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Messages - Metella Livian

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Communication / Remember Breaks?
« on: Jan 13, 2018, 01:40PM »



12:59 PM

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Cissa


No. Jeez, first Lucius and now you. I've done this so long I don't know what I'd do on a break, really, there's no point in taking one.

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Communication / Remember Breaks?
« on: Jan 13, 2018, 10:14AM »



12:59 PM

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Cissa


I'm fine! Jeez, you're about as bad as the rest of Valkyrie!

And no. That is definitely not sarcasm, please, I would never.

Sent 12:59 PM


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Communication / Remember Breaks?
« on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:50AM »



12:59 PM

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Cissa


I try not to think about such things as sharing genes.

... really? I had no idea you were so bored, I couldn't tell.

I'm fine. I had an impromptu break this morning when I caught up with paperwork and had nothing to do.

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Communication / Remember Breaks?
« on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:41AM »



12:59 PM

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Cissa


Sometimes, Narcissa, I have to wonder if we're related.

How are you?

Sent 12:59 PM


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Offices / Long Time Coming
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:20PM »
Paperwork, paperwork, more paperwork... most likely, this was just how her life was going to be, for the next however long she had left. Given Metella had lived this long (how old was she, now?), it was hard to imagine she wouldn't make it even longer, presuming she kept her mental facilities in tact. There were days, of course, where she was rather quite convinced she didn't have those even now. Other times, she wondered if ever she had had them, because some would argue she hadn't, even back at Rome. Perhaps especially back at Rome, what with her habit of challenging every social norm and breaking every taboo.

Rules were, after all, made to be broken, and none so adept at doing so than Livia Andronica Metella. It made one wonder, if only just, what on earth she was doing making and enforcing rules, these days. Most would assume Metella too wild, too carefree, to be able to remain chained to due process, reports, and laws. For all that she'd run an entire nation, she never did really settle into the role of law enforcer. Some might argue, and some did, that she was too lenient, bent those rules too willingly, but in the end, rules were really more like guidelines, and circumstances could, in fact, greatly change things. Keeping too strictly to laws and rules, even, made you not a fair and just leader, but an unyielding, apathetic tyrant. Metella never wanted to be one of those, even if her life was a little more difficult than it had to be, because of it.

Sometimes, she wondered what the point even was of it all, given that, when it mattered, she couldn't protect -

No. It was better not to think that way. It didn't matter, she'd had somewhere else to be, and it wasn't there, that's all. Everything was, as the dragons say, exactly as it should be. She was down both of her husbands, had lost a sister, and then all of her children but one, and the one left was insane, and had no idea who she was. Had no idea who he was, and it was difficult, to think it wasn't her fault, because it was, it was, it was... and yet, she knew. Even if she'd been there, she'd have just been one more statistic, and maybe the Chaos Court wouldn't exist at all.

At times, she had a hard time believing that to be a bad thing. She should free Tyrenth... she knew what would happen, if she did. At this point, Metella no longer cared, but there were many that would, that might flounder, even if only a little, if she was suddenly gone. She couldn't, in good conscience, essentially knowingly abandon them, just like she'd unwittingly abandoned her empire, and look what happened to it. He'd chained himself here, Tyrenth had, convinced that she had much more to accomplish, and his dying would end all of that. Perhaps he was right, perhaps he was wrong. The point was, it wasn't her idea. If she'd had her way, he wouldn't have, but she knew better than to try arguing with him. Tyrenth was a bit bull-headed, but it took one of those sorts to handle her, anyway, and if he hadn't been, their bonding wouldn't have worked near as smoothly as it had.

But he'd been here far, far too long. It was time for him to rejoin the cycle of living and dying. She could make him move on, she knew that. Yet, the second she did, the buzzing would start, and quite possibly, very, very loudly. Who knew? She could be dead within minutes, seconds, even.

She shouldn't be thinking about that, right now. Metella shook her head, more to herself, glancing down at the paperwork in her hand, shuffled to her office door. As she reached it, though, she noticed a Force signature sitting in it. Ah. Familiar, that one. It was Jade.
'Why is that funny?'
'Jasper and Jade, do you get it? Because I get it and - ... sorry.'
'Moooom. Whyyyy.'


Of course. It would be, albeit a few weeks late, about the time Jade came back. She had to wonder, sometimes, if he even knew what day it was, amid chasing the vague ghost of her son. The one she'd destroyed without even the courtesy of ending his suffering. Sometimes, Metella wondered, if it wouldn't be better, in the long run, to kill him. It wouldn't be terribly difficult. Jasper was strong, but she was stronger, more calculated than he was, now. Perhaps it would be better, to make this chapter end, so another could begin. And yet, no matter how much she thought it was better, she could never bring herself to do it. She'd never told Jade. ... she'd never told anyone, for that matter, even her parents, her sisters.

She shifted just enough to get the door to move out of her way, smiling just slightly. "Nice to know we haven't been entirely forgotten," she said, shuffling to her desk to set these papers down. It sounded like it might be a dig, but it really wasn't meant to be. Jade was far more optimistic than she, that was all. "Have you eaten recently? Would you like some tea? How about a bath? I expanded my bathhouse a little bit. Has a jacuzzi and heated flooring, now." To say the least, it was nice in the winter. A bit of a sauna in summer, though, but that was to be expected.

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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 05:44PM »



1:26 PM

75%
Luci


Yes, and, this is the real world, where I could cause real damage. I'd rather just leave well enough alone.

Sent 1:26 PM


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Pham Thanh / Livian, Narcissa
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 12:00PM »
Yeah, that's fine!

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Pham Thanh / Nikiatou, Thetis
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 10:09AM »
Somehow, I imagine Metella and Thetis actually ended up rather close. Both do have the ridiculous maternal streak, so if nothing else, they have that in common. They should get together for tea or something.

Also, as soon as Alexa's done, that's a thing.
And I will get Cyprian to bug Thetis eventually. I will. I will do it.

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Pham Thanh / Livian, Narcissa
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 10:07AM »
Cissa. Come bug your sister.

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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 08:58AM »



1:26 PM

75%
Luci


I have no idea what you mean.

And no, but I don't want to hurt him, or end up in a fight with him, either. He's not even sort of stable, Lucius.

Sent 1:26 PM


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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:58AM »



1:26 PM

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Luci


I'm not afraid, Lucius. I'm just. ... I just like being around!

And I do know where Jasper is. He doesn't know who I am.

Sent 1:26 PM


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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:55AM »



1:26 PM

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Luci


What would I even do on vacation?

And I know I'm not, I just. ... I like to be around.

Sent 1:26 PM


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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:52AM »





1:26 PM


75%

Luci



... oh.

... ... you know, point. I don't know. I guess I'm just used to being the tiny tough one.

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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:49AM »





1:26 PM


75%

Luci



... of course. With my life, honestly. Why?

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Communication / This Is My Life
« on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:47AM »





1:26 PM


75%

Luci



Are you sure about that? Because I'm not. What if something does explode and I'm halfway across Valhalla playing in a waterfall?!

Sent 1:26 PM



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