Concerning ShriryahThe Kingdom of Shriryah is a medium sized kingdom bordered on two sides by a vast desert to the west and south, and by a vast ocean to the east and north. It is an arid land, which was once a lush tropical paradise. Now it is desert, and the sparse vegetation consists mostly of palm trees and brambles. However in the higher elevations of the northern Rin mountains dense vegetation remains, as it does in the land between the mountains and the sea where there are many rivers, along which Shriryah resembles the tropical jungle it once was.
Shriryah is rich in precious metals, as well as minerals and stones. Most architecture is made from alabaster stone, ebony or sometimes marble, as wood is rare, except in mountainous regions. In the low laying areas the architecture is reminiscent of an ancient Egyptian style emphasizing keeping houses cool, while in forested regions its more similar to a combination of ancient Aztec, Thai, and Japanese architecture. Wealthy Naga often adorn thems
Bonds Chapter 2By the time they reached the hub the baby has been chirping hungrily for at least fifteen minutes straight. The sound was a very shrill cry, and very loud. Ianto had asked what it was doing if something was wrong, Gwen had asked if they could make it stop, while covering her ears. Jack explained that it was hungry. It was crying, babies do that when theyre hungry. It didnt sound like an infant though, not a human infant.
This worried Jack, human beings were wired to respond to the sounds of babies crying. Most creatures that cared for their young evolved to respond to them in a nurturing way. However, people werent wired to respond other species offspring. Well to some extent, anything young, a puppy, a kitten, a baby polar bear, would bring about some maternal or fraternal response, awing, and fawning over it. However, hearing these strange, alien cries, might not insight the same desire to nurture as the crying of a human baby, and the loud noise was certainly stres
BondsIt was dark. The only natural light was that of the distant stars and the waning moon, which was partially obscured by clouds. Ianto had his gun drawn and a flashlight so he could see to aim. Not that it would be easy to get a clear shot; the area was heavily wooded, and over grown. Al this vegetation made it even more difficult to spot whatever it was they were looking for.
It might also have been helpful to know what they were looking for. All they knew is that the computers had picked up rift activity here, a bit farther out than usual, and very strong. Something had definitely come through. The question was what was it, and was it dangerous.
Ianto, along with Gwen and Jack had all headed out, and then spread out to search for it. It seemed wrong, just having the three of them; he still wasnt used to it. Not having Tosh there on com, keeping them up to date on any developments. Ianto found he even missed Owens whining, it just wasnt the same. It had been months sin
New World Chapter 7 JubilationMikami followed Light but did not take a seat, merely standing, staring. He couldnt help it, it was just so hard to tear his gaze from Lights visage. He fought with himself more and more, fought with the hysteric zeal that was building within his heart. It was all he could do to restrain the tears of happiness or mad laughter of glee.
The lawyer tried so hard to retain his poise. He had broken down once on his knees before his lord, he did not want to remain a sobbing mess. Mikami was a passionate man, but never one to wear his emotions on his sleeve. He was too serious for that, emotions could be so frivolous. Yet now they were raging within him like boiling water about to spill over at any second, and it felt nearly impossible to hold them in. God, his god, was right here with him.
How was he supposed to behave in such a presence? This was God. God was everything. God...was all that was left, and all he ever wanted or needed. All his life, all he was, none of it mattered
New World Chapter 6 VenerationMikami had only beaten Light there by an hour or so. Once he returned him he set about insuring that it was immaculate, it had to be perfect for his god. It made sense that he should offer his home to Light. After all Kira must not be seen by any who knew him as Light. With the investigation teams destroyed there was no record Mikami had ever been suspected, and Mikami had no connection to Light, so it was safe for Kira to stay here. No one would come looking, if there was anyone left who would dare to trouble Kira still. It was really a perfect set up, having Kira here, as a prosecutor Mikami had access to police records on criminals, even the ones that werent reported. He would give this information to Kira, and insure that Kira had anything he wished.
Mikami hastily went to answer the door when he heard the knick. He was so nervous to be in the presence of his god once more he could scarcely breathe. He barely finished changing clothes, the clothes he had been wearing smelled
New World Chapter 4 AnimusMikami was the perfect tool. Light knew that there could still be opposition, having an ally with shiginami eyes was not something to be thrown away lightly. Besides with Mikami's help Kira could be more effective, there would be twice as many judgments, Mikami could help Light judge those whose names he couldn't get, and assist with judging so that he would not have to do it all the time. Mikami still had his uses, and unlike Misa, he was agreeably submissive and wouldnt make demands.
"I understand, god. I am not worthy, I do not deserve such kindness as you have shown me...but I appreciate it deeply. I'll do anything I can to enforce Kiras law and pass god's word!" He wouldn't say he wanted to stay with Kira. He did want to, in fact he desperately wanted to stay with Kira, it was incredible to be the presence of his god. All he wanted was to be at his side serve him; he wanted to continue being used by his god, in any way he could be used. Even if Kira used him as a vent