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Laira Darkhold

Laira Darkhold

Member Since 21 Oct 2015
Offline Last Active Today, 05:09 PM
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In Topic: Primarch-class Power Armour

Today, 05:05 PM

Approved.


In Topic: Blade of Fire

Today, 05:05 PM

Approved.


In Topic: Adjudication [Elpsis]

Today, 04:06 PM

Laira nodded. It could be irritating to be held to a standard one didn’t see themselves as. If Elpsis didn’t want to be a hero or labelled as one, Laira wouldn’t force her into the mold. She knew how that felt, what it was like to feel like you had to squeeze yourself into a mold someone else had made without your own heart’s desires in mind.  

 

Elpsis began elaborating on her more recent events and Laira smiled a little, just a touch, “That’s good. I’m glad you’ve found your path.” She hoped vengeance would eventually fade and something brighter and kinder would take its place in time. Vengeance had a way of being consuming, a Laira wanted to ask a hundred questions, but she decided to focus on just two or three.

 

I have a couple questions if you wouldn’t mind humoring me. First, why keep the memento mori?” She pointed to the skull on the shelf. It was a little morbid, but understanding why Elpsis felt the need to display might help her understand where Elpsis was at.

 

Second, tell me about your relationship. I’m glad you found someone to take comfort in and I’d love to get to know her.” Laira was a bit excited to hear about her friends relationship, Elpsis wasn’t someone she had thought would ever commit to anyone in that manner and so the idea of it was exciting, even if it wasn’t her. If anything it was easier this way since she had felt guilty about growing attached to Leo without having spoken to Elpsis about it.

 

Third, your command, are you happy? Does it make you feel fulfilled?

 

In Topic: Adjudication [Elpsis]

Today, 12:58 PM

Laira stopped and listened, just listened. There was nothing she could do but listen to her friend as she spoke. In her heart she wanted to help, to comfort, to fix it for Elpsis, but there was nothing she could do that would simply make the past go away. The truth was, what had happened to Elpsis was beyond her capability of really understanding, it was beyond anyone’s ability to understand without experiencing it. 

 

Elpsis was still angry, Laira could tell as much. Still disappointed in the redhead, and Laira understood. Her thoughts didn’t wander, but she did long for someone to hold her and comfort her.

 

Alone. 

 

They both seemed so alone. Maybe Elpsis had found comfort somewhere else, Laira wasn’t jealous if she had. Her feelings for the witch weren’t the same. She loved Elpsis, but not in the same sense anymore. Maybe she never really had, just her teenaged brain misinterpreting closeness and friendship, mixed with physical attraction into something more. The redhead wanted to help, but there was nothing she could do but listen and hope that one day they wouldn’t both be so apart that she might be able to bring that comfort to her.

 

When Elpsis had finished, Laira spoke again, her voice uneasy from having heard some of what all had occurred. Of course the Phoenix had not elaborated on the torture or reprogramming, but it was still quite the ordeal. “Elpsis, you don't need to apologize to anyone.” Laira wasn’t interested in Elpsis suddenly being ashamed of killing. Even Laira wasn’t ashamed of it, though she didn’t enjoy it. Her X-Wing no longer bore kill-tallies and she didn’t keep track or notch her belt or anything. The only thing she kept up with was lost wingmen and friends, names etched on the inside of her cockpit, hidden behind a false panel. "You did what you had to all your life. You always will."

 

Laira stopped. Elpsis told her a lot, it was a summary, but it was still heavy. She didn't delve into the gritty details, not that doing so would help the shaved-headed woman any good. The Force may have showed Laira some of the details on Tython, but it wouldn't do Elpsis much good to relive the trauma anymore than she was ready to. She wanted to tell her she was brave, she was strong. But it all seemed empty. Like all Elpsis wanted was to share, and that Laira was just supposed to listen. Still, she couldn't just be silent. "You saved so many people on Tephrike. Firemane, Dominion, their prisoners, Rhea, Diona. You suffered, but you came out of it."

 

"You broke out, you came back from it because you've got this amazing willpower I envy everyday. You found yourself even after all of that, because that's who you are. Who you've always been. You might be hurting still, but you haven't let it stop you. You fell right back into being a heroine, putting yourself on the line to save others, many of whom you didn't even know."

 


In Topic: Blade of Fire

Today, 11:35 AM

Material: Phrik, Cortosis, Leather, Gold Plating

 

Again, could you Link Phrik and Cortosis, as well as elaborating on the role Cortosis will play in this submission. Cortosis itself isn't usually very durable, and when diluted its effects of shorting out Lightsabers is usually diluted as well.