Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 11, 2016 16:47:52 GMT -8
Dahnil's eyes studied the little navi carefully. His every movement was gauged and graphed carefully. As the little navi bounced a bit on his toes, upraising his body just a bit, the dragon's eyes went wide, then slowly relaxed again. Clearly the action had startled him just a bit. But listening intently, he began to think on Rap's name. Rap, it was something his ancestors knew, and he knew, and his predecessors did as well. Everything tied in. He was upbeat, his design was flashy, he tried to rhyme what he said, but still, he would come off as bubbly.
"Hmm... You seek to create lyrical poetry. I see, I see... Do you perhaps also seek... Knowledge of some kind? If it is so, my age allows me to long transcend the passage of time, and recall tales of the past."
Dahnil shifted his front legs and curled up a tad tighter, resting his shoulders now, and laying his head in a curved manner, facing Rap directly again. With that, he continued...
"If, of course, you seek invaluable knowledge and power through the mind."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 12, 2016 7:25:00 GMT -8
Rap blinks. Whoops....Seems he'd suprised him... As the dragon examines him, the young navi examines him right back. Big......and very dragony....But also seemed old and wise...He wondered how old... Maybe he had stories about Lan and Mega!!
Blinking as Dahnil comments that he seeks to create lyrical poetry, Rap beams, nodding.Then the elder offers to share his knowledge. Grinning excitedly, Rap nods, flopping into a cross legged sit."Yes!! Perhaps i can be inspired by your wisdom, spread it to the people and plant the seeds of enlightenment in them!!Here I sit to listen to your story, thank you for being so generous to me!!"
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 12, 2016 7:36:30 GMT -8
The old dragon navi would move his head, allowing Rap to come closer to him. Like a child. Heck, he WAS a child. This didn't matter, however, a tale was a tale no matter how old it may be. With that, he would clear his throat, and slowly, Dahnil would begin his tale.
"Long ago, at the apex of my being, and the beginning of most modern Navis, there existed two, very powerful warriors. One of light, one of shadow. Both in question harbored opposite powers. The light being was slow, strong, and his stone body made him more powerful than any other fighter. The latter, was quick, cunning, and massive. Larger than anything I had ever seen. Even larger than me."
Dahnil took a pause, and moved his head a bit, rolling his frontal legs a tad to get comfortable, his shoulders now less tense than before...
"Anyways... The light being and dark being did battle, for many many years. Each clash of their weapons caused networks to fail. But they remained. The lightmonger had finally struck a lasting blow on the dark one, who spilled viruses upon the world. The light monger swung an upward slice afterwards, and finished his foe. Thus, he fell, and a chasm was created in the net. The light navi, remorseful for his kill, went down the chasm with his foe, resting eternally. No purpose but war breeds nothing but conflict. When out of conflict, the man of war is out of use. Broaden your horizons."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 12, 2016 19:36:12 GMT -8
As Dahnil moves his head Rap scoots closer, eyes gleaming in curiosity and excitement.Shifting from side to side excitedly, he settles down as the story begins. Even though his lines attested to his excitement, it was obvious he wanted to hear this.
Listening with wide eyes the elder tells his story, the young navi waits patiently as Dahnil pauses to get comfortable, he listens to the finish with a awed smile.Wow!!! The old dragon was so wise he had knowledge on even unknown navis, and the beginning of viruses!! Amazing!! But he felt there was lesson, as well. Heck, it was even stated!! But....how should he broaden his horizons? Humming, Rap settles into thought.
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 13, 2016 7:23:58 GMT -8
"Hmm... Interesting? Huhuhuh..."
The old dragon navi would rise slowly, as if a bit of struggle was involved in getting up. He was programmed that way, or perhaps this was actual age? Odd, only older models of navi aged like that. Regardless, he didn't seem violent, but definitely apprehensive of Grade's appearance. With a lower of the massive dragon's head, he would nod, eyes closed and... smiling? It was hard to tell on such a behemoth.
"It is a pleasure to have another here, I do not want to be too cautious, friend... But might I ask what it is you seek from my lessons? I seek but to impart knowledge an- Oh, dear me..." the dragon navi chuckled raspily, and shook his head. "I forgot to introduce myself, I am Dahnil. Please, just tell me your name, and your business here, and I may impart more of my stories upon you both. delightedly, too."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 13, 2016 12:11:20 GMT -8
Rap snaps out of his thinking as another navi appears, grinning and waving hello. However, the lines slow down as he frowns, watching the other navi bite into the virus. Sure, viruses attacked navis, but the young musician still didn't enjoy the pained cries.As Dahnil moves and asks after the eater's name and business, Rap bites his lip, looking at the virus.
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 13, 2016 18:55:54 GMT -8
"A data-eater? Huhuhuh... It as been far too long since I have seen your kind. Such majestically natural navis. Your perseverance is well noted. Do not attempt to eat me, I assure you old dragon navi tastes terrible. Ahuhuhuh..."
It seems Dahnil was thoroughly enjoying himself with this meeting of the minds. But a navi with no memories even just as old, was still one with no memory. No way to invalidate his stories. This was just how he liked it. Spice up the story with his age, and tell a tale of some form of knowledge. As for Rap and the newly noted Grade with his thrones, Dahnil did not mind. With that, the old dragon navi would slowly lower himself back down, and still grinning, continue his talk.
"You are a summoner, too. Very, very rare these days. Care to hear another one of my tales, you two? I feel these lessons I impart from my own experience will help you on your journeys, no matter what they may be."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 13, 2016 20:04:48 GMT -8
Rap blinks. Oh..."I'm sorry, don't mean to seem as if being judgemental was part of my story.Its just hearing things in pain inflicts my happiness with a drain. Please forgive me, I know my naïveté is kinda silly...."He watches as Grade introduces himself, Dahnil doing the same. Eeping in surprise as he's suddenly on a throne, Rap nods eagerly as the old dragon suggests a story, looking at Grade."Oh!!I'm Rap, a navi looking to bridge the lyrical and spiritual gap.Thanks for the throne, it's comfortable enough for home!"
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 14, 2016 8:42:53 GMT -8
"My next story is one of a great tragedy that befell long ago, before the world plummeted into chaos..."
Dahnil took a deep breath, and would make sure he was positioned right to tell this story to the two. He watched their body language carefully, eagerness in Rap again, Grade seeming interested. The old dragon navi would move his frontal legs a bit, and adjust himself to feel comfortable again.
"Before the origin of all viruses, and our hero of light... There existed a triad of beings. One of light, a precursor to the one that would slay the being of evil, a creature of sheer dark, who existed only to balance the power, and a third, unseen being. This third being was known as the runt, the pygmy of it's kind. Each held a fragment of what we call the Net. Three encrypted keys. It was only thought to be two, at the time. As the world progressed, it was evident the full net had never truly been unlocked. There was private servers and a public access network, but... Something had been missing. The pygmy had hidden himself deep under the surface, using his own key to unlock the undernet. With the creation of Navis by the humans, some were taken by this new force, corrupted and perverted into Heel Navis. But these forms were far more archaic than one could imagine. The scum of human society took credit for the work of these ancient creatures. The third kept himself hidden underneath the ground, but the other two took the form of a stone golem and an amoeba respectively. Each of light and dark. This... This is the origin of my first story, and how the hole was able to form in our network."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 14, 2016 13:38:54 GMT -8
Rap blinks. That expensive? Huh....He then furrows his brow, listening as the story begins. A tragedy?As the old navi goes on, he tilts his head,blinking. A traid of beings? And they were the embodiments of Light and Dark...except for the third..But who was the third, the origin of Undernet?Hmmm? Was there more? The young navi listens closely.
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 16, 2016 18:01:44 GMT -8
"You both are thinking deeply upon my lessons, are you not?"
Dahnil was happy the two had taken so well to his teachings. Even if his work was found to be false, the lesson still stood. For now, the large dragon navi eased his head over in front of the two, taking careful note of what they did, he was a decent distance away, but still rather close in general. Seeing Grade in such a quizzical gesture puzzled the ancient navi, so he began to ask...
"Grade, you are pondering no doubt. Have I roused a memory?"
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 20, 2016 15:35:48 GMT -8
Rap glances at Grade. Huh.....Appeared in deep thought....The young navi looks up, nodding with a smile as Dahnil asked if he was deep in thought. Watching as the other two interact, he pales slightly at the thought of things ending like that."Sounds scary...like things could get hairy..."
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 21, 2016 15:37:48 GMT -8
"Do not laugh at him, but with him. Youth is an experience we all strive through."
Dahnil seemed to easily pick up on the jest that Grade had initiated to Rap. Poor kid, he thought. But regardless, this was for Rap to stand up, not him. He was simply there to moderate their focus to his own lessons, and make sure they left with his knowledge, not to insinuate or defuse anything.
"You two remind me of myself in youth. Rap, you remind me of my early days. I was naive, but not to the point of idiocy like some thought. You have that same blessing of intelligence. Grade... I remember my glory days through you. Ahuhuh... Just a thought."
Post by Hellbreaker on Feb 24, 2016 8:40:10 GMT -8
Rap blinks, head tilting in confusion. Hmmm? What was so funny?Did he say something foolish?As Dahnil gently admonishes Grade, the musician shrugs, smiling. That was all good!!
As the wise old dragon says Rap was naive but smart, he smiles, lines flashing brightly, and curiously watches as Grade asks a interesting question. Hmm? The young navi guessed he would just sit and listen for now.
Post by Phreezey Breeze on Feb 28, 2016 12:13:21 GMT -8
"Assuredly I can say there is no such creature immune or impervious to the dark. However, with discipline and luck, one can be resilient to such a thing."
Dahnil would seemingly become serious. His eyes never leaving the two. His seriousness was evident by the sudden tensing of his shoulders, and his forelegs pressing to the ground, and hoisting himself up. He stood before the two now, not sitting or reclining. A gentle wing would encompass the two as he spoke, as if shielding them from what may be out there. How fatherly.
"I pray though, for your safety and my own. Both of you," he addressed them both with the surly tone of a worried parent rather than a friend now, "If you ever come across anything related to the dark, or whatever may be lurking within it, destroy it, or avoid it. Do not tamper or use it, no matter how powerful or affiliated with the light you may be. Dabbling in such affairs could harm you, or worse..."
His wing would come above and back to his spine again, retracting like his opposite wing. It was clear the old, grizzled dragon navi was more than just a storyteller or a wise sage. He had a bleeding heart, clearly. One that would do just about anything to keep as many alive as he could. Probably even if it meant himself.
"Assure me at the least, you two, that neither one of you will dabble or tamper with anything dark, or related, without proper experience. Understood?"