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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

Yesterday, 06:22 AM

Elliott noticed the sudden, yet soft Allomantic pulses coming from Avril, followed by an answer that made him freeze for a second. Lord Ruler, he thought. I’m a fool.

"I..." He looked down, ashamed. "I'm sorry, Lady Avril". He tried to think of what to say, but nothing came to his mind. All he could think of was the fact that, even if it hadn’t been intentional, he had brought up memories of her mother’s death. She smiled a bit at the end, but Elliott felt like he had just ruined everything. He stayed there for a moment, not daring to look at Avril again.

Come on, he thought, do something. Make her smile.

"I agree with you, though", he found himself saying softly. "It will be nice to be acquainted with someone at the balls". He looked up at her, with a soft smile on his face.

A new idea took form in his head. Maybe this was why her reactions when speaking of music had been so weird. She had surely enjoyed it when she was a child, but maybe now it was a reminder of better times, when her mother was alive and her father danced with her. Even if that was true, Elliott was sure a part of her still enjoyed music, even if it brought up painful memories.

His smile broadened as he took a sip of tea without taking his eyes off of hers.

“You only danced once, then”, he said, holding his cup near his face. Memories of his childhood, dancing with his sister Freya across their manor in Mantiz, came to his mind. “Well, Lady Avril, if you ever need to practice, feel free to come here. After all, the great hall is perfect for dancing”.

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

15 April 2018 - 04:11 AM

As Avril mentioned the balls, Elliott’s eyes drifted toward her dress. Was she going to use dresses like that one at the events? If so, and if his father was right about the nobility in Luthadel, then she would have a hard time. Not only her dress was old-fashioned, it wasn’t meant for her.

He looked down at his own clothing; everything he was wearing had been specially tailored for him, making the nobleman look regal in his shirt and vest. Besides, most of his clothes had at least a bit of House Faarskar’s colors -blue and silver-, making him look -and feel- like he was indeed a powerful member of his family.

“Are you and yours planning to do the same?”

Avril’s question interruped Elliott’s line of thought, and his mind went back to the room.

“Oh, yes”, he said, meeting her eyes. “To be completely honest, I’m pretty excited to be here. I’ve had some balls before back in Mantiz, but they can’t posibly compare with the ones in the great keeps of Luthadel”. He couldn’t help but smile; Even though being there by himself was frightening, it was wonderful at the same time.

The thought of going to balls and dancing with noblewomen made his eyes go back to her dress. Maybe that was still fashionable in the east? He didn’t think so, but still, curiosity rose within the nobleman. He took a sip of his tea while thinking of a way to ask about it without offending her.

“Have you ever had balls before, back in Lynwood?”

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

13 April 2018 - 01:33 AM

The rest of the manor wasn't as impressive as the grand hall, but it was still beautiful. Elliott listened quietly as he followed Lady Avril through the place, passing the dining room and the kitchens before they finally got to the sitting room, where warm tea and some food were waiting for them. Elliott waited for Avril to sit down and took a seat next to her. Here, sitting in this room with Veeras standing beside him, the nobleman felt something he didn't usually feel; he felt like his brother. Powerful, firm, secure.

Of course, he wasn't Darius.

Yes, he had taken his place, but only because Darius wanted to protect the family, and Elliott couldn't have done it. They didn't even think he'd be able to protect himself in Luthadel, and for that they had sent the steward to guard him.


Elliott pushed those thoughts to the back of his head, replacing them with that moment in the great hall. He saw himself playing the violin, following a rhythm that Lady Avril had unintentionally laid out for him. He saw the look on her face after that song, the way her eyes had shined with his music. No, he wasn't Darius, but he was himself, and for now, that was good.

Elliott picked up a cup of tea and offered it to Avril, smiling. When he spoke again, his voice came out soft, yet very confident.

"This place is beautiful, Lady Avril. Please, tell your father that we're very pleased with your House's work". He grabbed a cup for himself and took a sip of tea, feeling its warmth as he got it closer to his face.

"Tell me", he said as he lowered the cup. "Are you staying here in the Central Dominance, or do you plan on going back to the east soon?"

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

11 April 2018 - 05:14 AM

Elliott grinned. He loved the feeling of knowing that people liked his music.

"I'm glad you liked it, Lady Avril", he said happily. "I was actually improvising. Sometimes I like to just enjoy the rhythms around me and expand upon them.

"Besides, I often find it more authentic to play with the situation around me, the places, people, emotions... It's like dancing with someone with the first time. You don't know the other person that much, and you don't know how to move in order to stay in perfect synchrony". He took one step toward her, the passion for this subject showing visibly in his face. "That's what makes it special, though. It's not about doing the perfect dance, it's about learning together, getting to know each other better, dancing together until you finally learn to follow the rhythms, both in the music and in your partner.

"I have written songs before, but I won't simply play them without a reason. Art is about expression, about making others feel what you want, or maybe simply telling them a story. I'd rather show the people something they can relate to, something they can truly experience, instead of simply showing off my skills as a musician".

Elliott took a step back, smiling, and nodded for Veeras to get closer. He then put the violin back in its case, and let the terrisman carry it. He didn't know much about Veeras, but his father trusted the man, so Elliott did as well. Besides, it was nice to have some company during this trip.

He turned toward Avril. There was definitely something weird about her. Maybe he had misinterpreted her reactions to music, but the way she burned pewter was something he couldn't just ignore. his father didn't trust Lord Jasper Sorelle either, but according to the description he had given to Elliott, Avril seemed quite different from that man. Still, maybe whatever Astor had seen on Jasper also affected Lady Sorelle in some way. Elliott wanted to know more, but there would be time for that later.

He smiled again, glancing around the hall one last time before speaking to the young noblewoman again. "Well, Lady Avril. Shall we continue?"

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

11 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

Elliott hid his confusion. He had thought his comment on music had made her uncomfortable, but now -after another tiny burst of pewter- she was asking him to play the violin... This was certainly unexpected. Of course, he had been thinking of doing the same just a moment ago.

He sighed softly, smiling again. "I was thinking of doing that, to be completely honest. I will gladly play for you".

Elliott nodded to Veeras, who approached, taking the violin out of its case. He took it and flared his bronze, using a rhythm that only he could hear to guide his music. He closed his eyes and started playing.

The song started suddenly, slowly building up tension, but soon fell into a more calm rhythm. There were some sudden, short tension spikes where Elliott himself would shiver as he slowly danced across the hall.

He twisted quickly before standing straight, once again turning the song into a calm melody, like the red sun coming out to end the darkness and send the mists away. Yes, Elliott though with a smile as he slowly opened his eyes to look around. This is art. Everything is.