(10/18 15:40:11) [BUDDIES] To Buddies: oh, shorah, ben.
(10/18 15:40:57) [PRIVATE] To Benavud: ill come to you.
(10/18 15:42:41) Kelsei A.T.: shorah, ben, where are you?
(10/18 15:42:54) Benavud: In the Palace of Kings
(10/18 15:42:57) Kelsei A.T.: okay
(10/18 15:43:32) Kelsei A.T.: hello ben.
(10/18 15:43:37) Kelsei A.T.: how're you holding up?
(10/18 15:43:39) Benavud: Hey, Miss Taylor.
(10/18 15:43:43) Benavud: Ok, I guess.
(10/18 15:44:28) Kelsei A.T.: well, that's good. I know I and the others have been getting a bit worried.
(10/18 15:44:31) [BUDDIES] From Isa =^.^= in Isa =^.^='s Relto: Hi Ben!
(10/18 15:44:32) Benavud: I've been reading more about my people.
(10/18 15:44:51) Kelsei A.T.: oh?
(10/18 15:45:11) Kelsei A.T.: come to any insights?
(10/18 15:45:28) Benavud: They don't seem that different from humans--they fight, they steal, they commit crimes, and they still think they're better than anyone else.
(10/18 15:45:45) Kelsei A.T.: people are people, no matter the place of origin,
(10/18 15:46:03) Benavud: Sure. I guess.
(10/18 15:46:25) Benavud: Looks like Isa's here, too.
(10/18 15:46:30) Kelsei A.T.: shorah, Isa, we're up at the hall of kings
(10/18 15:47:02) Benavud: What caused the D'ni Fall?
(10/18 15:47:17) Kelsei A.T.: that's a tricky question to answer,
(10/18 15:47:26) Kelsei A.T.: Calum or Carl could probably answer it better, but as I understand it...
(10/18 15:48:00) Kelsei A.T.: one man was extremely charismatic, and brought to the surface, pardon the pun, a lot of the disquieting things that D'ni culture had burried underneath it.
(10/18 15:48:11) Benavud nods his head
(10/18 15:48:18) Benavud: The arrogance and the selfishness.
(10/18 15:48:27) Isa =^.^=: shorah
(10/18 15:48:28) Kelsei A.T.: and those who had been wronged.
(10/18 15:48:33) Kelsei A.T.: even if that wronging was his own doing.
(10/18 15:48:35) Kelsei A.T. sighs,
(10/18 15:48:39) Benavud: So my people essentially destroyed themselves.
(10/18 15:48:43) Benavud: What a great legacy.
(10/18 15:49:05) Kelsei A.T.: if there's one thing to take away from the Fall, it's that Ae'geras set things in motion by framing people for crimes they didn't commit, and then brought them into his fold.
(10/18 15:49:11) Kelsei A.T.: people like Veovis, as I understand things.
(10/18 15:49:12) Benavud: They didn't even have nuclear bombs, and they still managed to all but wipe themselves out.
(10/18 15:49:52) Kelsei A.T. frowns...
(10/18 15:50:14) Benavud: What do you think, Isa? Do you think the D'ni would have destroyed themselves without A'Gaeris and Veovis?
(10/18 15:50:35) Isa =^.^=: that would be hard for me to answer, I don't tend to speculate much
(10/18 15:50:44) Kelsei A.T. nods in agreement
(10/18 15:50:48) Benavud sneers.
(10/18 15:50:51) Benavud: They would have.
(10/18 15:50:53) Isa =^.^=: sorry
(10/18 15:50:55) Kelsei A.T.: personally, I think that the seeds of the Fall were long in motion before that.
(10/18 15:51:08) Benavud: Just look at the books around here. It's the chronicle of a...a deeply flawed people.
(10/18 15:51:30) Kelsei A.T.: everyone's flawed in their own way.
(10/18 15:51:36) Benavud: Yeah. I guess.
(10/18 15:51:38) Kelsei A.T.: i wouldnt say that any surface civilization isnt flawed,
(10/18 15:51:40) Benavud is a bit puzzled...
(10/18 15:51:46) Kelsei A.T.: i wouldn't say that any civilization in any age isnt flawed
(10/18 15:51:49) Kelsei A.T.: just look at the Bahro
(10/18 15:51:59) Kelsei A.T.: freed of their imprisonment, and they went about fighting eachother.
(10/18 15:52:00) Benavud: Who are the Bahro?
(10/18 15:52:06) Benavud: Is that an African tribe?
(10/18 15:52:09) Kelsei A.T.: No, they're...
(10/18 15:52:14) Kelsei A.T. frowns
(10/18 15:52:23) Kelsei A.T.: please don't take this the wrong way, Ben, and please don't run off,
(10/18 15:52:39) Kelsei A.T.: but Yeesha first introduced us to them in the journey that your shirt represents.
(10/18 15:52:46) Benavud: Ok.
(10/18 15:52:49) Kelsei A.T.: we went through those doors you're afraid of, and she spoke to us.
(10/18 15:52:54) Benavud: Well, I don't remember them.
(10/18 15:52:58) Kelsei A.T.: of course
(10/18 15:52:59) Kelsei A.T. nods
(10/18 15:53:10) Benavud: Who are they?
(10/18 15:53:14) Kelsei A.T.: she told us that some in the D'ni used various age natives as slaves,
(10/18 15:53:34) Kelsei A.T.: the Bahro were one of them- though, I honestly got the impression there was more to it than that.
(10/18 15:53:38) Benavud sighs
(10/18 15:53:41) Benavud: Of course they did.
(10/18 15:53:47) Kelsei A.T.: Ben, they're capable of self linking.
(10/18 15:53:51) Kelsei A.T.: the Bahro.
(10/18 15:53:52) Benavud: Eh?
(10/18 15:53:59) Benavud: What do you mean?
(10/18 15:54:02) Kelsei A.T.: i mean...
(10/18 15:54:07) Kelsei A.T. reaches a hand to her heart
(10/18 15:54:14) Kelsei A.T.: they touch their shoulders, and they can link.
(10/18 15:54:23) Benavud: ...anywhere?
(10/18 15:54:25) Kelsei A.T.: anywhere.
(10/18 15:54:31) Benavud: Hmmm
(10/18 15:54:39) Benavud: Is that where the D'ni got the power to Link?
(10/18 15:54:39) Kelsei A.T.: it was a great power, and when D'ni fell, the only people who knew about them died.
(10/18 15:54:45) Kelsei A.T.: we don't know for certain, Ben,
(10/18 15:54:54) Kelsei A.T.: Calum wagers it's a convergent evolution type of thing.
(10/18 15:55:04) Benavud: How come they're never mentioned in the histories I've studied?
(10/18 15:55:10) Kelsei A.T.: because only a select few knew,
(10/18 15:55:18) Kelsei A.T.: the D'ni who knew, referred to them as The Least.
(10/18 15:55:38) Benavud: Let me get this straight.
(10/18 15:55:46) Kelsei A.T.: it's unclear just how few knew, but it was enough that even Writers Guild Masters were unaware of them
(10/18 15:55:55) Benavud: These were people who could Link at will, and the D'ni had them enslaved?
(10/18 15:56:04) Kelsei A.T.: that's... the perspective Yeesha had
(10/18 15:56:12) Benavud is a bit puzzled...
(10/18 15:56:13) Kelsei A.T.: as I said, very few knew about them,
(10/18 15:56:17) Benavud: Golly
(10/18 15:56:21) Kelsei A.T.: and even *She* had to dig to find anything
(10/18 15:56:24) Benavud: I never knew this.
(10/18 15:56:32) Kelsei A.T.: she and a D'ni writer, Calam, not to be mistaken with our friend
(10/18 15:56:45) Kelsei A.T.: it was a well kept secret, and Yeesha did her best to bring it to light.
(10/18 15:56:55) Benavud: Are there any Bahros still around?
(10/18 15:56:59) Kelsei A.T.: the 'enslavement' was something... not quite physical, and something a bit mystical.
(10/18 15:57:10) Kelsei A.T.: have you heard the occasional scream, in the Cavern, ben?
(10/18 15:57:15) Kelsei A.T.: the echoing cries?
(10/18 15:57:37) Kelsei A.T.: they're around, somewhat, watching us.
(10/18 15:57:49) Benavud: Oh my God
(10/18 15:57:51) Benavud: That's THEM?
(10/18 15:57:55) Kelsei A.T.: yes,
(10/18 15:57:57) Kelsei A.T. nods her head.
(10/18 15:58:04) Benavud: So they're still here? Why do I never see any?
(10/18 15:58:12) Kelsei A.T.: that's... a long story,
(10/18 15:58:22) Kelsei A.T.: suffice to say they...
(10/18 15:58:26) Benavud: I have to talk to one!
(10/18 15:58:31) Kelsei A.T.: that would be a task!
(10/18 15:58:36) Kelsei A.T.: they don't exactly... speak english?
(10/18 15:58:38) Benavud: They would know things I can't learn in the history books! Things about my people!
(10/18 15:58:41) Kelsei A.T.: or any language we can decipher,
(10/18 15:59:01) Kelsei A.T.: we only have so few samples of their writing we can't even piece together their language in a written format.
(10/18 15:59:16) Benavud: There has to be someone who's at least met them.
(10/18 15:59:21) Kelsei A.T.: oh, a few people,
(10/18 15:59:29) Benavud: Who?
(10/18 15:59:33) Kelsei A.T.: Yeesha was one of them, Calum, Carl, others, among those here in the Cavern.
(10/18 15:59:40) Kelsei A.T.: I saw them, but I never interacted with one.
(10/18 15:59:49) Benavud: Carl Palmner? He's met the Bahro?
(10/18 15:59:51) Kelsei A.T.: Calum says he practically ran into one, once- saved him from a busted nose.
(10/18 15:59:57) Kelsei A.T.: Yes, Carl too,
(10/18 15:59:59) Kelsei A.T. nods.
(10/18 16:00:05) Benavud: I know him better than the others you mentioned.
(10/18 16:00:21) Benavud: Where is he? I want to talk to him about his experiences. Maybe he can help me.
(10/18 16:00:32) Kelsei A.T.: Carl's in Rei'schu, but I think I can go fetch him?
(10/18 16:00:43) Benavud: Do you mind? Would he mind?
(10/18 16:00:51) Kelsei A.T.: I'm sure he'd love a chance to talk to you about it.
(10/18 16:00:53) Benavud: This might be the key I've been looking for.
(10/18 16:00:54) Kelsei A.T. smiles.
(10/18 16:01:01) Kelsei A.T. puts a hand on Ben's shoulder,
(10/18 16:01:13) Kelsei A.T.: just hold tight, I'll go speak to Carl.
(10/18 16:01:18) Benavud: Golly!
(10/18 16:01:28) Benavud: If I could speak to a Bahro, maybe learn their language...
(10/18 16:01:36) Kelsei A.T. looks to Isa, and whispers, "Keep an eye on him please"
(10/18 16:01:44) Benavud: Maybe I could learn more about the D'ni from someone who wouldn't sugarcoat things.
(10/18 16:01:55) Kelsei A.T. relto's out to go find a certain book...
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