The Story of Everybody
Scene: Barren Realms, in
Valence. The sun shon brightly in the early morning,
catching the dew that lay upon the ground of the
Garden. Everybody was idly sitting aside, watching the
dew evaporate, enjoying her recently aquired IMMhood.
All of a sudden, Andasa appeared in the room.
"Heya EB," he
said, looking rather groggy from recently awaking from
the embracing arms of sleep. The sickliness that never
faded from him moreso apparent in his early-morning
"Lo Andasa," EB
replied cherrily. Unlike Andasa, she had slept well,
and was still on a natural high from recently being
"So, EB, how
exactly did you become an immortal?" Andasa asked with
that greedy glint in his eye, "It must be a tale for
the books," he added.
EB rolled her
eyes. He is just pathetic sometimes. Oh well, best
to humor him now, before he gets too unruly.
"Well, you are correct, it is an interesting story..."
EB said with a nostalgic look in her eyes.
When I had come to
the Realms, I arrived with a few unique powers. First
of all, I could read the memories of people. Not only
did I read them, I memorized them, made them mine, and
kept them safe with me. Needless to say, this ...
broke ... a few people. Secondly, I could copy
people's attributes. As with the memories, I would
memorize them, make them mine, and keep them.
For the first few
months of my stay in Calathar, I did not show my
powers much to anyone. Oh, I used what I had taken
from others on the mobs though. I became an
experienced fighter quickly, raping the minds of hard,
stolid warriors. Taking the experiences from these
fighters, I knew how the monsters could be easily
Within these first
few months that I was laying rather low, I became
reputed as a hero to the Realms. When Kiri, the
empress herself, brought me into Valence, I was almost
overwhelmed. The wealth of knowledge that I had barely
skimmed before crashed into my mind. I liked it. I
wanted more; I needed more.
After the first few
days of my stay in the land of Heroes, I got a little
greedy. While traveling into the Library with an
Avatar-escort, I stopped. "What is the trouble, EB?"
Lari asked her in a lilting voice.
"Your eyes are
magnificent..." I said softly, as she pulled up to
Lari. I gazed up into Lari's hazel eyes. I sat,
studying Lari's face for a time.
"What are you doing?"
Lari asked breathlessly. Lari could have easily gotten
me away from her if she so desired, but something I
was doing was almost ... hypnotic.
We gazed into each
other's eyes for a time, and all of a sudden, Lari
gasped. She watched with horror as my eyes started to
turn brown in the middle and fade to a blue-green on
the outer rim. My eyes were becoming her eyes. Then
came the pain.
Lari fell to the ground
having the wind knocked out of her. Her mind was being
scryed. She could feel another presence in her head.
It was bringing up memories she hadn't remembered in
years. Every emotion flared through Lari as she lay
sobbing on the ground, clutching her head: pain,
boredom, anger, apathy, insanity, sanity, contentment,
love, hate, and the sweetest ecstacy she had ever
known. The pleasure was so great, she passed out from
the shock. The last thing Lari saw was me standing
over her, looking like her, being her.
When Lari came to, she
saw me sitting not far away as well. "What have you
done to me?!" Lari demanded of me. We were both
breathing heavily, as if having been combating each
"You have a very strong
mind, Lari. The strongest I have ever come into
contact with. It is well no one intervined... We both
could have died. And with the mental capabilities you
already had, I think we have linked," I said solemnly
as she gathered her strength, "You sliced your right
foot when you fell, didn't you?" I asked with my eyes
squeezed shut in concentration.
"Yes," Lari replied, "And
you cracked a rib... Let me see to that," Lari said
softly as she laid her hands upon my head and uttered
a few ancient arcane syllables. I took a deep breath,
and watched as Lari did the same to her sliced heel.
"You want knowledge and power, but you are unwilling
to learn yourself. You must take the knowledge from
others. That is no way to live, not here," Lari said,
as she struck me with an icy glare.
I stood up straighter.
"How dare you acuse me of that?" I asked
"How dare you strip my
mind like that? I speak only the truth of you." she
replied with an icy tone to her voice.
"Fair enough," I replied
back, "I request that you help me learn, Lari. You are
an Avatar to these Realms, and know more than I could
ever take from your mind. Please, we are linked in
some fashion anyways, and it would probably be best if
we would stick together."
Lari considered this for
a moment, then nodded in assent. "Yes, I agree, I wish
to study this link anyways. And I'll have to keep an
eye on you with these special abbilities that you
I just grinned.
After a time, after Lari
had helped me gain the rank of Avatar, Lari was
granted immortality. Lari and myself continued on as
good friends and companions, and studied the link
between them. Lari helped me learn how to control my
memory-reading abilities. Kiri saw the companionship
between us two, and saw the power behind my talents.
One day, as Lari and I
walked to the Cafe, Kiri apeared in a shower of rose
petals. We both layed perfect curtseys to our empress.
Kiri ackowledged them with a nod, as she laid her hand
atop my head.
"Your power is great, and
you have proven yourself several times, Everybody. I
feel that you have gained the right to immortality.
Will you accept?" Kiri's voice rang through my head. I
slowly nodded, as a smile beamed across my face. A
lone tear came to my eye, "Thank you Kiri," I said
"Thank yourself," Kiri's
voice said in my mind. Kiri raised her hands above her
head, and I was bathed in a beam of pure light. I was
forever changed on that day...
EB's eyes lost that
nostalgic look as she finished the story, a lone tear
coming to her eye again. "That was how I was granted
immortality, Andasa," she said happily.
Andasa sat up with a
start. "Hmm, yes... Well, that certainly was ...
interesting, EB," he said with a far off look in his
eyes. The smile on his face could not have been
EB sighed and said, "No
Andasa, I do not want to read your mind."
Andasa started. "How did
you know?" Andasa asked bitterly.
"The tricks of an
immortal are endless, Andasa," EB said and gave Andasa
that signiture grin.
Story and page written
and created by Andasa.