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Shiloh Kyrie
Deity
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Character Info
Name: Shiloh Kyrie
Age: 20
Alignment: LN
Race: Deity (Fae-touched Human)
Gender: Female
Class: Rogue
Silver: 10246
She was muttering curses under her breath, scowling. "You couldn't have waited just–I don't know–a month before throwing everybody into your 'game', couldn't you? Of course you're going to start some world-changing event right before I finish fixing the border!" Grumbling to nobody, the people she was referring to weren't anywhere nearby. Still, that didn't mean she was any less upset. After receiving the information Nerine was able to gather with the help of a librarian, Shiloh had been working tirelessly to get things ready. They were just about ready to reestablish the boundary wards when this hit. 'Irritated' was an understatement.

"Great, just great! The nerve of some people…I'll have to do this by myself, again like usual." For the time being she had to create a temporary one until the real thing was put in place. Having made some prototypes, she began tying them to form what could be explained as a roll of bandages on a still bleeding wound. It wasn't as good as she wanted, but it would have to do for now. Menomori wasn't easy to navigate, and she could feel her senses getting strained as the weakened barrier was releasing energy from the spirit realm. She had to be careful, one misstep and… As she was thinking the very thought, she fell in. Rolling down a hillside, she found herself thrust into what the people of Nisshoki called Kujishoku. It was one of Menomori's greatest secrets, though more on how to find your way in than being unknown in general.

Picking herself off the ground, she was greeted by a strange landscape. There was a forest here, but everything was somehow different. The plants here bore an ethereal quality to them, even the lighting and atmosphere was changed. It felt so very familiar, reminding of her of a time long before she began living her life in the shadows of society. She had fallen into the world of the fae once. As a child, she learned how to see danger before it came close enough to grab her. Frantic glances over her shoulder, distrusting anything that looked innocuously harmless. It was the first time she had been at death's door, and whether by providence or pure chance–she had found a way to escape. 

Hearing voices, she hid behind the dense foliage, holding her breath. With careful eyes, she caught a glimpse of two humanoid figures dressed in kimonos pass by. They resembled animals from the neck upward, yet walked upright and carried parasols and hand fans. Where there they going? When they were out of sight, she searched for the place she had fallen from. There must have been some magic at work, as she couldn't even retrace her steps. This was not an optimal situation to be in.

"When all else fails, move on to plan B. And when that plan fails, move on to the next plan."

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Shiloh is the Ruler of Onslaught and the Thundering Tempest, or the Overseer of Luck and Misfortune

Her God Powers are:
I. She can utilize spatial distortion to redirect attacks aimed at her to target something else.
II. She can create a paralyzing stasis field with a diameter of 30 ft on a person or a fixed point within her line of sight.
III. She is able to reverse the polarity of one's misfortune into fortune, or vice versa.
Jadira

Character Info
Name: Jadira Lombelon
Age: 22
Alignment: CG
Race: Elf
Gender: Female
Class: Fighter
Silver: 646
Jadira knew that going into Menomori would be dangerous and no doubt she would get lost. Especially since she had no previous experience being in here at all. However she knew a variety of tricks of getting around. First of all she made markings on rocks, bamboos, and even tied bits of rope around a group of bamboo. As long as she didn't forget to mark her way and always made sure she was around that marking then she would be fine. Not to mention she had also bought a map that is said to be able to direct the way in and out of the place. And of course she did also have compass with her that might help. Then again she didn't really know if that would help. But she also had enough rations to last her for a long time and she had researched how to survive bamboo forests. So she would at least be able to stay alive for a while. Hopefully. Suddenly Jadira slipped and fell somewhere. She was knocked out but when she awoke she was… well Jadira didn't exactly know where she was. It wasn't the place that she was at before. Where was she? She stood up and rubbed her head a bit. Besides a massive headache she seemed to be fine. Luckily. Jadira decided to wonder about, making marks as she walked. 

The plants were the same but they seemed more magical in a way. A sort of otherworldly look. This reminded her of the stories about the world of the fae. The fae. No, it wasn't possible! Or was it? The place certainly looked to be where the fae might go. If so then Jadira needed to promptly get out of there as soon as possible. She quickly made a small marking on one of the rocks then hide behind some plants. Jadira desperately tried to recall one of her nurse's stories about the fae. Her nurse had always told many stories about these mythical creates. She wished that she was older so she could remember those stories quicker. There was one story! She remembered it vaguely but Jadira had recalled the four rules about going into the fae world. It was a part of a story about the fae and their world and something about a prince. It didn't matter. What did matter was the rules that came included with those stories. First, don't eat anything. Jadira couldn't remember why but she knew that the consequences involved being trapped or something. Second, don't trust anything. No matter how innocent. This was easy to see why since fae were extremely dangerous yet incredibly beautiful. Third, don't look directly at the fae. Their beauty was so hypnotizing it could make you forget everything in your past life. Or at least that's what the stories said. Lastly, don't piss off or trust the fae.

They will most likely trap you, kill you, or harm you in some sort of way. She was ready to follow these rules and knew one thing. Jadira needed to get out of there as quickly as possible. How? She didn't really know but she could figure it out as she went. That wasn't something Jadira particularly liked doing but it was really the only option at this point. However she couldn't help but silently thank her nurse, Rose. If it wasn't for Rose's stories she might have been just wondering along on the path like some innocent little bunny then got murdered by beautiful wolves. That was a very odd analogy.

But there was no time for that. She needed to figure out a plan to get out of there as fast as possible. She then stopped herself from leaving her hiding place when she spotted two figures approaching. Jadira made sure that she didn't look directly at these figures and only saw them through her peripheral vision instead of through sight directly. Then she was about to move when she heard another noise. How many were there in this part of the forest?! Was there a party going on or something? If so then this would be a place where only the fae could really party without dying or suffering. Instead of a fae she saw Shiloh wandering around looking around. Jadira decided not to move. At all. And she avoided looking at Shiloh directly, in fear of the woman being a fae of some sort. 

"I love sarcasm. It's like punching people in the face but with words."
Shiloh Kyrie
Deity
Moderator

Character Info
Name: Shiloh Kyrie
Age: 20
Alignment: LN
Race: Deity (Fae-touched Human)
Gender: Female
Class: Rogue
Silver: 10246
Calm yourself down and think. That was the first thing she told herself internally. After observing a few more of the realm's unusual denizens, she had a better idea on how to blend in. She would need to craft herself a disguise for the time being, until she found her way out. Putting on a cloak, she took some soil from the ground and used it to smear a pattern onto a mask. Shiloh took a few artistic liberties with the design, but it should allow her to pass without being too obvious. With her disguise complete, she cautiously approached the path. Unaware that she was not alone, she slowly walked down the well-traveled road towards any signs of civilization. No matter what, she must never lower her guard.

It was painful to use her aura sight here. Everything was too saturated with this world's energy for her to make sharp distinctions. As much as she relied upon it, she had to close it off. She would have to resort to using it in short bursts to prevent herself from being overwhelmed. The further she walked, the more she noted a few discrepancies which disproved her initial idea of where she was. The signs were written in some unknown tongue, not even vague recognizable. Symbols that she couldn't comprehend and made her eyes hurt when stared at for too long. This forced her to move on. The sound of a sparrow in the dead of night made her stop in her tracks. Turning to inspect her surroundings, she noticed a black dog behind her at a distance. There was something off about that dog. Its body was more akin to shadow, and it had glowing white specks for eyes. She waited to see what it would do, but it did not move. Hesitantly, she turned to continue walking. As she did so, she heard the padding of footsteps too. Glancing behind, it was that dog again, at the same distance.

Immediately she felt a pit of anxiety form in her stomach. This felt so oddly familiar, she was sure she had heard about a similar situation before. Where did she hear of it? It was one of those folktales she had overheard, when visiting Nisshoki to see her husband. There was a story about a man who was walking alone after dark, and he heard a sparrow's cry. Finding it odd, he soon discovered he was being followed by a large black dog. That beast was an otherworldly creature called an okuri-inu. This sort of being was known to haunt remote roads and mountain passes at night, and had several odd characteristics. The translation of its name was 'escorting dog', for if one was followed by it no other monsters would dare approach. However should the followed traveler trip or stumble, the okuri-inu would rush forward and devour them. Being followed by such a beast was a dangerous way to begin her journey. Despite the 'protection' its presence offered, it was a double-edged sword. She would need to reach a destination soon if she wanted to shake it off.

"When all else fails, move on to plan B. And when that plan fails, move on to the next plan."

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Shiloh is the Ruler of Onslaught and the Thundering Tempest, or the Overseer of Luck and Misfortune

Her God Powers are:
I. She can utilize spatial distortion to redirect attacks aimed at her to target something else.
II. She can create a paralyzing stasis field with a diameter of 30 ft on a person or a fixed point within her line of sight.
III. She is able to reverse the polarity of one's misfortune into fortune, or vice versa.
Jadira

Character Info
Name: Jadira Lombelon
Age: 22
Alignment: CG
Race: Elf
Gender: Female
Class: Fighter
Silver: 646
Jadira stayed silent as she watched the woman use a disguise. That was a clever idea. She herself needed some sort of disguise as well. The first best thing to do was to use one of the spells that she had been practicing. As quietly as she could, she used her magic to make herself invisible. The spell of invisibility. Jadira would have used her polymorph spell but she wanted to keep her stuff with her as much as possible. That was harder to do when you were an animal. As for the invisibility… Whether or not this would actually work was uncertain. For she didn't know if their power could see into other spells or not. 

She was not that well informed on fae. All that she knew of the fae and the fae world came from stories. Jadira had seen that some of the fae were wearing kimonos. Then she changed out of her armor into a kimono in the hopes that she might be able to blend in. That way if the invisibility spell failed then she would still be able to blend in naturally. Or at least that's what she hoped. Jadira had gotten the kimono from the local villagers when she had helped them. Once she was done changing she stuffed the rest of her clothes and armor into her backpack. Then she decided to steal Shiloh's idea of the disguise. She reached and pulled out a noble's cloak along with a mask then put the two items on. Her mask was a beautiful white fox mask that covered the majority of her face. Unfortunately she didn't have any other masks. This was just one that she had picked up as a souvenir. She didn't know if this would make her stand out or not. Jadira dearly hoped that it wouldn't. 

Jadira then began to follow Shiloh and was walking right next to her. Though Shiloh shouldn't be able to see her unless she was using some sort of magic. So she was a little less worried. But there was still a chance that this woman was a fae herself. Jadira was still on guard and alert. Then they came upon signs that had strange symbols. Jadira didn't even bother with them since she already felt as though anything in the fae world is probably something she wouldn't understand. Eventually Shiloh moved and and Jadira continued on with her. One of the main reasons she decided to stick with the woman was because of safety. The woman was wearing a disguise so it was obvious they were in the same boat. It was better to stay with somebody that might be an alley then stay alone.

Then Shiloh turned around to look behind her. Out of curiosity Jadira turned around too and saw a black dog that had strange white dots for eyes and looked as if it was part shadow. Then Jadira realized who this dog was. Or what it was. Okuri-inu. This creature was known as the escorting dog. The reason was because it would follow travelers and keep monsters away. But at the same time if a traveler tripped or was delayed then it would come and eat them up. Jadira almost preferred the monsters. She then started to walk a bit quicker. This time as she walked she was focused on not tripping over her kimono. Why didn't she just use a cloak? Or a noble outfit? Those were much easier to deal with than the kimono was. 

"I love sarcasm. It's like punching people in the face but with words."
Shiloh Kyrie
Deity
Moderator

Character Info
Name: Shiloh Kyrie
Age: 20
Alignment: LN
Race: Deity (Fae-touched Human)
Gender: Female
Class: Rogue
Silver: 10246
It was a slow, tedious journey out of what felt like an endless forest. Soon she began to see floating blue flames drifting on the breeze. Their eerie light added to the otherworldly atmosphere. Was she getting close? Every few paces she looked behind to see if the okuri inu had kept its distance. Soon the dirt widened, and became a stone path. Stone lanterns worn by time sat along the roadside. Some broken, some still standing. The trees thinned out and she saw something like a gate in the distance. It must be–it was so tall that she could see its outline all the way from here.

All this time she hadn't seen a single soul. In a way it was…comforting. She didn't mind being by herself. The okuri inu didn't count. It would leave once she found a way to fulfill its conditions. The gate was now a looming crimson arch, made of pillars that must have been enormous trees prior to being cut down. It really did resemble the structures in Ataiyo, but older. Touching a hand on the nearest pillar, she turned to the okuri inu. Giving a bow, she gave it the Ataiyan customary thanks for its escort. It stopped for a while, then turned to vanish. Once it was gone she heaved a sigh and leaned against the pillar. "I can't believe it worked…" She was still uneasy to pass through this arch. Magic here was certainly different and unpredictable. Who knows what would greet her on the other side? Despite her reluctance, her desire to return home was stronger. So she stepped through.

Before her was the sounds of a bustling town. Tall tiered buildings with upturned corners, bright strings of lanterns in red and blue, flags of that same incomprehensible script on the signs earlier. Everything was oversaturated with color, and the sudden increase in noise made her cover her ears. There were many strange beings walking about, going about their business. Some didn't even look humanoid. Was this the rumored city? Disappointed, she was prepared to go back the way she came. This was farther from where she needed to go. Unfortunately the crowds were thick, and she was soon swept along. With other masked creatures milling around, she blended right in.

Finally escaping the flow of the moving people, the density lessened when they came to a bridge. It was a grand one, spanning what looked to be a starry river. There were children running about, even playing. All of this seemed so surreal. No matter how she looked at it, wasn't this just like a human city? 

Nearby a pair of children with horns were flying kites in the shapes of dragonflies and rainbow birds. "Look, mine's flying higher than yours!" "No it's not!"  "Is too!" They bickered, and one of them decided to fix that by climbing up onto the bridge's railing. "Mika–wait!" One of the girls cried out. Just that moment, the other girl lost her footing and slipped–falling into the river! As the remaining horned girl looked on with eyes wide, suddenly someone else dropped into the swirling waters. Shiloh had a feeling something like this would happen, and as soon as the girl's foot moved when it shouldn't have, she broke into a sprint. Leaping off the bridge shortly after the girl disappeared below the water's surface, Shiloh dove down and grabbed hold of the girl before she sank further.

Up on the bridge a small crowd was gathering at the sight of the commotion. The other girl was panicking, eyes fixed on the frothing water. Then, a masked face breached the surface, washed clean of the dirt markings Shiloh had painted on before. Holding tight to the unconscious girl, she kicked to the closest riverbank. The girl who had seen her playmate fall dashed off to find someone as a very waterlogged rogue hauled both herself and the child onto solid ground.

"When all else fails, move on to plan B. And when that plan fails, move on to the next plan."

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Extra event synths here: Event Synth Clearance Sale

Shiloh is the Ruler of Onslaught and the Thundering Tempest, or the Overseer of Luck and Misfortune

Her God Powers are:
I. She can utilize spatial distortion to redirect attacks aimed at her to target something else.
II. She can create a paralyzing stasis field with a diameter of 30 ft on a person or a fixed point within her line of sight.
III. She is able to reverse the polarity of one's misfortune into fortune, or vice versa.

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