"Skarner, I am glad to see you are joining the festivities here, your words can spread wisdom and understanding to those who are curious about your people. I have always respected you Vanguard, your choice to assist with the healing of Runeterra, so it could be better suited for your people, is a noble one. This world seems so colourful and vibrant on the surface, but it's so fragile... you who have witnessed the events of one of the Rune Wars knows that better than most. We needed your assistance, and I would like to thank you for your service in the Institute of War."
"But enough formalities, I will admit I am greatly interested in your kind, but perhaps slightly concerned. Perhaps it is my nature as a Eternal Guardian to worry myself over other species, but I find myself wondering this; should Runeterra be adequately mended, where the threat of magical imbalance no longer be an issue, where would your people reside and how will you adapt to this new world? The Crystal Scar still seems so damaged by the Summoner's magic, though I do not blame them for it was a necessary action, it will taint the land around the battlefield for many, many years to come. Could your kind be able to thrive in such an environment, or would you relocate yourselves?"
"I'm sure when your species emerges, Runeterra being as it is, other city-states and civilizations would want your kind to be more involved with politics such as allying yourself with other city-states much as Volibear's Ursine has done with Freljord. Or perhaps voting in political debates within the Institute itself."
"I understand that this may be a loaded question, full of what-ifs and so far away from now, but as a Phoenix I can't help myself from always looking ahead. Yet if you do not wish to answer, or go into detail about this question, I shall not blame you."
~Anivia, the Cryophoenix
(( PS: You're an amazing Skarner, and thus far your board is amazing to read and I can read every reply you give in Skarner's voice, with is difficult for a lot of writers to pull off! Keep up the great work! <3 ))
Anivia nods her head, holding a soft expression on her face. The Cryophoenix may not be able to smile easily, but the kind look in her eyes holds an almost motherly look to them. "You have answered my question more than satisfactory, and I thank you for your honesty. I was afraid I may have asked too much with my question, but I am pleased to hear your sincerity on this subject."
Anivia's expression saddens slightly, but only for a brief moment, easily missed. "I... do understand how it feels, being separated from your own kind. You are correct, I am the only Phoenix on Runeterra, the only one of my kind. It is... a strange experience, to be honest. I have stood alone on the frozen peaks of my home world many times, standing alone as I watch my dying world being reborn. I am no stranger to solitude... and yet this time it feels different. I do not have the comfort of knowing that my kind are somewhere, watching the end of the world with me somewhere on the world... and the feeling is... dizzying at times. The Summoners on this world know how to Summon other entities from other worlds, but to put them back on other worlds... is entirely more difficult."
"Never the less, I have offered the Summoners means to bring forth more of my kind if they choose to do so, for I feel that this world needs Guardians like the Phoenixes to watch over the magical balance, but so far they have shown little interest in using the knowledge I have given them. In fact they have stopped Summoning champions entirely, and now rely entirely on new Champions from Runeterra. Perhaps they are apprehensive of Summoning other beings and trapping them on their world, or perhaps they are intimidated by the idea of more than one Phoenix on their world... I do not know, they do not tell me much. The Head Summoners work mostly in secrecy and it... unnerves me to say the least."
Anivia shakes her head suddenly, then shifts her wings as she seems to force herself past the subject, "But I try not to dwell on this topic, there are more immediate problems with Runeterra that requires my attention. I shall worry about my own problems when the world has been healed and my presence is no longer needed. However I would like to offer my services if you with to have my help in finding your kind a new homeland, and should I still be here when your kind awaken, I shall be very much enjoy to meet them and learn more about your culture, should I be permitted."
Anivia even chuckles softly as Skarner quickly shower her a sign of respect. Perhaps the simple gesture would be lost on most others, however over the eons of her life, Anivia has learned to watch and translate body-language of dozens of species and has become quite skilled at it, so the gesture of respect was not lost on her. In fact the Phoenixes have similar gestures. Anivia stands up right with her wings at her side, before she bows her head slightly, dipping her beak and bowing to the Crystal Vanguard in her own sign of admiration.
"What you are doing now Skarner, you do for your people, it is an act of selflessness, and I am sure your people will appreciate such noble generosity on your part. When they return this world, they will need a guide; even I needed one when I first step foot on this new world, and I was lucky enough to have Ashe, Nunu and Willump to take up the mantle for me, and your kind will have you."
"If you ever need my assistance with anything Skarner, you need only to ask. I enjoy our talks dearly, and I am proud to consider you a friend in these troubled times."
((I'm quite flattered to hear that and you do an amazing job! I really enjoy your Skarner, you do amazing justice to his character and that's a rare treat! I hope we can do more! Your quality of work and writing style is amazing, and I would love to see you hold onto Skarner as long as you can! I hope we can do more in the future, and feel free to shoot me a Friend Request on LoL. The Cryophoenix is my main account. <3 ))
You once approached me with a question that only wrought more within my troubled boughs.
You say your race is attuned to the natural magics of the world. What then, do you think stops humans from realizing true control over their magic? Also, perhaps as a secondary question, do you think it at all possible to teach these wretched humans to control it the way your race does?
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