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 House of Books, Open, my dears~
✧ THOTH
 Posted: Mar 5 2017, 10:28 PM
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Unsurprisingly, the day had been busy for the God of Knowledge. Acting as the Scribe of the Gods, he had had to jump between affair amount of deities within the pantheon. However, most of that time was spent with Ra. Finished for the moment, Thoth made his way to the House of Books, plans rolling through his mind.

Greeting Seshat, he began searching through the library. He plans for a new spell he had been working on. Unfortunately, he had been having trouble with it. Several ideas had come to mind, but he was unsure as to whether any of them would work. It would be best to result the scrolls so that he could adjust his work.

"It should be around here," he muttered, eyes gazing over the scrolls.

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NOTE: The House of Books is an expansive library of scrolls and spells, the latter of which are partially of Thoth's creation. It is owned by Thoth and Seshat, Thoth's daughter, who is known as the 'Mistress of the House of Books.' While theoretically both magical beings and mortals can enter the library, it is guarded by ancient magic so that not just anybody can enter. Only those who possess an aspect of Ma'at can enter. Ma'at is an idea that generally translates out to mean "that which is straight" or "truth" but also implies "order", "balance" and "justice." It is pretty much in place to make sure that nobody with harmful intentions- or from Thoth's view, who might abuse the knowledge- would be able enter.

Seeing as mortals can enter, it can be entered from the human world/Earth. There would be multiple entrances, but the easiest to find would naturally be in Egypt.
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✧ ANUBIS
 Posted: Mar 10 2017, 11:09 PM
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Ancient • Egyptian God • Stewardship • Duat


Anubis stepped out of the portal dusting himself off. The ancient building loomed over him in majesty, weathering the test of time. It was the legendary library of course. He entered the doors only for the inside to be even more grand than the outside. The halls were lined with scrolls and books from all over, the knowledge of epochs all stored and sorted in front of him. Anubis made his way down the line, browsing the shelves, scanning for anything that would help his cause.

He had recently come across a beast reminiscent of Apep, but not related to the chaos serpent. It was an oddity and something worrying, he pondered if there were more out there feasting on wayward souls. While monsters that devoured human flesh was common place and generally outside his jurisdiction, one that ate human souls in large volumes were rare. More so they were creatures that needed to contain. When it came to his job as protector of the dead, he took it seriously. It would require research perhaps he could find a way to combat them or at least gives souls in the area the necessary precautions.

He called his shadow servants, they crawled out from the umbra standing at attention before him. He looked at the Sheut's former spirits who failed the trial of hearts, a sad fate, but a just one. "Look through the library for a book on the creature, do not disturb the other patrons." He said in a hushed voice. In an instant they were off silent footsteps as they searched for the knowledge Anubis needed. The library was large and it was possible to get loss here, but hoped luck was on his side today. He wouldn't seek out the knowledge god to bother him with something so trivial, but if their paths crossed then he would certainly be obliged to bring up the subject. Speak of the Ibis, he gave a wave. "Hello Thoth"

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✧ THOTH
 Posted: Mar 11 2017, 01:39 AM
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Thoth continued to search over the scrolls. Finding no sign of what he was searching for, he continued on. He gazed racked over the shelves. Within an instant, he came to a pause. His hovered over the shelves before he began taking out the material. However, his actions came to a sudden pause as he found himself addressed.

Turning his gaze away from the shelves, the God of Knowledge's eyes landed upon a familiar face. "Anubis," he greeted. While it was not uncommon to see come across his fellow deities within the House of Books, he did doubt that this was a social visit. Normally strangers only came for such things, strangers or the more sentimental. "How may I help you?"

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✧ ANUBIS
 Posted: Apr 2 2017, 02:34 AM
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Ancient • Egyptian God • Stewardship • Duat


He gave a respectful nod to the god of knowledge, every time he walked through his library; Anubis was impressed by the collection of knowledge and secrets stockpiled. The barrier was superb in keeping an unwanted element out from getting through. He wondered if it was similar to what protected the halls of Judgement from the natural state of Duat. That was a question for another day, he needed to ask his question.

“Good day, I wanted to look over a bestiary, unless you wouldn’t mind helping.”
He said as he stood, with a stiffer posture than usual. “I came across what I thought was a Naga on an island in the Indian Ocean. It wouldn’t be surprise if not for the fact that it could devour souls. I came here to study up on the creature more.” He focused and called his shadow servants back to them, having them sink into the shadows and back to his domains. The Sheuts could rest now, Thoth was his best bet on finding what he needed.
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✧ THOTH
 Posted: Apr 2 2017, 06:22 AM
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Taking a step away from the shelf, Thoth focused his attention upon the other deity. From the sound of it, Anubis required his help. It was, he did not doubt, better to place this as his current priority. His previous work could be shelved away for another time as there was no need to act immediately.

"It would be no trouble," he said. Carefully, he listened to the other deity's words. However, as Anubis continued, a troubled look came to the God of Knowledge's face. Nagas were generally peaceful creatures, usually associated with fertility. Clearly, it was the appearance of the being that had caused Anubis to mistake it for such. Soul-eaters, though, were rare. "You said you originally thought it to be a Naga. Did it appear more like a serpent or was its appearance also humanoid?"

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✧ ANUBIS
 Posted: Apr 29 2017, 06:18 AM
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"It was more serpent than woman, Lamia also came to mind, but I did not think they ate souls. The are more use to eating people." There was the original Lamia , but other snake women existed, most referred to them as the same. Typically he never gave them much attention, they ate the flesh which kept them very much out of his jurisdiction. When it came to this particular serpentine predator, it was a different case. He needed to make sure there weren’t any more of them out there. The number of weary souls wandered around easy targets for those who liked to mess with the delicate balance of death.

“I went over a few stories of the culture, they seem like Naga, but with differences.” He had seen some Naga on the mainland Asia, but the Islands to the south was a mix of culture and belief that it was hard to see where one creature was new species and the other just an off shoot. It may not have been a true Naga, but still it was a case to be worried about.

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✧ THOTH
 Posted: Apr 29 2017, 07:38 AM
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Thoth carefully listened to Anubis' explanation. The frown did leave his face at the other deity's explanation. The mention that the creature was more serpent was far more worrisome. "Few beings, to knowledge, eat souls," he admitted. From what he had learned over his long life, there were very few beings in existence who help a wish to eat physical souls. Of course, stealing souls was an entirely different matter and not an entirely peculiar one. Such an activity was one of the reasons why the journey all souls, in the end, made to the afterlife was well watched.

He nodded, though his attention was caught at the mention of the serpent being similar to Naga. Naturally, he found himself interested in this. "What specific differences?"

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✧ ANUBIS
 Posted: Jun 18 2017, 05:44 AM
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Ancient • Egyptian God • Stewardship • Duat



restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth

“Aside from the obvious of eating souls it looked to be more snake than woman with, with long hair the faintest semblance of feminine human features. This one was more savage with the faintest civilities. The ability to speak, but driven on filling its hunger. A typhoon had destroyed an island, so there were many for it to pick off.” He had grown rather immune to the natural tragedies. There where winds of Shu that destroyed homes, mudslides of Geb that sank cities, and famines from Ra that made many starve to death. It wasn’t them directly it was sometime just bad luck that guided the veil of death. Anubis had no problem with that, death was a natural part of the cycle. Even some of the gods of Egypt had experienced death before. But when a monster meddled with process that was a problem he needed to remedy.

A thought came to him. “How many books do you have on the islands in the Indian Ocean? It might be a smaller creature or deity.” If it was a deity that could mean it could come back from the grave given enough time. He was in a small island in that expansive ocean, he also entertained that idea it was a local god, perhaps their distorted representation of the naga. He would find out when he read the books.

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✧ THOTH
 Posted: Jun 18 2017, 08:32 AM
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Thoth carefully thought over the dilemma. To begin with, there were not many beings that devoured souls. Such an action normally meant a being went beyond a dark center but was more along the lines of a nature as Apep was- a being of chaos or darkness. As such, the souls were likely something that the creature required to live. If not, the consumption was purely superficial and it was even more important that the creature was stopped. After all, it was one thing for souls to be killed due to a creature that played a part in the balance between good and evil. It was an entirely different thing for souls to be destroyed because of some shallow beast that cared only for itself.

Nonetheless, Thoth's greatest worry was that the creature was a deity and not just any deity. He knew of few deities around the parts that Anubis was describing that consumed souls or demanded them. Normally, the worst sacrifice that a deity might demand would be a life. Such a thing would normally have to be given through a process, but never through being eaten. Such a practice reminded him more of Apep and he worried that it was not his help that Anubis needed, but Ra's.

He frowned at the description. "I can think of a few beings of that description, but most of them do not consume souls." He rose an eyebrow at Anubis' question. "I have a lot of scrolls on the Indian Ocean. What would you specifically want on it? If you mean to look up something about a possible creature, then the scrolls in the science area or theologies within that area might work best." He paused, a frown forming across his face. "If you think it is a deity, I would...consider speaking to Ra. The only deity I know of by that description is Apep." Of course, it could not be Apep, but that did not mean it was unrelated.

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✧ ANUBIS
 Posted: Aug 12 2017, 07:19 AM
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Ancient • Egyptian God • Stewardship • Duat


He knew it wasn’t Apep, if it would then the snake monster would not have gone down as easily. Also he was pretty sure Apep would have had a more destructive aura about him even if it was just an aspect of him, no it had to be a different creature, but not a Naga. It looked so similar to one, but with such a different nature. “I’ll take a look. At Theologies” He went to the appropriate area unsure if the god of knowledge would follow him.

Anubis pointed at various scrolls, his Sheut’s reacted instantly. They pulled at the records and began to poor over them with him. It was a perk having the sheuts with him, they could always lend a hand. He started to read over a scroll. His finger hovered over a certain area, pondering for a moment.”Taloden asal…well not the deity herself…but her kin.” Taloden asal, was a legend of the Cheweong people in Malaysia. The being eats flesh and souls, but the version he faced only devoured the soul and was significantly less powerful but still formidable. “I am learning a bit more it is either a servant or offspring of an island diety.
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✧ THOTH
 Posted: Feb 3 2018, 10:25 PM
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Considering the lack of affirmative or negative reply, Thoth could only consider that Anubis knew finer details and was keeping them to himself. Moreover, it was likely that he thought the creature was unrelated to Apep. After all, if he thought otherwise he would have likely voiced such. A negative answer needed no reply, he supposed, but a positive one was a bit more complex considering how dangerous Apep was.

For the moment, he supposed his work could be set aside for another time. After all, spell crafting was rarely an urgent matter. As such, he followed Anubis.

His brow furrowed at what the other deity stopped at. He doubted that he needed to mention that what he had described was only similar to the Taloden asal. After all, such a being destroyed the entire existence of a person, both flesh and soul, by consuming them. "From what you described it may be a servant," he commented lightly, "The Taloden asal is, according to the Chewong people, a guardian of the natural order, and only one among many. It could have easily been a snake human who had transformed his soul into that of a snake's."

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