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Occupation: Phantom of Reve Binton

a spirit's melody


I am the purpose of illusion; I am the shadow in the night. I am the siren of the muses; I am the wrath of all delight. I stand among this hollow ground, firm and unsurpassed: a whisper in the void of sound, silent and looked past.


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Underneath this reality in which we live and have our being, another and altogether different reality lies concealed...

When the universe was born into a new form, the atma breathed into it were void and formless. Yet upon these immaterial frames is the integral hitsuzen written - perhaps the most important fact denied by countless lives.

I am the Orator: a face of the rassvet, trapped within a realm beyond understanding. I have been here for an eternity, and I have seen lunhui in all its terrible brilliance. A relentless misery has cast a savali upon us all, and I cannot begin to understand where it came from. All I know is that I did little to assuage the Mictlan it has wrought. Instead, I may have caused a mesabet that has yet to heal.

I was born R'ive Bentani of the ronay. Few knew of me, as I often kept to myself. When I was a child, my world began to crumble around me. The destruction wrought upon Gartarnay is still immeasurable today, yet we survived. To say that I was whole after reaching the Age of D'ni would be a grave mistake... I had lost the very atma that had given me life. Could that be why I became obsessed with tempting forces beyond my control?

No longer bound by the intuition that had guided me in years past, I sought an escape from this life. I knew that even death would not solve my dilemma. So, when I began studying under the disciples of the Art, I came upon a malignant discovery: that which drives all to deeds both virtuous and vicious - the mana of life that has no adequate tangibility. I drew a paradise for myself, marred but by one idea: eternal death. I was overtaken by the eclipse that consumed both me and my arcadia.

Death was never an end, and part of me awoke to find itself on Gartarnay. My last memory was that of my people fleeing in the chaos of the destruction around me, and my parents losing their hold on me. Today, I still feel as if they lost more than the physical me - they lost the innocent child they had once known. But as I wept in despair amid the soot and debris of the hamlet I called home, I felt a sharp touch on my shoulder, and turned to behold a perched raven that peered at me through soulless eyes.

It leaned its head onto mine, and I felt a wave of relief wash over me. I was able to comprehend what it spoke, even as I could only hear the silence of a lost realm:

Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit.

about the author/roleplayer

My name is Andrew, but I've grown accustomed to being called Jerome - a title my first written character was known by. I've been writing for nearly six years, and I've been 'freeform' roleplaying much longer than that. I worked on numerous short stories for friends over the years, and I hope to bring some of them to light here on Gaia.

The project I am currently working on is known as 'Ghosts of the Dream', a fiction series that delves into countless continuities. This writing project walks between the realm of fan fiction and original fiction, using elements of my favorite universes to construct an overarching plot that involves characters both old and new - familiar and unfamiliar. I'm hoping this fresh 'mash-up' of ideas will inspire others to write, and perhaps encourage roleplay within this continuity of diversity.

I would like to point out that my stories might only be appreciated by those who enjoy stories similar to Inception or Butterfly Effect - Ghosts of the Dream will be highly philosophical, but much of it will also be character-driven and easier to follow.

My preferred genres are as follows: Military fiction, Spy fiction, Adventure, Comedy of manners, Satire, Vigilante fiction, Dark fantasy, Heroic fantasy, Epic war fiction, Science fantasy, Chivalric romance, Alternate history, Occult fiction, Thriller mystery, Paranoid fiction, Philosophical fiction, Dystopian fiction, Hard science fiction, Soft science fiction, Cyberpunk, Slipstream, Thriller. Expect my stories to take on at least one of these genres. I may make note of the genre on the title of each subsequent entry if necessary. My stories will be posted piecemeal on Gaia Journals, with backups posted elsewhere.

You can keep up-to-date with Ghosts of the Dream here.

As for me personally: just send me a PM and I'll be happy to talk. I can't use Skype due to a lack of the proper equipment, and I won't meet anyone offline - but I won't turn down an offer for online roleplay (in one of the aforementioned genres), if nothing else!

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