The following conversation is in primordial.
Followups posted here. If someone walks off, it isn't a timeskip.
Masoom: "Then, I guess... what can you tell me about me?"
Elemental: "Who is the me? Your body or your soul?"
Elemental: (short but first thing that came to mind)
Masoom: "My soul, first... the body doesn't last as long. Although I do enjoy it." *grins*
Elemental: "The lady offers an opinion. She claims your bodies odd state is a product of your souls flux. She claims your body is merely a vassal and meaningless in the grand scheme"
Elemental: "She offers an example, she compares it to metal heated, such that its energy escapes and glows. Your body is changed by energy escaping your soul"
Masoom: "Energy escaping my soul?"
Elemental: "The soul harbors far greater energy then the body. But this energy is rarely released to the material world. But as the soul exists, acts, thinks and feels, it uses some of that energy"
Elemental: "For a mortal to use magic, they must draw energy from the soul"
Elemental: "But the lady insists, as an object of the material uses energy, some escapes. As the soul uses energy, some of it escapes. And as the soul changes, some of its energy escapes"
Masoom ponders. "What is my soul changing into? Is it simply swapping between 2 forms, or is it growing? Or shrinking?
Elemental: "It becomes like us, but different"
Elemental: "Souls like you and the lady carries great potential, yet are still bound to what you call the material"
Elemental: "With it, it carries the structure to draw tremendous energy"
Masoom: "With the material binds?"
Elemental: "Those like you and with you, are like the lady, but differ from me"
Elemental: "Your souls were forced close to the material, I do not know why. Yet you carry a structure similar to my own"
Elemental: "But it seems as your body was born, your soul was weaker, it could draw what you called magic, but nowhere near as much as it can today"
Elemental: "As they tried to change you, the pathwise that draw that energy from the universe into the material were opened. It allowed you to grow, and gain what you call power"
Elemental: pathways* not pathwise
Masoom: "And then they were expanded further with my own training and experience?"
Elemental: "as you learn, it expands"
Elemental: "It is potential and ability that matters"
Elemental: "But even to the lady, the potential of the soul is not reached"
Masoom: "Why not?"
Masoom: "The lady has had millenium. She's the 'perfect eladrin' the Church seems so eager to recreate, isn't she? If she can't reach it, then who?"
Elemental: "The lady has weakened over the millenium"
Elemental: "She deteriorates, the cost of repairing were greater then she could accept"
Masoom: "What are the costs?"
Elemental: "To repair the damage of entropy, entropy elsewhere, more entropy"
Elemental: "The energies you deal with are not sufficient"
Masoom: "But before, her abilities grew faster than the entropy... but then she peaked somewhere?"
Elemental: "Her late master claimed only the energy of souls was enough, but he also claimed the coast of souls was too high"
Masoom: "Wait, her master?"
Elemental: "He was the oldest"
Masoom: "The oldest what? Eladrin? Prophet?"
Elemental: "The oldest Malakh"
Masoom: "What's a Malakh?"
Elemental: "A soul like mine, but bound to the material"
Elemental: "The lady claims there were about 100,000 Malakh souls"
Masoom: "Are there any left alive?"
Elemental: "The soul are continuously reborn, like all the others"
Elemental: "Some have died recently, many currently live"
Masoom: "Wait... is that where the Spiritual Alignment comes from? Checking the strength of the soul? Looking for the reborn malakh?"
Elemental: "I do not know. The lady never used that phrase. I cannot assume what you refer to"
Elemental: "If another used it, we can not know"
Masoom explains the differences, how they are one grade, while Rhea's another.
Elemental: "If it refers to spiritual structure, they may be the same. The lady may look into it"
Masoom: "And Vela... she's supposed to be a prime. -The- one to cause the giant change." Masoom sighs and frowns.
Masoom: "What do we do with her? She's caught in the middle of this giant fiasco. Where does she get to enjoy life instead of just being a -tool-?"
Masoom: "If our research is right, she's turning into some... god-being and there's nothing we can do about it."
Elemental: "I cannot know of whom you speak. Are minds are not one"
Masoom: "And no way to? Not even for the lady to peer in, to see?"
Elemental: "It is possible to peer in, but it is painful. The instict of the soul keeps others out"
Masoom"I can see that..." Masoom tries to describe Vela, her influence at the black orb, her being turned into a comatose power battery, her body split into a material side and something on the moon, the theories about her... and the storm that seems to surround her in the shadow realm.
Masoom continues describing what he knows until the elemental is either completely stumped or grasps it.
Elemental: "The lady thinks, but the lady offers an suggestion"
Elemental: "The lady belives that is a way of expressing spiritual potential"
Elemental: "She claims before here, there were souls greater then her own"
Elemental: "But even they were only able to express power far below there potential"
Elemental: "One soul, was the one she was made in the image of"
Elemental: "She belives somones seeks to modifiy a soul to that level"
Elemental: "And use that soul to bring other souls to their true potential"
Masoom: "And use it to dominate the world as gods..."
Masoom replied "And use it to dominate the world like gods..."
Elemental: "dominating never crossed there minds. But I cannot speak for whom you speak of"
Masoom: "Yes... so I was a soul with high potential? That's why you think I was taken as an infant, raised in some godforsaken laborator?"
Elemental: "I cannot speak for those who caused you ill. But both you and your companions carry high potential"
Elemental: "all are Malakh"
Masoom blinks at that. "That's... noted. And there's a hundred thousand others like us, constantly being reborn?"
Elemental: "The lady doesn't know the exact number, but it is close to 100,000 souls"
Elemental: "but all souls, even those not Malakh, are reborn again and again"
Masoom: "What if they are crystallized?"
Elemental: "The lady thinks, giver her a moment"
Elemental: "The lady speculates. She knows energy released by the soul can effect the body"
Elemental: "the lady speculates, if enough energy is released by the soul, the body will cease the function as life, and become crystal"
Elemental: "She believs if somones souls realeses enough energy, through the right change, the material body will form crystal. The body is dead, but the soul may live on"
Masoom: "And if the crystal itself is detonated to release all the stored energy?"
Masoom: "It would destroy a whole city, we know that much. Would it detonate other crystals nearby? Would it destroy those souls?"
Elemental: "She doubts that the crystal is what is important. The true change, she believes, is in the soul"
Masoom nods. "If a soul was stored as a small crystal, then... how would it be given a humanoid form again? To live? Like Ruby? She was made of crystal, could disassemble and reassemble..." Masoom sighs a moment. "We have a girl like Rhea trapped in such a crystal. We're trying to give her life again."
Elemental: "Crystal...an ordered repeating pattern. The material body is insignificant, the soul contains true power. A soul with the right information, could manipulate a material structure. If she learned how, something taught her. A girl in crystal, do you have her with you?"
Masoom shakes his head. "She is back in the House laboratory. I asked others to inspect her, try to help her. I could retrieve her quickly, but I would require a portal circle to return here. Or if she has a way of retrieving me."
Elemental: "The lady warns me against presuming"
Elemental: "The lady has thought. She belives a material crystal could store a soul, but it would require intential effort from somone else. She cannot know, unless she sees the soul"
Masoom: "Would the lady be willing to travel with us back to view her? Even just for a moment? The girl has been imprisoned too long. I would like to see her free again, even if it's not in her original body."
Elemental: "The lady refuses to travel farther"
Elemental: "but the lady currently investigates your other companions"
Masoom: "Mhm... what does she think of Joshua?"
Elemental: "She watches somone with green hair"
Masoom: "Rhea? The mechanic/summoning prodigy?"
Elemental: "Is that the name?"
Masoom: "Yes, we kind of... kidnapped her when we stole her airship. She's stuck around since. Good with engines, but she's attracted towards summoning."
Masoom: "And, we suspect, one of the reborn prophets."
Masoom: "I'm assuming that's why she's interested in her."
Elemental: "The lady knows of no prophets. But maybe your people have their own beliefs"
Masoom: "Perhaps... hasn't noticed Joshua at all?"
Elemental: "She notices everyone. But the green haired one is taking her interest"
Masoom: "Mhm, yes. Has..." *pauses, mischievous smile* "How long has it been since she's made love to someone?"
Elemental: "She keeps to herself. If she has, it was before I was created"
Elemental: "But many more Malakh were around befoer I was created"
Masoom: "Mhm, could you ask her?"
Elemental: "She is busy. She will not answere until later"