They say Yonohara was made by a sword. They say the Order dipped a cold blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out two perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Yonohara. Legends and tales say Yonohara was made by a handful of brave men. Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word: honour.

Entering Zenthel, Capitol City of the Halcyon Kingdom

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Serving as the home of the High Elves and the protecting capital of the Halcyon Kingdom is the great forest city of Zenthêl. The City of Zen as Humanity call it is a place where the citizens want nothing more than the preservation and protection of nature. The City of Zen is mainly build atop the branches and around the trunks of tall trees that fill the forest surrounding the River of Zen. Bridges, catwalks, multistory homes and great nets all spiderweb though the branches of Zen City. The City of Zen is a place which is truly in tune with nature, animals of all kinds are not afraid to wander through town. Most have made alliances with the High Elves seeing them as no threat to nature. It is Human-kind that the animals and high elves have a thing against, thanks to the actions of the Laurentia Empire no doubt. One will rarely see a human walking about, but that doesn't mean the people here will make visitors feel unwelcome.

Prince/Princess: Illithina
City Style: Magical Fantasy
Aspects: Magikami, Fairy, Beast Summoning
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Entering Zenthel, Capitol City of the Halcyon Kingdom

Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:26 am

It had been weeks since Erik made his way through the Halcyon Kingdom by foot. He walked through the entire place meeting animals, people, trees and other things he could communicate with. This place was beautiful to him, ideal, perfect.

"If only the Human's saw the beauty of this" Erik would say while he placed his hand on a tree feeling life force flow through it's trunk and up to it's branches.

"But, all they see if money, and that is why, I must bring down the hammer of Gaia and show them what is the truth." Erik would say lifting his hand from the tree and proceeding down the path he was on, one that lead to Zenthel, Capital of the High Elven Halcyon Kingdom

Erik approaches the gates of the city, of which he saw two rather tall High Elven guards standing there. Erik had been through this before in other communities. He had to hand over all weapons and wear a black cloak that told others he was a visiting human. As much as he didn't like this, it had to be done, he had to see the Great Oak he'd heard about, if the Elves would even let him anywhere near it.

"I'd like to enter the City, Here's my Gaian WarHammer and the Kydarin Crystal" Erik would say knowing he had to hand stuff over.

He held out his WarHammer with one hand and placed it's head on the ground beside the Elf, he knew simply handing it over would break the poor Elf's arms. The Kydarin Crystal was handed to the other Elf, whom upon touching it, could feel Gaia, Earth's Kaia, flowing through it, sad, alone, angry at Humanity, and having a lot of faith in Erik, whom it chose to take action.
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Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:54 pm

♣As Erik approached, the Elves stiffened, their facial features sharp, clearing expecting trouble from the man before them. As Erik stopped and held out his weapon and crystal, neither elves moved, rather stared even harder at Erik, their expressions darkening by the minute.♣

"State your business..."

♣Said one of the elves, his voice surprisingly masculine, rough as the bark on a tree, yet sharp, smarting like a whip that cut at the air. Neither elves made any movements towards their weapons, but each had the speed to draw them at any time and defend themselves and their post.♣
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Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:05 pm

"To commune with the Great Oak and ask it's assistance. Also, to ally myself with the forest and it's people and aid in the extermination of the Laurentia Empire, Helm Islands and anything that stands in the way of nature and balance" Erik would say, not a single lie in his heart when speaking those words.
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Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:58 pm

♣The elves exchanged glances upon hearing Erik's words, probably having never heard this from any human's or other beings entering the city. After exchanging a few more glances in between sizing Erik up silently, observing him for signs of lying or deceitfulness, the elves pointed towards the ground, one of them speaking again.♣

"We will grant you entrance...leave your belongings here on the ground and we will guard them until your return, as we do this gate...."

♣The elves then waited for Erik to do as he was told, watching him closely still, evaluating his posture and movements sharply.♣
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:28 am

"I leave the Gaian WarHammer in your care, and the Kydarin Crystal of Earth" Erik would say placing the weapon before them, floating in the air on pockets of gravity.

"I ask this, where might I speak to someone of power and authority about possibly being accepted as a member of this nation and it's people?" Erik would ask.
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:39 pm

"You will find priests and caretakers of the Great Oak in its chamber, as well as Elders who protect and oversee. Speak to them about this..."

♣The Elves explained, before falling silent and remaining guard at either side of the gate, waiting for Erik to pass through so they could resume their guard duties.♣
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:10 am

After the guards let him through, Erik would move towards one of the largest roads, and hopefully from there. He could get some transportation to the Great Oak. He knew it was centred in the city, but didn't exactly know how to navigate Zenthel and it's maze of tree homes, catwalks and roads. As Erik walked, he took note of all the High Elves who might be staring at him or turning away. The cloak only made it worse.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:01 pm

♣As Erik continued further into the city, the Elves definitely stared, though many also just ignored him. Some of the shop owners would close their windows as he passed, as though they feared him making trouble. Once he got so far, he would notice taxi like service moving about, though instead of cars they were large beasts somewhere between and oxen and a cheetah with several sets of horns drawing carts. These cats were taking passengers of all sorts, so perhaps Erik would get a ride from them...♣
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:10 am

Erik took note of everyone around him then proceeded to move onto the road and wave down one of the Taxi looking service people.

"I request a Taxi" Erik would say loudly, to get one's attention.
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:53 pm

♣As Erik called out, many of the drivers would look up towards him, but none said a word. However, one of the drivers towards the back of the line called out in a squeaky voice, and if Erik turned to look, he would see that it belonged to a small cat like creature, who stood only about 3 feet high and wore peasant clothing, plain and simple. He waved Erik over, talking in a squeaky voice still as Erik approached, or if he did.♣

"Hello there, traveler! Need a lift?"
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:03 pm

Erik walked towards the cat-like creature and looked at it, he snowed no emotion, or hostility, unlike the High Elves around him.

"I would like to head to the Great Oak tree or the place where a leader or high power can be found" Erik would say to the small cat-like creature.
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:29 pm

"I can take you to the Great Oak in a jiffy! Just hop in the back."

♣The creature pointed towards the seat in back of him, what basically took up the majority of the back of the cart, except for a small storage basket on the back. Once Erik was on, strapped in or not, the small cat creature whistled shrilly and the oxen-cheetah beast took off at a rather faster pace than it looked like it could muster. The cart bumped along the winding road which wove through the trees and began to drive them further and deeper into the city.♣

"So, whatcha here for?"
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:37 pm

Erik pulled himself onto the back of the creature, and took a seat without being strapped in, he was more than capable to remain sitting without the aid of such things.

"I seek a word with Kaia, or a high ranking High Elf" Erik would say before going quiet.
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:33 pm

"Ah...I see..."

♣The cat creature would fall silent then, seeing how as Erik seemed to be tight lipped. The journey might of been fast, but it was quite bumpy, with the cart they sat in rolling over what seemed like every pot hole and tree rut in the city. After nearly 45 minutes, the cart pulled up to a large wall grown entirely out of bushes and medium height trees. The wall was dense, thick, and most importantly living. It seemed even from just standing there to be continually moving, shifting to find the best way of defense possible. The cart stopped in front of the main gate where no less than thirty elves stood guard, their armor bright silver and emerald, each carrying swords, bows and arrows, keen eyes moving towards Erik as he arrived.♣
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Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Through his journey on the cart, through the bumps and the rough ride. Erik would be observing his surroundings. Things were peaceful here, things were nice, no one was cutting trees down, or wildly consuming resources without replacing them. Erik liked this, there were also a lack of humans, but that didn't bother him. They did destroy his home world after all. As they came to the thick living wall, and the cart came to a stop, Erik would exit it, but not before giving the cart driver 5 Gold. After this Erik would move towards the Elven Guard where they stood at one of the Gates. Erik would come to a stop at the gate.

"I seek a word with anyone with the authority to accept me as a member of this Kingdom" Erik would say and ask.

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