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A settlement east of Rynmere across a stretch of water called 'the eastern trench' broken into three regions: Welles, Oakleigh, and Berwick.
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Sintih
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It was interesting to see how Atashi reacted to his current state. Not only did the Ithecal seem to feel like he had to give Sintih some privacy while he dressed, something that was non existent in any military body, but he also cared too much for a person he had only just met this morning. Sin didn't count the altercation caused by Faith as a proper meeting. He was a little surprised that Emily seemed to trust Atashi enough to leave him behind to look after Sin while she was elsewhere occupied. Making sure he had all his belongings, Sintih listened to Atashi wonder about his own questions. Don't worry, my friend. I already know what you want to ask and I can tell you that I've answered them many times, even to people who I consider much less worthy of the answers than you."

Sin patted the Ithecal on the shoulder before stepping out with him. He was still impressed when he had to reach up to do that. Once they were outside, Atashi told him he had to return him to Emily, which was expected. "I won't hold it against you, I promise." Sintih smiled as he quickly looked around to find the general direction of the sky riders section of the camp and started walking in that direction. When Atashi asked his first question, Sin wondered where the man got his demeanor from. By all accounts, the man was a giant mass of muscle wielding a solid door as his weapon of choice. Why someone like that spoke so carefully about things was a mystery to him.

"For the first question, I have no problem speaking about them as they are as normal to me as your tail and size are to you. They've always been there, ever since I was born. It's a reminder of how the first of our kind suffered at the hands of our creator and how and why we came to be." There was very little that Sintih actually knew about Eídisi but his Uleudian training had him well prepared for this one. He didn't believe a word of it himself but the illusion took care of things for him. Despite his own views on the words he spoke, there wasn't even a hint of disbelief in his voice or features, as if it was the absolute truth to the young man.

"As for the second question, that's a little more involved. It's normal for me, personally, but I've never met another with a similar condition. I was born too early, which resulted in a whole lot of problems throughout my childhood and early adulthood. Most of those have passed now but I'm still quick to tire, slow to recover and my heart is much weaker as well. As a result of those, whenever my heart feels like it can't keep up, my body decides to shut down to protect it. I can control it a little, as you may have noticed, but I can't hold it off forever." Sin spoke with much the same tone of voice as before but there was a hint of something more in it, irritation maybe, anger possibly, but it didn't show on his face.

Before he could explain anything else or ask something from his end, an airman ran up to them and stopped in front of them, quickly saluting towards Atashi before turning to Sintih. "Mr. Rathaan, Captain Burhan has requested your presence at her tent. Immediately." While the young man stressed the last word as if it was an order, Sin was fairly sure that he was simply relaying the message as it had been given to him. He nodded to the airman before turning to Atashi, stopping their walk so he could properly speak to the man. "You'll have to excuse me. It seems my free time for this trial is up. Once we break up camp and head out to Oakleigh, perhaps you'd like to ride with us for the trial? I'd have no problem answering any other questions you might have then."

Sin reached out his hand to shake that of the Ithecal and if he did he'd grab the man's forearm like he'd seen some of the more muscular knights do. While his grip was weaker than most and his forearm, even in its leather armor, was barely the size of Atashi's, Sin was sure the gesture would be appreciated as what it was. A sign of respect and, possibly even, friendship. Once done, Sin turned back to the airman who promptly guided Sin towards where Elyna was waiting for him. He hoped that she hadn't hear of his recent clash yet and if she had that she'd be on his side again for this one. Whatever the reason, Father, please don't let it be more cleaning of bridles and saddles.
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Nodding with understanding, Atashi continued to listen to Sintih's explanation of his wounds, he hadn't expected that sort of answer though. He was almost certain that the Eidisi had been tortured or abused in some way, well, their ancestors had, but not Sintih personally - he hoped. "That's relieving to hear, Sin. Unfortunate for the first of your race, though." He spoke with sympathy. He couldn't help but feel for the people that had suffered, presumably hundreds of arcs ago. Sintih seemed very sure of himself as he spoke however, it must have been something that his race was proud of - Just as his had been proud to have defended their creator, Ethelynda, many arcs ago. It was a strange thing to be proud of being tortured, perhaps it symbolised strength to the Eidisi? Whatever the case, it was interesting all the same.

If the first answer had him feeling sympathetic toward his Eidisi comrade, the second had broken his heart. Sintih was born handicapped? That explained everything from his aggressive attitude towards Malcolm to why he was, admittedly, terrible with a sword. He wasn't arrogant, he was jealous. Resentful that he'd been born into this world with a disadvantage, wouldn't anyone be if they were dealt a bad hand for the entirety of the game? It was natural that he held a great distaste for someone born with an advantage, a mortalborn for instance. He looked to Sintih with sorrow, the Eidisi's voice told him everything. He put his hand on the smaller man's shoulder with much the same weight he would have prior to knowing of the man's weakness - treating him as an equal despite his disadvantages.

"I'm so sorry about that, Sintih..." He spoke with hesitation, what was he meant to say? He shook his head and built on his apology with "I shouldn't have been so quick to judge you a few trials ago... I understand now.”. Before he could say more, an airman intercepted them and saluted to Atashi. Why? Surely, even if he were the sky-rider equivalent of a squire, he wouldn't have to salute to someone only a rank higher than him? Maybe he did and he just wasn't aware. Resisting a shrug, he spoke "At ease." and let the man speak. Of course, Sintih's presence had been requested by the major. He sighed before turning to face Sintih, almost in unison with the man "It would be an honour, Sintih." he spoke in regards to riding with him, giving a half bow.

As he came up from his respectful bow, he noticed Sintih's handshake offer. With his eyes lighting up, he took hold of the Eidisi's hand, eager not to miss this one. Then, exceeding his expectations, Sintih shifted the grip of his hand to Atashi's forearm and he did much the same to him. A sign of respect and comradeship, he smiled and accepted the gesture - glad that Sintih saw him as Atashi had seen Sintih, a friend. With a firm nod, he let go of the Eidisi and immediately turned, slithering for where he'd tied down Lash.
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Name: Atashi

Knowledge:
Sintih: May be a dirty fighter
Sintih: Covered in scars
Sintih: Was born early and it has made him weaker
Sintih: Fights with a short sword
Sintih: Must be angry about being born with a disadvantage
Combat: Shields (Tower shield): Bashing an opponent
Combat: Shields (Tower shield): Using it both offensively and defensively
Combat: Shields (Tower shield): Throwing an opponent
Combat: Shields (Tower shield): Mirroring your opponents movements
Combat: Shields (Tower shield): Blocking sword slashes
Detection: Spotting a feint
Detection: Listening to what you can't see
Tactics: Cornering an opponent
Tactics: Communicating strategies

Loot: N/A
Injuries: N/A
Fame: N/A
Devotion: Can you please PM me with the details on what you believed to deserve devotion to Ethelynda

Story: 5/5
Collaboration: 5/5
Structure: 5/5
Magic: N/A

Comment: No issues with Story, Collaboration or Structure. You did a great job here playing, fighting with just a shield is an interesting skill. I enjoyed seeing it and it was well written and thought out. You and Sintih both work really well together, the relationship and the interactions between the characters feels natural and realistic. I am glad I got to read and grade this thread as I did the first part, I was happy to see the conclusion. Good job enjoy the rewards!

Name: Sintih

Knowledge:
Atashi: Uses a Tower shield
Atashi: Helped you when you were in trouble
Atashi: Fought with you
Atashi: Helped you when you collapsed
Atashi: Understands your predicament now
Emily: Was impressed with your fight
Emily: Did not approve of your tactics
Emily: Trusted Atashi to keep an eye on you
Combat: Blades (short sword): Using the blade switched
Combat: Blades (short sword): Supporting your block with your spare hand
Combat: Blades (short sword): Slashing in reverse is better than stabbing
Combat: Blades (short sword): Using dirt as a distraction when locked in a position
Tactics: Cornering an opponent
Tactics: Communicating strategies
Tactics: The pincer movement
Tactics: Using an opponents anger against them

Loot: N/A
Injuries:
Fame: N/a
Devotion: N/A

Story: 5/5
Collaboration: 5/5
Structure: 5/5
Magic: N/A

Comment: No issues with Story, Collaboration or Structure. Very enjoyable, I was thrilled to grade this thread as I graded the first part. What a great conclusion to the second part, I was so happy to see the two of them work as such a great team. The slightly dirty tactic used by Sintih was somewhat expected, however, who can blame him. I think it is great to see a player who is at a disadvantage for whatever reasons be so resourceful. Great work and I look forward to seeing more from you and Atashi, the friendship could bloom into something great! Enjoy the rewards.

If there are any questions or concerns at all, feel free to drop me a PM and we can attempt to solve the issues.
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