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Mar. 6th, 2017 07:46 pm
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It'll be nice to get cleared to go back to coffee or standard teas, instead of various herbs and lawn clippings. The meetings seem to do better than breakfast, but I think some of that is due to Mr. Kenway's excellent baked goods. Perhaps I should try something with a bit more sugar and carbs before aiming for something healthy?

Master Ffamran is supposed to be arriving soon, along with a group of other people. From the sound of it, he's accompanied by a Balthier who is also heavily injured. I was worried about the Bunansa siblings, since their father showed signs of madness. He talked to thin air, and grew more and more fixated on deifacted nethicite and his own invention of manufactured nethicite.

The fact that he forced his children into the army far too young - that is not uncommon, but it was worrying.

Date: 2017-03-07 03:02 am (UTC)
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Parents force their children into all sorts of unreasonable things that SEEM like a good idea to them at the time, no? Careers, apprenticeships, romantic preferences...Really, someone OUGHT to draw the line.

Date: 2017-03-07 03:27 am (UTC)
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That is a relief. It may be just Tevinter where they try to organize these things from conception, what with the charts and spellwork and the...honestly, it's all a bit too crazy of a mess for me to be involved.

Ah, there's where I was lucky. Followed my own interests to my apprenticeship. I can't say it boded very well for my teacher in the end, but then, Alexius made his own choices with his own good reasons.

And I've been too long an exile to do the same. Luckier for the chances left, but I very much doubt they're coming.

The line is constantly shifting about, the way I'd like it. Keeps me on my toes.

Date: 2017-03-07 04:17 am (UTC)
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At least SOMEONE's worked out how to do that sort of thing, we may need to take notes to forge our picture perfect magespawn who'll bring the Imperium to glory and honor.

Or words to that effect.

Ah, there's a mistake, taking off any protection you could find THERE. Never, ever show off an advantage to a Tevinter. We can smell that a mile off.

Will it? Good. It'd be a shame to mar a lovely face.

Date: 2017-03-07 09:52 pm (UTC)
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The clever among us learn banter in our cradles. And to hide our blades until the moment's right. The poison and the backstabbing and other party games are fun as well at ours, of course. I'm not particularly close to any cousins, I think we may have had those murdered off, but don't go take my word for that .

Ah HAH. That does explain it. Not so human can be an adventure, surely. Along with all the tactful guessing games and the asides. You need a Bingo Card for those, I'd say.

Not half so average, though bruises mar things up a bit. Any chance of a dashing scar Those can be so much fun.

I like my company enthralled by me, of course. So far, you seem to be working.

Date: 2017-03-07 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh I like you! And it depends. I appreciate a strapping hero I can stand behind.

Tevinter's...It's complicated,actually. I miss it more than I can say, but not the way that she is now. I miss what she could be, what she will be, if I do my work the right way. It was nowhere that I could stay, but someday, when it's changed...

Ah yes, With the hair, of course. Dorian, of House Pavus, at your service. An unimpeded as fortune may have it. Quite delightful!

Date: 2017-03-07 10:53 pm (UTC)
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It can, be, yes. It's hard not to allow it to consume you,the idea that everything is foreign. It's been...recent for me, after a few things changed to make it too much to sit by and await my time to make a change. Better to save Tevinter by destroying her, making her what she ought to be. The libraries, the knowledge, and the glories, those all matter. The corruption, the infighting, the lack of anyone's agency unless he or she is willing to defend that with backstabbing, petty thefts, and murder...

Well, I can hope that when the time is right, I should have that chance for myself, the one most other people do not get. And I suppose it's not. I've got a bit of one, for now. I've carved it out a little, but it's mine. Big Bad Tevinter though I am. My father must be proud.

But I DO love flattery, both dealing and receiving. It can all be so much fun. ...Truthfully I AM a terrible flirt and from the distance that CAN be hard to gauge. So you're the evil twin? I thought those weren't real.

Date: 2017-03-07 11:14 pm (UTC)
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I suppose that from that point of view, it COULD be seen this way. Dismantling the worst parts of an Empire to make it better though,. does that change the equation any? What's there to be argued in the case of so much corruption? It feels like lancing a wound to ME, of course, arrogant enough to think that I might impact the future.

Well. There's a tale you don't hear every day. My family owned slaves, if that's any balm to the conscience.

Date: 2017-03-07 11:47 pm (UTC)
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That IS why the changes must be made so slowly, so...ideologically. It's the work of lifetimes, but I've got my own to put the idea forward, and some allies on my side. I think someday we're going to have a way. It's important, the work, and gaining allies, in the meantime. Depending on the people, if we don't count innocents, I wonder that the count wouldn't be somewhat worth it.

All the good things never are. It's like pastries. you know, *pakhlava takes forever to be made, but when it is...perfection. There are worse goals than that. *

*It's funny. I didn't ever realize it was something wrong until I left. It was the rest of what's going on there, but, now I've actually talked to people, saw the error in having some conviction but not others...More a sign of the disease there was,I think. *

Date: 2017-03-08 12:35 am (UTC)
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Ah another good point. I have seen so many elves so badly treated that it seems so different from how some of the people in Tevinter treat their slaves, for instance. Neither way is right, but I would have once argued that the first was by far worse, condemning them to live in slums and such,and also that is not their fault.

Oh you would be surprised what you must do there to survive, what of yourself you lock away. But...thank you. That is surprisingly comforting to hear.

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