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#1 Edited by King_Archelaus (29 posts) - - Show Bio

New Arcadia

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Millenniums ago, the country of Arcadia was a prospering, utopia nation. Living in harmony with nature and at peace with one another, blissful solitude far below the chaos and destruction of the surface. Until one day, a tyrant was born. His true name was lost in the chaos of time, yet his legacy was to forever shape the fate of the unprepared lands.

Due to the lack of conflict both internally and externally, Arcadia was an almost pacifistic nation. A mere five hundred men carried weapons out of an astonishing population of over three million.The tyrant was named Ortheox by historians, the word meaning "evil" in the ancient lost language of early Aracdia, he was considered a sick man. A man which only knew of death, and destruction. He was born of good noble parents and attended a safe, gentle school, as did all. And yet he turned out differently. The true cause of his tyrannical behaviors was never established, some say that a foreign force influenced his mind, paving a way to the destruction of the Utopian world, although this was never verified.

Ortheox, however, was not alone in this world. He had a brother; Archelaus. A brother, which would eventually strike him down. Slowly Ortheox with both his twisted mind and mangled morals climbed to the top of the Arcadian political ladders. For he was the first corrupt official in the lands, using violence, threats, and intimidation and even blackmail to ascertain his power. None stood in his way, for the nation had no concepts of war -- They were peaceful, naive and almost innocent to true brutality. Due to the nature of their race, all Atlanteans live for hundreds of years. Ortheox took advantage of this fact and slowly engineering and influenced national policy, slowly yet surely brewing a more violent culture. The start of the end for the once great utopia of Arcadia . It wasn't a surprise when a scholar tasked with logging city records of hospital visits uncovered the gradual increase of violence within the city. Slowly but surely he saw a rise, and it disturbed him. Seeking the King, the scholar was tasked by his highness to seek out the cause of the increase, a type of social study to try and establish how to prevent it from furthering. Three years later, it was traced back to Ortheox. As the three years of investigation passed, unknown to most, Ortheox had amassed a mighty following of galvanized men and women to lay a coup on the capital and seize power. However, just before this event surfaced, the scholar told the King of Ortheox's doing in causing unrest, the King quickly acted on this information and sought to arrest the traitor, and on the same day... Ortheox staged his coup upon the capital. It was a deadly battle and one which Ortheox won, the King and his most loyal followers were executed in front of the masses.

This caused even more unrest. And more, and more.

In the end, there was another war. Those who supported Ortheox (who wanted to expand the empire out of the ocean, and become more aggressive after generations of boring peace) and those who wanted to keep the peace, and protect Arcadia from the outside world. Unfortunately the only way to maintain that peace was to fight for it. The following civil war lasted over 100 years, in which many people died; starved, and were enslaved by the opposing sides. Archelaus stood against his brother, and fought him in the final battle for the throne. Slicing his kin through the heart with his golden trident in a triumphant battle, he claimed the throne and swore to protect and weave together the damaged nation -- Making it strong once again. He was proclaimed Archelaus the Greats for his heroics during the war, and become the first Emperor of the New Atlantic empire, an empire which had stood till this very day.

Modern Day Arcadia

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Warriors Pass

Arcadia is known for being an international trading port, these serve the realm underneath via trading channels with the outside world, it is not always a nice nor safe place, pirates habitually roam the outer skirts of the area, although they are mostly warded off by the Arcadian Guard. The area also houses the realms immigration quarters which is responsible for allowing foreigners to and from the underworld, there is not a big checking process, merely using a database, checking an individual's credentials against intelligence agencies and hoping to flag up any suspicious activities; if rejected, one would be turned away from the empire. There are less legal ways to enter Arcadia, yet they are far and few, and being caught trying to trespass illegally does carry immediate execution, on sight, or after capture as necessary. When one approaches the surface via either helicopter or boat, they will not miss the sight of the gigantic statue -- Made of an unknown metal, it was once said to gaurd the realm from intruders. Others say it is a titan, frozen by ancient magic and forced to appease the masses with it's sight as an ultimate punishment for it's sins. If one manages to pass the immigration control and is granted access to the Atlantic Underworld, they are ferried via a single way which is heavily controlled; by a transport system somewhat like a train, from the surface to underground travelling at hyper-sonic speeds, the surface to the underworld takes around fifteen minutes exactly.

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Military and law enforcement;

Arcadia has a strict code of law, break the law, and you shall be punished accordingly. An eye for an eye however, is not the way. Rather, individual's are usually sentenced to carry out unpaid work as a prisoner for extended periods of time due to their inherent longevity of hundreds of years. If one is caught for theft, they may get 10 years in prison. If one is caught assaulting, a longer sentence as necessary, the only life sentence which stands in Arcadia are for individuals whom have committed crimes far too heinous to ever let them roam society again -- They are placed in an area known as the pit, guarded by the Royal Atlantean Military officers.

The law enforcement is carried about by the Royal Military Police, a sub-division of the military. They are tasked with everyday peace keeping and other duties attended to by the police. They are commonly sighted roaming the surface area and trying to combat the rise in pirates and smugglers alike. They are skilled warriors, perhaps not the most skilled, but proficient in hand-to-hand combat and verbally deescalating situations. Their uniform varies from distract to distract, but they are usually spotted via their large silver spears, only the RMP (Royal Military Police) are allowed to carry weaponry in the city as standard.

The actual military is comprised of mostly naval marine units, the Royal Atlantean Marines. They are perhaps the most well trained and versed marine-type units in the modern world, having trained and literally lived in the water their entire life. They are also very skilled on land, each RAM (Royal Atlantean Marine) being picked from birth as part of a gift from the royal families, they are awarded the best armor money can buy (bulletproof from conventional fire). They are in possession of the standard Atlantic weaponry, spears etc, however, when on land, they use more conventional weaponry such as rifles, although, due to their enhanced stats why would they use a gun? They are faster than bullets themselves, their sword/Tridents are far more potent.

Technology

Technologically wise, the Arcadia army possess some of (if not) the best naval combat capabilities. They have not adapted to the water, rather, they were molded by it. Their sonar/radar scrambling technologies render them virtually undetectable, due to knowing how to effortlessly send waves through the ocean with their own technology to disable opponent equipment. A commonly used weapon in naval warfare is taking advantage of how potent underwater shock-waves are in comparison to when utilized on land.

In an explosion surrounded by air, the atmosphere will compress and absorb some of the explosive energy. This decreases the lethal range of the explosion. Water, however, is often described as incompressible.

Technically, it can compress, but it takes a massive amount of pressure to apply a small amount of compression. This means that in an underwater explosion, the surrounding water doesn't absorb the pressure like air does, but moves with it. An underwater explosion doesn't propel objects through the water nearly as far as a surface explosion throws shrapnel because of the drag water exerts on objects. However, an underwater explosion transmits pressure with greater intensity over a longer distance, and this boon is used for naval warfare by the Arcadian's, they have devised technology which can literally shatter metal into scraps.

The Royal Arcadian Cohort

These are by far the most experienced and skilled warriors, nearly all of whom are over 500 years old and have served in the military for just as long. They are tasked with protecting the Emperor with their life, they are the peak of Atlantic physical conditions. Effortlessly outpacing bullets, religiously training for hours per day when not protecting the King, and able to dent tanks with bare-fist punches. They are deeply loyal, serving till the last breath.

  • Rules, or rather advice;
  • No RPGing the Royal Arcadian Cohort, those are for Archelaus only. The normal police however feel free to dispatch at a whim :P
  • If you want to interact/plan PM Pyrogram and this account in the same PM for the quickest response.
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#2 Posted by Fraga (1155 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah nice. Coming here as Thee Champ tomorrow.

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#3 Posted by Selene_Liafador (481 posts) - - Show Bio

Dope work.

@fraga said:

Ah nice. Coming here as Thee Champ tomorrow.

Take your daughter with you.

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#4 Posted by Fraga (1155 posts) - - Show Bio

Dope work.

@fraga said:

Ah nice. Coming here as Thee Champ tomorrow.

Take your daughter with you.

Bueno. Should be fun.

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#5 Posted by Shanana (60169 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Thread Creator in the game today!

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#6 Posted by Acer. (2599 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad :p

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#7 Posted by Kai_Aurelius (1264 posts) - - Show Bio

Noiceee

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#8 Posted by Quintus_KnightfaII (60 posts) - - Show Bio
OP be like
OP be like "Do you even bench bro?"

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#9 Posted by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice!

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#10 Edited by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Edited by Kai_Aurelius (1264 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Oh my god, if kai and your new dude meet XDD

*at the same time*

"Why the blazes is my mirror moving?"

Kais got more, facial hair with the scrufy look though

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#12 Edited by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: No chars that can come here and I'm using a normal dude as my main for now. So I'll have to decline it this time lol

But I expect this to grow.

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#13 Edited by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by _Braveheart_ (2451 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome, nice work!

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#15 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: It's a Pyro location xD Of course it'll.

On another note, wanna do something with another char?

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#17 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio

@_glacier_: I know xP

I'm not really looking to start any new interactions outside of Archelaus, wanna put my focus/energy onto him.

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#18 Posted by _Absolution_ (88 posts) - - Show Bio

So this is what you've been working on. I do have to say, nice work with this :)

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#19 Posted by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: That's some next level name lmao I get ya, tho. We'll do something another time ^_^

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#20 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio

@_glacier_: Archelaus was a military general in Greece, just thought it was fitting. Of course.

@_absolution_: Thanks!

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#21 Posted by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: You and your Greek sh*t =P It's nice, really. Loving to see Atlantis on the rise again, it's a badass idea lol

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#22 Edited by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio

@_glacier_: I'm Cypriot, technically not Greek. On the rise again? Never really seen it in the first place xP

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#23 Posted by _Glacier_ (8729 posts) - - Show Bio

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@_glacier_: I'm Cypriot, technically not Greek. On the rise again? Never really seen it in the first place xP

Yeah, yeah. Stop making up places! =P

There was a time Surkit(?) owned Atlantis and it was pretty used... Or maybe I have amnesia and I forgot it was about a few days. Strange thing is: I don't remember having amnesia.

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#25 Posted by Feral Nova (57236 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! I'll try to get an Odessa post up within the next couple of days

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#26 Posted by deactivated-5a4aaebccd120 (4502 posts) - - Show Bio

@shanana said:

Best Thread Creator in the game today!

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#27 Posted by King_Archelaus (29 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by deactivated-59c716930b8a6 (9227 posts) - - Show Bio
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#29 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by deactivated-59c716930b8a6 (9227 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Btw, digging the Harry Potter quote you've got on Archelaus' profile.

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#31 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio

@dreadpool10: I actually think the quote was from some Earl in like 1800's or something but J.K Rowling coined it but re-wrote the quote in her own way. But yeah, I like it. The quote (I hope) embellishes how he will rule his lands. Even if he is superior to his subjects he'll never be a bad person, etc (or so he hopes... I never know what will happen LOL)

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#32 Posted by Corvus_Wilshere (155 posts) - - Show Bio
Finalt*ts--I mean finally.
Finalt*ts--I mean finally.

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#33 Posted by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Posted by Corvus_Wilshere (155 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Nah, my evil is for all to behold.

Also, you cannot begin to fathom how degrading it would to have a Koi fish as a nemesis. That's minus Mastermind Points! JK

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#35 Posted by King_Archelaus (29 posts) - - Show Bio
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#36 Posted by Thee_Champion (6541 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_archelaus: @selene_liafador:

The Herald of Hope
The Herald of Hope

The sky was at his mercy. Blue and cloudless, it was torn asunder, by the loud, sharp crack of earthen nature's most primal roar; thunder. The air's thermal expansion was fervent, shock-waves cried out and rippled the ocean surface. Above it, Thee Champion, and his daughter, Selene. His frame accelerated, and the air before him compressed, flattened, sizzling with the heat to melt rock and enveloping him in a red hot cone. Behind him, a trail of sonic booms erupted. Alongside his daughter, he soared, leaving the particles in the air energized, charged and excited with his kinetic energy, and inspiring them to coat him in a mass of blue, superheated plasma that left a streak, vibrant and brilliant, painted across the open sky.

The Warrior's Pass, a path guarded by a statue of grandiloquent dimensions, emerged into his line of sight. He decelerated, the aroma of burnt ozone giving way to the scent of salt as it hung, with the prominence of a force of nature, in the air all about them. His lowering velocities, less relativistic, guided the sonic eruptions that whipped behind him into oblivion. The plasma that clung to him with desperation was no more, and the air? Allowed to cool. In time, the New God's descent was made, and his feet, hugged by semi-armored boots colored by a dark shade of red, touched the ground of the international trading ports. In his company, his daughter, Selene. Blessed with her mother, Ziccarra's genes, Selene embodied every voluptuous detail of the Cardinal Goddess' frame. Her visage, of her mother's exotic Spanish flair yet still of her own brand of contemporary allurement, was nothing short of enrapturing.

And Thee Champion, towering at over six feet and five inches in height, sculpted from diamond to eclipse the muscular proportions of every Greek god know to man, and features that tales tell are majestic and archangelic, was too an individual of visual appeal. His cape, red and long, hung from his shoulders, and halted an inch above his ankles. His garments, a dark shade of azure, were quasi-armored, and festooned first by vermilion highlights, and second, by the crest both he and his son, Leonel wore on their chest, the 'S' made iconic by their heroic exploits. To the eyes that gazed upon them, there rested no doubt, the father and daughter duo were the deities of the modern age. Their flesh, it even seemed to glow with the power that vibrated beneath it and coursed through their veins.

Alexis however, was not there as a New God. He was there as the Captain General of the Spanish Armed Forces. Having spent little time with Selene and intent on grooming her to be the Liafador family's finest warrior and military and diplomatic mind, he requested that she accompany him to New Atlantis. Leonel was too invested in his exploits as an intergalactic tournament fighter, while Maya he felt lacked the mental fortitude and intangible steel to endure the rigors of militaristic demands. Selene, a literal combination of his and Ziccarra's best traits and characteristics, was in his eyes, the Liafador Heir. "Let's go, Selene", he smiled, "We have to go through the immigration process", a process which he was certain would identify him as the Spanish Armed Forces' Captain General and allow him to request an audience with the Atlantean King himself.

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#38 Posted by Rafael_Romeiro (2561 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Makes sense.

Dropping by with Rafa as well, LOL.

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#40 Posted by Rafael_Romeiro (2561 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_archelaus:

Vibranium, 'White Vibranium', an armor, sleek and of militaristic style, held Rafael, the Black Jaguar's frame without flaw. Cut from a gem too precious for the mortal domain, his physique mirrored, without imperfections, the lean frame of Michelangelo's David. His features, beautiful and perfectly proportioned, put to shame the standards set by any celebrated god of male beauty. Yet his flair, his swagger, wicked and cool, was not of an Adonis among men, but of an Achilles. He looked a man from Venus, but was born a warrior from Mars. His expression, gelid and of the poise he'd made legendary, remained unchanged even as his eyes, pearls of mesmeric chocolate, acknowledged the glances and gazes he garnered as the 21st Century Adonis.

Though as he walked, dripping with a cold confidence that intimidated his foes but disarmed his admirers, he was not without company. To his right, walked his assistant and assigned bodyguard, Madalena. Her hair, long and lustrous, was like a fountain of liquid ebony. Her eyes, golden in shade, were predatory, seductive. And her features, her entire visage, blessed by a sensuous flair that mystified. Like Rafael, she was Portuguese. Like him, she was a speedster. And like him, she was adorned in light, vibranium armor. "So, why are we here where it smells of fish and salt?", Madalena inquired, the disinterested timbre of her soft, whispery voice hanging in the air as they walked. "To secure an alliance", Rafael answered, his air cool, the soft, romantic notes of his Portuguese inflection echoing his words.

"The Shogunate has suffered severe, economic blows. The recent attack on our electronic banking and internet communications, and the attempted assassination of Ivana, and some of the world not wanting to trade with us.. it has crippled us", he explained. "I am here to secure a beneficial economic relationship between New Atlantis and Venezuela. They are prosperous but we still have something they do not, something they may want. Vibranium", he paused. "But.. I am also hoping for a relationship between our military forces", he added. For a moment, Madalena allowed silence to hang in the air, an almost musical chuckle escaping her as she smirked and teased, "And you are doing all of this for Ivana?". Quiet, albeit briefly, Rafael answered, as they arrived for immigration processing, "I am doing this for the Shogunate".

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#41 Edited by Pyrogram (46497 posts) - - Show Bio

@rafael_romeiro: I'ma go and reply to this first as it's just us two, that was cool. I missed Rafael xD

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#42 Posted by Rafael_Romeiro (2561 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Thanks :) He's a fun character to write, LOL.

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#43 Posted by Legacy_ (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

*feels need to use Ocean Master*

Good luck wit this :)

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#44 Edited by Valerie_Huntington (5011 posts) - - Show Bio

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.

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#45 Posted by Mooty_Pass (8451 posts) - - Show Bio

All Hail the Glory of Atlantis

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#46 Edited by King_Archelaus (29 posts) - - Show Bio

@rafael_romeiro:

"Finance Minister of the Shogunate of Venezuela..... Affiliate of the Hellfire Club..... Previous member of the MVP's..." The Atlantean murmured to himself, glancing up at Rafael before drawing his attention back to the glowing screens. A few taps upon the keyboard later was followed by a buzz, the gate to the underworld of Atlantis opened, the guards passing as the Finance Minister was granted access to the transport system. "Clear for entry, please enjoy your stay in Atlantis, Mister Romeiro," his eyes also drifted to Madalena who was also granted access, before drawing his attention to the tedious cue, with a sigh the man continued working.

Back in the capital, the throne room.

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"Rafael Romeiro, you say?" The King of Atlantis looked towards one of his advisers, softly tapping his fingers upon his throne. "Now why is the Finance Minister of Venezuela visiting our domain?" With a moment to ponder, Archelaus commanded, "stop the train, I'm going to visit the surface, ready the Atlantean Cohort," and with his trident in hand, he stood, his royal golden garbs glowed and shimmered as he stood tall, guards frantically marched out of the throne room at pace to secure the train system, ready for the King's approach.

Back at the train systems, seconds before departure.

"All apart from the one named Rafael and his associate please clear the cabins, the King approaches," and this happened the entrance and exits of the system were flanked by the Atlantean Cohort, the Royal guard. Rafael and his associate were then approached by a waiter, given a choice from a vast selection of drinks and snacks, before Archelaus appeared at the end of the cabin, trident in hand, pacific blue eyes looked upon Rafael, before walking forward slowly, and taking a seat opposite the individual in the cabin, looking towards the two from Venezuela, his trident was left standing upright beside the seats, somehow balancing on the very edge of it's bottom, as though gravity had no effect upon it's existence.

"You're a very illustrious individual, Rafael. From an even more illustrious country. You are here for diplomacy, correct? Then let us commence negotiations." With a firm, yet polite smile, the King of the New Atlantis waited, and watched. Silently placing his palms upon his thighs, still as a statue.

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#47 Posted by Legacy_ (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

*pees in the ocean*

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#50 Posted by Legacy_ (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

@arquitenens: X_X

You! I gotta talk to you later.

Pushes her into the water