.

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    The lift climbed higher and higher within the tower. A combination of systems powered the elevator, both Magic and Steamtech allowed it's riders to reach their destination safely and comfortably. "Some fresh faces this year." Shar commented non-nonchalantly. Sefton voiced a small affirmation as he did his best to unwind during the climb, listening to the gears churn and crank beneath their feet. "Perhaps there could be some of them have new leads." Sefton looked as his companion quizzically, "This is odd coming from you. You hardly ever take an interest in why I'm even still here at the school." Sefton replied. "Aye there isn't much I get to see being your Familiar." Shar said as he stretched himself out and gave a yawn, mirroring Sefton's attempt at relaxation. "I need to keep you driven somehow though. The accident was awful though and is still a mystery, and crime, that needs solving and putting right. Plus whenever you're happy or following a new lead, the better tasting bones are suddenly easier found on your walks." Sefton laughed lightly and playfully scratched behind Shars ears, "Thank you old friend, I didn't know I needed that but it helped a great deal."

    The lift gates opened onto a lobby, much smaller than on the bottom floor, but just as lavish. Sefton lived on a modestly high floor in the Pactmaker tower. The higher up you were indicated how much pull you could produce at any given moment, whether with the Pacts you made or just by force of Character, Charisma and Presence. 25 stories up was a good place for Sefton, half-way up he didn't look like a threat to other more serious Pactmakers and he could be left in peace to go about his business that hardly ever stepped on any toes anyway. Walking out of the lobby and down of the the three hallways that branched outwards towards the floors apartments Sefton headed for his own on the West and South face of the tower. The carpets here were a rich Royal Blue while the walls were a warm cream coloring. This set off the deep greens and light browns of the ivy and other flowering vines that had been magically enchanted to grow along the walls. The Therian enchanters were to be commended, for the plant life did not wither or grow rampant throughout the hallways. The walk back to his own home always did it's part in calming Sefton as he allowed his eyes to follow the twisting of the plants and alight on each blooming flower. It's small flash of color filling him up with warmth and providing silent support on those occasions when a research trip or investigation didn't go very well.

    Coming to his door, Sefton found it opening well before he would have needed to even begin to reach for the handle. "Welcome home Master Sefton." Ysar said as he smiled warmly, Sefton returned the smile and suppressed an urge to try once again to get Ysar to drop the "Master" from his address. Ysars smile was an expression that he wore often while around Sefton, one that had been made soft and warm like leather from constant usage. Ysar wore clothes similar in coloring to Sefton, who was in a deep burgundy vest and tie with black pants, but also were appropriate for his station of aide to Sefton, a long crimson robe with white cuffs and trim that hid his arms from those who may not be too disposed to be polite to Therians. The terms butler, manservant or chauffeur were all titles Sefton disliked using since Ysar was of the same social standing to Sefton, at least in Sefton's own eyes. It mattered not that he was a Therian. While the change of appearance had taken a little getting used to when Ysar had undergone it, Sefton soon came to see Ysar's feathers and birdlike appearance as no stranger than any Netherkins or more transmogrified Therian. "Hello Ysar, good to be home." Sefton said as he and Shar entered the apartment. Immediately Sefton felt what little stress and anxiety he had still been feeling melt away as his eyes gazed upon his collection. Shelves lined every wall and all were filled with oddities, objet d'art and figurines. Tables were also greatly present, dotted along much of the floor like islands, each with their own mound of treasure. Along the far wall were floor to ceiling windows filling the room with orange afternoon light. Dust motes floated about and added their own silence to the surrounding quiet, punctuated only by a the apartment residents footsteps and a few of Sefton's treasures that were perpetually making slight ticks or hums.

    Again before Sefton could even think to burden himself with action or effort, Ysar was beside him with the letter Shar had told him of before. "Thank you again Ysar. I often wonder what you would do with yourself if I ever managed to open the front door before you could." Sefton said jovially as he broke the seal on the letter and unfolded it. "There's not a chance that could happen Sir." Ysar replied as he moved to a glass fronted cabinet tucked away behind the front door and began making Sefton a drink. Chuckling to himself Sefton began to read the letter from a young man who belonged to a group of Wanderlust singer whom he had assisted last year.

    This particular group had formed a singing troupe with some talent that had no trouble in attracting crowds or patronage. Townsfolk practically dropped everything they were doing to listen to them sing when they rolled through their small town. City folk on the other hand weren't able to hear them. With the conflicting cries of several loud vendors, carts laden with loose cargo and braying pack animals as well as the bustle and clamor of other citizens as they went about their daily business, it wasn't surprising that few ever heard them performing when they set up in a square or marketplace. While it was true that there were many parks and quiet areas out along the edges of these cities, at least when they were in areas mostly missed by the Great War. However the further from the center of the city the less foot traffic their was and by extension, the less money to made. Sefton, Shar and Ysar had been leaving the home of a rather wealthy merchant when Sefton laid eyes on the group. Sefton had just made a Pact with the merchant that required Sefton to be at the merchants disposal twice a year to entertain his contacts and family at his estates in exchange for an oddity. The merchant had found it in the very estate he lived when he first bought it out years ago and to this day he knew not whether the object was anything was important or what it did, but Sefton knew. Sefton saw it and immediately needed it for his own collection. He could discern a feeling of use from it, though it may not have been activated for decades. As Sefton and his company were returning to their own lodging Sefton decided to go over and talk to the troupe. Introducing himself to a young tenor named Leopold who was taking in the lack of attention they were garnering as he rested from singing, Sefton struck him up in conversation and learned of their dilemma. Seeing the chance for a second helpful Pact in the same day, Sefton decided to make one with the young Leopold, knowing he would see much more of the world in a much smaller amount of time than Sefton ever could. Closing his eyes Sefton took a deep breath and began the process writing on the air before them, his finger leaving a trail of light from the magic that would bind them together in perpetuity. In exchange for Leopold looking for something Sefton had been searching for for a long time, Sefton would part with an item to help them attract more attention whenever they had the opportunity to perform in a city.

    Sefton drew up the last remaining parts and had Leopold sign his own name in the same space, the boys expression growing shocked as he saw his own finger leaving a light trail and then, with a rush of wind, the Pact was made and sealed. Sefton smiled as he handed over a small figurine. It was made of some pale blue stone with streaks of black throughout and was carved into a near life-like resemblance of an elderly man using an ear trumpet. Its facial features were made to look as if he were desperately listening to someone and trying to make out the words through the acoustics of the trumpet. The 25 yard "bubble" that it produced when warmed, whether through heat generated from the friction of rubbing it or placing it out in the sun, blocked out sound both coming in and leaving out. So while those within could hear them no one outside would hear in and so they'd be forced to see what the gathering crowd was there for. It also allowed those who were simply walking about to pass through and caused no hindrance. Sefton would use it for private meetings when in public venues. Though it was exceptionally useful he had many other items similar to it back at his apartment on campus.

    Now his foresight and kindness was being returned. The contents of the letter clearly had brought a change to Sefton and Ysar saw this as he returned with a glass of fragrant Tralian whiskey. "What is it Master Sefton?" he asked as Sefton took the glass and downed its contents in one gulp. "It's good news, old friend, very very good news. Pack our bags Ysar, I have a party to form!" Sefton replied excitedly as he ran out of the door and back out into the hallway. "Oh I feel it. Yes! This is what I like to see from you you boring old stump!" Shar barked out at Sefton, his tail wagging back and forth in a blur.

    Sefton returned to the central part of the campus and ran for the nearest stone mounted light pole. The central area had many of these lining its paths and walkways. Large cylinders of an orange crystal had been set in larger stone pedestals. At night these crystals emitted enchanted light that bathed the dark campus in a warm glow. Mounting one such pedestal Sefton intoned out across the campus, his voice carrying well over the crowds of students. "Bushido! Netherkin! Wanderlust! Adventurers, explorers, those with a hunger for excitement all! I am Professor Sefton Senachall and I am in need of a party of smart, educated and lively souls for an expedition! Who amongst you would like to travel? To see more of the world outside of these walls and educational halls is what I'm offering as well as a chance to see what an education here can allow you to accomplish out in the world." A small crowd had began to form below him and he caught as many peoples eyes as he could. "True the school year has just begun but this opportunity won't be around for long and I need to be away as soon as possible. We would be back soon so worry not about missing out. Come see me now if you wish to know more or volunteer." With that Sefton jumped backwards off of the pedestal and allowed those interested him to follow him as he headed towards the main office of the college to inform the President of his departure.
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    Shi’ran observed the strange girl quietly whilst she struggled with her equipment and tools; he kept a relatively neutral expression but inwardly he was getting a little torn between being agitated by it and intrigued about the tool and what it was and why it seemed to be giving her so much trouble. He kept his thoughts on that to himself and said nothing until prompted; he lightly leaned between either foot as time rolled by. When she insinuated that he was some sort of trouble-maker or had ‘dispatched’ people – perhaps assuming because of his appearance – he did in fact become visibly irritated.

    ”… Why is it ‘highly irregular’? I’m not allowed to have anything because I’m a Therian, is that the problem? Just assuming I stole or-…”

    He didn’t get to finish what he was saying because he was interrupted by the examination and the consequent gasp. His fingers tightened up on his contraption a little and he contemplated taking a step back or, to a greater extreme, leaving. This girl, whilst he reasoned she meant well and was just curious, was sort of creeping him out a little. What he perceived to be a struggle to maintain focus and a struggle to even communicate with him didn’t help either; he did feel some degree of pity, although it stopped short of being outright compassionate.

    ”Listen-… are you okay? You sound like you’re struggling to even talk to me! It’s kinda-…”

    Again, the dragon-kid was cut off – but this time by some sort of commotion from nearby that was impossible to ignore. His ears poked and twitched and he turned his eyes away from the confusing little girl to the direction of the shouting; near where he was, someone claiming to be a professor of the college was making an announcement about some sort of exploration expedition. Part of the exploration course he had signed-up for, perhaps?

    Nonetheless his patience was wearing with the girl – though admittedly not of entirely her own fault – and the announcement he heard sounded somewhat … appealing. He looked back to the girl, out towards the odd man’s shouting, back to the girl. He made a decision there-and-then.

    “Listen, miss-uh-… I don’t know your name but, I gotta go. Class-stuff. If you’re really that fussed about this thing then … just try find me later, okay?” He didn’t really give her much of an opportunity to acknowledge it or not; he was running off even before he finished talking to her: “And try get that ear-thing fixed, it’s creeping me out! Sorry! Bye!”

    If she was that curious about why he had Magitek technology then she could do that, but for the moment he was just glad to get away because he was getting a bit of a headache. The run to the stone stand the professor was stood on shouting at wasn’t too far, either, and didn’t take much effort in catching up to the small group of other ‘students’ that had also had their interest piqued. He slowed to a walk upon approaching the stone stand and stopped just aside the rest of the group without saying a word, and similarly followed the guy when he headed the group off to leave the campus.
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    After writing his name on the final class, Shisoume started his way back up the side of the tower. But it became apparent that one of the other students had noticed the pen moving. This pale figure's vital energies felt... odd. His aura was lean and pale yet vibrant in a strangely macabre sense, which took Shisoume off guard. Could this be one of the Netherkin which he heard about on the way to the school? The beautiful woman with her assistant, perhaps her second, also caught his attention. She did very much look like what the monks described as Geisha. If he wasn't invisible the gentle amount of blush on his visage would be apparent.

    Focusing his keen senses, Shisoume listened in on their conversation, finding out that the macabre looking being was known as "Xexiam". That was about all he could acquire, as the loud voices of other students and teachers shouting drowned out the rest. To him discretion was the better route in this case, especially considering that his Ninjutsu was running thin. He scaled up the tower to a point which seemed high enough for his purposes. A swift turn of his body set his hands and the soles of his feet upon the stone, and with a powerful jump he once again became a blur through the sky. He landed right outside the crowd, appearing like a ghost back into perception.

    The next course of action was to find the challenge field. It would soon become apparent that others were heading in that direction, and upon arrival he broadcasted a confused look on his face. His gray eyes scanned each podium and pillar, looking over faces and listening to discourse. Finally he heard a booming voice coming from the direction of a dapper gentleman with his dog. He approached his general vision and listened intently, still unsure whether this was where he should be.
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    Hiro, Mizuki, and Mami all stood and listened to what Juggernaut had to say. Of course, what she had to say was almost unnecessary. Almost. The three were still waiting on their room assignments from their masters at the Bushido tower. For now, they'll just let the whole thing ride out for the time being.
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    OOC: Erg. Blackwaltz and I were typing at the same time. Ah well, maybe I'll pick up Light Buster and Blackcat with my thing if other interested parties are going with Blackwaltz.

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    As Shi’ran started running off the young woman took off after him. "Hey. What, where do you think you're. You can't. Huff. Just. Houpuff I don't even know who you *cough*"

    It seems she isn't the best runner around. It probably wouldn't have mattered in any case, as Shi'ran has a much longer stride and biomagically enhanced muscle, to say nothing of being able to fly if he had felt the need. However by the time he reaches the professor Shi'ran suspects he's lost her.

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    There has been something of a measure of disbelief among many of the students starting at the time they found out that a tutor in a Bushido culture class actually WAS living in the Therian tower. The students who had said that earlier thought it was a joke.

    Though there were some from Juggernauts little corner of the world who seemed to quite take it in stride. Once Shi had assembled the students from class, most of the Bushi, but also a couple curious Magitek so found that some Therians from the tower had also joined in to see what was going on. A number of Wanderers were present as well, though based on the feelings Juggernaut was picking up from them with her empathy shi has a hunch they are more excited about having found a source of free food. The prospect of leftovers quickly becomes dim. But at least they're good listeners in any case.

    While their voices are silent as Juggernaut speaks shi, their emotions are not. Therians and Wanderers have a certain openness about things sexual, however shi feels like a few of the Magitek and almost all of the Bushi were shocked and a bit scandalized that the subject was brought up at all. And when Shi held out the sketches of expressions shi could feel their eyes staring at the "passion" picture. That is except for three, a male and two females, who seem if anything seem too preoccupied to really notice.

    When she finishes there is a pause, and eventually a Bushi, dressed particularly traditionally and even with his black hair done up in a chonmage, steps forward. Two others step after him, they are similar but at least appear shorter than he does due to their posture.

    He seems to be searching angrily for words and finally manages

    "You. This is wrong. You should have stayed a Therian. It is dishonorable to abandon the Bushi culture, or dilute it in another. Clearly you have quite different ways. It is true that it was your parents who did these things, and you clearly have been raised...as you have been raised. And you have been taught as you have been taught.

    But you have been taught wrong. You are not a Bushi, you are a creature with a sword, and you should not be tutoring any Bushi class, for quite a few reasons. You should simply associate with your own kind, and then all can be in its proper order. "

    As he finishes he looks around. Most of the Bushi seem to have adopted a contemplative state of mind. However the Therians seem quite upset. None of them have decided on what to say in this moment, but Juggernaut can detect that they feel they have somehow been insulted in all that.

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