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*~ First Iris Petal ~*

...I think I might be lost. I've been wandering around for quite awhile now. And I'm kind of tired.

Ahhh, that old goat is going to try to give me another lecture when I get back. With any luck, maybe Antonio can divert him. ...Not that Cordelia won't lecture me, too. ...Jeez! This time it wasn't even my fault!

I don't suppose anyone could give me directions to get back to Neo Verona's town square? I can find my way from there. And I would be very grateful for any assistance that can be offered.

Hmm. This...contraption sure is weird. What is it called, anyway? We didn't have anything like this. Maybe it's only meant for the Nobles to use?

[ ooc: Strikes hackable~ Juliet has arrived in the City! Under the male guise if "Odin", of course. :P ]

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You're in another world, and this thing we're using is called a computer
Whoa, wait! What? Another world?
Check the guide that Autor gave you...

The experimental theologians in your world, they ever told you about how if you flip a coin, there's one world where it lands heads up and another where it lands on the other side? Its like that, only more complicated.
...I've never heard anything like that. Not even from Willy. And half the stuff he says doesn't make sense, anyway.

I suppose I'll have to search through that guide.
Your world must be pretty backward then.

You really ought to, I think.
Backward?

...Yeah, it explains well enough. ...But complicates matters even more.
Neo...Verona?

You're extremely lost, to be honest. This is the City. The name is unoriginal, I know. It's not exactly pleasant, but hopefully you'll have a decent stay. Here's a guide that should help you understand your situation a little better.

I'm Autor. Who do I have the pleasure of speaking to?
...That's...not exactly comforting.

I can't stay. I have - ah - thing to attend to back at home. ...But I guess it wouldn't hurt to look through the guide. Maybe it can point me to the nearest route out of here. They must be worried about me.

Thank you, Sir Autor. ...I guess he must be a noble if he's dressed like that. Commoners don't get to wear those.

Oh--My name is Odin. It's a pleasure.

[ ooc: Strikes deleted. ]
It's not exactly a comforting situation, to be honest.

...There's no way out. Well, that's not exactly true--there is a way out, but you don't find it. You stumble upon it when you least expect it. ...I tried to look for an exit...I couldn't find one. You might as well find a place to stay and get settled.

Ah...you're welcome. He's the first one to call me 'sir', I think, although Lady Lailis calls me a 'lord'...hehehe, I like it.

The feeling is mutual, Odin.

((OOC: Strikes are gone. Doesn't get to wear...glasses?))
...No way out of here. No government. A sort of monarchy that doesn't care about its people...this is almost like Neo Verona under Duke Montague's rule.

I can't just settle down here! It's not--I have to get back as soon as possible! ...There has to be an exit around here somewhere!

[ ooc: Strikes obliterated~ She means the brooch and the ascots, generally tidy-looking clothing. ]
.............

[private to Odin//unhackable]

...I searched on my own for weeks to find a way out. I covered the entire island. You can't find a way out.

I don't pretend to understand your situation. I'm sure it's urgent. But there is not a way to find yourself out. The best thing you can do is to try to live here as well as you can until you stumble upon your exit out of here. It might only be a month or two. It might be over a year. I don't pretend to know.

Don't speak a word of this to anyone. You are only the second person I've told this to. I do not want people knowing where I was.

((OOC: Ahh, I see! That makes sense.))
[ Private to Autor // Easily Hackable ]

...How am I supposed to accept that? I can't just give up--! Even now I can't help but feel guilty for the worry my absence must have caused. ...And Neo Verona's townspeople must be suffering...

I can't...I can't relax at a time like this. I have to keep doing everything I can to find a way back.

Ah...Your secret is safe with me, Sir Autor. I won't breathe of it to a single soul.

[ ooc: Strikes gone~ ]

Private to Odin//unhackable

...All right. I understand. But at the very least, find a comfortable place to stay until you do find a way out. It will probably take at least a few days, and it wouldn't be wise to sleep outside.

Thank you...I appreciate it.

Private to Autor // Easily hackable

...Well, where do people stay around here? Is there an Inn or something around? ...Not that I have any money.

Ah, it's no trouble at all.

Private to Odin//unhackable

You can claim any empty apartment in one of the twelve buildings around the City for free. They come already furnished, so you don't have to worry about that. (You'll want to find a roommate if you can, however--the ticking can be quite loud when you're not with anyone, and it can be really bothersome after a while. Although I don't mind it as much as some.)

You can also make your home in other buildings, if you wish--for example, I live with several other people in the Opera House. ...Actually, you'd be welcome to stay with us, if you want. You seem like a cultured, well-mannered person, so I think you'd fit in well here.

Private to Autor // Easily hackable

...I see. That's really unsettling. Judging by what I read about these "deities", they don't exactly seem hospitable.

Oh...an Opera House? Like a theater? ...Maybe it would be like Willy's. Um, perhaps...if you and your friends would not object. I am getting rather tired from walking.

Private to Odin//moderately difficult to hack

They're not exactly...bad people. I've spoken to some of them, and at times they can be almost...I'm not sure how to put it. Not exactly kind, but pleasant. They're just apathetic about us, really. They go about doing their jobs and respond to us the way that amuses them the most at the time. There's times when they can be quite malicious and demanding, but at times they can be rather easy to barter with and talkative.

Yes, rather like a theater! Actually, we just recently put on a performance of a ballet based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. ...I'm sure we wouldn't object! ...Well, Fakir probably will, but he's...Fakir. I wouldn't worry about him, he's overly suspicious.

Private to Autor // Easily hackable

...If they're keeping people here against their will and creating these so-called "curses" that I read about, that's the same as oppression in my eyes. They should send people back to their proper worlds if they have such power over this place.

...A ballet, huh? I don't think I've ever seen one. Well, as long as you don't think there would be any serious trouble or problems from it...

Fakir? Huh. Well I'll be sure to let him know I have no ill intentions.

Private to Odin//very difficult to hack

...I suppose that's true. The thing is...I don't know if it's really them that does it. Sometimes it's them. But...there's someone in charge of even them. They seem to take this as "just their job"--it's almost as if they're puppets, and someone else is pulling the strings. Maybe they're being oppressed as much as we are, I don't know.
Although, again, I don't exactly view them as kind.

Really? You haven't? Maybe one of the dancers will dance for you, then! You might be able to see Rue and Mytho practice together, if you're lucky--she's a beautiful dancer.

Oh no, I don't think there will be any trouble. We enjoy having new members at the Opera. As long as you're polite and considerate, you'll do fine here. Although I should warn you in advance--one of our members, known as He-Who-Kills, can be a bit...unnerving when you first meet him. He's rather frightening-looking, and he seems aggressive at first, but he's just trying to protect us. I don't know why he's so attatched to me, but...I appreciate it, nonetheless.

...You can try, but it probably won't work. He thinks everyone in the City is out to hurt him or someone he cares about. But he'll most likely be outvoted, and he'll learn to live with you. Actually, I think he's grown to like the last person he gave a hard time to.

Private to Autor // Easily hackable

...Even if that were the case, it doesn't make their actions any more justified. Maybe this City needs a wind to bring them hope, too...

Oh, I would be honored to see them dance, if it would please them.

Ah, it's okay! While I've been walking around these streets, I happened to noticed a lot of strange people. And appearance isn't everything. I think it should be alright.

Ah, well he sounds rather stubborn, then. And I can relate to that and with wishing to protect others. ...Well, I can't give my word that I'll continue to be polite to him if he doesn't return the courtesy. Noble or not, that doesn't give anyone the right to look down on or make unnecessary trouble for others.

[ ooc: Strikes gone. ]

Private to Odin//moderately difficult to hack

I suppose not. ...But I'm not sure if everything is as black and white as you seem to see things.

I'm sure it would. They practice together nearly everyday, and Rue likes to show off they enjoy having an audience.

Heh, yes, this place is full of strange people. We're all from all sorts of different worlds, so I suppose it comes with the territory.

Extremely. He has his reasons for being the way he is, but it doesn't make him easier to deal with. Sometimes I think that if we weren't related I wouldn't give a damn about him. ...Although that's not true.
Hahaha, wonderful! He'll probably be rather frustrated when he realizes his scare tactics aren't working.
Neo Verona?

...This is another world.
So I've heard... This is getting stranger and stranger by the minute.
Ah, yeah. I guess you've already had everything explained to you then too...
The more that's explained, the less it makes sense...
Yeah, that's exactly how I felt when I got here just a few weeks ago.

Neo Verona? You may be using a computer.

I see that you have been given one of the two standard informative posts. If you have any other questions after having read it, I could try to answer them.
Yeah, that's where I came from. ...Computer? Odd device, but handy. Nothing at all like quill and parchment.

Indeed, I was referred to one - and there are actually two? Ah, and that would be appreciated. You have my gratitude, Sir...?

Oh, I'm Odin, by the way.
In my world, there is a city called Verona. "Neo Verona", translating to "New Verona", would suggest that your world might be a distant future of mine--or a world like mine, a world in which Verona is a city. Odd that you would then not be familiar with a computer.

The one to which you were referred is the more recent, more up to date. No need for gratitude; my name is Ishida Uryuu.

I would call it a pleasure, only I am sure that we both would rather be elsewhere, Odin.
Ah, so Verona is the name of another city? ...The future? Hmm. I never thought about it like that before, but a lot of things here seem to be more complicated that the tools we use. ...I've never seen anything like one of these bizarre contraptions. We use ink and parchment where I come from.

Ah, I see. Well you have it, just the same, Sir Uryuu.

True as that may be, I consider it a pleasure nonetheless. I'm sure there are more unfortunate encounters that could happen in a place like this.
In my world, yes, though I lived in Tokyo. ... Ink and parchment? No, it seems unlikely that you could be from a future, if that is the case. Interesting.

A valid point. Sadly, I am sure that you will soon enough see how unfortunate encounters can be, here. ... It is a pleasure, then.