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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

24 July 2017 - 03:35 AM

Being whisked through the crowd made Katryn feel much younger than she usually did. Being widowed so young had made her feel so much older than she was that it was nice to have a little more of the thrill of young life again. She felt her smile grow a little more genuine than usual, and she felt much more relaxed than she had when she was worrying about people finding out why she had come so far from home. Perhaps it was just because she knew that she didn't have to take any measures to hide it from Jalen as he already knew most everything she was running from.

"What are we needing tonight?" he asked, and Katryn schooled her face a little bit since they were still in public and the last thing she wanted was for other men to get the wrong idea. "Feeling adventurous and daring, or finding your footing?"

"I think I may need at least one good glass of wine before I feel adventurous at all." Katryn replied, shrugging a little bit and smiling to hide the nerves that were bubbling up to the surface at the prospect of dancing in public without much recent practice. "Perhaps I should have practiced my dancing before coming all this way. I am almost afraid that I will have lost all my former grace in my year of hiding."

In Topic: Stars and High Society: The Perrault Ball

24 July 2017 - 03:24 AM

Kennith grinned, happy that he was getting a positive reaction from Celia. He had been hoping that she wasn't as stiff as some noblewomen could be, and his hunch that she would enjoy a little bit of silliness had turned out alright. That was always a good sign. It was easier to feign silly irresponsibility than it was to feign serious irresponsibility.

"I'll tell you something privately." He said, making sure to pull her to a distance that was proper, but lent the proper amount of secrecy as he led her to the dance floor for the next dance. "We from the Southern Islands love our drama. I mean, can you imagine a non-dramatic person wearing a coat like this?" He made sure to flare his coat dramatically on this as he turned to take her hand for the dance. "However, as romantic and daring as pirates and endless wine-tastings sound, it's not nearly as dramatic there as my cousins are making it look. Perhaps our particular brand of drama has just not been appreciated enough in Luthadel until now."

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.