Emiliza Valiente Justinian
Human Diplomat from House Justinian, played by John Freeman
A very diplomatic and manipulative person, she has one thing in mind – raise House Justinian to greater glory at all cost.
GM Notes 5/1/2013
House Justinian has inserted itself into this situation a little too strongly for Emiliza liking. Loyalty to the House first, though. Lord Justinius Hawkwood simply wanted a negotiator that could handle him or herself. Justinian asked for a lilsting of the planned personnel for this job, and immediately sought out Emiliza. Why her? Why so eager? The leader, Cyrus Webb, seems to have the eye of some higher-ups but Emiliza is not sure why.
GM Notes 6/11/2013
Captured by Heathens (Solo adventure)
Emiliza Valiente Justinian was captured by the strange cloaked armor individuals that attacked them in the Island. They drugged just enough to be submissive to their will while at the same time somewhat coherent as they journeyed back to their ship. It rose out of the lake like an evil leviathan, uncloaking as it did. It appear like a large freighter-sized ship with ornate designs and an almost organic construction. It opened its maw and allowed her and her captors to board. Once aboard, the ship resubmerged.
Emiliza’s captors exited the airlock from which they entered and they never took off their armor. She saw more and more of these armored indivudals on board and none seem to ever be without their armor. Some did remove their helmets, which had cybernetic connections that retracted as they did. They appeared human underneath, although they had very dull gray, almost lifeless skin. None spoke to Emiliza. THey escorted her to a room that seemed important but it was not the bridge.
The oval rooms was surrounded by strange statues depicting alien figures in armor. She only assumed they were statues as they did not move or make a sound. The walls appeared much like the outside ship – ornate and organic. At the opposite end of the room from here was a throne-like fixture and behind that, an emmence window peering out into the bottom of the lake.
On the throne was a very tall humanoid. Emiliza could only assume it was human as there was no features that were outwardly alien, just odd or strange. It could have been a Changed or an off-shoot of the Ur-Obun, however. This male figure had gray skin with large white eyes. Although similar in skin color to the armored soldiers, hsi skin was lively and not dull. His mouth seemed a little wider than most, almost clownish. Emiliza did not notice until late, but this creature also had 6 fingers on each hand, an additional thumb opposite each of the normal ones.
He peered at Emiliza for a long while, waiting for something. She was still wuffering from the drugs they had given her, so she found it hard to speak. Once she did muster the energy and courage to do so, he silenced her quickly. She realized quickly that he was speaking perfect Urthish to her.
“Emiliza Valiente Justinian. Welcome to my Sanctuary. I am Krl’ith Gon’Darash Cril, a servent of the Dark Veil, a seer in the Dark Cloud and a speaker for the Holy Unknown. I welocme you to Thier embrace and presence. You may refer to me by my title – Krl’ith”
SENDING A MESSAGE
Emiliza acknowledged the greeting in kind, the Krl’ith continued. “The Holy Mysteries reach out to me when you arrived, bestowed onto me a vision about you. They wished to meet you, to perhaps have a chance to show you Their Glory. I am simply a Herald of Ashar, They are those who Glorify all with their power. Will you willingly meet with them?
IF YES, GO TO THE SIDE ROOM .
IF NO, GO TO SENDING A MESSAGE
THE SIDE ROOM
The Krl’ith approaches Emiliza nonthreatenly and escorts her past two of the statues to a hidden side door. She changed her assumption about the statues then as she heard a strange cricket-like click-cherping coming from them as she passed.
The adjoining room was darker then they first with a strange red hue about it. It was small, no bigger than a watercloset, but just as ornate and strangely more organix. Metallic veins flowed down from the ceiling to a large pod-like apparatus against the far wall. It seemed designed for a standard sized human to lay down in, face first. Emiliza was instructed to do just that.
IF SHE DOES, GO TO MEETING THE HOLY MYSTERIES.
IF NOT, GO TO SENDING A MESSAGE
THE HOLY MYSTERIES
Once Emiliza lays down in the pad, it closes like a cocoon and everything is dark. Organically, tendrils reach around her like restraints holding her in place. Her face lay in a harness staring into a black orb inset into the pod. Within the darkness, Emiliza sees swirling points of light. Those points of light conjoin into one larger point. Suddenly, with a thundering sound, what appears to be a hole in the fabric of time and space tears open right in front of her.
What happened afterwards is a blur to Emiliza now. It was a harrowing experience that saw thigns that perhaps a human mind should not see. She came out of it knowing one thing – there is something beyond our realm of existence, imprisoned somehow and they want out! They are very persuasive and empathic. It is hard to tell if they are malevolent or benevolent. But they are certainly old and powerful.
Emiliza’s reaction is…
IF HORRID FEAR, GO TO FEAR IS YOUR ENEMY
IF CAUTIOUS CURIOSITY, GO TO POTENTIAL
IF WELCOMING, GO TO THE DARK VEIL WELCOME YOU
FEAR IS YOUR ENEMY
The last coherent memory Emiliza haas from the pod is “REJECTION! YOUR ARE NOT WORTHY!” and a sanity wretching dream that left you unconscous for an unknown amount of time. Emiliza awakens on the shores of the lake.
The last coherent memory Emiliza haas from the pod is “YOU HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL! WE BLESS YOU WITH OUR VISION SO THAT THE DARK VEIL MAY CALL UPON YOU AS WE WISH!” Emiliza blacks out and later awakens in a cell.
THE DARK VEIL WELCOME YOU
The last coherent memory Emiliza haas from the pod is “WELCOME TO OUR HERALDS, YOUNG HUMAN! YOUR CONVERSION HAS STARTED!” Emiliza blacks out and later awakens in a room on board the ship in different clothing.
SENDING A MESSAGE
“Very well then. Those that Wait in the Dark Veil only wish to converse with those that are willing. You and your compatriots have stumbled upon something they have no business being involved with, and I sensed you are one I could speak to. Hopefully some of your group surivied my soldiers attack so they you can return to them with a message. Leave this Island by any means you can or face the wrath of Ashar and Those that Live in the Dark Cloud.”
Emiliza blacks out and later awakens on the shores of the lake.