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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: Zero - Skaa Pewterarm

06 April 2020 - 12:18 AM

Thanks for making the changes I asked for, and sorry for the wait. I'm going to APPROVE him, but leave the application open in case you want to make more edits to incorporate Moru's suggestions.

In Topic: Truth and Consequences

06 April 2020 - 12:06 AM

Caden raised an eyebrow at Colette's false show of concern. Did she really think she could deceive him? Was she truly arrogant enough to believe that she could fool him with that act after spending years making his existence a living nightmare?

"I am sure you were, though I suspect you were hoping I would show up a little differently than I am. Would you be so kind as to dismiss your attendants so we can speak privately? I think we both know we have sensitive matters to discuss. Besides, one of your guards seems to have taken a bit of a fall, and could probably do with an early rest to recover."

In Topic: The Girl With Fire in her Hair

05 April 2020 - 11:51 PM

Delissia felt her racing heartbeat slow to a flutter. Something about Jalen's words seemed to calm her, allowing her thoughts to come more slowly. Klyde will be okay. You can do this. We can do this.

Feeling sheepish, and finding herself momentarily at a loss for words, a rare event in and of itself, Delissia nodded in response to Jalen's question, and accepted his hand as he led her back towards the window. Mentally, she began developing a new list.

Step 1 - get to the ground. Step 2 - rescue Klyde... however that ends up working.

In Topic: Coats and Tables

05 April 2020 - 11:45 PM

Nadia fell silent in the face of Eliza's reprimand. What? She and Caden were a couple now? And someone had tried to kill them?

"I... yes, of course. I didn't... that is I don't..." Nadia took a breath, trying to sort out her feelings. "Look Eliza, we obviously have more to speak about, and I mean a lot, because did you just say someone tried to kill you? I... no, wait, let me say this first. I'm sorry. I should not have acted as I did at the ball. I was being stupid and jealous, and petty, all things I claim to hate about the sheep here in Luthadel."

"I can't say I understand this whole thing with Caden, Eliza, and to be honest, I am not sure I ever will. I've grown up with these people, people like him and his cousin, and I do not think I can just let go of everything that experience has taught me. It may not be their fault, by they are a symptom of everything that I wish was different about this stinking city."

"That being said, I do trust you. I care about you. If you think this is the path you need to take, and if you see good in Caden, then even if I don't think I can ever understand, I will trust you and support you, no matter what you choose in the end."

Nadia tried her best to smile, despite everything, though it felt gross and forced, so she settled for a resolute expression. "So, if you'll have me, I'd love to help--both you and Caden. So let's get you both some fresh clothes, and I'll order a carriage for myself that you can slip into? Do you think we can get Caden and your man up over the wall? And I am telling you, if that little witch Collette had anything to do with this I will make her wish I was murdering her, and then I will do so for real."

In Topic: Meetings with Meaning

05 April 2020 - 11:31 PM

Daphne sighed. "If it was all fighting and blood and death, I'm afraid the rebellion would not have lasted as long as it has. The Lord Ruler has allomancers and armies - physical confrontations place him at advantage. Don't mistake me, raids and assassinations do have their place, much though I'd prefer they did not, but they can't create change on their own. I often wish the rebellion did more work like this, even if it feels like stopping an Ashmount eruption using bolts of silk."

Daphne looked over the two new recruits, noting their reactions, and trying to discern the emotions hidden behind their expressions. "That's the key though, is to remember not just what we have to do to survive, but why we do what we do. Some get distracted by ideas of vengeance or justice, but that's just not productive. We will never overthrow the Final Empire via force alone. If we want to change our circumstances, we need to change ourselves, both skaa and noble."

Daphne took a breath, steadying herself, taking care to speak discretely despite the passion she knew was rising in her voice. "You asked how people live like that? The answer is they don't. Those people in there are not living. The hard truth is, unless things change, they might as well be dead. At least then they would not suffer as they do. The truth is that Ifight because it's the only way my people can survive. Our bodies may live on like livestock, but our identity, our culture, our souls are dead or are dying. I fight because the other option is extinction. The other option is that - what you saw in there. Those people cannot fight the darkness anymore, and it's not their fault." Daphne spared a nervous glance at Valerre, wishing again that she could know for certain he was going to be all right, and that his own darkness was not close to overcoming the man she loved.

"I won't accept death of any kind, and so I need to strive for change. That is the only option for me." She glanced momentarily at Devin and then met Wilor's eyes. "You have options. Your kind may not be facing extinction like ours is, but you and yours will need to undergo a change in heart if me and mine are to stand a chance." Daphne took a breath, steadying herself, and lowering her tone. "I will not let you or someone like you endanger what we have been working for, so let me ask you: why are you here, and what do you hope to accomplish?