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 All We Know, tag L'Ancian
✧ NIULANG ALTAIR
 Posted: Sep 16 2017, 10:03 PM
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Very Old • Celestial Human • Balance • Aquarius Constellation


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Reading was not something that Niulang had done much until he had been exiled to Earth and that knowledge had not come for centuries. Aquarius had held a rather flawed education system, one which his caste had primarily suffered from. Getting into any of the academies that were scattered across the constellation was a fairly expensive process. For the lower class and casteless it required a fair amount of travel as their planets lacked anywhere to actually receive an education at. As a result, those of the merchant castes and above often received educations. Those who were part of the military were required to receive an education, though theirs was naturally a bit different. In the end, the lower class suffered the most as the casteless merely needed to rise out of their caste while the lower class were stuck where they were.

Coming to Earth had provided a new opportunity even if it had taken many years due to the...many ways Terrians worked. He had primarily started reading because he had later learned that it was a good way to learn languages. In the process, he had taken up reading fiction, finding them more pleasant and a better introduction to what he wished to learn than manifestos and the like.

The habit did not stop even into the modern era. He had taken up reading a new book, only to realize something greatly...odd about the entire book. He might have considered it a coincidence if it were not for the length of detail within the books. He found himself finding himself greatly reminded of the Constellation of Capricorn upon reading them. Of course, he was no expert on the constellation. He had been only a herdsman when he had lived on Aquarius. However, Aquarius had been a constellation full of immigrants and it had not been unusual for him to speak to an individual or two who had come from Scorpio or Leo, for one reason or another. He could recall having spoken to a Capricorn immigrant in the past and learning a few things.

The books were a bit too accurate when compared to what he knew.

So, he became relatively curious. He was already a nomad and there was little harm in trying to search out the author. If he was wrong, then he was wrong and if he managed to step on any toes disappearing would be incredibly easy. After all, it was not like he was a human. If he was not then he might learn something interesting. Besides, he could use something interesting to do with summer approaching.

It turned out to be a bit harder than he had expected. It turned out the author was a bit more mysterious than he had anticipated. Pen names were normal, but he had a bit of trouble following what was behind that. Soon, he found himself growing relatively impatient and took to the more magical side of things. Whether he was just dealing with a reclusive author or something a bit more mysterious, he did not know. However, turning to the more natural side of things turned out to be quite helpful.

Finding himself in a forest, Niulang continued to follow the lead he had found.



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✧ L'ANCIAN MOR-ILLETOR
 Posted: Sep 18 2017, 02:02 PM
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Ancient • Caprician Celestial • Inquisitivity • Netherlands


Of eyes that see things much too far...
The books she had written were never meant to call out to other celestials, for she thought none existed. It was cathartic. Her home had been consumed by the Nightmare King and forgotten by the universe. In her books, it could live. It could breath as a work of beautiful fiction in minds of Earthlings, younglings and elders. A tragic fate for her home. It brought her such sorrow that this was all it could be, fiction. No one would ever truly know the prowess and elegance of Capricorn. Such a bittersweet legacy.

L’Ancian reflected on this as her bare feet slowly padded across the moist forest path behind her home in the Netherlands. A woven basket, in the crook of her arm, carried a few dainty mushrooms that she’d been harvesting during her stroll. The day was fair, the weather warm, and the sun high. It was not too hot, despite the sun, a breezing rolling through the forest, shaking the leaves and the pale skirt of her dress. In the safety of her home, she did not wear a veil, or sunglasses, but she carried one in case someone were to trespass.

She bent down upon seeing a mushroom, inspecting the small fungus to determine if it was edible. Before she had much a chance to look, though, she heard noises in the forest. L’Ancian stood to her full height, expecting some sort of beast to come from around the bend in the path, but it was a man instead. Her lips parted to release a gente gasp as her hand reached for her pocket, taking out the neatly folded veil and covered her face with it. With this protection, she turned to the trespasser. Never would she looked intimidating, just calm. “Dit is prive-eigendom,“ She spoke Dutch, of course, the widely accepted language of The Netherlands, but not of the world. Her tone wasn't warning or anything of the like, just soft information. Sometimes hikers got a little turned around and didn't see the signs, or pay attention to them. She understood they were just curious, and that was okay. But, L'Ancian did prefer her privacy.
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✧ NIULANG ALTAIR
 Posted: Sep 19 2017, 02:52 AM
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Very Old • Celestial Human • Balance • Aquarius Constellation


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SKY FULL OF STARS

Niulang did not expect to cross paths with the person he had been looking for so quickly. As a result, he came to an abrupt stop at the sight of the woman. For a brief moment, he registered that her behaviour was relatively odd. After all, most individuals would have addressed the person before them first- whether it be through words or another manner- and then shift their attention else. It had been what Antares had done when they had met, though he was not entirely sure he could claim that the Scorpio's attention had ever wavered. If anything, he had struck Niulang as a relatively focused individual.

He blinked owlishly as she spoke. Oh. He had...clearly not thought this far ahead. Europe was not a place he had traveled the entirety of. He had chosen to pick and choose where he would travel in his years on Earth. Part of the reason was quite obvious. He had come to Earth many millennia ago, before the constellations had even fallen. Unfortunately, Earth was relatively backwards due to its youth in comparison to the constellations. This had led to some problems since he look a fair amount like those of the East. As a result, he had simply not been able to travel to certain parts of the world unless he wished to keep away from human civilization or keep to his horse form.

There was also the fact that he simply preferred the East and, to a lesser extent, the Middle East. It reminded him a great deal of Aquarius, as small as the similarities were. Moreover, they were simply easier places to be within. The languages were easier to learn and the cultures slightly familiar. The same could not be said of the West.

Unfortunately, the Netherlands were a place he had not spent much time in. The amount of time he had spent in them had certainly not been enough to learn any of the native languages. Still, he supposed that this would be a good way to test his theory. "Sèr," he apologized in Aquarian, his accent dull and unlike anything one might have found among the higher castes. More importantly, he sounded quite unlike anything on Earth. The language itself sounded vaguely familiar to Chinese, but not enough for the language to be mistaken as it.

Quickly, he shifted into Celestial, the universal tongue. From what he could recall, a fair amount of constellations had spoken it, using it as a common tongue between constellations. He was not entirely sure if ones outside of the zodiac had been able to speak it, but if she was a Capricorn then she would likely be able to understand him. "I did not mean to intrude. It was just-" His brow furrowed and he found himself hesitating, considering how to continue. He...was not entirely sure how well being blunt would go. He was quite aware that the remaining celestial humans were far more cautious than himself. The only problem was that acting blunt was the only way he tended to act.

So, it all spilled out, because really, if this was not a celestial human, what did it matter? She would think him to be speaking gibberish anyway. "Are you Leona Vandermeer? Because if you are, I was wondering if you are a celestial human, mostly because I am one as well, but also because what you write holds a lot of similarities to what I know about Capricorn. Though, they are less of similarities and more of...exactly what I know, kind of like when you meet someone who looks exactly like you but is not related to you." He paused and grimaced. "And I'm the only one talking. This is a bad sign."



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✧ L'ANCIAN MOR-ILLETOR
 Posted: Sep 25 2017, 03:34 PM
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Ancient • Caprician Celestial • Inquisitivity • Netherlands


Of eyes that see things much too far...
Everything froze. All her focus was on the man before her, speaking languages she long thought dead. The breeze was a far off tickle across her skin, the birdsong nothing but muffled ambience, the heat of the sun couldn’t warm her blood that ran cold. There was nothing but the echo of their language turning over and over in her head. Some words she didn’t recognize completely, maybe it was his accent, or maybe he spoke a version much older than her, or, more horrifyingly, maybe she was forgetting the language. Her heart greyed over for a moment as the thought struck her. It took the breath from her, her lungs withered, begging for her to take in oxygen. Her heart was beating painfully in her chest with an emotion L’Ancian couldn’t decipher. She couldn’t move, let alone think in that moment.

Sèr… that was, Aquarian or Gemini, it was hard for her to remember the difference now, it’d been so long since she heard either. It was an apology, though, that much she knew.

When he switched to celestial, she took in a ragged breath as tears stung her eyes. L’Ancian tried to blink them away, but they were persistent. Finally, though, her lungs expanded in her chest and all together she remembered to breath. With a hand on her chest, she gasped for air, sucking it in desperately. Only a few moments did this last before L’Ancian reminded herself how to breath properly, closing her mouth and breathing slowly through her nose. It was a quiet moment, no noise coming from her, just a personal moment of panic. Niulang wouldn’t even be able to notice it, unless very perceptive.

“You’re… a celestial?” L’Ancian asked in celestial. She spoke it fluently and quite beautifully. She’d been given lessons in speech. In Capricorn, it had been very important to be able to deliver words well, otherwise Capricii couldn’t be truly understood.

For a moment, she feared the possibility of this being some sort of trap. It was possible The Nightmare King had found out about her and wanted to finish what he had started. If only she could leave this planet, she could be safe of him. But this planet was her’s now, this was her home, she’d helped it grow. She couldn’t abandon it to the likes of him, but she couldn’t stand up to him at the same time. Her teleportation magic wasn’t strong enough either, all the inhabitable planets were either lost, or too far. But, the way this man spoke. She couldn’t help being comforted by it. He was relaxed, not formal at all. She knew she should be more guarded, but she couldn’t help it. If he was a celestial, she needed to know more, so much more.

L’Ancian took a deep breath, trying to focus on speech. “Leona Vandermeer is simply a pen name I’ve taken. My name is L’Ancian Mor-Illetor,” she introduced herself with an even voice. If Niulang wasn’t already convinced of this woman’s heritage, the name would be enough. The Academic, Ancian, Student of Illetor.

She stepped closer, two, three even steps, staring at the man. L’Ancian had forgotten her eyes for the moment. They would often look elsewhere, never directly at the person, because she knew that could scare them off. Now, though, L’Ancian stared at Niulang.

“I didn’t think anyone survived The…,” she swallows back a pit of fear, lowering her voice, “anyone had survived The Nightmare King.” L’Ancian’s voice broke just slightly, unable to stay even.
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✧ NIULANG ALTAIR
 Posted: Sep 25 2017, 08:06 PM
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Very Old • Celestial Human • Balance • Aquarius Constellation


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SKY FULL OF STARS

For once, it appeared that being a bit more talkative had been a good thing. While there was a clear moment where the woman before him froze, her eventual reply to him was one not in a human language. Instead, it was in celestial. The manner she spoke made it quite clear that she was not Aquarian. Whether one was from a low caste or a high one, Aquarian had always held a rough edge to it due to the fact that the language was primarily made of hard sounds and vowels that merely complimented them. Her's had sounded like a stark contrast when compared to his.

Quietly, he nodded. "Yes," he said. He did have to wonder if that fact had not made it through in his ramblings. He knew that he could be relatively...confusing when he bothered to be a bit more like himself. He tended to talk a bit too much and one topic tended to blend with another. It was merely one of many reasons why he tried to hide the fact that he was actually a relatively social being.

He stayed quiet for a moment, allowing the woman to gather her thoughts. He had long ago learned that the surviving celestials were quite different from himself. He had yet to meet a soul who had survived because they had simply not been at the war. Every person he met had suffered through the war and with that came an internal struggle. They were not like him: a person who had survived out of a grim luck and held little internal struggle. After all, Earth had long ago become his home by the time he had learned of Aquarius' destruction.

He tilted his head at her introduction. The fact that her name was a pen name was not too surprising. After all, it had been relatively difficult to find her for someone whose name was supposedly real. The name she gave though...it was mildly familiar. It was not Aquarian and he did not expect it to be. His own knowledge of Capricorn was limited, but he knew enough to tell that she was learned.

"A pleasure to meet you," he said with relative ease, "My name is Niulang Altair." His brow furrowed. No, no, no. That was not right. Technically, that was not the Aquarian form of his name. "Nĩu Lang Tar," he repeated in Aquarian, the name having a distinctly different sound, lacking certain sounds than it had before. He could hardly realize that the last name may or may not have some meaning to the person before him, considering how old the Altair line was, going back to almost the beginnings of Aquarius.

The Aquarian frowned as his space was intruded upon. He supposed that it was not...too unusual. The last celestial he had met had been rather unusual as well. As if he did not notice them at all, Niulang ignored the woman's eyes. "Several celestials have," he said with ease, making no point of hiding that fact. After all, that seemed like a foolish thing to keep secret. Why should he let someone think they were more alone than they were? "I am just-" He paused, wondering how to phrase his thoughts. "The most willing to explore."

If that was not clear already. All the others seemed a bit more willing to blend in or too cautious to search. Niulang had simply never had never had the fear that haunted the others ingrained into him. Thus, he was a bit more willing to travel and search.



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✧ L'ANCIAN MOR-ILLETOR
 Posted: Oct 2 2017, 01:43 PM
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Ancient • Caprician Celestial • Inquisitivity • Netherlands


Of eyes that see things much too far...
L’Ancian, for someone has cautious as she was, relaxed swiftly. She knew it was ridiculous to let her guard down, especially with someone who knew celestial. The Nightmare King knew celestial and his Nightmare Men, those the constellations had loved, nothing but puppets for him, knew celestial. But, this man, Niu, didn’t seem at all to be a threat. If he was celestial, an innocent celestial, she had to know more. The risk was worth the knowledge she could gain, and she knew that.

“Niu Lang Tar,” she repeats, enjoying the way the name sounded on her song. It was so wholly traditional. It was celestial, they spoke the very language embedded in such traditional. Her mouth shaped the words so effortlessly it felt like breathing. It invigorated her. It’d been so many passes of the suns and moon since she’d had a chance to even whisper the language with another. It was like a breath of fresh spring air, crisp and sweet with young flowers.

“You have such a beautiful name,” she complimented. L’Ancian tilted her head placidly to the side, her long hair swaying with the motion. “Altair…,” she repeated quietly, trying to remember why the named sound so familiar, like hearing a voice you’ve heard before but cannot place. Her head straightened and she look in a breath. “You’re from The Aquarian Altair family line?” She’d read much of them in the history books. Though they were not fully connected to the Capricorn who founded Aquarius, they most definitely were known.

When she saw the frown on his face from her approach, she bowed her head and muttered a small apology, taking a slow step back. “You’ll have to forgive my excitement,” she said softly, clasping her hands in front of her. “For many years I thought I was the only one on this planet. You say there are others, though. How many? Who are they?”
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✧ NIULANG ALTAIR
 Posted: Oct 4 2017, 08:33 PM
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Very Old • Celestial Human • Balance • Aquarius Constellation


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Niulang did not particularly expect the compliment that came his way. "Ah...thank you," he said lightly. The name was fairly traditional, but special in the manner that it was recognizable on Earth. He had long ago learned that Aquarian held many similarities to the Terrian Chinese, at least in how the words looked. It had made learning the language quite easy.

He certainly had not expected her to recognize his family name though. As far as he was concerned, it was only the name of a star. "Yes," he said, "Why do you ask?" He was not suspicious, but she clearly knew something if she had bothered to ask.

He shook his head. "It is fine. You are certainly not the first." He could remember a meeting or two that had involved a fair amount of shock. "As for the others..." It took a moment of thought and he found that he did not wish to include anyone except those that he knew were alive. As such, he carefully pocketed away Zhi Liu and the few he knew that had died recently. That left Aquarius, Cancer, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Gemini....and there had been the Leo. He knew quite well that there were probably more since he'd primarily met others at the meeting of the rescue of Caspian. He found himself unsure of whether he wanted to give an actual number though. "I personally know of survivors from Aquarius, Cancer, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Gemini, and Leo. They are fairly small in number, but there are likely others."



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