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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2017-02-10 09:35 am

Intro Log: None Hadriel With Left Shark

Who: New arrivals and everyone else!
What: The intro log for February
Where: The colosseum and all around the city.
When: February 10th-16th
Warnings: Shark week


Once more, new arrivals will wake up on the ground level of the ruined colosseum. There isn't anything particularly comforting about it, either- everything is a bit cold and impersonal and there is, of course, the fact that nobody remembers just how they managed to wind up here in the first place. That can all be explained in time, though- until then, you've got quite a bit on your plate already.

And why is that? Well, that may be because you're also surrounded by sharks.

Yes, on land.

It doesn't mean that they're totally incapacitated though- you still have your two headed sharks, your giant sharks, and your sharktopus that are more than capable of flopping in your general direction before taking you into a death roll. And don't forget the (far more dangerous) sand sharks, capable of swimming through the ground as if it were water itself. You might want to start to find a life raft high ground soon.

But hey, if you manage to get away from the sharks, feel free to help yourself to one of the odd food shaped blankets. These cozy comforters are perfect for your new bed, but they tend to carry a faint scent of the food they represent, so be sure not to sleep on an empty stomach!

Listen to the Jaws theme, grab a harpoon, and get cozy! On your way to safety, make sure to explore the rest of the city! Find a house, a new monster, a project to help with, or simply scavenge for supplies. Good luck, and enjoy your stay in Hadriel!

► This log covers February 10th-16th.
► Feel free to make your own logs as well!
► All characters arrive with phones that have network communication and the newbie guide installed.
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
circumitus: I honestly wish I could say that I was surprised. (so you threw a sword at me last night)

B.

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-11 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
Well, she can safely say that it isn't every day she sees someone punch a shark. At least, someone who isn't Rey herself. Though she's recently had the sense to leave the shark behind rather than carting it along with her. Maybe he's planning on taking it home for food. Or something. Does shark meat even taste good?

Doesn't help that she's too distracted by the shark itself to notice the one carrying it. It isn't until he drops the thing and starts rushing towards her that she finally takes a look at the man himself and--

Wait. Waaait.

Is that...?

"What the h--?" Rey starts, cutting herself off as words fail her.
romanovs: (Hugs for everyone!)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-11 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
It's probably a blessing that she recognizes him then and there, because moments later she will be scooped up in a hug and ..okay, not spun around because she really is heavy, but she'll still find herself a couple of centimetres above the ground and hugged heartily.

"You're still here!"

Of course she is. How should she not have been? But even Russia's determined ignorance of things that don't fit in with his worldview couldn't ignore that there was a very real chance that she was still alive, but not here. So really seeing her is a huge relief.
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-11 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Coming from anyone else, Rey would have been quick to take this gesture as the beginning of an assault. But he catches her off guard when he hoists her off her feet with a strength that she can't say many here possess, let alone the small child who started calling her 'mother'.

A startled noise escapes her instead, her eyes darting towards him to recognize the familiar shade of hair and the infliction of his voice. Her muscles go stiff, her immediate instinct to react with violence temporarily overcome with unexpected confusion and shock.

"Did you... go home? What happened?"

Her obvious question comes with an obvious answer. There are still so many unknowns in this place, though. This could have been a trick of the gods, or some sort of freak accident gone awry. Whatever it is, it's weird as hell.
romanovs: (with sunflower)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_of_Troubles Reference for the terrible pun

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-13 08:02 am (UTC)(link)
Perhaps it is good that he's snuck into her bed (or rather, "bed" back on the planet) and invaded her room at night and such before, after all, so she's used to sudden hug assaults from her not!son?

Either way she won't be put down too soon, because yay, Mum!

Look how big I got, Mum! (And of course, an inability to realize when hugs have lasted too long. At least Rey isn't particularly squishy.)

"For a few centuries." Some of which really sucked, and he thought he would break apart and have to go away at times, but here he is, stronger for his Troubles. "And I got a lot bigger and stronger! Little sis and big sis stay with me now." Kind of. He'll still have to work on that to become more of a stable arrangement, but...
circumitus: What if cement was really a rainbow color they just secretly paint it grey so as not to distract drivers? (what if...)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-14 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
No, Rey is indeed not squishy. She is especially not so much tense as she is now, arms pinned at her sides and neck craned back just a bit. Used to Muscovy being up in her personal space, yes. Someone being able to pick up three hundred pounds of the synthetically made killing machine that she is? Not so much.

Damn.

"A few centuries? That's a lot longer than when I was gone..."

Centuries as opposed to a mere few weeks would make a lot of difference. As she gets a better look at him, he really has changed in many ways, but appears to be very much the same in others.
romanovs: (from the sunrise)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-14 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe it is because I was already older than you before I left?"

Not that they ever talked about age, but he always got the impression that both Rey and Firo were still in their first century of existence.

He'll put Rey down eventually, though, because she is heavy, even now that he is significantly bigger and stronger than he used to be.
circumitus: I honestly wish I could say that I was surprised. (so you threw a sword at me last night)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-15 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, right. That's an awkward thought to be having.

"Then why did you keep calling me 'mother'?"

To Rey, the age thing is a deal. Not a very big one, seeing that she is pretty sure she doesn't age, the same as her father, and it isn't like Firo ever will, either. But it's still a deal.

First thing's first. She glances over her shoulder. "Um. When you plan to put me down. Sometime. This year."

More awkward.
romanovs: (with sunflower)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-15 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
"Because you are my mother, yes?"

Maybe not in the biological sense, but it is the word that describes their family relation best, and between nations family terms tend to describe relations of spirit, not of blood. Because blood relatives are a thing, but a complicated one, considering that parents often lack entirely from family trees (even where grandparents exist).

"We are family, so you have to be something, and mother is the closest to what you are." Were, others might say, but Russia doesn't believe in such things changing just because someone got a bit older.

He will put her down though, albeit a bit reluctantly.
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-16 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
Do they have to be something? Rey doesn't really view Firo in any such role that fits the typical family dynamic. But then, there is very little about her relationship with Firo that is typical, which goes for pretty much everyone else she's collected in this makeshift family tree.

"Not sure. Never really thought about stuff like that," she eventually admits, once she's back on her own feet.

The ground is a very nice place to be right now. Very familiar. Yes.

She then pauses, her lips tightening. "Then again, never really thought about having much of a family before this place, either. Beyond my brother, that is." As in, what few biological family she has left that she actually views as family.
romanovs: (Is that so?)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-16 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
Things being as they should be, according to his world view is as important to Russia as it was to Muscovy. And people have roles in families. Rey fills the mother role better than the big sister role. Head of the household and all. Or, well, that was back on the jungle planet, but she still is the same Rey, clearly. People don't just stop being family, or specific parts of the family. They just don't. She's not getting out of this, ever. He won't let her leave.

"Did he come here while I was gone?" He only remembers the one person from Rey's world, and she certainly wasn't good.
circumitus: tall, lanky, uses teeth when giving head, and runs like a giraffe. don't do it, man... (no i know her type)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-17 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
That is a particular someone who Rey hopes never to see again -- more specifically, not here to mess with the ones she's come to care for.

She shakes her head.

"You weren't really gone at all. Maybe a few days, but..."

Admittedly, she doesn't keep track of everyone. Muscovy could have vanished for a day or so and Rey wouldn't have noticed. That's a bit of a problem when you live in two separate households, despite being neighbors.
romanovs: (Absentminded huh?)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-17 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
He wasn't?

Well, on the one hand that is good, because that means that his family didn't have to worry (much), on the other hand that feels really weird because of just how long he WAS gone on his end - centuries, even.

"But I was gone for centuries."
circumitus: We know how you feel. (kid you're lost in the wheel)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-17 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Having once been gone without losing any time here herself, Rey can somewhat sympathize. Albeit the time difference is much more significant in Muscovy's case.

"Doesn't seem to matter. People lose time or gain time for whatever reason here."

There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason behind it.

Rey pauses, taking a step back to look him up and down. While he does look much different from the last time she saw him, he also... doesn't. "So, um. Guess this means you're no longer 'Muscovy' now, huh?"
romanovs: (default smile)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-20 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, right. Rey wouldn't know about that, would she?

"I am the Tsardom of Russia now."

Not that he sounds very regal as he announces this. More like a child coming home with a perfect record card, or a medal from a sports competition.
circumitus: tall, lanky, uses teeth when giving head, and runs like a giraffe. don't do it, man... (no i know her type)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-21 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, to Rey it is a perfectly stellar report card. Congrats on graduating from baby nation to teenage nation, Russia. You did good.

"Tsardom..." She muses a moment. "So, what? Somewhere between the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century?"

It's amazing how much useless information crammed into her brain can turn out somewhat useful someday.
Edited 2017-02-21 04:05 (UTC)
romanovs: (Looking over your shoulder)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-02-22 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's 1680 back home." But but but! Going by what Rey says... "So I will be an empire soon?"
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-25 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Forty-one years is hardly 'soon' by human standards. But then, neither of them are human, are they? He's hundreds of years old and she is nearly a century, herself.

This whole family concept is so weird.

"Um. Yes. Soon enough, I guess," she says, reluctant to include future details of his own nation.
romanovs: (it falls out sometimes)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-03-07 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
His face lights up at that. He'll be an empire! He'll really get there!

"...I really got very strong then." And he'll get stronger. Being back here, it's so much clearer just how far he has come from the small nation who was pulled into the Seelie court.
circumitus: I ate an entire bag of starburst jelly beans today. and a plan B. All around think I hit all my nutrients. (food confession)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-08 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes," Rey confirms, trying to mask the mild disquiet in her voice. "Russia does become one of the more powerful and influential countries in the world. Their military was very strong, too. Some of the most disciplined soldiers I had ever met."

Which was why it was such a feat for the synthetics to take the country for themselves. But that doesn't need to be said, right?
romanovs: (Is that so?)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-03-08 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"...You have been in my house, yes?"

Perhaps she once told him about it, but it is more the way in which she says it that makes her think that. She could have met the soldiers anywhere but it... just does not sound like it.
circumitus: There's my chippy! (where's my chippy?)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-12 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
"...Yes," she says again, her inflection unchanging despite the hint of heaviness in her words. "She's... was the last person I used to be before becoming who I am now." She pauses, lifting a hand to flex her fingers that are not, from what she can tell sometimes, really her own. "This was her body, even."

Despite that, Safronov's memories remain fragmented in some places due to the GRIGORI's tampering, which had resulted in her death.

But she is no longer Safronov. She is not that person, even if she still feels deeply connected to Safronov's roots.
romanovs: (Well that might be that)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-03-16 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"So your body is Russian."

...He isn't sure what to do with that. The body doesn't matter to him, has never mattered. All that matters is if the person thinks of themselves as his. A thousand Russian ancestors don't turn someone thinking of themselves as Polish into a Russian, as far as he is concerned in his personal connection to them (politicians can of course make the whole matter a whole lot more difficult and complicated), and a thousand Polish ancestors won't turn someone thinking of themselves as Russian into not-his. He is the soul of his people, and thus their souls are what relates to him. Souls are, however, heavily influenced by the bodies they inhibit, or his people's bodies' hunger would not affect him, to just name one thing.
circumitus: 'Cause it makes him feel like a fish. (says he likes to get high and swim)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Rey makes a face at Russia's phrasing. "That is... one way of putting it."

Though she isn't so sure about it, either. And souls are another matter entirely -- and complicated where Rey herself is concerned.

"Safronov was Russian, but I'm not her anymore. I'm not really any of them anymore."

She isn't Safronov or Sheridan or Stone. Just... Rey.
romanovs: (Absentminded huh?)

[personal profile] romanovs 2017-04-06 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"So this body was made just for you?"

Rey is complicated, and he's not sure if he'll ever really understand. He'd drop the matter if it wasn't such an important thing. Rey being in part Russian is something that he wants to understand.