Chapter 04: Summit

With one disaster after another, the crew of the Edward Deming are stretched thin after another incident places their friends and family in danger...Some will go to great lengths to achieve their goals, though others may not be so eager to make a Faustian bargain.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by zach » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:54 pm

Diana quickly sent her eyes towards Heram and then spoke towards Hoshiko, "All I am asking Zhongjiang Hoshiko is that the Pyridian's are a major threat to the whole of this galaxy and this Summit is the only means through which they can be stopped. I am asking that you agree to work with the Summit under the promise that you get your revenge on the creatures that wrongs you so, all the while stomping out a threat to the galaxy as a whole as well." Diana locked eyes with Hoshiko once more, "Efforts to be pooled in relation to research, weapons, study, and much more. Work with us to destroy this threat and get your vengeance at the same time."
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Ham » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 pm

Kohle knew he had to work fast. With Heram working the majority into the main hall to begin the talks, it was now or never. "While yes, this may sour our relations with the Dominion, we are confident that what relations we have will hold. There is no war as of now. On the topic of the Lemais, we hold a colony near their border, a prosperous mining and trade hub that aids the region. We hope that this Pact will help guard against them politically as well as aiding the Union's long range trade as well." Khole stopped only to silently inhale.

"Our fleets are well trained and equipped, as I'm sure you are aware, a mutual defense may bolster the defenses of both of our people, hopefully avoiding any continuations of incursions into our region. Not to mention to potential exchange of technology such as our Getarntesboote or similar. The Reich will stand by her allies with iron will and plenty of armor and soldiers, but as well as the trade and exchange that keep the wheels of our societies running." He came to a halt in his words and matched eyes with the Gartagen ambassador, doing his absolute best to keep looking oh so inviting.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Readlliea » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:57 pm

Zenigata's heart pounded, his chest feeling tighter and tighter. Air didn't really feel like it was getting into his lungs.With the arrival of Wazu and the clear ignoring from the cat bitch, well. Zenigata's eyes were cast to Wazu, the man would see the fear in the adlete's eyes were making it through as his anger was fading.As he was being talked to by someone who he hadn't pissed off.

"you....still want me....to start this...?" Zenigata questioned, his voice sounding like it was being forced out as a hand shakely reached for his chest but he prevented his hand from doing so.

How did his father do this? Granted his father had smaller scales to deal with it, so it didn't really mean much to go to war with a tribe or two. This was a whole galaxy!! HUge nations of greater power. Now he just got his race exterminated!!! All because he was a fool, he ruined this entire thing. Nations were having doubts with everything, all because he tried to fix things and he made them worse. Doing his best, he took several deep breathes in a less obvious way. Leaving the small room, the anger faded as he tried to take on a more compossed look.

"Our apologizes...for things having a less than appealing start." Zenigata said to everyone in the main room, his voice sounding more normal but his chest stung a great deal. "I hope you will all at least stay for the actual meeting, even though things aren't....appealing at the moment, please give us the chance to address the far more important matters you have traveled here for."

Click clack, the sound of his claws against the metal floor as he moved towards the back of the main area. Arriving at a pair of doors where he reached out a hand. Doing evertying within his power to not shake as his tail hung behind him; partially hidden by his coat thankfully. He turned partially so he was able to look towards the crowd, a poliete smile on his face.

"I am....Honored to announce, that this summit shall begin." Zenigata added as he opened the large doors. "Please, find your seats and the meeting shall begin soon."

The doors opened to reveal another large room with a massive round table. Each Representative would have a seat already chosen that they could sit at. The Adlet would walk into the room and prop the doors open so that they wouldn't close and accidentally hit someone. Course, he got out of everyone's way for them to enter. Alas, his heart was still pounding and honestly....he didn't forsee this meeting going well at all thanks to him.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Tony » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:05 pm

Maruka nodded. "Mutual defense is something to consider. We shall discuss this more. For now, let us find out seat. The summit is beginning. You may want to listen in when the Armistice treaty is brought up, Herr Ambassador. You may want to denounce Tai Pan and the Alliance."

Maruka and her bodyguard both advanced to her assigned seat seating. Maruka noted that several dignitaries were heads of state. She normally would have considered that to have been a sign of desperation. Where it not for the fact that Vishta was in Wazu's quarters at this very moment waiting to surprise him. That was the other part not many were keen on. Heram J Wazu was a potential Union Emperor.

Maruka sat and steepled her talons. "Thank you," Maruka said to Zen, then continued. "I do not wish to be rude. But I was told there would be quality Alliance food? Deviled Eggs? Those tiny little crackers with the white dip?"
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Lone_badass » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:09 pm

The queens bodyguard would seek out Zen, "hey fluffball if you could happen to have anything to sober up the queen before any more damage is done that i take full responsibility for starting." he said calmly.

before walking over to the door near the bodyguard of the tai pan and setting down his lazer musket and pack he retreived from his craft

"please exept this as a token of my aploigeeze for starting this argument you were interested in it."
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by CadetNewb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:12 pm

Hoshiko's brilliantly blue eyes slowly closed, then opened again as she continued to gaze at Diana.

"Though what you have said has my interest, it would seem that interlopers and time have not been kind to you or I Miss Doherty," the Taianese woman spoke. Though she rose from her seat within the private room, she shockingly offered a hand to Diana to help her up, the Tigress's touch soft yet firm underneath that skin tight poly-armored gauntlet. When the Kiwomi bodyguard set down his laser rifle however, the woman and her bodyguards simply walked by as though he and his trinket simply didn't matter.

The seat and the meeting ahead did however.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Readlliea » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:13 pm

"Not rude at all." Zenigata answered. "I'll go see as to where those items have gone, please excuse me."

Zenigata would turn to leave the meeting room and while he was looking for those specific dishes. It gave him a breather, not a good breather. But it got him away from where everyone was going. Where the source of his unease was going to be at and soon fear. Soon he found one of the Kiwomian guards as they seemed to be searching for him.

"Yes yes....I...I have something." Zenigata replied. "J..Just lead the way to where she is and I can administer something to help her."

Course he would follow the guard to where the Queen was, coming to a pause where she was at. He pulled out the small medical bag he always carried. His hands though started to shake as he rummaged through it.

"I will suggest against any more alcohol this evening, Your Majesty." Zenigata started. "Water will be provided during the meeting so it's best to stick to that....you'll need it even with the help of this...pill."
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Jabonicus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:26 pm

"The rate at which we develop organic advancements is... Much quicker than I believe you would anticipate." Yetara responded to Quarum. History was one of her own forte's, and even the dullest of Valorian children could recite the Weaver philosophy with apt understanding of how it functioned. "We have a saying that, when it comes to changing things that exist, nature has already done most of the work. The creatures already live and breath, and having natural niche's that they fit into. We do not take fish and make them fly, if that makes any sense. Creatures with an ability or something that makes them special, we take them and... Improve their best aspects. For some it's as simple as using a defense mechanism and creating what your kind what consider a gun, with others it's taking a space whale and shifting it to house our people in transport. The threads themselves already exist, our people use fungal strands to... Weave them together." Parasitic strands, their minds could mold them, craft and influence them, and by making them compatible with animals... They could influence the animals too.

As much as she loved informing people of things while they were fully willing to learn, she feared that she would have to go about her duties here. The nations would not go out of there way to hear the words of the Eld or be swayed one way or the other in regards to the Valorian Gerontocracy. A new arrival caught her eye, and it didn't take her long to realize who they were. Gartagens. They were a hardy folk, Yetara knew that much, and had endured the storms that the Galaxy had thrown at them, both natural and artificial. "We know... A good deal, the information available isn't quite the issue as much as it is that there's so much information and only so much time to digest it. We plan to learn, of course, and that takes an understanding of how they operate. All this... Artificial creation, it disturbed the Eld to learn that we are practically solitary in our way of life. Even those that never shared worlds until they met in the star-sea share the commonplace vector of steel."

Thankfully Yetara did not have to pull herself away from the discussion, as her work called to her first. The beginning of the summit, the meeting that would begin discussions between major powers. If all she did was sit silently and take careful note of what was said, then she could return home with respect for her house, and the praise of the Eld. The praise of the Eld alone could elevate her outside of house-bounds, and such an idea was exhilarating. Perhaps, for such a reward, she could do more.

"I apologize, but I'm afraid with the Summit starting we'll have to carry our conversation at another time. Perhaps after the Summit I could give you some more information in writing. If you would meet me at my shuttle then-" For a moment she was ready to distinguish which one would be hers, but as she thought about it, the answer would be obvious. "...You'll know which one is mine. I don't believe any others are alive." With a polite farewell, Yetara moved on to take her seat in the meeting room.

The room was full of important people of various nations, some obviously more important than others, while some seemed to be distant nations and delegates that simply filled seats. In a way, it made Yetara realize part of why she of all people was sent. She was an important diplomat in Valorian society, but she was below this. The Eld were aware, as they always were, and had chosen her because even if things did go awry, Yetara was just what she was, a middle-house representative. She drew little attention and her own self-awareness would keep her in that position. She fit in, in exactly the way that she didn't.

Thoughts aside, emotions aside, she was a wallflower. An organic eye in a steel corpse, a flower breaking from concrete, she was exactly as she needed to be.

For the Eld.

For the glory of the Eld.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Jack Pine » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:28 pm

A disarmed frigate that had been adorned in an almost ebony like material over the armor, a emblem of a crimson blade pointed down as if to strike may count as hell, with a black wing to either side marked it's ornate hull. The ship opened hailing channels as it entered range, "IAS Edward Demming, this is S6S Catalyst. Requesting permission for boarding of diplomatic representative via shuttle."

A shuttle similarly adorned in livery was prepped in the hangar as the Lord Jack Pine and his bodyguards he had so adamantly refused boarded. He was never one for bringing protection, after all he was fully capable of handling himself, but his mother was as stubborn as ever. The man of snow white hair gave a sigh as he thought on how he never won in their arguments. A brought a chuckle from him at the thought, and how he wished he had inherited such stubbornness.

"Sir? Everything alright?", came the slightly concerned voice of a female bodyguard to his right, his second hand, Casdan Micah. She had been in his service since things began, since he gathered the beginnings of a nation from that crotchety old geezer those years ago. Her silver hair caught the low lighting of the passenger bay quite spectacularly, her similar colored eyes only regarding him for a moment, but turning ahead as his gaze turned to her. "Quite alright old friend, just a bit of amusement at a stray thought. Mother always was a convincing woman when agitated.", Jack answered in a reassuring tone.



After clearance had been given, and the shuttle made the transition between the two vessels, the lord and his escort arrived aboard the Alliance ship. The lighting was a little brighter inside then what he was used to, but it was likely due to the fact their style of magic was not used among these people. Jack wore a amalgamation of new and old that just seemed to work. His attire was what appeared to be a modern business of suit of a charcoal color, but with the inclusion of caped pauldron, as well as a few other medieval items. It was a quite elegant fusion, and gave the definite look of his status, finely crafted with a touch of gold detailing in small amounts. His sigil, which doubled as the emblem of his nation, but with far more formal embellishment, adorned a breast pocket on the left side of his chest. Granted a few of his physical features would make it difficult to seem professional, in all honesty he didn't care. More, or less, he was here to see the political state of things, not to involve himself in per chance a war was started.

The long scar that passed down over his right eye would make it clear of his background of a soldier, that much he hoped, as well as that the alliance was cool about his presence. Jack rubbed the double helix tattoo that curved around the left eye in annoyance at the whole situation in earnest, the act switched to a thoughtful brush of his equally white haired goatee.

The party would find themselves entering the chamber shortly before the commencement of the talks was announced by Zenigata, Jack already finding his hopes for a peaceful talk dropping. He did not say anything, as not to accidentally assert himself into a conversation that was not his. Quietly, he took a seat as they had waited for the talks to begin, his implant sending a short message in greeting to the man known as Wazu, who his mother Sarah had described. ["Greeting Mr. Wazu, I am Jack Pine, my mother spoke highly of you. I hope things can remain calm enough for the talks today."]

Just quietly, the group sat and waited as conversations went on, then entered as the beginning was announced, entering along with the other representatives of the powers that populated currently colonized space. Find his seat, and occupying it in short order. Hopefully things would prove enlightening to the lord, as he gauged the condition of things.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by zach » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Diana extended her hand outwards and placed her hand within Hoshiko's, allowing the Zhongjiang to help her up. Despite aspects of discomfort barking at her, she knew that denying such a request would ruin any of the progress that she had made in this endeavor. "Thank you." She said in the most genuine tone she could offer.

Diana would exit soon after Hoshiko, feeling conflicted in so many different ways and utterly angry in others. "Lets just hope we can get through this meeting without starting a full blown war." Diana whispered to herself as she walked to main meeting area, seeing the tighter inner ring and the further out outer ring and gladly taking her seat in the outer ring. She takes a few moments to herself, allowing her to breathe and then slips out her datapad and the camera she tucked in her handbag before leaving as well, along with the eyepiece. "Time to get back to what i'm good at, Article's gonna need pictures if it wants to be written well." Diana clicked the camera on and watched it float into the air, slipping on the eyepiece and moving the camera around to take photographs of the gathering representatives, careful to maintain a respectful distance as she waited for the meeting to begin.

As the camera circled about the room, Diana also slipped out her datapad and flipped to her private notes, opening up a new file and preparing to begin jotting down notes about interactions and major events in the Summit. Along with potentially relevant quotes as well, if they had a good enough hook for an article that is.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Gunsight1 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:27 am

Queen Tiamat nodded her thanks to Wazu as the lights in the chamber dimmed. She and her aids and guard were able to remove their goggles and be in comfort in the dimmer lighting. Tiamat handed her goggles to an aid, then glanced at the commotion with her brilliant glowing gold eyes, now plainly visible, along with the shimmering blue spots on her tanned skin and horns and glowing platinum hair.

She frowned as the many of the younger races representatives were breaking down into petty argument. She was not surprised to see the representative from Tai Pan showing off the expected pompous ego of their people. She glanced at her delegation and moved to the main seating area with chairs that had been prepared for people of the Kishargal's scale. She unfastened her sword bayonet and handed it to the nearest of her rifle guards before she settled into a comfortable seat.

The Queen found the degeneration of the proceedings disappointing and remained quietly distant and detached from the rapid breakdown between many of the others gathered.

Her ears perked at the mention of the Lemais by the Gartagen representative and frowned, glancing momentarily in the short blue alien's direction before turning her gaze to other people in turn. She did not approve of how the Gartagan representative boasted about the issues with the Lemais, an enemy that they had little contact with, if at all, being far to the north and seeming to not care what was happening with the other nations in the region.

Next her eyes fell on the Alliance Ambassador, who had taken his own seat a short ways away, also awaiting the conference to begin and looking worried himself over the arguing and drunkenness openly on display.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Lone_badass » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:49 pm

The queen accepted the pill while her bodyguard gave her a glass of water.Gulping it down she let out a tired sighed before walking over to taker her seat he bodyguard taking a seat in the outer circle. Her head spinning slightly as she gathered her thoughts as the pill quickly took effect. Having effects like a hangover but over as quick as it came causing her to sharply sigh.
"No more alcohol, bad choice.....Elders give me strength."
The thought of her actions as she would quickly realise what she did made a frown crease to her face almost as in disapproval of her actions.
"Thank you Zen for Helping, but you should not endanger your people but we understand."
The queens bodyguard spoke quietly so as not to disturb the summit. Taking a seat quietly after he retrieved the musket and returned it to his craft. Choosing to sit next to Zen as to look after both him and the queen.
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Readlliea » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:57 pm

IT seemed the queen was quick to walk away to join the meeting, far enough. Far enough. Taking note of his shaking hands, he took a deep breathe and sighed. Trying his best to calm himself. In truth, he wasn't sure if the Guard was talking to him as they made their way to the large room or not.

"Doesn't matter now...I already did that." Zenigata whispered as he broke off from them, going to fetch the food items that he had gone looking for.

IT took him several minutes to get the items and ZEnigata did take note of the white haired man that arrived. Welp, some people would always be late, no helping that. With the various foods in hand, he set them on the table in the large meeting room. A kind smile on his face.

"I hope these are all to your enjoyment." Zenigata said before finally taking his seat on the outer ring of chairs, the Queen of the Kiwomians was settled within the inner ring and Zenigata didn't take notice of the guard sitting next to him.

The Adlet's heart was still beating hard, struggling to even slow down. He didn't feel well at all. Sick to his stomach as that was now acting up. But...he merely sat there. Waiting for the rest of the stragglers to enter and for this meeting to start. HE was here to help the Kiwomians but.....what help could he really provide? HE already doomed his own species...what's to say he wouldn't doom the Kiwomians?
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Re: Chapter 4: Summit

Post by Yoshi » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 pm

High above the Edward Deming

As if trying to make up for lost time, or possibly just trying to make a statement the heavens tore open with swirling lights. Colors that could only be described by the angels of the hosts oozed out of the wound. A half second later a pair of gleaming golden lines shot out as if they were anchoring something to the real space beyond the wormhole. Shivering the lings vibrated and towed the Konglong Worldship into the void of space high above the diplomatic ship.

The Worldship was measured in hundreds of miles from the pointed prow back to the plasma spewing drives. As it settled into it's anchorage, the golden lines that had dragged it through the non-space faded leaving ghost afterimages in the beings' eyes who may have seen it.

Quickly a shuttle launched and raced down to dock with the Diplomatic ship. Once settled a large being left the shuttle dressed in what one might assume was orange space suit, metal ring around the collar and everything, it's globe helmet being carried by a smaller being. The Bào lóng looked around smiling a toothy grin before waving her bodygaurd forward to wishper into his ear. The Xùnměng lóng nodded and took both of their helmets back into the shuttle only to return to stand aside his Ambassador.

The Konglong Bào lóng Ambassador Míngliàng de yáchǐ surveyed the room quietly taking in the others there, a strange sight of a massively bulky being so still and silent.
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