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PostSubject: Croix Manor   Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:54 pm

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Calling it a manor is probably a little extreme, as far as housing goes in this city. Still, the place's name is indicative of the spirit of its inhabitants: they refuse to surrender their dignity, to the point that the pretense seems a little embarrassing.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:02 am

Back at the manor, some hours later, Yoren gathers his things to go.

Where? Who knows.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:04 am

"Leaving already?" Tod asks. He appears to be in a much better mood than he was before Berkshire. He looks like he's already been up and about for awhile, and sports a newly tailored coat.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:06 am

"Yes."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:14 am

Tod nods. "How is Ina? Eisele and Leticia left already."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:30 am

"She was still unconscious when I left."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:23 pm

"Ah. You do not wish to stay and wait for her to awaken?"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:57 pm

"I don't think it would be wise. As for where I shall go... Who knows."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:04 pm

"I, too, plan to depart soon. Many of my things are secured at an inn in Kevranstown, to the north. You could accompany me there and then venture to the great Archives there, if it interests you?"

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:15 pm

"Maybe that will help alieveiate some of my...issues. Very well, if you don't mind."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:57 pm

Tod nods. "Very well, then."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:47 pm

Yoren begins to gather what little he brought along.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:28 pm

It doesn't take long to pack. Tod didn't have many of his things with him in the first place, and he's only got a couple new items in his possession. He wears a freshly laundered cravat and a newly tailored coat, and he received two more books, a clumsy-looking knife, and a silver wand from Eisele.


Before long, he and Yoren are at the edge of the city, hiring a carriage to take them north.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sun May 08, 2016 3:55 pm

Rexley Croix is awakened from his slumber at a soft tinkling of the net of crystals on the wall. Ivete had made this for her four children before she died, with a strand of each child's hair placed inside a crystal and enchanted to glow to show their state of health.

Nalima's still gave off a hearty lavender, and Eisele's glowed a bright an optimistic pink. Rexley's own crystal glowed an unrelenting maroon. Noel's, which had shone a turquoise color, had gone blank upon his death, just like the cerulean that had been Ivete's own. However, now Noel's crystal hung askance, a crack obliquely through it, setting the net awry. It shone a foreboding dark purple - well, 'shone' was not really the right word; it cast a sort of shadow, a fog, around it upon the ceiling.

Something had happened.

Rexley would ride quickly to the cemetery, to find Noel's tombstone no longer polished, the gilt on its writing eroded away, the smooth marble surface split in two - the ground beneath it as if he had never been buried. And indeed, to Rexley's dismay, his body was not to be found where they had buried him. Only the flowers Eisele had planted there, crushed under the upturned soil.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:10 pm

"What are you saying?" Nalima demands.

"Noel has been... brought back. Furthermore, our debts are being called in. I'm... going to return to the Knight Academy."

"The Knight Academy? Whatever for?"

"The Templar thought well of me, and I'm sure he remembers me. If I can prove to him I've kept my sword arm honed, he might hire me. It'll be some small income, but I'll have a place to stay..."

"Honestly, Rexley, you, of all people? I would never have thought... You're always going on about our House Dignity and all, and you're all but saying we'll need asylum elsewhere."

"I am no fool, Nalima. Our house has nothing. Less than nothing. If all we have is our dignity, then abandoning our house is but a surface blow. In a few years... twenty, or so... we will rebuild House Croix on our own patch of land, in the sunny hills, and be free from this dusk fallen upon us."

"But what about the servants? ...What about Eisele?"

"Don't pretend you didn't notice the servants leaving."

"Fine then. What about Tobias and Eisele?"

"We have some time - a month, maybe - to survey our options. We can make plans for the future, and break the news to Eisele, and give her time to plan her own path. As for Tobias... he can choose where he goes. Perhaps he will wish to stay here, or will feel obligated to follow you or Eisele as a personal retainer."

"I understand. We have a month... Have you considered asking Valentine? She may be willing--"

"A donation would be very sudden, and those seeking to collect would be very intrigued by our sudden funds. They would raise their prices to gauge what level of funding we received, to continue to choke us out, all the while looking among the wealthier families to see who was endorsing us. Rumors would spread. Miss Gatsby may be safe -- her house stays out of the dirtier games played in the city, so she would not be targeted whatsoever -- but recent events have ensured that we lie at the center of attention."

Nalima nods slowly. "We cannot afford even basic magical protection for our home, which would mean eviction by means of a mob could be... very possible." She sighs, putting her face in her hands. "Oh, what have I wrought upon poor Eisele? If only... If only I could have been a better big sister to Noel... If only I could've seen how he was suffering... Helped him in some... some small way... Poor Noel... Poor Eisele... I just wanted a peaceful life for them..."

The thought of having failed her family weighs heavily on her heart, and Rexley finds himself unable to comfort her. He, too, has failed his family, in his own way. He has failed as the eldest, as Head of House, to guide them through this time of hardship. He has failed his parents, promising them he would redeem their house. He has failed his ancestors, besmirched his family name, and has no other course of action but to flee. "I am a paladin," he sighs, "not a politic."

As hours pass, the wine in Nalima's glass slowly drains. Rexley's glass, however, remains all but untouched, as they sit in silence until dawn's light filters in through the rose window. Neither moves or speaks throughout the night, lost in thoughts, each isolated from the outside world by their own fears and failures.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:41 am

Nalima closes the door, looking aside with a melancholy expression.

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:49 am

Eisele is tending to a couple of flowerpots in the entryway. "Why so glum today, big sis? Did you get heckled on the way home?"
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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:51 am

"No, that's not..." Nalima doesn't remember. She usually does get heckled; she's just stopped noticing. "Eisele, there's something I need to talk to you about."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:09 am

She sets down the watering can. It sounded serious, and she couldn't help but be nervous. "Oh, alright..."
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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:15 am

"Rexley ran the numbers and... we can't afford to keep this house much longer."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:25 am

Nalima gives Eisele a big hug, trying not to cry. I'm sorry I failed you...

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:42 am

She clings to her, nuzzling her face into Nalima's shoulder. "Where are you going to go?" Even on the cusp of being homeless, she isn't even worried about herself.
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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:44 am

"Rexley's returning to the Knight's Academy to find work there. I... I think I'll take up mercenary work again. If I can help recover one of the shards from the king's mission, I might be able to buy a small cottage in the hills for us..."

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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:56 am

"Well if he's going back to the Academy, you don't need to worry about us. I can stay at Effie's, and it'll probably be easier to get to my students from there too. So... Don't try to hard and get hurt trying to make more to support us, ok?" She squeezes her big sister as much as her comparatively weak arms can manage.
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PostSubject: Re: Croix Manor   Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:57 am

"Aww... Darling, you know it doesn't matter how hard I try. The mission pays the same whether I try too hard or just enough, so long as I survive. I'm going to focus on surviving so I can get paid."

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