(01/27 12:04:58) Detective Harry Williams: hello, Kelsei
(01/27 12:05:05) Kelsei A.T.: afternoon, detective,
(01/27 12:05:18) Kelsei A.T.: you wanted to speak with me?
(01/27 12:05:26) Detective Harry Williams places his crystal seashell on the table
(01/27 12:05:50) Kelsei A.T. kneels over to gaze at it...
(01/27 12:06:05) Detective Harry Williams: I have a theory about this seashell, about December's motives.
(01/27 12:06:33) Kelsei A.T.: alright...
(01/27 12:06:40) Kelsei A.T. pokes at the crystal
(01/27 12:06:51) Detective Harry Williams: Hi, Captain
(01/27 12:06:52) Cpt.Jericho: Hi all
(01/27 12:06:56) Kelsei A.T.: ah, hello, Captain,
(01/27 12:07:09) Cpt.Jericho waves hello
(01/27 12:07:14) Kelsei A.T.: the detective here was just about to lay some theory craft on me, heh.
(01/27 12:07:19) Detective Harry Williams: I was about to tell Kelsei my theory about December's motives for giving me the crystal.
(01/27 12:07:28) Cpt.Jericho: Interesting
(01/27 12:07:33) Cpt.Jericho: Mind if I join?
(01/27 12:07:37) Kelsei A.T.: more the merrier
(01/27 12:07:54) Detective Harry Williams: During the Marker Hunt, Runa'mei said something about me being a "projector".
(01/27 12:08:08) Kelsei A.T.: oh, yes, Runa'mei did mention something about that
(01/27 12:08:29) Kelsei A.T.: some folks on Rei'schu are natural broadcasters. I think Calum ran into one such kid while he was staying there
(01/27 12:08:45) Kelsei A.T.: had an incredible tallent to shift crystals into shapes without as much effort as everyone else.
(01/27 12:09:17) Kelsei A.T.: at least, i think it was a child
(01/27 12:09:24) Kelsei A.T.: i'd have to talk with Calum again about that to be sure.
(01/27 12:10:54) Detective Harry Williams: Well, I think December might have somehow KNOWN that I was a "projector".
(01/27 12:11:20) Detective Harry Williams: He could have given me the crystal to either make me aware of this or to confirm his own theory.
(01/27 12:11:45) Kelsei A.T.: it does seem to be something that wouldn't be obvious without crystal exposure,
(01/27 12:12:17) Detective Harry Williams: So the real question is, how did he know?
(01/27 12:12:31) Kelsei A.T.: ...i can't fathom how someone from our end of things would figure that out without seeing it first, somehow
(01/27 12:13:09) Cpt.Jericho: There are sicknesses that can be diagnosed by a look at someone's eyes
(01/27 12:13:29) Cpt.Jericho: Yellow fever is an example
(01/27 12:13:32) Detective Harry Williams: I have a feeling that this "talent" isn't like that.
(01/27 12:13:47) Kelsei A.T.: agreed, from what Runa'mei said it's nothing obvious from the outside,
(01/27 12:13:59) Kelsei A.T.: the only reactions were... hrm...
(01/27 12:14:09) Detective Harry Williams: what?
(01/27 12:14:26) Kelsei A.T.: i think she said when the talent starts being noticed, it's usually because crystals around them start shifting wildly.
(01/27 12:14:44) Detective Harry Williams: Like the seashell?
(01/27 12:14:47) Kelsei A.T.: yes
(01/27 12:15:07) Kelsei A.T.: so they usually give children who start showing this projection talent... I'd call them worry stones, really.
(01/27 12:15:21) Detective Harry Williams: "Worry stones"?
(01/27 12:15:22) Kelsei A.T.: but they're the stame shapeshifting crystals, just paired to a person to absorb stray thoughts.
(01/27 12:15:23) Cpt.Jericho: So, the "projector" shakes up the "receivers"?
(01/27 12:15:56) Kelsei A.T.: yes, essentially, as I understand it someone just... puts out their thoughts into the open without effort?
(01/27 12:16:30) Cpt.Jericho: Like a broadband broadcast with a high amplitude.
(01/27 12:16:35) Detective Harry Williams: maybe that's what December was doing... but still, the question is HOW DID HE KNOW?
(01/27 12:16:57) Kelsei A.T.: maybe have someone run around with a crystal and see if it shifts around people?
(01/27 12:17:02) Kelsei A.T. shrugs
(01/27 12:17:32) Kelsei A.T.: then if you narrow it down further, and find a specific person, you could... I don't know.
(01/27 12:17:43) Kelsei A.T.: but you'd have to be looking for that specifically.
(01/27 12:18:00) Detective Harry Williams: Exactly. How would December know what to look for?
(01/27 12:18:14) Kelsei A.T.: Haru'sara wasn't the type, from what I gathered, so he's out as an example,
(01/27 12:18:26) Kelsei A.T.: he could inform people of it, sure, but why would he?
(01/27 12:19:00) Kelsei A.T.: the only thing i could think of is if December saw it first hand somewhere, and then decided to do more testing?
(01/27 12:19:23) Kelsei A.T.: but what's a man like that doing with crystals to want to know if people are 'broadcasters' for anyways?
(01/27 12:19:45) Detective Harry Williams: I know, strange. It could also be that Haru'sara trusts December a LOT more than we originally assumed.
(01/27 12:20:21) Kelsei A.T.: or he's up to some scheme we don't understand.
(01/27 12:20:40) Kelsei A.T.: just because you tell someone about a thing doesn't mean you inherently trust them about everything.
(01/27 12:20:54) Cpt.Jericho: Can those crystals be weaponized?
(01/27 12:20:57) Kelsei A.T. frowns...
(01/27 12:21:16) Cpt.Jericho: Sorry to bring that up
(01/27 12:21:19) Kelsei A.T.: i'd have to ask Runa'mei,
(01/27 12:22:11) Detective Harry Williams: And how Pod 12 fits into all this is another question entirely.
(01/27 12:22:19) Kelsei A.T.: you think that's involved?
(01/27 12:22:47) Kelsei A.T.: I still think it's likely Calum just misplaced the book between our desks.
(01/27 12:22:57) Detective Harry Williams: Well, Calum said December might have taken the Pod 12 book, but again, we don't know if *that's* right, either.
(01/27 12:23:33) Kelsei A.T.: question is why would anyone want a book to a Pod anyways?
(01/27 12:23:46) Kelsei A.T.: nevermind a volcanically active area...
(01/27 12:23:54) Cpt.Jericho: Hm
(01/27 12:24:09) Detective Harry Williams: Maybe there's some sort of minerals in the volcano?
(01/27 12:24:18) Cpt.Jericho: Or crystals
(01/27 12:24:24) Kelsei A.T. pales slightly...
(01/27 12:24:28) Detective Harry Williams: what?
(01/27 12:24:30) Kelsei A.T.: there's no way they could know...
(01/27 12:24:36) Detective Harry Williams: Know what?
(01/27 12:24:44) Kelsei A.T.: before we made contact with Rei'schu,
(01/27 12:24:48) Kelsei A.T.: but after we'd found Naybree,
(01/27 12:25:08) Kelsei A.T.: Calum wanted to do some experiments with the Vertigo Crytsals.
(01/27 12:25:18) Kelsei A.T.: Vertigo, that's the age Calum wrote that started this whole mess.
(01/27 12:25:27) Kelsei A.T.: the crystals from there are incredibly similar to the Rei'schu ones.
(01/27 12:25:28) Detective Harry Williams: the age with the unstable crystals?
(01/27 12:25:36) Kelsei A.T.: yes,
(01/27 12:25:43) Kelsei A.T.: but they're.... 'Nascent' was the word used,
(01/27 12:25:49) Kelsei A.T.: compared to Rei'schu's crystals.
(01/27 12:25:53) Kelsei A.T.: like children to adults,
(01/27 12:26:09) Cpt.Jericho: Well, crystals do grow
(01/27 12:26:12) Kelsei A.T.: we did some experiments there, to see how they reacted to different energy sources,
(01/27 12:26:34) Kelsei A.T.: Linking puts out some ambient energy that can cause some rapid growth, but so can something like Lava.
(01/27 12:26:40) Kelsei A.T.: magma...
(01/27 12:26:49) Kelsei A.T. frowns...
(01/27 12:26:53) Kelsei A.T.: there's no way they'd know about that.
(01/27 12:27:12) Cpt.Jericho: Then why stealing the book?
(01/27 12:27:14) Kelsei A.T.: this is the first i've even talked about it to anyone outside of Calum and Patrick.
(01/27 12:27:29) Kelsei A.T.: i have no clue.
(01/27 12:27:32) Detective Harry Williams: There's no way he could have known about me being a projector, and yet he did.
(01/27 12:27:57) Kelsei A.T.: ...there may be something else, though.
(01/27 12:28:11) Kelsei A.T.: something we're not seeing.
(01/27 12:28:29) Kelsei A.T.: i'll have to talk with Calum. maybe he knows something I'm forgetting,
(01/27 12:29:35) Detective Harry Williams: December, whoever he is, knows too much to be acting alone, in my opinion.
(01/27 12:30:11) Detective Harry Williams: And we're already pretty confident that he's working with Haru'sara...
(01/27 12:30:22) Kelsei A.T.: that seems likely. maybe whoever he's working with is also a 'projector'? or knows one.
(01/27 12:31:10) Kelsei A.T.: earth does have a much larger population than Rei'schu. Something rare there could be more common here.
(01/27 12:31:54) Cpt.Jericho: Indeed. Though I haven't heard of people who could influence crystals
(01/27 12:32:10) Cpt.Jericho: It's usually the other way round
(01/27 12:32:18) Kelsei A.T.: I have my doubts those crystals are naturally occurring, one way or another.
(01/27 12:32:32) Detective Harry Williams: Is that a reference to Calum's sleepwalking?
(01/27 12:32:38) Kelsei A.T.: yes, but also, no,
(01/27 12:32:48) Kelsei A.T.: I'm thinking about how the crystals in Rei'schu are literally stitching the world together.
(01/27 12:32:50) Detective Harry Williams: was talking to Jericho
(01/27 12:32:58) Kelsei A.T.: ah.
(01/27 12:33:03) Kelsei A.T. chuckles in embarrassment.
(01/27 12:33:07) Cpt.Jericho: No, I was talking about esoterics
(01/27 12:33:24) Cpt.Jericho: healing crystals and that humbug
(01/27 12:33:30) Kelsei A.T. nods
(01/27 12:33:43) Detective Harry Williams: Okay, tell me more about this "crystals stitching a world back together".
(01/27 12:34:00) Kelsei A.T.: well, Rei'schu's near cataclysmic destruction sounds a lot to me like an Age Colapse event,
(01/27 12:34:17) Kelsei A.T.: something like Keith ran into with Fahets, or we saw depicted in RIVEN,
(01/27 12:34:38) Kelsei A.T.: the age is essentially held together at the fractured seams with large crystal growths,
(01/27 12:34:53) Detective Harry Williams: Don't tell me a Star Fissure opened in Rei'schu and they had to use the crystals to seal it up...
(01/27 12:34:59) Kelsei A.T.: no, not a fissure,
(01/27 12:35:08) Kelsei A.T.: not that the histories describe, at least,
(01/27 12:35:24) Kelsei A.T.: the mythology puts it more that the age was simply... tearing itself apart,
(01/27 12:35:32) Detective Harry Williams: What happened?
(01/27 12:35:55) Detective Harry Williams: some kind of instability in the Writing of the Age, or something else?
(01/27 12:36:07) Kelsei A.T.: i've seen conflicting descriptions, but essentially war brought the age to the brink of collapse- brought about by some 'knife'
(01/27 12:36:29) Kelsei A.T.: it 'cut' at the Age's foundation, or something like that,
(01/27 12:36:53) Cpt.Jericho: I wonder if that's a metaphor or a real knife
(01/27 12:36:53) Kelsei A.T.: honestly, it sounds like someone trying to cover for something happening to the Descriptive Book
(01/27 12:37:05) Kelsei A.T.: but i couldn't know for sure, either way.
(01/27 12:37:29) Kelsei A.T.: regardless, Chezahcen, before she was Chezahcen, confronted the person-slash-god who had the knife,
(01/27 12:37:55) Detective Harry Williams: Maybe the crystals didn't come in naturally, maybe they were written in like Katran's daggers
(01/27 12:37:58) Kelsei A.T.: and battled him for it, ultimately slaying him, and taking it back along with taking 'his power' for her own, and then she...
(01/27 12:38:02) Kelsei A.T.: yes, that's what im thinking,
(01/27 12:38:14) Kelsei A.T.: the stories all go that Chezahcen *held* the Age together somehow,
(01/27 12:38:27) Kelsei A.T.: kept it from totally colapsing until something could mend it.
(01/27 12:38:47) Detective Harry Williams: that something being the crystals, I assume
(01/27 12:38:49) Kelsei A.T.: some depictions call it the favor of four other gods,
(01/27 12:39:04) Kelsei A.T.: others imply she did it all herself,
(01/27 12:39:21) Kelsei A.T.: the end result is that the age is now, in the present day, visibly stitched together with large crystal sutchers,
(01/27 12:40:04) Kelsei A.T.: the moons are like that too, according to Runa'mei,
(01/27 12:40:05) Cpt.Jericho: Soooo, if anyone could influence those crystal sutchers, what could he do?
(01/27 12:40:26) Kelsei A.T.: not much, considering that those sutchers are where most of the afterlife is held,
(01/27 12:40:42) Kelsei A.T.: one of the crystals stolen was a soul stone of sorts,
(01/27 12:40:50) Kelsei A.T.: like Serenia's Dream and memory globes,
(01/27 12:41:06) Kelsei A.T.: except instead of one final transfer at the end of life it's more of a slow, ongoing process
(01/27 12:41:12) Kelsei A.T.: a slow copy over many years,
(01/27 12:41:43) Kelsei A.T.: and when the person finally dies, the crystal is planted to grow into a new sutcher, often to replace one that might have broken, or collapsed, or otherwise vanished.
(01/27 12:42:14) Kelsei A.T.: atleast, that's how Runa'mei described it.
(01/27 12:42:55) Kelsei A.T.: it seems to be something of a choice to continue holding the world together? Atleast, that's what it seems like,
(01/27 12:43:12) Kelsei A.T.: i still can't imagine those crystals were a normal part of the age before that calamity, though.
(01/27 12:43:57) Cpt.Jericho: Then they must have been introduced from the outside
(01/27 12:44:01) Detective Harry Williams: Maybe someone used the Descriptive Book to add the original crystals
(01/27 12:44:10) Kelsei A.T.: probably,
(01/27 12:45:00) Kelsei A.T.: Calum's no expert at reading descriptives, and he gave the book the once over,
(01/27 12:45:05) Kelsei A.T.: it's possible he missed something.
(01/27 12:45:19) Kelsei A.T.: or didn't see it at the time due to other influences...
(01/27 12:45:21) Kelsei A.T. sighs
(01/27 12:45:30) Kelsei A.T.: ill ask him to take another look at the Descriptive.
(01/27 12:46:48) Detective Harry Williams: So... who *IS* December, and what does he want with these crystals?
(01/27 12:46:56) Cpt.Jericho: Maybe someone took the crystals from a different book and introduced them in Reishu
(01/27 12:47:15) Kelsei A.T.: that's another possibility, Captain,
(01/27 12:47:30) Kelsei A.T.: Calum certainly managed to write an age with them in it to start with.
(01/27 12:47:37) Cpt.Jericho: Could explain why pod 12 book was stolen
(01/27 12:48:08) Kelsei A.T.: why's that, you think?
(01/27 12:48:26) Cpt.Jericho: Maybe it was the origin of the original crystals.
(01/27 12:48:43) Cpt.Jericho: You said it was volcanic
(01/27 12:49:08) Kelsei A.T.: hmm...
(01/27 12:49:18) Cpt.Jericho: Lava is full of crystalline structures
(01/27 12:49:19) Kelsei A.T.: we haven't fully explored the maze of tunnels there yet,
(01/27 12:49:36) Kelsei A.T.: it's possible we've missed something, or a passage collapsed.
(01/27 12:49:44) Kelsei A.T.: but even if that were the case, how would December know about that?
(01/27 12:50:02) Cpt.Jericho: We would have to ask him.
(01/27 12:50:13) Kelsei A.T.: that we would
(01/27 12:50:19) Kelsei A.T. checks her KI... and mutters at the time,
(01/27 12:50:25) Kelsei A.T.: my lunch break's about over,
(01/27 12:50:29) Cpt.Jericho: I know, stupid idea...
(01/27 12:50:32) Kelsei A.T.: sorry to bail, but I have to go.
(01/27 12:50:50) Cpt.Jericho: Well, I'm afraid I have to move on too
(01/27 12:50:52) Detective Harry Williams: Okay, goodbye.
(01/27 12:50:57) Kelsei A.T.: I'll talk with Calum and Runa'mei about this stuff,
(01/27 12:51:03) Kelsei A.T.: we'll see what they have to think about it
(01/27 12:51:03) Cpt.Jericho: See you guys
(01/27 12:51:07) Kelsei A.T. waves goodbye
(01/27 12:51:10) Cpt.Jericho waves goodbye
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