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    Bright Eyes | Ezekiel's Intro

    Zekey
    Zekey

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    Post by Zekey on 22nd November 2019, 9:00 pm

    The young Ezekiel Miscanthus arrived in Port Amber just as the sun rose above the horizon, painting the island with orange and short shadows.  He shielded his eyes from the sun and awed at the massive palace that was Dies Irae.  The glimmering dome and superfluous red and gold banners caught his attention from a mile away.  For Ezekiel, a boy who had never traveled farther than the outskirts of Cedar, Amber Island in its entirety seemed like paradise to him.  Nervousness and excitement trembled throughout his body, and his knees faltered as he approached the massive Throne Hall.

    This is it, he thought, bright eyed and bushy tailed.  I'm officially becoming a wizard...

    While he had heard the guild was considerably militarized, he never expected the hall to be such a magnificent sight to behold. It made him feel small, but also eager for adventure.  He wondered what he might find on the island alone, what treasures lurked underneath.  The people were colorful, too, much more diverse than where he came from.  The smell of the ocean was intoxicating in the best way as well, and he couldn't help but stare out into the horizon alone and take a deep breath in.  The young knight confidently held onto the handle of the Atrophie Bow and tightened the strap of his quiver.  The sun glinted off his brass armor like a prism, casting colors in every direction.  He paused on the dock, enjoying the calmness of the ocean breeze and colors.

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    Johann
    Johann

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    Post by Johann on 23rd November 2019, 1:58 pm


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    Johann took a deep breath, letting his gaze wander freely for just a few moments, his eyes, however, having a hard time not staying locked on the fiery hues of the sun and its somewhat distorted reflection that danced upon the ocean's surface with every wave, every breeze of mild wind. It was a beautiful morning on Amber Island, to say the least, something the Ambassador got to enjoy less and less these days. Between a neverending flood of paperwork almost as vast as the ocean around Amber and the missions that were not seldom pursued at the direct behest of the Magic Council Johann found very little time for himself alone. The time he did find, however, he would spend roaming the streets of Port Amber, just like he had done so, so many years ago. "Some things never change, I suppose", he thought, tempted to lose himself in nostalgia and old memories for a few passing moments.

    Regardless, this Amber was not the same as that of his childhood. The settlement had been established anew when Dies Irae had attained control of the island, and for what it was worth, it had grown quite significantly, a development that, not least due to the same romantic nostalgia, warmed the Ambassador's heart.

    Now was one such moment where he did find the time to relax, to enjoy, to be himself, free of burden or authority. He found himself on the docks far from the guildhall itself. The heavy cloak of his Ambassadorial uniform had been replaced by a rather simple, some would say bland, black shirt, as had the pants, the only thing indicating he was affiliated with the guild being the hat that normally complimented the same onyx uniform, now worn to conceal a headful of rather messy silver hair. Hands in his pockets, he couldn't help but stare, and still, let his gaze wander freely for just a few moments, taking a deep breath of fresh, salty air, letting his gaze wander enough to see someone standing not too far away, seemingly doing the same. A young man, judging from a first glance. A warm smile found its way onto the Ambassador's face, pleased with the fact that someone else seemed to share his thoughts.

    "It's quite enchanting, is it not? The Azure Sea", he commented, nodding towards the ocean. "The most beautiful sea you will find, if you ask me". Of course, it could be argued that Johann was somewhat biased, but he cared little. Beauty, after all, existed in the eye of the beholder. He gave the young man a more thorough look, especially eyeing the bow, quiver, and the quite extraordinarily maintained piece or armor the brown-haired fellow carried on his person all the while maintaining the same warm smile. A fighter, perhaps?

    "Are you new on Amber Island?", he asked rather directly, hoping that the other wasn't put off by a more personal question. The Ambassador was driven by curiosity, and while his perceptiveness was certainly not the best out there, he still had some sense of logic in him. "There's not a lot that brings people here. It's either the guild or trade, and judging by that-", he leisurely raised an arm, pointing at the brunette's bow, "-you're here for Dies Irae, huh?".

    It only occurred to the man now that he didn't actually know who the man really was, a chuckle following his questions. "I'm sorry if that's a bit much. I don't mean to be intrusive. I'm Joh, and you could say I'm part of the guild. What's your name, newcomer?".



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    Zekey
    Zekey

    Player 
    Lineage : Eagle Vision
    Position : None
    Posts : 69
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 8,950

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    Post by Zekey on 24th November 2019, 8:34 pm

    "Is that what it's called? The Azure Sea," he replied, repeating the name under his breath to remember it.  His voice had a cheery, boyish quality to it, and his words rolled off the tongue with a light accent.  "It's a beautiful name innit? I haven't seen many oceans, but this one...now that's class."  

    Ezekiel was genuinely surprised that someone else joined his sight-seeing.  Had the man not spoken at all, he might have carried on silently watching the ocean forever, humming old sailors' songs by himself.  The sea breeze rode through his hair, forming waves of their own in the wheat colored locks.  He maintained his focus on the ocean as he turned to greet the man aside him, and was somewhat startled to finally make eye contact with such a towering person.  "Why, you're a tall lad aren't ya?" he joked, turning somewhat red in the face.  His hands tightened around his bow and the strap of his quiver, turning white from intimidation.  The young knight wasn't sure what else to say to the man despite his friendliness.  His voice cracked when he spoke again, though he cleared his throat and deepened it somewhat.  "Yeah, I've never been to this island before...sir," he managed.  The man gave Ezekiel his name as well, Joh (or perhaps it was a nickname, Ezekiel wasn't too sure), and he figured it would be the polite thing to return the favor.  "Great to meet you sir.  My name is Ezekiel...Ezekiel Miscanthus.  People at home simply call me Zeke, if that's easier for ya.  I won't eat your head off for callin' me either one."

    Joh gestured to the Atrophie Bow, too, and inquired what Ezekiel was here for.  "Oh, this?  This is one of the few things I took from home.  My trusty hunting bow.  Got it from a foreign fellow comin' back from a hunt, said he didn't want it anymore," he explained, nearly forgetting the second half of Joh's question. "And...yes.  I suppose I'm here for Dies Irae.  I came kind of a long way from Cedar."

    He noticed the man wore a hat with the guild's emblem, and realized he was from the guild.  "Say, I hope I'm not boring ya with my banter.  I haven't talked to a real person since I left Cedar, and boy was that an interesting trip."

    After turning his attention away from the sea, his eyes met the grand Throne Hall's dome once again.  Needless to say, he wanted to see it, but wasn't sure how he should go about it.  After all, he was fairly new and didn't want to seem as if he was trespassing.

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    Johann
    Johann

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    Post by Johann on 25th November 2019, 2:25 pm


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    Johann had been called all kinds of things, but "tall lad" caused the Ambassador to chuckle. While it was true that he was taller than the brown-haired fellow, he wouldn't exactly call himself tall. Not with people like Gangting around, the man that was more mountain than a human being easily dwarfing Joh. He imagined what the newcomer would have to say about the Earth Slayer. It would be an interesting encounter, for sure.

    Luckily for the Ambassador, he seemed up for a friendly chat, something the silver-haired Rune Mage appreciated. Meeting new people was always an exciting change of pace, especially here on Amber where the people came from all corners of the known world to do business. Although the boy was way too formal for his liking, at least under these circumstances. A thought most ironic coming from Johann himself. "Just Joh is fine", he waved his hand, dismissing the honorific while giving the other a nod. "Ezekiel, huh? Well, nice to meet you, too, Zeke". The young man seemed like a friendly guy, this fact serving to lift the Ambassador's mood, maintaining a cheerful grin.

    In fact, Zeke seemed quite like he was quite talkative. It was nice to have a conversation with someone outside of the usual command structure of the guild and under relaxed circumstances. "From Cedar, you say?". Joh thought for a second. He'd only recently been there. "The way from Fiore is quite long indeed. Well, you'll probably be glad to hear that the guild offers hearty breakfasts and warm beds". He figured that that would be something anyone would be interested in after just stepping off a boat that had taken them across a vast ocean.

    "Oh, by no means, friend. I enjoy talking to the people that I meet here, and you seem like a nice fellow", the Ambassador replied, following Zeke's gaze up to the guildhall. "It's an impressive structure, right? They certainly didn't go humble. The Magic Council, that is". The Council had, of course, in large part financed the construction of the palace-like building that was now home to the soldiers and recruits of the guild. "Maybe I can take you there? If you'd like, that is. You can tell me about your interesting trip along the way. Oh, and if you have any questions, don't be shy. Just go ahead and ask", he raised a hand, his thumb pointing at the guildhall. The young man, Zeke, seemed like he had some interesting things to say, and his youthful fascination was unapologetically invigorating. Perhaps the young man was up for a stroll through Amber's streets.



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    Zekey

    Player 
    Lineage : Eagle Vision
    Position : None
    Posts : 69
    Guild : Dies Irae
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    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 8,950

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    Post by Zekey on 26th November 2019, 10:49 pm

    When the man chuckled, Ezekiel couldn't help but do so as well. The young knight was absolutely ecstatic to have met another member of Dies Irae and did his best to keep calm and collected while conversing with Joh.  Though, his cheeks flushed a faint copper color when Joh requested less formality.  Too many thoughts were crossing his mind at the moment, and he wondered if he had finally discovered a place to truly grow and start a life of his own.  From what he had gathered in their brief introduction, Joh was considerably polite and patient, too, an oddly rare quality in other people Ezekiel had met.  "Where are you from? If I may ask," Zeke inquired.  Amidst all his talking, he realized he had given plenty information about himself, and knew little about this man.  On his journey here, few people would bear to hold a substantial conversation with him, but he figured he might give Joh a chance.

    Despite his somewhat intimidating stature, Joh was kind enough that Ezekiel quickly overcame whatever anxiety he previously had.  The mere thought of a hot meal and soft bed nearly lulled him to sleep on the spot, too, only reminding him of how much time had passed since he actually slept.  "Yeah," he kissed his teeth, "the way from Fiore is long...and not cheap either.  But I can count myself lucky that my sea legs adjust fairly fast."  He still vividly remembered his first steps onto the S.S Genesis, the somewhat small sailing ship responsible for bringing him here, with its battered masts and lines.  It had reeked of the smell of fish, and had what looked like giant teeth marks on the sides.  On the latter, Ezekiel didn't ask many questions.  What mattered was that the ship got him to Amber Island in one piece.

    Joh seemed to read his mind, offering to show him the Throne Hall before he even asked.  Truly, the Council surely didn't hold back in designing the hall.  Eyeing the massive dome, a dangerous thought crossed his mind; climbing to the top to see the sunrise.  Though, fearing Joh might read his mind, Ezekiel tried to imagine how impressive the interior must be, given the exterior.  "The Council definitely took their time here didn't they?" Ezekiel commented.  "I would very much like to see it.  I've got a boot full of questions to ask ya, but I've no idea where to start."

    Ezekiel snickered to hear that Joh wanted to listen to how his trip went, but he wasn't sure where to start on that topic either.  "I'm not sure what story to tell you first," he began.  "First off, the boat was stuck in the harbor, and the captain realized I was a young mage and begged me to help.  Luckily for me, my magic and I agreed for once. But that wasn't even the worst part, the ship was pretty banjaxed to begin with and I helped plug a few holes in the hull..."

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    Johann
    Johann

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    Lineage : Herald of Destruction
    Position : God of Justice
    Posts : 8005
    Guild : Dies Irae - GM
    Cosmic Coins : 25
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 29
    Experience : 653,745
    Brownie Points : ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Saga of War - Ragnarök
    Second Magic: Consecration of War - Einherjar
    Third Magic: Maledict of War - Berserkir

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    Post by Johann on 28th November 2019, 5:17 am


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    When the young man asked him where he was from Johann's gaze would leave the other's face, the heterochromatic eyes centered on the ground as he lowered his head for just a few passing moments. If Ezekiel was perceptive enough he would perhaps be able to discern that his smile seemed to have grown somewhat sad, as had the silver-haired man's features, before he looked back up with the same expression as before. "I was born on this island. Not many can say that about themselves these days, I assume. That was before they rebuilt this place, rebuilt Port Amber". Johann was an open book, but the tragedy that had wiped most, if not all civilization from Amber Island was still fresh in his mind. How couldn't it be? There was no single event that had changed his life more. For better or for worse, that he had, even after all those years, still to find out.

    He was unaware of what Zeke was thinking about what he had to say, and indeed, the notion that Johann, who was notoriously bad at reading people, could read minds would've amused him greatly had it been spoken aloud. His perception, on the other hand, was flawless, a skill that he had learned during his long time as one of the Vice Presidents of the West Fiore Trading Company, which, coupled with an admittedly uncharacteristic amount of experience for his perceived age, he looked much younger than he actually was after all, and the abilities that the Second Seal granted him making interpretation something of an easy feat. Sometimes, at the least.

    "They did, but the guild and the town have been growing rather nicely if you ask me. Should've seen Port Amber when they started out. Ten shacks and a dock that could barely hold a fishing boat", the silver-haired man chuckled at his own joke. While that was an understatement for sure, he couldn't help but feel proud and accomplished. What he considered his hometown had grown back to its old proportions, and indeed, was steadily growing bigger still with every merchant that decided to settle here, with every shop that opened, every family that was founded. He hoped that perhaps and in due time, they could turn the port town into something akin to a small metropolis. That would be a vision for the future, however.

    He acknowledged the fact that the newcomer did seem interested with a friendly nod. "Whatever questions bother you, Zeke. I don't mind", he replied, taking a few steps onto the cobbled road that led from the docks through the city and eventually the guildhall itself, beckoning for the young man to follow him. He would listen to him while they walked, the streets of Amber still relatively empty, considering the time of day.

    "That sounds like you had a rough start to your journey", Johann commented with a grin, with a little streak of nostalgia remembering his own beginnings as a mage that were not too terribly different. He remembered ferrying supplies from Hargeon to River Village just to make a few jewels as a hired hand like it had been yesterday. Some things really never changed, indeed. "You and your magic are at odds?", Johann asked in his usual rather direct fashion, the statement sticking with him. "What kind of magic do you use, if I may ask? Perhaps something connected to that bow?", the Ambassador inquired curiously, eager to learn more about the man that, if everything went as expected, would soon be one of his recruits.



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    Zekey

    Player 
    Lineage : Eagle Vision
    Position : None
    Posts : 69
    Guild : Dies Irae
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : 8,950

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Language of the Abyss
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    Post by Zekey on 1st December 2019, 12:27 am

    Ezekiel may not be the most astute person in Fiore, but he was still able to notice the shift in Johann's demeanor.  It wasn't hard, for Zeke at least, to tell when a person was even mildly upset.  Joh's smile slightly faded, and Ezekiel realized he must have touched on a sensitive subject.  "Sorry," he managed, "didn't mean to...to bring up bad memories."  While Ezekiel had his fair share of misfortunes, he could tell there was a weight on Joh heavier than his own.  He wanted to say more, but feared he might offend the man more by trying to make it better.  His eyes darted around, trying to find something else to talk about, to shift the mood to something lighter.  One might think that, from his humble beginnings as a Cedar knight, Ezekiel might know some form of tactfulness, but that was a trait he lacked.  His big mouth usually got him into trouble more often than not.

    The knight laughed at the prospect of Amber Island ever being less grand than it is now, but all things are small at some point, aren't they?  The thought of a dock that could barely hold a boat was most amusing to him, as he initially imagined a yacht trying to set anchor by a cracked and battered slab of wood on the water.  Though, it was also hard for him to imagine it becoming anything bigger than it already was.  There was somewhat of a sense of homeliness and familiarity from seeing the town grow.  Ezekiel brushed the thoughts of the future away, turning his attention back to the enchanting guild hall.  "I wonder what it would be like.  To become a merchant and settle in a place like this," he thought aloud, "sounds like a fine life."

    The town lacked hustle and bustle at this hour, and Zeke wondered how busy it might get during midday or even in the nighttime.  "It gets pretty crazy around these parts, doesn't it?" he asked.  He began to follow Joh around, almost like a child following their parents around a candy store.  He periodically stopped to squint at something he hadn't yet seen, but nevertheless maintained pace with Joh.  "I imagine it might smell pretty fishy once it gets hot too, huh," he joked.

    As they approached the guild hall, another crucial detail stuck itself out to Ezekiel: quarters.  While he had mostly been bumming around inns and ships lately, he didn't truly have a place to stay.  "Do most members have a place to live on the island?" Ezekiel inquired.  It was oddly daunting to him, living alone. He could barely cook on his own, let alone do things like pay rent and other 'adult' things.  Details he should have thought of before striking out on his own.

    Joh seemed generally curious about his magic, and in all honesty, Ezekiel was curious about it too.  He asked if it was connected to his bow, to which Ezekiel chuckled.  "No, no," he responded.  "I wish it was that simple, but it all started because I read a stupid book in the library in the cathedral." Before he went off on a tangent about the Language of the Abyss, he tried to remember if he even brought the spellbook from Cedar, and peeked into his satchel, where the black leather bound journal lied.  "It's just...this book called to me.  I thought it was just a type of healing magic, but it's much more than that...it's almost terrifying, but I feel compelled to finish studying it."

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    Johann

    Administrator- Moderator- Developer/GFX Artist- Demon VIP Status- God VIP Status- Dragon VIP Status- Knight VIP Status- Regular VIP Status- VIP- Gain An Artifact- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- God Of Ishval- Ten Wizard Saint Member- Custom Slayer- God Slayer- Demon Slayer- Neutral Guild Ace- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- Shipped- Halloween gfx'ers- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Fan Art Contest Participant- Haiku Contest Participant- Lineage Making Contest Participant- Richie Rich- Rich- Veteran Level 6- Veteran Level 5- Veteran Level 4- Veteran Level 3- Veteran Level 2- Veteran Level 1- Character Application Approved!- Character History!- Magic Application Approved!- Obtain A Secondary Magic!- Get A Pet!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Tertiary Magic- Ship- Master [1000]- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- 3rd Place Event/Contest Winner- Christmas Event Winner- X-Mas Event Participant- Advertisement Achievement Badge- Tournament Participation Badge- Cookie Achievement- Cupcake Achievement- Rainbow Hero- Summer Special Tier 4- Summer Special Tier 3- Summer Special Tier 2- Summer Special Tier 1- Summer Special Donor- Summer Special Participant- Have Onida On Your Friend's List- 1 Year Anniversary- Player-
    Lineage : Herald of Destruction
    Position : God of Justice
    Posts : 8005
    Guild : Dies Irae - GM
    Cosmic Coins : 25
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 29
    Experience : 653,745
    Brownie Points : ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Saga of War - Ragnarök
    Second Magic: Consecration of War - Einherjar
    Third Magic: Maledict of War - Berserkir

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    Post by Johann on 2nd December 2019, 1:57 pm


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    "Nothing to be sorry about, Zeke. I'm certainly not. The past is the past, isn't it?", Joh smiled once more as he glossed over the other's apology, happy to shift the topic of the conversation to something else. While he had said that, the topic was, contrary to the man's words, somewhat sensitive. He neither meant to or wanted to dwell on the subject for any longer than he had to, though, of course, he wasn't sure if Ezekiel even knew what had transpired on this island. He couldn't blame him for asking the question, certainly, that thought would be nothing short of ridiculous. The young man was simply curious, as was Joh. It was better to just move on.

    "It's a pretty good life. The guild owns the island and, using the privileges the Magic Council granted, gives certain benefits to the traders that chose to do business here. I can't imagine that Midi and Minstrel are too happy about it, Amber is cutting into their profits, after all, but I think they can take a little hit. The crazy-rich snobs in Minstrel especially". Joh commented in a casual fashion, perhaps letting a little too much ideology and politics dictate his thoughts and words. The silver-haired Rune Mage disliked playing this side of the game, but after spending a good portion of his life in Minstrel as one of the ... not quite as fortunate members of their society, he had developed a set kind of underlying disdain for Minstrelian culture, something that every-so-often would show rather clearly. "I certainly prefer Amber Island", he waved his hand, almost dismissing his own point as to show that he didn't mean too much by it.

    "You're not wrong. Sometimes it does", the Ambassador answered truthfully, chuckling softly at the boy's joke. He had a point. "At least the fish's always fresh, though", he offered his own comment. While it was true that Amber was, for all that it was worth, still not as impressive as the bigger cities on the mainland like Era, Magnolia, or Crocus, it was lively when it should be. "You should see the festivals the people come up with. Just recently we celebrated the Fall Equinox. Just the decorations alone were beautiful", the man reminisced briefly, turning to Zeke with a smirk, "I'm sure that, if you stick around, you'll catch the next one. Hopefully soon".

    It did seem that their casual conversation would slowly fade the closer the got to the guildhall, however. With every step, the large stone stairway up the hill drew closer. Considering this, though, it seemed that Ezekiel wouldn't let Joh's offer to answer questions go by unused. "The guild provides free housing for all its members. Most guild members actually live in the East Wing of the guildhall itself, although they certainly aren't required to live here or anything of that sort. If you so desire you can live in Port Amber, or elsewhere entirely. As long as one adheres to their duties as a guild mage, of course, but with magic, I don't imagine that that is much of a problem these days", the man explained without much complexity or embellishment. It would simply come down to whatever the young man preferred.

    When the topic of magic came up, Zeke denied that the bow was part of his magical abilities, swiftly correcting the Ambassador who, obviously interested, listened to the boy's explanations. "A book ... called to you?", Joh followed up in a questioning tone. "Terrifying, huh?". The Ambassador's voice held a distinctly thoughtful tinge as he inquired. It was a curious case, certainly nothing that Johann had heard of before, but it was probably not too far-fetched. He'd seen a lot of strange things over the years, and the young man's explanation was thus not unbelievable. Quite the contrary, actually. "Make sure you don't get yourself wrapped up in any bad business. Magic can be erratic, especially if it's of the ancient and enigmatic kind. I suppose that-", the warm smile returned to the man's expression, the Ambassador giving the other a nod, "-as long as you use it for the right purposes, any magic can be a good thing. Make sure to keep an eye on it". The man's curiosity had been piqued, especially after the young man mentioned that it was terrifying, but in what way Joh would not ask. It was, for the lack of better words, none of his business what magic Zeke did and did not use. Nonetheless, the man hoped that his word of advice would stick. He knew all-too-well what it meant to be surrounded by dark, intrusive magic. Magic that, if wielded by the wrong person, would consume them and leave nothing but an empty husk, a shell of the person that they had been before, driven by naught but the desire for more. He'd seen it many times ... he had felt it.

    Anyway, as they arrived at the base of the stairs, the Ambassador quickly rid himself of thoughts like those. He was certain that Zeke knew what he was doing, and that, in no time, he would demonstrate that he was a capable mage. This, though, brought him to another thing that poked his curiosity. "Any other questions you have before we see about getting you admitted to the guild?", he asked, stopping and turning towards the new arrival. "If you don't mind too much, I also have a question for you. Say, Zeke", he began, his tone changing, the casual tone vanishing as if on command, a somewhat more cold, neutral, almost business-like tone replacing it, "I assume that you are familiar with the ... particularities of Dies Irae, right? The guild's work, moral code, and goals?"

    In honesty, Zeke seemed like a nice and friendly person. Polite, certainly, seemed like he appreciated a joke, but the work of Dies Irae was ... brutal, at times, leaving the Ambassador wondering if it wasn't too brutal. He hoped that the young man had it in him to take upon himself the burden that every member of the guild would, and if he did not know in detail, Joh would provide the same to him as long as there was still turning back.



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    Post by Zekey on 4th December 2019, 10:23 pm

    Ezekiel was rather relieved to see Joh's smile once again, but couldn't help but wonder what the man remembered.  Was it a grievance? A traumatic memory? Perhaps Ezekiel would eventually learn, if he were to ever get to know the man a bit more.  Or, perhaps things were better left unsaid.  While Ezekiel was never one to dwell too long on things, he left those personal questions unanswered.  For once, he knew when to stop talking.  Though, Joh's statement about the past reminded him of more recent occurrences, such as leaving his family behind in Cedar.  It pained him somewhat to think that he was somehow leaving them in the past, but it's not like he wouldn't ever see them again...he would just see them much, much less.  So, he agreed, nodding his head and repeating after Joh, "the past is the past."

    The boy couldn't help but snicker at the economic side of things.  He was fairly simple when it came to money; pay your dues and leave them at that.  The idea of being as rich and as comfortable as a merchant certainly appealed to him, but he had no clue what he'd do with all that money in his hands.  He would probably lose a fair share with his slippery fingers, and most likely only spend enough to buy a sailboat of his own, but then his ideas ran short.  "Yeah," he scoffed and added a little chuckle, "those crazy-rich snobs in Minstrel just can't get enough, can they?"  Although he genuinely knew very little about what Joh was talking about, he would never pass up on an opportunity to mock snobby people.  In all honesty, Ezekiel didn't mind living the less luxurious life, he was a traveler, more at home in nature than anywhere else really.  So long as he was near water or a forest to hike through, he was more or less happy.

    "True, I can always overlook the smell so long as the fish tastes good," he replied, offering a cheeky grin.  Ezekiel, for one, appreciated that the Amber was not as lively as the other cities he'd heard about.  The mere thought of so many crowded streets and loud nights made him antsy.  "Fall equinox? A little too cold for my liking, but I appreciate any reason to carry a small flask of poitín around," he joked.  While he didn't often drink, he struggled to stay warm in the cooler months.  Though, what struck him the most was Joh's comment about sticking around.  It triggered a chain of unspeakable thoughts; whether he would still want to be a part of the guild in the future, or the possibility that he might be fatally injured on a job.  "Well, I sure hope I'm still around in time for the next Fall Equinox, or even the Spring Equinox if there's one to be had."

    A long staircase began to appear before them, and Ezekiel stared up, his excitement building up once again.  A wave of relief washed over him to hear that both the guild provided housing, and that he could choose to live in Port Amber if he so pleased.  "Well, that's one less thing to stress about," he sighed.  "I think I'll stay in the guild housing for a while, but eventually I would like a small place to live by the water," he explained, gesturing to a quiet-looking building overlooking the beach.  

    Rarely did Ezekiel talk about his magic, but Joh's reaction was quite the opposite of what he expected.  He was unbelievably calm, in comparison to other people he's told at least.  The young knight continued, "very few other mages can make sense of it, since it's in an old, dead language.  I only understand it because the language happens to be the root of my native tongue, but sometimes even I don't know what the words mean....but," he hesitated.

    He paused, then decided to explain from a different point.  "There are some potent healing spells in here, 'spells of the upwelling' as the book calls it, but there are...some darker spells in here, called 'spells from the depths.'  And the scarier part is that the dark spells seem to beg me to use them, but I've only used it once.  And I...I almost lost control," he abruptly stopped.  The memory was still fairly fresh in his mind; a thunderous night aboard the ship on the way to Amber, actually.  A demonic creature that wouldn't settle until he sang the Song of the Siren, and the monster began to wilt and retreated.  But, he also lulled most of the crew into a dangerous sleep...and he felt powerful afterward, and afraid.  Ezekiel had to snap himself out of his daydream, wondering if there was an expression of grief on his face.  "Anyways, the guild hall must look like a picture as the sun is rising, huh?"

    "No other questions,"
    Ezekiel said.  Joh's tone shifted to a professional, tactful one, and Ezekiel suddenly knew to stop joking around.  "I-Of course.  Order to anarchy, eliminate evil, maintain strength and discipline," he drawled.  "I came because it's similar to the life I've known as a knight in Cedar.  Rune Knights was out of the question for...personal reasons, and Sabertooth...well Sabertooth didn't feel right for me.  I'm ready for whatever it takes."

    The young neophyte was more than eager to be a part of Dies Irae.  Albeit naive, he was open to growth, ready to be there when his guild needed him.

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    When Ezekiel continued to delve deeper into the nature of his magic and delivered an explanation that was in equal parts still enigmatic and enlightening, Joh would continue to listen with curiosity and interest. It seemed to the Ambassador that, whatever this magic actually was, it wasn't covered so simply by a bit of casual conversation. From what the young man described, the magic itself was old, judging by the fact that most people, according to Zeke, couldn't even make sense of the writing that detailed its use, and Johann had to admit that he had never heard of a case that resembled something akin to what the newcomer was describing. Perhaps, the man thought, perhaps the Second Seal would know more based on the fact that he had been around for ... well, forever.

    "Mars", Johann thought the name, directly addressed the entity that lurked within his body, the gnawing stir in the back of his head a clear indicator that the creature was listening. "Do you know anything about this Magic, does it ring any bells?. The deep, almost distorted voice of Mars would echo through his mind as soon as he had finished the question, an amused, cackling giggle introducing the Lord of War.

    "Tssehehehe. What do you think I am, vessel? Your encyclopedia?".

    "I'll take that as a no, then. Thank you, Mars, helpful as ever". The Ambassador had to stop himself from sighing out loud. To Ezekiel, it would most likely look as if Joh had simply lost himself in thought for a few moments. Indeed, he seemed to ignore the comment regarding the guild hall, his thoughts occupied with that same matter, but the silver-haired mage had no particular interest in making this side of himself known, though it was not like Mars' presence was a secret. The Ambassador and the Seal shared an odd relationship, to say the least. To label their relationship to each other as that of dysfunctional siblings was perhaps the most appropriate way to describe it, although, of course, neither of them would acknowledge this fact while simultaneously knowing it to be at least somewhat accurate.

    "It's my pleasure, Johann, as always. Tssehehe ...", the creature mockingly mimicked Johann's tone. With another cackling laugh, Mars would retreat back to silence, the Ambassador's own thoughts claiming the man's mind for themselves alone once more.

    Considering the Seal's presence within Johann, the man could relate to what Ezekiel said, likely more than the young man realized. The constant struggle against magic that vehemently insists on controlling you, to give everything you have, thoughts, body, even the soul, up to something, someone else, had taken its toll over and over again in the past, and it still did. There were days where the man wondered if he was nothing but an empty shell for the Nephilim to inhabit, that he himself had died a while ago, but he still felt, he still drew breath, and that was what mattered. As Ezekiel spoke and explained, Joh's expression gradually took on a more stern and serious tint, his brows ever-so-slightly narrowing. What the boy described didn't seem optimistic, but Johann knew the feeling, speaking up in the hopes he could offer some kind of positive outlook on the matter, and, in a fit of desire to help the young mage that stemmed from his own experiences, his assistance. "Well, I am speculating, but if your magic is hard to control then you'll just have to gather some experience. Learn its in's and out's, become stronger, and take control of it".

    This time, the man couldn't hold back his sigh, clearing his throat. "Forgive me the presumptuousness, I don't know enough about you or your magic to make assumptions, but I would like to learn more. Perhaps, Ezekiel, I can help you learn. Help you control, and assist your training, should you be interested". Now, in front of the guild hall, was not the time to talk about a topic like this one, though. "Let's discuss this over a much-needed breakfast later, if you're up for it".

    When the conversation shifted to a more serious note, Johann acknowledged Zeke with a nod. "I see". His answer was simple, but it didn't need to be much more than that, in his opinion. He had no intention of inquiring about his decision to prefer Dies Irae over the Rune Knights or Sabertooth, hopefully affirming the young man's determination. "In this case, I think it is about time, Ezekiel, that we officially admit you into Dies Irae".

    Without much thought, Johann allowed a fraction of magic to flow through his body, a glowing rune flaring up on the right side of his temple for just a second, radiating with faint, azure energy before fading away once more. Simultaneously, the back cloak adorned with golden and sanguine hues as part of his ambassadorial uniform appeared on his back and around his arms, Johann, without much ceremony, reaching into a pocket on the inside of the uniform. He fumbled for a second before producing a corked vial of liquid, the fluid within colored in a distinct crimson. "I, Johann von Weiss, as Ambassador of Dies Irae, welcome you into the guild, Neophyte", he spoke with the same tone, official, serious, but with a solemn tint to it, uncorking the vial. With a swift, fluent motion of his hand, he beckoned the liquid, the red ink that would form into the guild's mark out of its container, the crimson-colored fluid, surprisingly, following the motion, flowing through the air before hovering above his open palm, suspended and contained in a field of magic, awaiting the Ambassador's command. There was only one thing left to do now. A question that was arguably easily answered.

    "Now, where do you wish for your mark to be placed?"



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    Post by Zekey on 9th December 2019, 11:37 pm

    Joh seemed to be deep in thought, though Ezekiel paid no mind to it.  In all fairness, Ezekiel was quite lost in thought as well.  He was having finalizing thoughts about Dies Irae.  A small percentage of him wanted to leave now, go back to Cedar where everything was familiar and warm.  Although that one percent of his being was begging him to quit while he was ahead, it wasn't convincing enough.  Somehow, deep within his heart or conscience or whatever voice called to him, Ezekiel felt that Dies Irae was where he had to be.  It was a feeling he'd somewhat recognized lately; an outward force calling to him.  Before he left home, it was always the sea that called him, then it was the book and magic that attracted him, and now it was his own voice in his head guiding him to the guild.

    "Do you ever feel that way?"
    Zeke asked in a solemn tone, though realized that he had been so lost in his own mind that he forgot to provide context.  "I mean," he scrambled, "do you ever-how do you describe it-feel like there's something calling you? Like a voice in your head, but so intense that you can physically feel it?" The boy chuckled at himself.  "Maybe I'm just too excited, but that's how I've been feeling lately.  Like I'm being called.  Well, aside from the book constantly calling me to use dark magic, of course," he said lightheartedly.

    Internally, Ezekiel's struggle was much less of control, and more of a constant tide.  Between himself and the 'other' (as he came to call the Language of the Abyss), it seemed that a balance was necessary.  But, as he was still learning and practicing, the 'other' seemed to become overwhelming at times.  Joh, of course, recommended consistency and practice to help Zeke master his magic.  He nodded in agreement of course, but in the past often didn't know where to start.  "Sometimes it's hard to find a starting point," the young knight blatantly explained.  "And I don't know if I'm strong enough yet to handle the intensity this magic asks for."

    Joh's sigh somewhat alarmed Ezekiel, but he decided not to look to deeply into it.  It was still morning, and he didn't blame him for doing so.  The ambassador appeared to be curious about Ezekiel's magic, too, but also offered to help him learn.  While Ezekiel never typically dwelled on things, this was something he might have to mull over.  "I...that does sound quite appealing," he said.  Before the word 'breakfast' left Joh's mouth, Ezekiel's stomach growled and reverberated through his chest plate.  He was fairly queasy from eating fishcakes on the ship, and his body clearly desired some real sustenance.  "Breakfast sounds great," he answered, clearing his throat to distract from his snarling belly.  "I could eat a whole buffet right now.  The food on the ship was nothing but saltines and fish prepared by less qualified chefs."

    As the mood became more serious, Joh shifted to the topic of official guild matters.  Despite the gravity of the situation, Ezekiel couldn't stop his palpitating heart.  He was about as excited as a hound let out into a field full of bunnies, but he did his best to remain as composed as possible.  For him, 'as composed as possible' was tapping his toes on the ground rapidly and drumming his fingers at his side.  "About time?  Well, I'll be damned."

    Joh then summoned magic, or at least that's what Ezekiel thought he felt.  He marveled when the side of his head glowed azure.  Ezekiel staggered back, slightly startled as the man donned a new wardrobe.  Joh produced a crimson colored vial too, which Ezekiel could only imagine what the liquid was.  "Ambassador?!" he asked, somewhat shocked.  Perhaps he was clueless, but he didn't realize Joh was quite a high ranking officer of the guild.  He straightened himself out.  "I sure hope I made a good impression," he commented.  "This is a wee bit embarrassing, but-he gestured to a section on his right leg, just above his knee-I was hoping to get my mark right here."  He unbuttoned a small patch on his pant leg, revealing the square of skin where he wished to get his mark.  If he looked closely enough, he could see a faint old scar from his days as a Cedar knight.  It was one of his earliest battle scars; a sparring match gone awry and a sword that nearly chopped off his whole leg.  Ezekiel didn't mention much about the blemish, simply saying to Joh, "New beginnings, right?"

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    When the young man asked him if he "ever felt that way" before explaining what he meant by that in greater detail the Ambassador had to actively suppress a pained grin. The irony of his question was too apparent to the silver-haired man, although the inner struggles Johann were and would probably remain unknown to the newcomer. For the time being, at least. "Kid really hit the nail on the head, didn't he? Tssehehe ...", the cackling echo of Mars' voice rang in his ears once more. As usual, Johann opted to simply ignore the Second Seal, the most effective method to deal with his constant chatter, unnecessary comments, and incessant giggling. Instead, his brows furrowed ever-so-slightly, Johann not looking directly at Zeke, but responding with a tone that seemed steeped in a forced impression of amusement. "Well, I can certainly relate to that".

    The young man also explained that he did not feel strong enough to control his magic yet, Johann giving the boy an acknowledging nod. "I'm sure that it'll come with time", he replied simply, retaining his position of confidence. Briefly, he thought back at his own path to becoming the mage he was. A path steeped in blood, laden with difficulties, pain, loss, grief, but also, in the end, determination, the will to persevere. The Rune Mage couldn't help but smirk. He'd not been alone along the way, and neither would Zeke. It would be hard, undoubtedly, but if he put his mind to it, Joh was certain he would get there in the end. On that same note, the young man seemed to accept Johann's proposal, Johann giving him another quick nod. It was ultimately up to Ezekiel whether the young man would want to seek out his help or not, the Ambassador figured he would have to give the newcomer that space, considering this experience had to be quite new for him. The prospect of breakfast, though, seemed to overshadow that particular topic for the time being. "What a coincidence", Joh chuckled to himself once more, smiling. "I imagine we still have a few hours until Lunch, so the breakfast buffet will be yours to enjoy".

    Zeke seemed initially surprised with the title Johann had used to, in all officiality, introduce himself to the young man that would turn into one of the guild's Neophytes. Titles, of course, were a concept that the Ambassador rejected in their entirety, which incidentally also explained his preference for a casual introduction, but the structure and hierarchy of a guild required such. Indeed, it was quite the necessity, especially for a guild that was was built upon such structures to a considerable degree such as Dies Irae itself. Etiquette remained etiquette, and as one of the guild masters, Johann had to follow it. A gentle smile would find its way back to his face upon the young man's expression of hopefulness, a barely noticeable, soft chuckle leaving his lips while the ink was still suspended within his grasp. "Do not worry, my friend. I am convinced that you will make an excellent addition to Dies Irae". With that and the unbuttoning of a spot on one of Zeke's pant legs, the Ambassador would give the young Neophyte a solemn nod, stretching out his palm, the ink, almost as if it possessed an intelligence of its own, following the small nudge and floating over towards the bit of bare skin. Upon touching it, the liquid would lose all form, seeping into Zeke's leg like liquid into a sponge, as if drawn towards him, before immediately twisting into shape, forming a red cross, that, after a moment, would automatically adjust its hues into Zeke's preferred color of choice. With that, the relatively simple initiation was already complete, and the young Ezekiel was an official part of Dies Irae.

    "Once more, Zeke, and now officially, welcome", Johann's spoke with a deep breath, returning to an almost casual tone, "To good cooperation, my young friend. I hope you'll enjoy the time you spend with us here on Amber Island. That said, though ...", the man's expression shifted into an almost devilish, cheeky grin in clear anticipation, chuckling at the thought of the poor kitchen staff having to endure his appetite this early in the day. His smile, however, also reflected happiness, a genuine feeling of accomplishment and excitement lingering at the thought of filling the ranks of the guild with one more comrade in arms, his tone cheerful as he finished his sentence.

    "... I do believe that we have a buffet to raid".



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    Post by Zekey on 15th December 2019, 6:08 pm

    Although Ezekiel was certainly glad Joh understood what he meant by 'that way,' he would much rather shift to a much more upbeat topic.  His stomach growled loudly once again, alerting him that he might pass out if he did not eat anytime soon.  On the topic of magic, Zeke wasn't sure if he'd ever reach a sense of total control, but hoped that he'd achieve a semblance of it, at least the power to drown it out if necessary.  There were few things in the world he'd tried and been unable to do, but despite his best efforts, the Language of the Abyss had been almost impossible to decipher and therefore, master.  The Neophyte was sure, though, that Joh's experience would benefit him in the end, Ezekiel only hoped he wouldn't get hurt trying to help.  "I apologize in advance if I eat every single scrap in the buffet hall, except for the fish.  I'm tired of fish," he joked, talking on behalf of his stomach now, and the thought of eating anymore seafood after a queasy trip eating nothing but fish made him dizzy.  "I do hope they've got fried potatoes..."

    Without saying, the bright-eyed, bushy tailed Neophyte was more than eager to eat, practically salivating as they neared the dining hall.  What the title meant exactly, Ezekiel really didn't know, but as long as he was a part of the guild, he could care less.  Like anything, with time he would make his way through the ranks.  He was glad to finally have his guild mark, too, covering up the old scar tissue.  It was a bright, jade green now too, and Ezekiel nodded in approval.  He was certainly worried that he would have to wear a red tattoo for the rest of his life.  Nothing wrong with the color red, of course, but he felt that it didn't complement him as well as a tranquil green.  He thought of all the jobs he would take in the future, excited for the action that came with being a mage.  He thought of the dangers as well, but figured he would grow in strength soon enough and overcome any obstacle that came his way.  As for his magic, though, he was sure he would find something to use it for.

    Food, the thought rang in his head again, and he shot a longing look towards Joh.  "Well said," he remarked, "but I think 'raid' is an understatement for what I'm about to do the buffet."  Ezekiel grinned, which was a wild, toothy look on his face.  The faint freckles on his face were detailed by the sun and his laugh lines, and he had shallow dimples that cast shadows on his cheeks.  He could practically smell food from miles away now.  He would follow Joh to wherever the buffet was, promptly glazing over whatever phenomenal food awaited him.  "I feel like I've said a lot about myself, so if you don't mind me askin ya, what is your magic like?"


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    Bright Eyes | Ezekiel's Intro Empty Re: Bright Eyes | Ezekiel's Intro

    Post by Johann on 23rd December 2019, 1:02 am


    Bright Eyes | Ezekiel's Intro IQNupyn

    With optimistic attitude, the Ambassador turned around on his heel while once again beckoning the now Neophyte to follow him over the stairs that led up the hill to the guildhall, beginning the relatively quick ascend to the wide granite archway and the portal behind, which formed the entrance to the Throne Hall. Banners of red, white, and gold adorned the polished walls and pillars of white stone. It wouldn't take long before the two would enter the guildhall itself, the interior sharing much of the guildhall's outside appearance. The same red fabrics could be found inside as well, the red and orange light of the morning sun shining into the expansive room and illuminating it in its hues through several tall windows, giving it an almost mystical appearance. Johann stopped for a few moments to allow the young Neophyte to take in the first sight of what would be his new home for the foreseeable future before gesturing to one of two hallways that split into opposing directions on either end of the Throne Hall itself. One, of course, would lead to the East Wing, where Ezekiel would later find his new accommodations and the other one to the West Wing, where the much desired Mess Hall and other services of the guild were located.

    Johann chuckled to himself. He couldn't blame the boy for focussing his curiosity on the buffet he had mentioned. "Don't worry, I'm sure they can feed us both. At least I hope so", the Ambassador grinned, "We'll find something to your liking", the silver-haired man reassured. And it was true. Given the number of mages the Mess Hall served daily, the buffets that the kitchen staff presented to the members of the guild on a daily basis, consistently so, one might add, was nothing short of a miracle. Of course, the more or less secretly gluttonous Ambassador had placed great care in selecting the team himself, including their head chef, Benvolio, a man Johann shared some certainly curious history with. He wouldn't make the young Zeke wait any longer, though. Leading the way down the hallway, the two would eventually reach a set of heavy wooden double doors, wide open as if to invite any hungry guild member inside, though not without Zeke asking Joh a question that admittedly came somewhat unexpected to the God of Ishgar. Initially, Joh was noticeably lost for words in search of an adequate response, settling for an answer that was in equal parts dissatisfactory and yet disturbingly truthful. "That would be ... a complicated explanation, to be short", the man smiled somewhat awkwardly. After he had so relentlessly questioned Zeke, he felt that it would be unfair to leave it at that, though, following up with "I'll go into detail over breakfast, if that is alright with you". At least this way, Johann could offer Zeke the answer he felt he owed the young man.

    Back on the topic of breakfast, already, the smell of spices, freshly baked bread, and sizzling bacon, among other prevalent breakfast scents, would linger in the air noticeably. Entering the Mess Hall, what would immediately stand out were, of course, the rows of tables and chairs that lined the space, evidently structured so to be able to host most of the guild at any given time. One side of the Mess Hall, though, was lined with a single long line of tables placed before the open kitchen, cooks, as well as kitchen personnel, constantly attending to what Zeke would potentially recognize as a large buffet. And what a buffet it was. Offered were not just traditional breakfast foods such as the aforementioned fresh bread, bacon, but also scrambled eggs, different sausages, soups, cooked and steamed vegetables, but also more hearty options. The service was excellent, and as such, one could find a lot they desired as the ideal breakfast amongst the offered items. The Ambassador turned his attention to Zeke, gesturing towards the assortment of foods and dishes before them, the other undoubtedly eager to indulge in what the Mess Hall had to offer. "Well, there we are. All of this is yours to enjoy, Zeke. After you".

    After the young man had gone ahead, Joh, too, would move to the buffet, grabbing an empty plate before snatching one of the available omelets for himself, paired with a healthy portion of steamed broccoli and a good stack of breakfast bacon, his beverage of choice, as it was most of the time, being fresh Earl Grey. With meal in hand, the Ambassador would find an empty table if Zeke hadn't already sat down somewhere, or instead join the young Neophyte if he had already sat down. Preparing his tea, the man would address the other, who was likely eager to dig in, once again, continuing where he had left off earlier. "So, you asked about magic, hm?". The question was, of course, rhetorical.

    With a swift and almost practiced motion, the Ambassador raised his left hand to shoulder height and brought the right hand to his left, unceremoniously removing the black glove that had previously covered the extremity. This, of course, revealed not just the skin beneath, but also the dozens upon dozens of small lines that covered it almost entirely, rows of black, runic scripture following the next rows. Of course, what Zeke couldn't see was that almost all of Johann's left side, apart from his face, was similarly covered in black runes. The man lowered his hand again, placing it on the table in a leisure way. "Tell me, Zeke, how much have you heard of the tale of Ragnarök?"



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