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Posted 10/28/12
Helcia


A small village for homeless and lost people, many stop by here to rest before moving on to find families and homes. Thugs, monsters and bandits rome around though…
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12
Duna had been rather upset when she had been dropped of in another world during her vacation, but once she had accepted she probably wasn't able to return to her own world this lifetime, she had more or less settled down.

It was a plus that once she had made that decision, the planet's plea for help had simmered down to the occasional pained whimper, instead of the deafening screams that had overwhelmed her telepathic senses upon first arriving in this world.

Initially she had stayed in this village to find information, hear the myths, legends and history of the people, and try to narrow down her location in the multiverse using that information. She had managed to narrow it down to probably being in a dimension in Reality Clusters 178 to 192, but the fac that the Darye have been absent for a period of over 70 thousand years didn't help any, nor did the fact that she had no equipment on her, aside from Blue Chain, and while useful for bashing in skulls, it was decidedly useless for the purpose of divining her location.

What she did start to do, after she had made that conclusion a few days ago, was attack the monster population with vigor. Aside from the fact that it made Helcia a bit of a safer place to live in, the meat from some of the edible (non-poisonous etc) monsters would likely help this community as a whole.

While societal development and stimulation was more of Lorette's area of study, and Taris' area of expertise, Duna did know enough to know that if she got enough people interested in hunting, and at least two or three skilled enough in killing monsters to teach others and pass on the knowledge, this might become a permanent hunting settlement -which while not on the level of Atheos' previous civilization, if what she heard of Stratos was anything to go by- would likely stabilize the region, and deter, and perhaps even prevent the formation of bandit gangs, with the increase work options.

God knows that was in the future though, but Duna had a lifetime to waste, and maybe, if she was lucky, Taris would buy a 'But technically I was still working on stabilizing a world this one vacation', and allow her to have another life off in a mere two or three incarnations.

Yeah, fat chance with the crushing workload waiting for her, but a girl could dream, couldn't she?

Musing aside, it seemed today's hunt was a success. Not only had she managed to kill that one of the monsters she had dubbed 'Wolf boss' for it's size -at 1.82 m, she barely reached it's flank-. When she was towing the beast back to the village, she had also noticed one of her snares had been sprung.

She was going to check it out later, but right now she would use this dead monster to help teach some idle hands how to properly process beasts for furs and foods.

Duna put on a grin that was only semi-faked and yelled,
"Guess what Momma brought home for dinner?", drawing everyone's attention. Was it out of character for the sarcastic programmer? Yes. Was it corny? Definitely. But more even than providing food or stability, she felt the need to rekindle that spark their eyes had lost.

Even if it meant she had to act more obnoxious than usual, forcing herself to channel her barely-there inner Kamina.



[Reason for Edit: I just noticed a glaring error, the timespan I wanted to imply was days, not hours, nobody works that fast...]
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(Might I join in?)

Phio watched from a nearby tree as the woman towed the giant monster from her back. She hasn't met he yet, since she was brand new.

She used to live in a quite suburban town before being switched to this life. This life suited her much better though, because everyone was kinda like her. Different, hero-like, powers in hand too.

Phio jumped down from the top branch of her tree, curious to know why she brought such a monster back to the village. Phio have been calling this village home intill she has enough money to live in the city.
"Dinner? Woah that could feed everyone."
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(sure, sorry for the somewhat late reply by the way, I was fleshing out my new character)

Duna's grin widened as she hear that, and she responded, "That I don't doubt. Let's just hope people aren't queasy enough to not help with skinning this baby and the like, as I'd like to eat soon. Would you care to assist me, Miss ... ", she paused, "What was your name again?', Duna was sure she had seen the girl around before, "I'm Duna by the way."
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Phio walked up to her pace. "Phio. Phio Nix. Nice to meet you." She looked down at the monster. "Never had to skin anything like that before..." She remembered the few hunting trips she had down in hell with her dad. But those were demons, nothing like this guy.
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Duna, assuming the girl was talking about smaller, more regular prey, sighed, "It's a beginning at least. Really, it's unbelievable how many people don't even now what the first step is. Especially seeing how it's already been quite some time since the infrastructure fell apart"
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Phio wasn't exactly sure what she ment by infrastructure, being in this world for the first time, so she just went along with it "yeah I guess. I bet most of those people still live in cities." or they just didnt grow up like me... she thought
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Duna's thought processes came to a screeching halt at that, could this girl be?, "No, actually not", she replied carefully, "Which is the problem really, as all but one of the cities got destroyed during the wars some time ago, and they're failing to adapt to that change."
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((sorry for late reply was at dinner))
"Oh really? I'm only 16 so I don't know much about this place...." 'Should I keep the world change thing a secret? Idk....' she thought. "I am not that informed much, my mom and dad kinda just cared about my powers" 'no point of that keeping a secret'
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The answer didn't quite sit right with the Darye, It wasn't as if the girl's answer about her parents focusing on her powers wasn't plausible, in fact, seeing how the wars had ended not that long, it was quite possible her parents had kept her away from the outside world, hiding her either to protect her, or as a weapon. So there was some credit in that, even if Duna called bullshit. There is the ignorance of a sheltered teen, and there is capital I Ignorance.

To her credit though, Duna didn't pry any further being a firm believer in the right to privacy. That didn't take away the fact that the extremely dry "I see" failed to not convey her incredulousity.

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The answer didn't quite sit right with the Darye, It wasn't as if the girl's answer about her parents focusing on her powers wasn't plausible, in fact, seeing how the wars had ended not that long, it was quite possible her parents had kept her away from the outside world, hiding her either to protect her, or as a weapon. So there was some credit in that, even if Duna called bullshit. There is the ignorance of a sheltered teen, and there is capital I Ignorance.

To her credit though, Duna didn't pry any further being a firm believer in the right to privacy. That didn't take away the fact that the extremely dry "I see" failed to not convey her incredulousity.



Phio could tell what she said didnt sit well with Duna. It's considered wierd I guess.... But everyone was like that in Hell..... Oh well who cares. She thought. They were starting to enter the village, some people were out. "You were one of the originals here right? I think I saw you when I showed up." Phio remembered about her double swords. A sense of panic shot though her. She scrambled at her back to see if they were there. They were, so a sense of relief relaxed her body.
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Duna grinned once more, "No, Actually... while I've kind of decided to take charge of this sorry bunch, I haven't been her for longer than 9 days...". For some reason it was a common perception among people that she had been here all along. Maybe it was because most people didn't stay here longer than a few weeks anyway, or because she had made herself a niche when others didn't intend to, seamlessly fitting in.

While not exactly sure of the reasons for this distaste people seemed to have for Helcia, she had theorized this 'village', had begun as a refugee camp during the wars, and even now, years after, it hadn't quite grown out of that state yet. Causing the common sentiment of 'Oh no, nothing like that, this is just a phase in our lives, of course we're not here to stay.'

Ofcourse she could be over-thinking this, and people just didn't want to stay here because of all of the outside dangers, both monster and bandit. However, having lived among extremely capable people who knew [Who They Are], [What They Want] and [How To Get There], for longer than most beings could possibly fathom, it in turn made it hard for her to remember that, even if some people do not like the situation, they just aren't pro-active about removing the source of that discontent, going for 'Flight' rather than 'Fight' in the end.
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"oh really? Only being here a couple of days, I would of thought that sorry." She only "came across the village, had no were else to stay, so she stayed here" as kinda a minor lie with the turn of events that she has found herself in. All she wanted was to go home, or go down to real home with a fight. Going to Hell, well no choice. Either that or God will be forgiving and put her in purgatory. Either way, she'll have fight, so whatever. Hasn't phased her much.
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[Just my luck to just surf a bit, waiting for someone to be online, and get stuck on tvtropes for hours in the process...]

Duna shrugged, "It happens, I'm used to it. As for the latter matter, it is the case for mostly everyone here, although, under their circumstances they usually actively seek it out."


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lol, glad I was online for a bit then
" Yeah, but the problem is for me I don't know how to get home..."
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