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    The air is heavy with a a mix of tension and hope.

    Crowds are gathered in the great courtyard of the Temple of the Four Divines in providence, the gleaming white stone building standing a stark contrast to the scars of war struck deep into the walls and buildings of the city, grim reminders of the strife of the recent past.

    The soft sound of hymns fills the air, the morning recital in full flow beneath the clear, humid skys, and people of all walks of life are gathered before the temple; nobles and paupers, craftsmen and scholars, gaurds clad in the colours of garlandyne stood at the back of the throng. The soft melody was carried on the warm morning breeze, rustling through decorative tree tops and lending a gentle flow to the flags and pinions adorning the buildings – both those of the church, and the stark black and white flag of the Garlandyne republic

    the 6 of you have a front seat ticket to see the crowds, as you stand upon a raised stage in the courtyard, surrounded by lesser members of the clergy and soldiers of Garlandyne in full dress uniform. More than one of the on-lookers has found their eyes drawn to the 6 of you.

    “Thank you, my friends, for your staying strong in our time of need, for coming together when times are trying. It is through our faith and our unity that we will forge ahead into the future” spoke an aged priest on the pulpit, clad in ornate robes in the colours of the four Divines, the acting head of the church until a true papal election could be held “a future for both ourselves, and our neighbours. Though the events of the past 12 years have been truly dark, a tragedy brought along by desire and distrust, we must look to the light that has been born, not the shadows of the past. We must strive forwards into our new future, a future of rekindled kinship with our estranged brothers and sisters of Garlandye, of bonds of peace and family, so that this tragedy may never be repeated” As the priest continued his address, behind him a woman in the armour and heraldry of a Garlandyne commander nodded curtly, a slight smile on her lips
    “And on the subject of family, I would like you all to bring your hands together for a new member of our flock, a new chosen of the divines, for Sister Shesha, our new high priestess of Tiamat, and the maiden of the fire crystal.” the announcement was met with a wave of applause and a prayer to the Divine, as a young priestess dressed from head to toe in white robes hesitantly stepped forward onto the podium, though throughout the crowd began a ripple of whispers at the reveal of a new high priestess, especially one so young
    “Now, I doubt I need remind any of you that soon the festivities of the 6 crystals will be upon us, a time for merriment and joy, a day I am sure we all look forward to, but I must ask you offer a prayer and a cheer to the high priestess. As we celebrate, our lady will begin her pilgrimage to the great shrine of the six crystals to pray to the divines to keep the crystals shining bright and to forge our new bond with our Garlandyne neighbours in blood and deed, to sign the accords to end the unfortunate measures needed to maintain stability in these past four years, and of course, to become a blushing bride. I ask we all send her, and these 6 noble souls that have volunteered to escort her – gathered from all the world, and truly a sign that all people are as one – with a cheer and a prayer, and our thanks. Now, our Sister has some words she would like to share with you all...”

    As the older priest stepped back and the younger priestess nervously took his place, the 6 of you are beckoned off the stage by one of the Church's acolytes, a chestnut haired Elvaan woman, then hurried away into the temple proper and sequestered into a lavishly decorated waiting room inside, the adress outside fading to just a background buzz.
    Much of the room is decorated with velvet cussions and sofa's in the blue and white colours of Tiamat, and light streams into the room through a stained glass window of the dragon queen in all her glory.
    “I'm sorry for the quick relocation, guardians” the acolyte said, somewhat brusquely, “but I hope you understand; the address is one to ease our people's spirits and even without your... ecentricities” she continued, stealing a glance as Syng, at the huge bulk of muscle that is Chotan, at Pallas' heavily armour form, before quickly turning her gaze to the floor “the sight of 6 armed strangers can be unsettling, especially to our... esteemed guests from Garlandyne. The high priestess will be coming to meet with you once the ceremonial address is complete, and until then, if you need anything, I will be outside the door ready to assist.” she finished with a nervous smile, before backing out of the room and leaving the 6 of you alone

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    The sight of a fully-armored knight in the temple was likely enough of a jarring sensation. However, the person who now stood in the waiting room was far more eye-catching. The armor was solid black, much like the black on Garlandyne's flag, though a sharp eye might detect a faint bloodstain in a couple of places that would be difficult to polish and clean. Both the knight's armor and their shield seemed to be laden with spikes, discouraging anything from getting close. Also discomforting would be the fact that the knight's blade seemed to be slightly protruding from its scabbard, as though ready to be drawn at a moment's notice.

    That knight now stood at attention, acknowledging the acolyte's instructions with silence. They did not seem to make any attempt to inspect or otherwise engage the other "guardians" as they waited.

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    Accompanying the ceremony was perhaps one of the shortest assembled, a seemingly Hume-looking woman with long black hair and a half-mask of what seems to be ivory or possibly dragonbone draped over the right side of her face. She was dressed in a relatively light outfit, with a light blue and white theme to accompany the half-cape and tailcoat ontop of the light, polished-white bits of mithral armour that could be seen layered ontop. A strange coiled sword rest at her side, not the largest or bulkiest of weapons and nearly mistakable at first glance for what could be petrified wood, perhaps. A Holy materia sat at the centre of its jeweled pommel, shimmering with a faint light.

    The young woman looked just a little uneasy as she sat through the ceremony; she wasn't, exactly, the most used to formal ceremony and ritual, and being in a building of stone and metal, even if she got to sit on a wooden pew, was a little uncomfortable. But she seemed relieved when it was all done, bowing her head to the acolyte. "Oh... goodness, I was a little nervous people would look peculiarly at me," she confided in Zellos. Her accent was a little strange, perhaps pointing her towards rural regions such as the woodlands.

    Then looked towards the others, who were to be their travelling companions. That armor-clad knight with the spiked shield was... particularly menacing...

    She nervously waved with an uncharacteristically thick gauntlet draped over her left arm; "Um-- hello. My name is Lunata... I'm not the most experienced of adventurers, but I look forward to working with you all."

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    Syng is dressed as usual, sporting his white leater lab coat, industrial work boots, black leather chaps, and a brown leather vest. Though he wears goggles, unlike other Al Bhed who hide their eyes with them, his rest on his forehead, mocking those who would be offended by the spiraling pattern of his eyes.
    He sits with his arms crossed and his legs stretched out, revealing a custom built machina shotgun holstered to the side of his leg.
    Rolling his eye at the word 'eccentricities'.
    The relocation's just fine. Syng answers. I'm not very fond of being displayed like some sort of bauble.
    And indeed he wasn't, the whole situation made him feel uneasy.

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    Next to Lunata, leaning solidly agianst the wall was a tall fellow with pour sense of decorum. Wearing fatigues, mixed with a deep purple duster, light purple scarf and lilac coloured hair. One would think he was lost and confused had it not been for the long well cared for and used bolt action rifleover his right shoulder and variety of tools attached to webbing and the faint glint of metal under his fatigues.
    Zellos nodded his head to the acolyte in response to the relocation. He wasn't good with so many loud people. Considering the nature of the mission, he felt they should observe the faces in the crowd, but information went both ways, and the Acolyte was right, heavily armed non military people would seem out of place.

    Ducking low to bring his mouth closer to Lunata's ear while patting her on the head in response.
    I would not worry about people being perterbed. That person is rather attention grabbing. Gesturing towards the dark and spikey armoured knight.

    As his adopted sister issued greetings to everyone, Zellos gave a short bow in greetings Zellos nearly knocking off his glasses before catching it and looking sheepish, giving boyscout salute to Syng. Then procceded shuffle through a pocket on his chest, pulling out a small novel before returning it and pulling out a small notepad and pen. Lunata was always a sweet girl and better at making friends, so he chose to gather as much information as he could, jotting down notes and sketches about the Preistess, his new coworkers and their armaments he observed. All while attempting to pay social norms their proper due.
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    Lunata gave a nervous nod to her brother, adjusting his duster lightly with a smile as she let him get absorbed in his novel. She glanced towards his rifle, and Syng's shotgun... wow... there's really an increasing number of people with magitek-powered armaments lately. She did try Zellos' rifle once, and... well, let's say she's profusely apologised for breaking their neighbour's living room window and giving their pet dog the scare of his life. For two weeks straight.

    The cloaked, robed girl decided to walk up to the scary knight and look up at their looming demeanor. "H-hello...?" she tilted her head, clutching at the pendant at her neck out of some unconscious nervous tic.

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    Syng, not noticing Lunatas attempt to converse with one of the others, unintentionally interrupts her.
    "I guess if we're gonna be workin' with each other we'd best get all the cards on the table. For those of you who don't know, I'm Syng I run a small shop in town, mostly sell arms, but I there's research and engineering lab attached to it as well."

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    Under nearly any other circumstance, Pallas would have ignored a greeting entirely. But that name...she turned her head to look toward Lunata directly. Same hair, same accent, same eyes...well, eye; the mask covered the other one. It couldn't be...no, it has to be a coincidence. Has to be.

    She returned to attention, not voicing a response to the greeting. Not much for small talk, it seems!

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    Lunata dithered around for a painful five seconds or so, clinging a little tighter to that pendant of hers. When she let it go, it was evident that it was shaped vaguely like a crescent moon, albeit rough-hewn and sawed-off from what was once a larger piece of a sprocket. "... oh... um, w-well, it's nice to meet you anyway, Mister Knight."

    She looked towards Syng with a nod, bolstered by his response over Pallas' non-response. "Research and engineering... and, with that gun, you must be a good shot as well. Zellos there is also really good with a gun."

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    Zellos after noticing Lunata being awknowledged but ignored gets a little irritated, closing his book fairly loudly.
    EDIT: Yup, he knows mom too. He's a pretty nice guy. with a smile.

    He walks up in front of the soldier, with a glance at Lunata, sticks his hand out in a hand shake; thinking to himself "You darn well will speak". Zellos, I was formally chosen for this mission. My specialty is my rifle, light scouting and light explosives. As per operational norms, please introduce yourself and your vital combat skills. If we are to form a proper Guardian Unit we will need to know the basics of our team.. Then turns to the room at large. Shall we get the basics down before we meet the Preistess? OurGuardianship begins at that moment, we should not waste the prep time. I know of Lunata and Syng's skills, but give a brief skill set overview please.
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    Tch. Typical Hume. Going around like they own the place. Pallas was prepared to completely ignore hi--what was that

    That pendant. No. It couldn't be. Had to have been a trick of the light, or something. Had to be. The name had brought to mind a memory, and she was seeing things that weren't there to see. That had to be it.

    She refocused on the annoying Hume in front of her. While she would like to ignore the question, she did have to admit that the mission would work more smoothly if everyone knew each other's names. Though...she glanced at Lunata without turning her helmet. If that was her...then it would be best to not cause a stir.

    "...Cecil." She didn't directly state her specialties, but did move one hand to conspicuously reach up and grab her sword's hilt. Surely the Hume -- and the rest of the room -- could draw conclusions from there.

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    Lunata looked more than a little surprised that Zellos knew the older man -- Syng; but she was glad that he was an acquaintance of Zellos' mother, Alundra, who'd helped her out so much as well. "That's good to know..."

    She blinked and paused, before the knight shared his name with the group. "C-Cecil, then. It's nice to meet you... I assume that you're a very skilled swordsman." She tilted her head to look to the rest of the group. "As for me... I can use a bit of magic and my sword, but not very much." Maybe underselling herself a little, but...

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    Selais, stood up from her seat around the time of Zellos' prompting and Cecil's hand moved. She was a tall, black-haired Elvaan woman in a black, green and white formal gown with a scabbard at her waist. With a small polite smile she began to address Lunata.

    "There is no reason to be modest about your abilities. While the Orthodoxy may be without The Divine Guard, I doubt they are so desperate to accept any passersby to accompany the high priestess of Tiamat. Perhaps, as was my case, your reputation has preceded you?"

    She performed something approaching a mixture of a bow and a curtsy to the group with one hand on the pommel of her sword and the other in front of her in a way which displayed her signet ring identifying her noble house.

    "I am Selais v'Endrasion. It is an honor to serve the church of the Four Divines along with you."

    The unarmored noble waited a beat for any sort of recognition to set in, then strode toward Lunata, stopping next to the dark knight and Lunata before addressing her again. "Well, you say you know some magic, and that is some fine armor you have. What sort of magic have you? Do you practice red magic?"
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    Lunata turned to Selais and was a little taken aback, as she curtsied and addressed her. . o O ( Wow... she's really -- elegant and pretty... is she a noble of some kind? That ring looks like what the nobles who used to pass through when the autumn came would wear... )

    "O-oh, yes!" she snapped out of her reverie and bowed back in turn, nowhere near as gracefully. "I'm, I guess the scholars back home have told me it's very similar to Black Magic when they lent me some scrolls to study..." She squinted a little bit with a pensive, uncertain look on her face. Via'ta always called it the Magic of the Great Swamp, and it had no other name to it. A primal art, she'd say, a primordial vision of clarity, piercing the murky bog. ... Lunata didn't quite understand when she explained it. She was seven at the time.

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    Chotan didn't like this. He had signed up to be the High Priestess' guardian, not to be paraded around like some kind of prized beast that was put away the moment one of the richer guests felt less than absolutely comfortable with its presence. Having an acolyte direct them to another room had been a smart move, had it been someone not from the clergy or, progenitors forbid, a Garlandyne official... Chotan would have been less than pleased at such a thing and even now he had to suppress the mocking scoff that wanted to escape his lips when the acolyte explained his actions. He tired of these games and gazing at the stained glass window, Chotan took up position in front of it and gently set the butt of his drive spear to rest against the floor. The sound leather wrapped metal against finely worked stone was a soft but unmistakeable thud. "In this hour of need.." he began, offering a quiet prayer to the Progenitors for the physical and mental fortitude to succeed in his charge. "...as I gaze into the encroaching night I praise Tiamat the Duskmother for the past day and beseech her to grant me the strength to rise my next dawn. And as I rise in the morn' I give praise to Bahamut the Dawnfather for the past night and beseech him to grant me the..."

    Feeling himself sufficiently fortified by the prayers, Chotan rose to his full height, easily lifting the heavy spear as he turned to the rest of the group, armour like dragon scales shifting with the movement. The group was diverse but as far as he could see he towered near half a head taller than even the Al Bhed, making his muscled form the most physically imposing there, if not for the dark knight. A brief flash of memory danced through his mind before he turned to more properly regard the others gathered here. Making introductions to each other, it seemed.

    Chotan smiled at Selais' words and he managed to suppress the chuckle long enough to not rudely interrupt the conversation. "The Church is likely to know more than we suspect," he began, "and it accepts us regardless of our prior actions. I am Chotan Tosho, monster slayer and one of the volunteer irregulars." And clearly a devotee of Tiamat, the blue of his arm-guards, breastplate, and greaves matching with the white of his horns and scales despite the otherwise black and grey on the cloak and clothing he wore. Now it was just to see how many of those here had been a part of the war: "Regarding my abilities... I believe that the military designation for those of my discipline is 'Dragoon'."
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    Selais blinked a bit to keep her composure at Chotan's response about how much the church knew about them. If this Au Ra meant to imply that the church was merely tolerant, his chuckle did not help. He could simply be referring to this dark knight next to me, she thought. No need to get defensive, yet. She merely nodded towards him politely when she heard his occupation. Inwardly, she considered how obvious it was. Lululaesta help us when there is dragoon armor designed with a sense of subtlety.

    She looked at Lunata again. "Oh. Do you mean you did not study your magic then? Are you one of those blue magic practitioners? The mages who get their magic from monsters, I believe?" Selais' knowledge of obscure magic was very limited, and she was reaching the end of it.

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    Syng, becoming restless, moves to his feet and finds a wll to lean on.
    "How long are we gonna be waitin' around?" He asks the acolyte.

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    Lunata looked up -- way up! -- at Chotan when he approached to greet himself. . o O ( W-wow, he's really tall and muscled... and that spear is so huge! Dragoons... aren't those the folk that can jump really high up? I wonder what kind of training you'd have to do, to be able to do that? )

    "Oh-- no..." Lunata squinted and rubbed against the back of her collared neck uneasily. "My... teacher... taught me in a way that was very different from the spellbooks and studies of the White and Black Mages in town. It's very..." She was grasping for a word. "... primal? Is the best way I can express it." She pulled a card from a somewhat weathered-looking pouch from her sleeve, which bore a tasseled rope that held a swamp charm upon it.

    The card was little more than rough paper, with wide brush strokes that lacked the intricate logic of a black mage's, or the religious evocatives of a white mage's. But nonetheless, the strokes created symbols, smeared with pigments that suggested the primality that Lunata was referring to.

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    Selais took a look at card Lunata held. "Oh, yes, that does look quite different," she bluffed. In truth, she couldn't tell Materia apart. "Well, I'm certain we shall find a use for your magic."

    She began walking away from Lunata and the dark knight as she spoke to the room, "I believe we know what Cecil does. My house specializes in sword techniques which work from a distance, as some dark knights can perform. But for us, it is a matter of... spirit. A matter of conviction."

    She looked back at the direction she had walked away from. "By which, of course, I do not mean to say the dark knights do not have those traits. But, I suspect the source of their arts to be somewhat different. My house seems to achieve different effects. There are some other techniques we learn which make us quite useful on the battlefield. If you are close enough to me and you can follow an ordertake my advice, you need not worry about being caught completely unaware. No, only our enemies will need to worry." She smiled to herself at that last thought.
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    "With any luck, there won't be many enemies. In theory, us just bein' there'll keep most from doin' somethin' they'd regret." Syng says, but it's obvious by the tone of his voice that even he's unconvinced of the certainty of that.
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    Once again leaning agianst the wall, "That would be nice... We do have some imposing sorts this time around. Hopefully not many idiots this time around."
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    Lunata looked to Syng and Zellos with a nod. "I'd say the most we'd have to worry about may be monsters... and we aren't exactly going off the beaten path."

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    "Monsters I can deal with."Syng says. "I've done my share of monster hunting when the shop didn't quite cut it financially. It's the ones who show a glimmer of regret a moment too late that I'd rather not have to put down."

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    The hubub from outside died down for a second, followed by a burst of rapturous applause from without, and the familiar sounds of the first prayer – as well as the clipped soldiers oath of Garlandyne, familiar to Pallas and those who had spent time on the battlefield. Soon after, the accolyte re-entered the room, much of the brusqueness dropped away for a more grandiose style of speech. “May I present the chosen of Tiamat, the maiden of the fire crystal, High Priestess Shesha; hallowed be the ground she walks and may the Four always watch over her. Amen”

    Following the announcement, the priestess stepped into the room, moving to stand in the light streaming through the staned glass window. As outside, she is dressed in almost pure white, white breaches, high white boots, a short priestess'robe, with long sleeves cut almost like a military coat, and a white hood; even her face is concealed behind a white veil. Around her waist in looped a deep red sash, and she wears a short cloak lined with the sky blue of Tiamat. This close you can make out subtle highlights of sky blue and slender bands of gold jewlery across hour outfit. She holds a long crystal blue staff tightly in her hands, almost as if she's holding on to it for dear life.

    “Thank you all for accepting this task, be you volunteers or here by request, here from charity or profit. It means a lot to the church that you are willing to bear the risks and responsibilities to help bring our nation through these troubled times, even if this course of action is potentially dangerous and possibly even... sorry, sorry I shouldn't have said that out loud. Oh no, no.”
    The priestess paused, her grip tightning on the stave even tighter than when she entered, as she took a moment to compose herself, before taking a deep breath, her head rising high as she spoke again.
    “Um, let me start again, I am Sister Shesha, Subdeaco... no, High Priestess of Tiamat, may her wings shield us from darkness, chosen of the second divine. It is my pleasure to make your acquaintance” with this, she lowers her hood and veil, revealing a pair of small, curving horns of a gria, as well as bright green eyes and short-cut black hair. She seems to relax somewhat after dropping the hood "Again, you have my thanks - mine, even if you are ones dragging me to my wedding day - for taking on this task, despite the dangers, and I hope that I can one day aid you as you are aiding me."
    “Here, I am supposed to extol the virtue of our task, the honour and thanks it will bring, how the four divines will watch over us and keep us safe from harm; I will not say that. The four divines help those who would help themselves, and falsehoods diminish us all. I will not try to deceive you, this task will almost surely entail more than keeping wild beasts at bay as we make the journey to the temple of the six crystals, as there are many in our land that would rather not see these accords come to pass, both native and foreign, even those within this very church or those we once called our closest allies, those who wish to see the war continue or those who stand against the republic's council. We will have to walk forward not knowing which smile hides the knife, until the ceremony is complete.”
    “It is fair to say this decision, to marry Garlandye and Coroheim – literally, as I am well aware - for the future of both is unpopular, and for many of our people, this decision is seen as one of betrayal, disregarding our ancient ways in a bid for the Orthodoxy to keep its power. I-i believe that this choice is the best; the war cost us dearly, and as much as it pains me to admit, without the Republics aid in rebuilding the damages they caused, Coroheim would have shattered, and that moving forward like this is the best path to peace for us all.”

    The priestess stopped for a moment, letting out a deep breath of air, a slight smile on her face, before a look of panic returned once more and she began to speak faster than ever, though some of the tension was fading from her posture.
    “N-not to say that this journey is only to sign away our home. No, no no no no no, we will not simply be following the steps laid out for us, of total surrender, but when we stand on even ground, then we can resolve the remaining injustices peacefully. Too much blood has been spilt already, too many broken families and lost friends, and we teeter on the brink of another, bloodier, war – and I can not, will not, let that continue.”
    “Thank you, my friends, for listening to my speech – I'm sorry my way with words is rather, er, clumsy, this is my first day on the job. I hope you can bear with me as I improve. Please, call me Shesha, and may I ask for your names?”
    Shesha finished with a much more relaxed tone, before almost collapsing down into one of the sofas, facing the stained glass window
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    So this was the person Pallas was assigned to escort? Well, at least she knew this wasn't going to be all fun and games, unlike the rest of the people in the room.

    Pallas took her hand off of her sword, though it still wasn't completely sheathed. For now, the high priestess was her direct superior, and she just gave an order, however gently it was phrased. She decided it best to keep the name she used earlier. "Cecil."

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    There was some part of Lunata that always revered priestesses -- even though she was a priestess of the fire crystal, she felt a kinship due to her childhood as a shrine maiden. Even primalist, she knew what it meant to be a white mage, to be someone who could help the people... Via'ta didn't quite see eye to eye with her, even when she begged her to teach her how to cure people. It just wasn't something she knew about. There was a wand of Cure tucked away in her bag, when she secretly wanted to practice and pretend she could restore people...

    "Um-- it's Lunata, Lady Shesha," Lunata saluted and did an overexaggerated bow. Next to her, standing in those resplendent robes of the high priestess, the heritage she had as the girl from the swamp seemed uncultured by comparison. "I know you may be nervous, but we'll do our best to remove as many worries from your mind!"

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    "Syng Kihhan." offers the Al Bhed.
    "I'm surprised you haven't already been told about the people who will be escorting you. You guys must be either very disorganized or very desperate." He says with a tone of genuine concern.

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    ""It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance." the priestess said, setteling back further into the sofa like she may never have a chance again.

    The priestess watches Lunata's over the top bow, waiting for her to stand again, then returns her salute "Thank you for your kind words, Lunata, I trust my future in your hands. And please, no need to call me Lady Shesha, Guardian Lunata, simply Shesha will be fine" she adds with a chuckle

    "I'm sorry to worry you, Syng. I felt I'd rather meet my traveling partners than be told about them, and I trust my companions in the church to have made the best choice for guardians, though it cannot be argued this is a trying time" she said towards the Al Bhed, for a second focusing on his eyes, and leaving the admission of some desperation as somewhat obvious subtext

    Lastly, she turns to 'Cecil', a look of slight confusion and amusement on her face "and...Cecil, was it? I'm thankful to the Garlandyne republic for helping in this endeavor, and sending such an imposing champion. Do you by any chance know General Raynardine, or know of him, besides all the scandalous rumors? I'd like to hear anything you know about the man I will be spending the rest of my life with"

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    Upon seeing the fare Shesha enter Zellos briefly remembered all the stories he read as a child. All the stories of the priestesses and their guardians. Briefly his imagination played through the story of Tifus and Yuka, superimposing the characters before coming out of his revrie upon the introductions beginning.

    Following the manners his parents built into him, he pulls his rifle down, pops open the bolt to show a clear chamber, taking a knee infront of the Shehsa with his weapon in his palms raised up.
    Greetings offered to the lovely Priestess Shesha. From this moment I offer my services to you. cracking a smile, I've always wanted to do that. I'm Zellos, I'll do my best, so don't hesitate to ask. You are risking and exchanging a great deal to the betterment of others. I respect that, but it is ok to be a bit selfish until we're done. Just be sure to give us a heads up.
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    "I have not met the general." Pallas could read expressions well enough to guess that the high priestess knew her name; it had almost certainly preceded her arrival. Still, she seemed willing to allow Pallas her deception. The mission would already be difficult enough.

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