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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

30 June 2018 - 12:01 AM

Veeras nodded at the compliment. "Thank you, Master Farskaar. I certainly intend to do the best I can to assist you, and you have, of course, done nothing to offend me."

It was the answer of a Terrisman Steward, and Veeras was a Terrisman Steward. Outwardly, he kept his cool, but inwardly, he was elated at the praise coming from the young man.

As Elliott mentioned taking his leave, Veeras nodded. "It has been a long day, Master Farskaar, I shall wake you in a couple of hours."

Veeras bowed as Elliott left. A couple of hours would give Veeras enough time to get the rest of Elliott's personal possessions into the house. Thankfully, his master's bedroom was already set. After checking on the servants and making sure they were properly instructed on what to do, Veeras went to his own room.

He didn't have much. He didn't need many possessions. A chest carried some clothing and a jewelry box carried metalminds that he could use to store various attributes. Veeras sat down, moving a few things around his desk. Then his body deflated as he grew weaker, storing some strength in the pewter rings that he had placed on his hands before leaving for Fellise. A few moments later, he stopped filling the pewterminds and began arranging things around in his room.

First Veeras made his bed. Elliott had been right - it had been a taxing day. Veeras of course, could tap his bronzeminds to make it through and he did so now, feeling the tiredness of the day wash away. Lastly, he pulled out his own violin case.

During his service to the Farskaar's, Veeras had kept this hidden, mostly because he didn't want to flaunt his abilites. Veeras was very skilled, but this was a part of his life that he had kept to himself. Veeras opened the case, and checked the instrument. It had not been damaged during the trip to Fellise. The bow was also in good shape. The case had done its job. Veeras plucked at the strings, wincing a little as he did so. The trip had taken the instrument out of tune.

Veeras tuned the instrument and then began to play. He played quietly as to not disturb anyone. The piece he played was a simple etude meant for teaching students how to play a legato line. The simplicity of the children's piece that Avril had played had inspired Veeras to play this one. As a bonus, he didn't even have to pull it out of his coppermind to play it.

Eyes closed, Veeras immersed himself in the music, keeping quiet, but embellishing the simple melody as he played, making it sound more complex than it actually was. Veeras had meant what he said. Sometimes the simplest melody could be the most beautiful. The ones that came from the heart are what spoke to musician, and through the musician, their audience.

Veeras opened his eyes, realizing his volume had increased to to a mezzo forte. He quietly packed away his his violin and placed it underneath his bed for later. Checking the time, he realized that soon he would need to wake Elliott. First he had to go to the kitchens to make sure they were preparing Elliott's dinner.

In Topic: A Fine Vintage

21 June 2018 - 03:24 AM

As Kiriena left, Victor finished his glass of wine and went to his own closet. Several suits were hung up, and Victor looked through them, finding one that he liked. It was a black nobleman's suit with pinstripes. He selected a pair of well shined shoes and changed into the suit. He then selected a bright red cravat. It would be good to go with house colors for the first meeting.

Dressed, he moved to head downstairs, but quickly stopped and picked up a metal vial, replenishing his reserves of zinc. Leaving the room, Victor headed to the vestibule where his children were waiting for him. In sync, the three girls curtsied, and the boy bowed his head. Victor smiled. They were in a row, from oldest to youngest. The only exception was Anaya, who although she was a twin to Liam and was technically older, deferred to her brother who was the house heir.

Liam stood tall, wearing a solid black nobleman's suit with a blue cravat. Victor wasn't surprised to see that Anaya was wearing a blue dress. The twins often matched colors. Bella wore a yellow dress and Kiriena wore a red dress. Victor was happy to see that Liam had a bottle of red wine with him. He trusted that his son had followed the directions that Kiriena had given him.

"Do you have metals?" Victor asked his three oldest, who nodded. He had told his children to practice their allomancy. At least Bella was good enough with copper, that their practicing would be invisible to their host. Victor still wasn't sure if he would use his allomancy on the young Farskaar. "Are we ready?"

All four children nodded and Victor gestured for Liam to lead the way. Liam turned on opened the door, allowing the family to exit before following along.

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

15 June 2018 - 04:18 PM

Veeras watched as Elliott pondered. There was much going through the young nobleman's mind. Indeed, Elliott cared deeply for this girl. That didn't mean there was a romantic interest, but Avril had somehow gotten into Elliott's head. This wasn't a bad thing necessarily. Veeras actually hoped that it would help Elliott find some peace away from his family - at least eventually.

Elliott was young, but he was already showing wisdom. Veeras knew the young Lord would often compare himself to his brother Darius, but in doing so, he often missed his own strengths. Elliott quickly came to the conclusion that Avril had likely become the mother figure in her house. Her childhood had ended early and she had to grow up quickly - a hard situation for any young person.

Veeras took Elliott's orders with a bow of the head. "Of course, Master Faarskar," he said, standing up straight. "Please know that it may take some time to find the answers you seek."

In reality, Veeras likely had most of the information in his copperminds, but just simply bringing out the information would be suspicious. Despite how much he trusted the Faarskar family, he still had to keep his feruchemy under wraps.

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

08 June 2018 - 02:17 AM

Veeras listened intently as Elliott spoke. The young man was certainly very concerned about Lady Avril. Veeras himself had noticed a sadness in her - specifically in the way she spoke and held herself. It could have been interpreted as timidity, but Veeras could definitely see how his master had found sadness in her.

Elliott had good instincts. Perhaps it came from his musical training or his experience as a seeker, but the young man noticed patterns quickly. Making connections such as how her allomancy reacted to her emotions was skillful work. Veeras had no doubt that Elliott would have been a good soother as well.

Noise caught Veeras' attention. Skaa servants still moved about, getting Elliott's possessions to their proper places. Skaa were mostly docile, but a few had rebellious natures as history had taught, and the conversation that the two men were having was hardly for everyone's ears.

"Master Farskaar, perhaps it would be prudent to continue our conversation in a more private location," Veeras said, looking around to show his meaning.

After Elliott agreed, the pair went back into the music room, and Veeras shut the door behind them. He sauntered over to Elliot with his hands behind his back, putting together any pieces he knew to the puzzle. Jasper Sorelle was the head of House Sorelle and ran the Sorelle Building Company. He was a known widower. Veeras latched onto this. This would certainly explain Avril's sadness at earlier memories. It was likely the young lady still missed her mother greatly. But why did she do so when Lord Sorelle arrived? Perhaps Lord Sorelle had changed after his wife had died. If that was the case, it didn't bode well for his children, and Elliott was right to be concerned; however, it would be hard to prove.

"You are right to be concerned, I think," Veeras said softly. "There is a lot of pain in the Sorelle family, and it has perhaps affected all of them in a different way. You are seeing these differences in their reactions, I think."

Veeras paused, thinking about how he spoke. "Perhaps what Lady Avril needs, Master Elliott, is a friend. Someone she can trust and confide in. The young lady has already trusted you some, and maybe that in itself is her reaching out for help."

In Topic: Arrival at Fellise

02 June 2018 - 11:21 PM

Veeras maintained his bow until the trio had left, and soon thereafter Master Elliott appeared. Once again, Veeras bowed as his Lord spoke. Veeras had heard similar things from Elliott's father, but he never really had proof - just conjecture. He did however trust the judgement of his employers, but still it was worth cautioning them against rash behavior.

"To me, he seemed a normal Lord, but I did not get the chance to really interact with him. The move in is ahead of schedule, so I would be able to advise, but without knowing what is causing your unease, I'm afraid I will be unable to help much."

It was a true statement. There was much more to the situation than met the eye. Both father and son wouldn't have commented on it anyways, but Veeras had recalled the words an author who said something to the effect of it was a mistake to theorize without facts otherwise the theorist would find facts to support their theory rather than making theories to support facts.