Once you find your light, I'm sure it will lead you back here.
Cordelia called out to her friend as she emerged from her tent, her smile as bright as the sun in the sky above. She took a moment to smooth out her dress with her hands as the ground rumbled ever so slightly. It was different from the normal shaking that occurred when the ship was turning or completing maintenance. No, this was the familiar rumble from a near six hundred pound brown bear making his way towards her. He burst through the brush just beyond the site of her camp, heading straight towards her. The ace of Meliora Vitae giggled as the bear slowed himself to a stroll before he lowered his head and nuzzled against her stomach. She reached down and ran her hands through his fur, giving him aggressive scratches all around his neck. “Ready to go meet the new guy?”
she asked him and the bear gave an affirmative groan.
It was only a few moments later that Cassiti showed up, Cordelia greeting her in the usual bubbly, ecstatic kind of way. The other ace of Meliora Vitae had swiftly proven to be a reliable friend and ally and Cordelia felt safe to say that Cassi was her very best friend in the guild and beyond. Cassiti was still learning the ins and outs of the world, as she came from another realm called Avalon and her timid nature was a stark contrast to Cordelia's. But they got along and Cassi was always willing to, at least, consider some suggestions from her fellow ace. Cordelia practically squealed in delight at the outfit that Cassi was wearing, raining compliments down on the other woman. As much as she adored the robes that Cassi wore day-in and day-out, she felt the woman needed some variety in her life -- a chance to spread her wings and see what the native clothing did for her. Cassi considered it for a couple of days and then finally agreed, allowing Cordelia to take her shopping. It had been a marvelous day out, the two women bonding even deeper than before.
And now, as the only two aces of Meliora Vitae, they were responsible for meeting up with prospective members and today was one such day. They made their way down to the landing platform, Cordelia happily riding Bowzer and chatting away with Cassiti about literally anything her mind flit to. They didn’t have to wait long until the shuttle soared in, perching itself upon the metal platform. The landing ramp lowered and from the interior emerged a man on the taller side. His face was stern and focused, his eyes rich emeralds that seemed set beyond the perspective of the world around him. His steps were serious and he seemed rather rigid; like a man who’d been born and bred in military life. Unlike her friend, she wasn’t capable of reading the man’s aura but what she could
tell was that there was very little magical essence about him. In fact, it was safer to say that any magic lingering around his form was most likely just the residual ethernano in the air. How exciting!
And just like Cassiti, Cordelia equally observed his sharp, attractive features. He looked a bit like what Cordelia imagined a ‘bad boy’ was, though she only had her own experience with bad boys in Ca-Elum to go by. Smiling bright, she hopped off Bowzer and walked beside Cassiti as they approached the descending man. Cordelia was a woman with a large, positive presence, her delightful attitude a beacon even among the darker places in the world. Long, bodied hair adorned her head, cascading down her back in a tightly wound, but still relatively wild, ponytail, a bow wrapped around the very end. Her hair peaked over her brow into curled bangs that framed her face. Bright green eyes, not unlike Rhace’s, seemed to glow and twinkle in the overhead light. She had a thin necklace, fashioned out of string, with a seashell attached to the center. Her dress was loose but still showed her lithe figure, the flower pattern of the material looking fresh and new. The skirt of the dress was short enough that he would be able to see her feet were completely bare, lacking any kind of shoe, and dirty from walking everywhere.
Cassiti spoke first, bowing to the man and welcoming him to the guild and introducing herself and her role within the guild. “Hi there!”
Cordelia spoke up with her thick Ca-Elum accent, giving him an enthusiastic wave and smile before stepping forward to present her hand for him to shake. Her guild tattoo could be seen on the top of her hand, a deep forest green symbol that twinkled as she shifted.“I’m Cordelia Beaumont, the ace of the Relocation and Dispatch branch! Welcome to the Endeavor! We’re very excited to have you! Oh and this is Bowzer, my bear friend. Don’t let his size worry you -- he’s a big softie. Aren’t you Bowzer?”
She turned to the bear, scratching him under the chin.“So!”
she announced, turning back to Rhace. “Would you like a tour of the ship? Cassi and I would be delighted to show you around. There’s a lot of places to set yourself up; the ship has real rooms or you can be like Cassi and I and live on the surface. She lives in a lovely tree house and I have myself a cozy little tent.”
If it wasn’t abundantly clear, Cordelia loved to talk with people and learn more about them. She was as social a butterfly as any one person could be.