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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: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

03 April 2017 - 02:04 AM

Katryn laughed when Jalen kissed her hand and glanced over at the rest of his group, noting their reactions. She had not expected him to respond so nicely as Katryn thought she was making a fool of herself. It had been too long since she'd flirted with anyone, and she had figured that Jalen was a safe person to get back into it with, but she had not anticipated how terrible she would be now. Hopefully he was just playing along and was not serious. Katryn could not imagine that he would still be interested in her after all this time, and even when they had spoken before her marriage, she had never thought it was all that serious. But they had been part of the same house for so long now and she hoped that, because of that, her bungled attempts to flirt would not be taken too seriously now.

The prospect of dancing was more appealing now that she was relaxing, though, and it would give her a chance to remember that as well. It had been so hard to find dance partners in the last year that she was scared she was out of practice at that as well, and considering how terribly flirting was going, she didn't want the first man she danced with here to be someone she wanted to impress. It would not do to step on the feet of someone important, or worse, attracted to her. It would ruin her attempts to find a date of any kind to future balls.

"I supposed it would be good for me to remember the steps, if you do not mind my being a little out of practice." Katryn replied with a teasing smile, "and I do believe that you are being judged by your friends. Perhaps they will judge less if we are hidden in the crowd."

In Topic: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

21 March 2017 - 02:45 AM

Katryn laughed, feeling some of her worry over making sure this night was perfect fade. "Welcome me? You just got lucky, making it here before I did. We must have left, what, a few days apart? And you did not even have the good sense to come say goodbye." She pouted a little bit at Jalen. "I was so lonely in that library. I kept wondering what it was that was keeping you from coming to say hi. Had you found another woman that was distracting you from me?" She joked, sighing exaggeratedly before her teasing grin returned.

"I think I brought more books than dresses with me because of you. I had too much alone time in that library. Besides, the books are more colorful than my dresses were. I think I look much better in bright colors than black. Perhaps if I had been wearing more color, you would not have forgotten about me so quickly." Katryn was aware that her thoughts were running a little wild, but she blamed it on the adrenaline from the ball. So much was threatening to bubble to the surface, and there were too many people from her past here which did not make it any easier.

In Topic: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

21 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

"Moments like this?" Kennith asked as he lead Celia on to the dance floor, grinning at her jokingly, pretending to be slightly offended. He spun her when they made it to the dance floor, pulling her a little closer than was appropriate before striking a more appropriate dance posture. "I should hope that this 'moment' does not end so...generically. Not every 'moment' has my Islands' flair, after all." He waggled his eyebrows at her. The more he was in this ballroom, the more he grew comfortable being a little bit silly in an attempt to amuse his dance partners. Hopefully the Lady Ferrah did not feel slighted at his growing level of comfort with a woman who wasn't her. He would definitely have to dance with her again in order to let her see a little bit more of the fully-fledged Kennith charm.

Kennith knew that he was dancing a fine line right now when it came to propriety, but it was his favorite line to dance. He would rather have fun on the dance floor than be completely appropriate, after all. It was definitely a little more risky here as he had not yet observed the customs enough to know what was more or less inappropriate, but he hoped that if he crossed the line, he would be able to tell.

In Topic: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

31 January 2017 - 06:07 AM

Kennith always appreciated the reactions he got from young women. Not just because it boosted his ego(which it did), but every young lady deserved to feel pretty, because nine times out of ten they needed their own ego boost. He made sure to make eye contact with the most flustered of the young ladies at the table, consequently making her choke on her wine, for which he did feel a little bad. As much as he did wish he could dance with her, he knew that he probably needed to focus his attention on the powerful noblewomen, at least for now, but he made a point to memorize the girl's face so that he could dance with her eventually.

"Celia Elariel," the leader of the group said, and Kennith was inwardly glad he had decided to not flirt overly much with the excited younger members of the group. Even the politically inept knew not to pass over an Elariel. "It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Lord Kennith."

"The pleasure is all mine, I assure you. I don't suppose you would give me the pleasure of a dance, Lady Celia? I am sure that all of you have plenty of dances that you have promised away already, so I assure you that I will not take up too much of your time this evening," Kennith replied, his smile growing a little more playful, "unless you ask me to, of course."

In Topic: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

28 January 2017 - 11:53 PM

Without any cousins around to help him figure out what houses everyone was from, Kennith figured that he was just stuck making tremendous political errors for the rest of the night. Not that it would surprise anyone, but without any help figuring out who everyone was, it would be a lot harder for him to make them calculated political errors at all. He was here to make a first impression, and he was aware that he needed to at least seem semi-competent so that he wouldn't harm whatever marriage prospects his family thought that he had. As much as he wished that he could do just that.

He was saved from trying to make an uneducated and terrible guess as to who to dance with next by a group of young women near him, similar to the one that had accompanied Ferrah. A few of them seemed to have noticed him, so he figured that they were probably not terrible people to dance with, politically, and shot them a charming smile. It was greeted with quite a bit of blushing and a few giggles and Kennith figured that was enough invitation for him.

The leader of this small band of women was not difficult to pick out. She was probably from a powerful house, as there was nothing about her presentation that looked less than perfect. It did not make her look unapproachable, though. In fact, she seemed to be waiting for someone to dance with. There was just something about her that looked...inviting. Well, if she was waiting to be danced with, that definitely gave Kennith an in. So he took it. He walked over to the group as suavely as he could, sporting his classic charming smile.

"I could not help but notice that you appear to be wishing for a dance. It makes me wonder what must be wrong with these Luthadel gentlemen that they would ignore such a lovely group of young ladies such as yourselves." He said, with a wink at one of the younger members of the group before he focused all his attention on the leader, holding out his hand to her. "I am afraid that the journey from the Islands has made me lose all my manners. Or perhaps it was just my cousins failing to teach me the ropes of Luthadel society. My name is Kennith Fathvell, and I am at your service, my lady."