(09/29 16:52:15) Chat.log started...
(09/29 16:53:07) Kelsei A.T. approaches quietly
(09/29 16:53:17) Kelsei A.T.: Hello, Ben?
(09/29 16:54:15) Kelsei A.T. waits...
(09/29 16:54:26) Benavud: Oh, hi, Miss Taylor.
(09/29 16:54:31) Kelsei A.T.: hello.
(09/29 16:54:32) Benavud: Hi DS5
(09/29 16:54:40) Benavud: Sorry, I was lost in this book.
(09/29 16:54:42) Dni_seeker 5: where are you?
(09/29 16:54:49) Kelsei A.T.: hall of kings, DS5.
(09/29 16:54:53) Benavud: In the...round room with all the books.
(09/29 16:55:06) Benavud: Reading the one about King Ja'Kreen.
(09/29 16:55:42) Benavud: I figure, if these are my people, I should learn their history.
(09/29 16:55:54) Kelsei A.T. smiles slightly,
(09/29 16:56:11) Benavud: Is this the earliest D'ni king we know about? It makes sense to go in order.
(09/29 16:56:13) Kelsei A.T.: it is a long one.
(09/29 16:56:24) Kelsei A.T.: its the earliest book that has a completed volume
(09/29 16:56:36) Benavud: Ok
(09/29 16:56:39) Kelsei A.T.: i believe the earliest king we know of was Ri'neref,
(09/29 16:57:05) Kelsei A.T.: atleast, i think he became the King after moving the people here,
(09/29 16:57:26) Benavud: Why did Ja'kreen die a sad and unsatisfied man?
(09/29 16:57:37) Kelsei A.T. glances at the volume...
(09/29 16:58:18) Kelsei A.T.: considering the death of his first son, it's likely he just never got over the loss of the boy.
(09/29 16:58:38) Benavud: He lived to be 337.
(09/29 16:58:40) Kelsei A.T.: some people cant move on from tragedy,
(09/29 16:58:51) Benavud: That's over a hundred years after he lost them.
(09/29 16:58:56) Benavud: That seems like a long time to grieve.
(09/29 16:59:06) Benavud: He should have appreciated the new wife and kids that he had.
(09/29 16:59:18) Benavud: It's stupid to mourn the dead at the expense of the living. The dead don't care.
(09/29 16:59:31) Kelsei A.T.: that's a lesson many humans could stand to learn.
(09/29 17:00:04) Benavud: Is the King's Arch that thing you can see from the docks?
(09/29 17:00:05) Kelsei A.T.: there are people who just stick to their grief... it's a sad thing.
(09/29 17:00:09) Kelsei A.T. nods
(09/29 17:00:09) Dni_seeker 5: Yes
(09/29 17:00:12) Kelsei A.T.: Kerath's Arch, yes
(09/29 17:00:24) Benavud: It's big, but it looks sort of sad and lonely.
(09/29 17:00:27) Benavud: This whole place does.
(09/29 17:00:31) Kelsei A.T.: indeed.
(09/29 17:01:19) Kelsei A.T.: D'ni as a whole is a tragedy of sorts, when you get down to it,
(09/29 17:01:41) Kelsei A.T.: not many of these kings lived happy lives
(09/29 17:01:46) Kelsei A.T. glances around at the books...
(09/29 17:01:46) Benavud: It's like...this big huge construction to show off how great you are, but you're not actually that great anymore. You're all gone. No one there to appreciate it.
(09/29 17:01:56) Benavud: There's a poem about that. I forget the name.
(09/29 17:02:06) Benavud: Something about a statue in a desert.
(09/29 17:02:11) Kelsei A.T.: Ozymandias.
(09/29 17:02:19) Kelsei A.T.: look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair.
(09/29 17:02:32) Benavud: Yeah, I think that's the one.
(09/29 17:02:56) Benavud: That's what D'ni makes me think of. A big dead monument to foolishness and arrogance.
(09/29 17:03:01) Benavud: That's my legacy.
(09/29 17:03:09) Benavud 's lip curls.
(09/29 17:03:13) Kelsei A.T.: i'd like to think that's just one side of the coin
(09/29 17:03:26) Kelsei A.T.: for as much as there were those who were foolish, and arrogant... there were others who weren't.
(09/29 17:03:33) Benavud shrugs
(09/29 17:03:39) Kelsei A.T.: the story of Atshehba, and how she survived the fall.
(09/29 17:03:43) Benavud: Maybe. But they're not around to tell their story, are they?
(09/29 17:03:57) Kelsei A.T.: her mother saved her with a scarf, and then a random woman carried her to a linking book, saving her.
(09/29 17:04:13) Benavud: That's a good story. Where is she now?
(09/29 17:04:21) Kelsei A.T.: living on another age,
(09/29 17:04:25) Kelsei A.T.: Rei'schu,
(09/29 17:04:29) Kelsei A.T.: Calum's met her granddaughter.
(09/29 17:04:54) Kelsei A.T.: many of the D'ni who survived the fall also moved onto another age, Releeshahn,
(09/29 17:04:56) Benavud: Hunh. Well, isn;t that nice.
(09/29 17:05:00) Dni_seeker 5: Could you come with me? There's something I'd like to show you.
(09/29 17:05:15) Benavud sighs
(09/29 17:05:21) Benavud: what do you want to show me, DS5?
(09/29 17:05:25) Dni_seeker 5: It's not an Age, it's here on this island
(09/29 17:05:37) Benavud: what is it?
(09/29 17:06:02) Kelsei A.T. isn't sure where DS5 even went
(09/29 17:06:17) Benavud: Whatever. I'm fine here.
(09/29 17:06:56) Dni_seeker 5: It's a room full of stained glass.
(09/29 17:07:04) Benavud peruses the next book.
(09/29 17:07:18) Benavud: So King Veesha thought his son was dead, but then came back. That must have been nice.
(09/29 17:07:47) Kelsei A.T.: ben, i get the feeling you're upset over something. do you want to talk?
(09/29 17:07:53) Benavud: Not really.
(09/29 17:08:18) Kelsei A.T. nods, understanding
(09/29 17:08:20) Benavud: Are all of these books about D'ni kings?
(09/29 17:08:25) Dni_seeker 5: Yes
(09/29 17:08:27) Kelsei A.T.: the ones in this room, yes
(09/29 17:08:37) Kelsei A.T.: it's the "Hall of Kings" officially,
(09/29 17:08:47) Benavud: How many are there?
(09/29 17:09:00) Kelsei A.T.: hmmm, a finite number, i cant recall off hand exactly,
(09/29 17:09:04) Benavud: And what's with the empty ones?
(09/29 17:09:13) Kelsei A.T.: the last king handed over control of everything to the Guilds,
(09/29 17:09:19) Kelsei A.T.: that was a long while before the Fall,
(09/29 17:09:28) Kelsei A.T.: the DRC never got around to finalizing the missing volumes,
(09/29 17:09:36) Benavud: So it became more like a democracy. That makes sense.
(09/29 17:09:42) Benavud: Their society evolved kind of like humans.
(09/29 17:09:48) Kelsei A.T.: in a sense,
(09/29 17:09:57) Benavud: But it didn't help them in the end. They still almost all died.
(09/29 17:10:08) Kelsei A.T.: dark men with dark ambitions
(09/29 17:10:15) Kelsei A.T.: they exist in all types of civilizations.
(09/29 17:10:20) Kelsei A.T.: human, or D'ni.
(09/29 17:10:24) Benavud: Kind of makes the whole thing seem kind of pointless, doesn't it?
(09/29 17:10:26) Kelsei A.T.: our people are very parallel like that.
(09/29 17:10:48) Kelsei A.T.: ...pointless? im not quite sure about that.
(09/29 17:10:54) Benavud: Now they're just a bunch of books about arrogant kings. No one left to even talk to.
(09/29 17:11:24) Dni_seeker 5: If you want to see a room full of stained glass, come with me.
(09/29 17:11:34) Benavud: Why would I want to see a room full of stained glass?
(09/29 17:11:46) Dni_seeker 5: Maybe you'll remember something.
(09/29 17:11:50) Benavud shakes his head
(09/29 17:11:55) Benavud: Does it matter?
(09/29 17:12:30) Kelsei A.T.: i suppose that depends,
(09/29 17:12:31) Benavud: Even if I remember anything, it won't change the facts. I'm D'ni. I'm a member of a dead civilization. I'm going to live three times as long as any of you. I'll watch everyone I know die. I'll never be a part of anything.
(09/29 17:12:41) Kelsei A.T.: i wouldnt say that,
(09/29 17:12:41) Benavud: Remembering stuff isn't going to change that.
(09/29 17:13:09) Kelsei A.T.: there are others out there,
(09/29 17:13:19) Benavud: Others? Hmmm.
(09/29 17:13:33) Benavud shakes his head
(09/29 17:13:37) Benavud: Not ready to meet them yet.
(09/29 17:13:44) Kelsei A.T.: well, when you are...
(09/29 17:14:00) Benavud: I don't much feel like exploring anymore. I think I'm going to go take a nap.
(09/29 17:14:01) Kelsei A.T.: there are others out there who could answer your question, or commiserate in your loneliness over.
(09/29 17:14:05) Benavud: I'll see you two around.
(09/29 17:14:08) Kelsei A.T.: wait,
(09/29 17:14:13) Kelsei A.T.: ben-
(09/29 17:14:15) Kelsei A.T. sighs
(09/29 17:14:23) Kelsei A.T.: damn it.
(09/29 17:14:31) Dni_seeker 5: BTW I was talking about the Kadish Gallery
(09/29 17:14:38) Kelsei A.T. scuffs her foot against the floor, and shouts, "Damn Boys and their tantrums!"
(09/29 17:14:46) Kelsei A.T. huffs
(09/29 17:15:11) Kelsei A.T.: yes, I understood that, DS5,
(09/29 17:15:16) Kelsei A.T.: but i dont believe that this was the time,
(09/29 17:15:24) Kelsei A.T.: just one more monument to an arrogant man...
(09/29 17:15:33) Kelsei A.T. glances at the spot that Ben stood in...
(09/29 17:16:06) Kelsei A.T. sighs
(09/29 17:16:35) Kelsei A.T.: i need a drink.
(09/29 17:16:58) Kelsei A.T. heads to the GoMePub...
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