[18:55] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) steps in looking like a deer in headlights.. " miss oracle .. do you have time? "
[18:55] jasper Verlack walks in and looks around at the rummaged museum
[18:56] Maenas stares into small dish of burning resin. "If you seek answers, I will see what may be seen."
[18:56] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) fidgets all over the place.. never able to stay still. she points at jasper " he needs a future"
[18:56] jasper Verlack looks aroudn after hearing that "well, ouch"
[18:57] jasper Verlack: kinda what she said
[18:57] Maenas: "The sands give as we need. And that which we find speaks truths. I would see what your scrap speaks of you. But -" she says, looking at him for the first time. "There is a price."
[18:59] jasper Verlack looks around, then nods "sure, i knew such a service would"
[18:59] Maenas: "Have the sands given you any scrap today?"
[19:00] jasper Verlack: not very much today
[19:00] jasper Verlack: a few items
[19:01] Maenas nods slowly. "With three, I can see things more fully: your past, your present, your future. But with one, I may answer a single question."
[19:01] jasper Verlack nods
[19:01] jasper Verlack: where shall i place the salvage?
[19:02] Maenas gestures toward the table, beside the small bone dice. "Place it here."
[19:02] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) stands there opening and closing her hands into fists over and over again. " Can i stay to watch? " doesnt make eye contact with her because shes been here before.
[19:03] jasper Verlack nods and walks forward searching through his bag
[19:03] Maenas looks to Jasper. "That is for him to decide."
[19:03] jasper Verlack finds three items and places them out
[19:03] jasper Verlack: i don't mind
[19:04] jasper Verlack: there we go
[19:04] Maenas examines the items, nodding slowly. "Which came to you first? Which came to you last?"
[19:05] jasper Verlack jumbles his thoughts for a second "hmmmm, the fangs were first.
[19:05] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne): sits on the floor far away and coughs a bit as she settles in to listen.
[19:05] jasper Verlack: and "thinks for a second"
[19:05] jasper Verlack: fuel last i think
[19:07] Maenas nods and closes her eyes. She begins to hum a single low note, a single note that echoes throughout the room, reverberating off the stone walls, twining with its own echo.
[19:08] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) rocks a bit watching ..hugging her knees.. stops herself from humming too.
[19:08] jasper Verlack looks back at minxx then around the room as the sound echoes though the room
[19:09] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) waves to him trying to be encourging
[19:09] Maenas opens her eyes again, her pupils wide. "Monstrous Rattler Fangs. These speak of your past. They are a thing discarded, a thing forgotten. Severed in life from a powerful beast - or detached in death from its corpse. And yet their hollows still contain poison. Poison enough to kill."
[19:10] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) puts her figners to her lips to show JY not to talk or go near them over there. Pats the floor so he can sit too.
[19:11] jasper Verlack nods along slowly as he listens and nervously looks around a bit more
[19:12] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) wonders what Jaspers past is all about and if it still haunts him like Miss Oracle said.
[19:12] Maenas: "You... were part of a whole once. A group that worked as one. You were part of its strength. And yet you were cut off from them. Perhaps to try to weaken the group... perhaps after the group had already fallen. But you were no less powerful alone. Like the fangs, you still held a great and terrible power..."
[19:14] Maenas closes her eyes again, and hums again, the sound hanging in the hall.
[19:14] jasper Verlack shivers with chills lightly, as he dwells on the past then shakes his head clear and listens again
[19:16] Maenas: "The Grip. The Grip speaks of possession, of ownership and control. This is your present. This may speak that you are seeking to gain control once more - to take a firm grasp on the tools, the weapons, through which you earn your life."
[19:18] jasper Verlack looks around as he wonders of current situations, then nods as he hears the confirmation
[19:18] Maenas: "And yet it is not the Grip itself that controls the tool. It eases the toolhand. You may be somewhere between the hand and the tool, between the controller and the controlled, making it easier for others to secure their own survival..."
[19:19] jasper Verlack nods
[19:20] Maenas: "And so we look to the future..."
[19:20] Maenas closes her eyes again, the strange multitonal hum rising from her throat once more.
[19:20] jasper Verlack looks around one more with a weird expression as the sound yet again rises
[19:20] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) listens completely enthralled believing every single word. Hums ever so softly too so only she can hear it.
[19:23] Maenas opens her eyes again. "The Chafing Fuel Can. This speaks your future. And it speaks of warmth. Of light. Of a warmth and light that hold the power to transform - to turn the mediocre into the marvelous. To turn raw and bleeding meat into something hearty, nourishing - and safer, and easier to digest. And it is a warmth and a light invincible. It will not be extinguished, no matter what it faces."
[19:23] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) smiles hearing that..
[19:24] jasper Verlack nods and smiles confidently after hearing what his future holds
[19:25] Maenas looks to you. "Your past has been loss and severance. But you held strength despite all odds. You now hold the power to ease your own passage through life - and that of others, should you seek it."
[19:25] jasper Verlack nods as he thinks about it all for a long moment
[19:26] jasper Verlack smiles "thank you Oracle, this has helped a lot"
[19:26] Maenas watches him intently, then nods.
[19:26] Maenas: "And now, the price must be paid."
[19:26] Maenas points to the small bone dice on the table. "You have sought order from that which is chaos, and now the chaos begs its due. Roll the bones and know the number."
[19:27] jasper Verlack picks up the small bone dice on the table slowly
[19:27] You observe: Minxx looks unbalanced.
[19:28] jasper Verlack shakes them for a second and rolls them back onto the table
[19:28] Small Bone Dice: jasper Verlack rolls the small bone dice. They show a total of 7.
[19:28] jasper Verlack watches the 7 roll and looks over at the Oracle for an answer
[19:28] Maenas extracts her Rattlesnake out from below the table and grips it in her hand. "Your number is seven."
[19:29] jasper Verlack watches carefully a bit hesitant
[19:29] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) yawns a bit from fatigue and winces a bit at the number.
[19:29] jasper Verlack: um?
[19:29] Maenas slowly walks behind you. "Stand, seeker, and let what is owed be paid."
[19:29] jasper Verlack watches the fangs pierce his skin over and over
[19:30] jasper Verlack watches the blood poor out slowly from his wounds
[19:30] Maenas strikes out seven times, methodically, dispassionately, fangs biting skin.
[19:30] Maenas: "It is paid." She steps aside. "Go, seeker, and seek what you choose."
[19:30] jasper Verlack smiles
[19:31] jasper Verlack: well worth the pain
[19:31] jasper Verlack: thank you Oracle "looks down at his arm and chest looking at the new additions to his cuts"
[19:32] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) moves a step closer and nods to the Oracle " thank you miss. hope you remember me.. come back to north yard sometime.. i know the caves well. " she said this hoping to ignite something in the woman.. watches her.
[19:33] Maenas looks up at the dome with what may be a faint smile. "Pain is inevitable. But sometimes we find a pain that heals."
[19:33] jasper Verlack nods and smiles
[19:33] jasper Verlack: i shall move on with this new found wisdom
[19:34] Maenas nods. "Go well."
[19:34] jasper Verlack nods
[19:34] jasper Verlack walks out the door as the blood runs down his arm and chest and he smiles looking to them
[19:35] Maenas looks to Minxx. "I... may return to those lands, yes."
[19:35] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) offers a small smile.. " You are always welcomed to where you belong "
[19:36] Maenas: "So much of it has fallen. But this is the way of all things. All things end. All is an end unending. We live always in the shadow of The Hand That Takes."
[19:36] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne) nods.. " just dont forget what was left behind " She salutes her and then nods .
[19:36] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne): again*
[19:37] Maenas stares up through the grimy dome again, her eyes wide and somewhat wild. She makes no other acknowledgment.
[19:38] ϻıɴᶍᶍ (minxx.blackthorne): " i ..ah better go make sure he doesnt bleed to death.. thank you again Miss Oracle.. Stay safe. " turns and darts out
[19:45] Maenas's eye twitches a little as she looks through the dome. She returns to her spot by the table and looks into the fire again.