Homoventures Chapter 1, Part 3

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Feoras takes Xan & Justen on a spirit journey to the Homewood, where they encounter several elven ancestors, who question and then test them.


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  • Feoras leads you through... whatever this place is. You find that you can float, there is no real 'down' feeling here, and your senses seem mildly heightened, although that could be from the drugs @_@

[Xandhil] (how do we look? normal?) [DiablotinNarrator] You look like your normal selves (or in your case, as you choose to look), with the exception of the odd silvery cords trailing after you.

  • Xandhil pokes his to see if he can feel it, and pokes Justen's ;)

[DiablotinNarrator] You can sort of feel it as a faint tugging/pulling sensation in your belly somewhere. [Justen] Hey :p [Xandhil] ^-^ [Xandhil] just... exploring ^-^ [Justen] Suuure. [Xandhil] " don't worry baby, I'd like it to stay attached ^-^

  • Justen gives a little smile at that.
  • Xandhil strokes it >:D

[Justen] I think ... mmf. I think that would be for the best, yes.

  • Justen tries to maintain a little bit of dignity -_-

[Xandhil] this is so weird anyway

  • Justen nods.
  • Xandhil flaots by him, hanging a bit back from their guide

[Justen] Sort of like flying, but without as much effort ;) [Xandhil] kinda

  • Xandhil makes a dubious face

[Xandhil] I guess [Xandhil] potion-flying, maybe :p [Justen] " You could have amazing sex here ^-^ [Xandhil] heh

  • Xandhil grins
  • Justen runs a hand up your back.
  • Xandhil eyes the elf ahead of us, and glances over at tai
  • Tai_ is asking Feoras something, they don't seem to be paying much attention to you atm.
  • Xandhil snuggles against Justen then for a moment and nips at his ear
  • Justen smirks.

[Xandhil] "maybe we won't have to rush back ^-^ [Justen] " We'll see... ^-^ [Xandhil] mm

  • Xandhil is starting to miss having Justenm all to himself already.... going home will suck

[Feoras] Over here.

  • Feoras beckons you two to catch up.
  • Xandhil will hurry over then
  • Feoras is leading you to some sort of ... pool? a mossy-green coloured patch in the emptiness, anyway.

[Xandhil] Is this where your spirits are? [Feoras] Yes. [Xandhil] What kind of spirits are they? [Feoras] Ancestors. [Xandhil] Your Ancestors?

  • Xandhil confirms

[Feoras] Mine, others... my people's.

  • Xandhil nods

[Feoras] Come through now.

  • Feoras gestures to the ... portal?

[Xandhil] through?

  • Feoras nods.

[Xandhil] hmm.

  • Xandhil eyes Justen, and will go ahead

[DiablotinNarrator] You find yourself in a thickly forested area, rich and vibrant with greenery. The colours are more intense, the scents more rich, than anything you've experienced before.

  • Justen and Tai follow you through, with Feoras bringing up the rear.

[DiablotinNarrator] There is normal gravity here, wherever 'here' is...

  • Xandhil stretches now that things feel more normal again

[Xandhil] This place is beautiful...

  • Feoras smiles slightly.

[Feoras] This is the Homewood, where our people first came from.

  • Feoras seems to include you in the 'our'.
  • Xandhil openes his mouth to ask something, but doesn't

[Xandhil] our?

  • Xandhil asks instead

[Feoras] The ancestors we share. [Xandhil] I've never heard anything about that... unless you mean all elves? [Feoras] Yes. Once there were no divisions between our kin.

  • Xandhil nods

[Xandhil] what happened?

  • Xandhil asks, because Feoras seems like exactly the kind of person who would know :3

[Feoras] A story that would be long in the telling. But in short, we were exiled, or we were given a task, depending on who you ask. [Xandhil] Are you still talking about shared ancestors? or your people now? [Feoras] My people.

  • Xandhil nods, super curious about the story now
  • Xandhil looks around with unrepressed curiousity
  • Tai_ also seems quite enraptured by this place. Justen is a little more wary/unimpressed, you think.

[Xandhil] And we'll get to meet the ancestors? Or some of them? [Feoras] Some, yes. [Xandhil] okay :) [Xandhil] .....what will they want? [Feoras] They will have questions for you. They will seek to know your hearts.

  • Xandhil nods

[Feoras] They may pose you a challenge, I cannot say.

  • Xandhil eyes Justen and smiles at him

[Xandhil] we'll be okay :)

  • Xandhil smiles at tai also, more as an afterthought
  • Justen and Tai smile back, Tai a bit nervously though.
  • Feoras begins to walk through the woods - he seems to know where he's going.
  • Xandhil follows
  • Feoras 's path leads you eventually to a clearing ringed with huge trees.
  • Feoras stands there, as if waiting for something.
  • Xandhil looks up

[DiablotinNarrator] A sudden wind gust whips by you, from nowhere - the air has been quite still until now, but now the leaves are rustling and the air is alive.

  • Xandhil flexes his wings reflexively against the breeze

[DiablotinNarrator] Three whirlwinds, each about the size of a person, take shape in the clearing.

  • Xandhil watches

[DiablotinNarrator] The wind gradually dwindles and slows until you can see three figures standing there. [DiablotinNarrator] They look like elves, although rather broader through the shoulders and stockier than you're used to, with gleaming white hair and eyes that shimmer through a rainbow spectrum. Two are male, one female. [Feoras] Yzan, Jaslo, Aanor... thank you for coming.

  • Feoras makes a little respectful bow to them.
  • Xandhil copies him
  • Justen and Tai do as well.

[Feoras] These are the ones I told you of... they seek secrets and I need to know if they are to be trusted with them. [Feoras] Xandhil, Justen, and Tai.

  • Feoras introduces you.
  • Feoras then steps back to let them do their thing, so I can switch him to some other nick ;)
  • Feoras is now known as Aanor
  • Xandhil smiles at them but isn't sure what he should say, if anything
  • Aanor is the woman. She looks you up and down as if she isn't sure what to make of you three.

[Aanor] What are you? [Xandhil] Um... I don't really know if there's a word for it. [Aanor] You are of our line, but ... not. [Xandhil] It's complicated.

  • Xandhil says a tad defensively
  • Aanor smiles.

[Aanor] Be at peace, child. I mean no offense by it. [Aanor] We know those of human blood, like you.

  • Xandhil nods
  • Aanor says with a nod to Tai.

[Aanor] But you are... other.

  • Xandhil nods again.

[Xandhil] (Are they looking at Justen too?)

  • Aanor doesn't seem to be addressing Justen at this point, just you.

[Xandhil] (Or are they ignoring him since he;'s not elfy at all ;) [Xandhil] My father was half-elven

  • Xandhil offers

[Aanor] And your mother? [Xandhil] ...

  • Xandhil makes a face because he has a hard time thinking of Arek as his mother.

[Xandhil] he was something else >.> [Xandhil] is

  • Aanor arches an eyebrow.
  • Xandhil looks stubborn

[Aanor] ...He, then... was of the Court of Stars. [Xandhil] ...I guess that makes sense.

  • Xandhil answers more thoughtfully

[Xandhil] he was, hmmm.... [Aanor] So some survived... [Xandhil] Made, and re-made, by Emkathon [Aanor] Ah, hm. [Aanor] And you...

  • Aanor says, turning to Justen.

[Xandhil] His father was from the court of stars too. [Aanor] You are another of that line.

  • Xandhil says, again a tad defensively
  • Justen nods a bit reluctantly.

[Aanor] Why do you seek what is gone?

  • Aanor asks any of you.
  • Justen glances at you.

[Xandhil] We just want to know what happened. [Justen] ... Because I want to see it for myself. [Justen] I want to understand.

  • Xandhil glances over at him, and resists the urge to bite his lip

[Aanor] You, Tai... this is not your quest.

  • Tai_ shakes his head.

[Tai_] I just want to ... to have a home. With these people, if I can.

  • Xandhil really just wants to stand by Justen and hold his hand, but isn't sure that would be appropriate
  • Tai_ says with a nod to Feoras.
  • Xandhil is trying to decide if he cares - don't want to jeapordize things with the elves...

[Aanor] You could not travel to the empty lands... but you might be fit to guard them. We shall see.

  • Aanor gestures to one of the men - you think it's the one Feoras called Yzan but you're not completely sure, they look a lot alike. He steps forward.

[DiablotinNarrator] (and we're going to have a fight here, so now is maybe a good time to pause and let me get Arthur ready for bed and stuff.) [Xandhil] (a fight? :o) [Xandhil] (okay, we;;l, I'll grab real dinner that is not frozen yogurt and a handful of peanuts ;) [DiablotinNarrator] (a... challenge? ;) [Xandhil] (heh) [Xandhil] (back [DiablotinNarrator] (back also) [DiablotinNarrator] (good timing ;) [Xandhil] (heh) [DiablotinNarrator] (I'm just getting on infrno) [Xandhil] (oh right!) [insert challenge fight here]

  • Xandhil doesn't put the cure wand away just yet >.>
  • Aanor lays a hand on Yzan's shoulder and he steps back.

[Aanor] You did... well enough.

  • Aanor said with a slight smile.
  • Xandhil is half annoyed with himself and half concerned for Justen

[Aanor] You still have much to learn, but you have skill.

  • Xandhil nods, then gives a little bow in return

[Xandhil] . o O (This is what comes from leaning magic from a pacifist >.>) [Aanor] The empty lands are, despite their name, not empty of dangers. You must be strong if you are to face them. [Aanor] You, Tai... as I expected, you are not ready to journey there.

  • Tai_ 's face falls a bit but he nods.

[Aanor] But you have another destiny.

  • Aanor says, with a nod in Feoras's direction.
  • Tai_ glances over to him uncertainly.

[Xandhil] . o O (good) [Aanor] You have earned our blessing, and it will give you courage to face those who would not accept you.

  • Aanor puts a hand on Tai's chest, and a faint light seems to linger where she touched him.

[Aanor] As for you, descendants of the Court of Stars...

  • Aanor turns to you and Justen.

[Aanor] Your ancestors charged us with the task of guarding the empty lands - we could hardly deny you passage.

  • Xandhil is a little relieved

[Xandhil] which ancestors?

  • Xandhil wonders who gave that directive @_@

[Aanor] The Twins.

  • Xandhil nods

[Aanor] But what you find there may not be what you seek.

  • Aanor cautions you.
  • Xandhil nods, reaching back for Justen's hand
  • Justen takes it, squeezing yours tightly.

[Xandhil] We'll figure it out.

  • Aanor nods.

[Aanor] May the stars guide you.

  • Xandhil smiles at that
  • Aanor says, as she and her two companions turn back into whirlwinds and whoosh away.

[Xandhil] (reminds me of father, awwww)

  • Aanor is now known as Feoras

[Feoras] Well. That was ... better than I expected.

  • Feoras says once they're gone and the clearing is still again.

[Xandhil] oh? [Feoras] He was holding back. They wanted you to best him. [Xandhil] I wondered.... [Xandhil] He could have taken us out

  • Feoras nods.
  • Xandhil says, still holding Justen's hand
  • Xandhil squeezes it again

[Feoras] They can shoot lighting from their eyes, and make themselves more difficult to hit, and mirror themselves... he didn't do any of that. That's good. [Justen] No kidding... [Xandhil] uhh... yeah @_@ [Feoras] Come, we should leave here.

  • Feoras will escort you back to the portal-thingy.

[Xandhil] should we heal ourselves or is it going to matter still when we leave here? [Feoras] You can carry wounds back... heal yourselves if you wish, or I can assist you with that.

  • Feoras holds out his hands to help, if you wish.

[Xandhil] that would be good.... the wand is sort of limited :3 [Xandhil] thank you. [Feoras] (did you actually take damage? I guess a little from the whirlwind) [Xandhil] (yeah, 8 I think.... and justen is far from full @_@) [Feoras] (yeah)

  • Feoras will lay hands on each of you in turn until you're healed up. His method of laying on hands, you might note, is a bit more... touchy-feely than is probably strictly necessary ;)
  • Xandhil raises his eyebrows and smirks at Justen
  • Justen gives you a 'told you so' look in return.

[Xandhil] I hear that shamaning's nice work if you can get it ;p [Feoras] It... can be? [Xandhil] I bet ^-^

  • Feoras seems uncertain what you're getting at @_@

[Xandhil] You must get to... meet a lot of people ^-^ [Xandhil] who need your services [Feoras] I used to travel more, before I took up my role here.

  • Xandhil tries to reign in the innuendos, and coughs politely

[Feoras] I met more people then than I do now... [Xandhil] is that how you learned Aveyronnais?

  • Feoras nods.

[Justen] That must have been... interesting. [Feoras] There are many strange customs among the humans. [Xandhil] hah

  • Feoras smiles.

[Feoras] For instance, there is a thing they seem to like called 'kissing.'

  • Feoras 's smile is a bit more suggestive now.

[Xandhil] what, Ausyvagoy don't have kissing? :o [Feoras] Mouths are for eating with ;) [Xandhil] @_@

  • Xandhil looks at Tai

[Feoras] We rub ears. [Xandhil] Are you *sure* you wanna stay with them? [Xandhil] oh. [Xandhil] well... still! [Tai_] Well... he seems to know about it at least @_@ [Xandhil] mouths are good for... lots of things @_@ [Feoras] Yes, very good.

  • Feoras agrees, and reaches out to rub your ear between his thumb and forefinger.

[Feoras] Like this... see... [Xandhil] mmmmm....

  • Feoras smiles at your reaction.
  • Xandhil is sure he would have shown Tai the ear thing by now, for the record @_@

[Feoras] (heh, of course :) [Xandhil] (I dunno if Xan has the extreme ear sensitivity, he's a little more removed... but a little at least ^-^) [Feoras] (yeah - I'm sure it's still pleasant ;) [Feoras] Come back through the portal, and it will be even better.

  • Feoras suggests.

[Xandhil] I bet @_@

  • Xandhil looks back at Justen again and grins at him wolfishly

[Justen] I guess you were right.

  • Justen says to you, a little inside joke ;)

[Xandhil] of course I was ^-^

  • Justen will head back through the portal then, to the floaty in-between place.
  • Xandhil slaps him on the ass to usher him to awesome sexytimes land

[cut for self-indulgence] [Feoras] We should get back.

  • Xandhil sighs

[Xandhil] I guess

  • Justen sighs as well

[Justen] Can't I just sleep here? :p [Xandhil] mmm, right here

  • Xandhil hugs him tighter
  • Xandhil looks to the elf

[Xandhil] will it be morning by the time we get back? [Xandhil] or later... [Feoras] Probably close to dawn.

  • Xandhil nods

[Xandhil] no more sleeping then.

  • Xandhil bites Justen's ear

[Feoras] I'll go and talk to people, tell them what the spirits said - you might be able to sleep a little. [Xandhil] okay

  • Justen sighs and disentangles from you to retrieve his stuff.
  • Xandhil will get dressed also

[Xandhil] (much more of a pain ;)

  • Justen doesn't bother with armor @_@
  • Feoras will guide you back into the real world, and into your bodies once more. It seems sort of drab and heavy compared to where you just were.

[Xandhil] (Xan probably shapeshits to get dressed most of the time ;) [Xandhil] (shapeshiFts!) [Feoras] (hahah) [Xandhil] bleeeeh

  • Xandhil sits up groggily
  • Justen also seems grumpy at being in a body again.
  • Tai_ stretches

[Feoras] You can rest here.

  • Feoras offers, standing and stretching out as well.

[Xandhil] thanks

  • Justen flops back down, apparently totally content with that.
  • Xandhil curls up sleepily arouns said flopped boy then
  • Justen is asleep in roughly 5 seconds ;)
  • Tai_ curls up behind you, so you're in the middle :)
  • Xandhil is totally okay with that
  • Xandhil does not mind the extra cuddles, especially if he doesn't have to share Justen for them