Shi Inkahan

Shi Inkahan

Blue Mists Retreat

Region: Shi Inkahan - Blue Dragon Mountains
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Mountain Retreat

A large, semi-palace that several of the noble families of Shi Inkahan use when travelling near this region. Though rarely used it is easily defended and very well constructed. For centuries it was a fortress made to watch this end of the Mojingan Valley but once peace was established between men and beast it became more of a mountain retreat.

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Rose District

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Cherrywood Grove

Cherrywood Grove is another beautiful establishment. Rivaled only by the beautiful Water Lily Inn Cherrywood Grove is a meeting place for the rich and the upper class. It is made completely of cherrywood, and cherrywoods with their beautiful pink petals circle the Grove. A beautiful sight on a breezy day, these trees often drop their petals which dance beautifully to the ground on any given day. Be warned, though: the patrons of Cherrywood Grove do not take kindly to commoners. They only enjoy the company of the upper class, and anyone without a decent scrap of gold in their pocket will most likely find few friends in Cherrywood Grove.

Dozaemon Bridge

This beautifully fashioned stone bridge connects the Rose District and the Lotus District It is made of cobblestone and bordered by beautiful green carvings of wood. Etched and painted on the inner face of these carvings are pictures, almost hieroglyphics, that depict the entire history of the city of Yungue Often citizens of the city can be found on this bridge reading into their home’s history. Even to those who care little for the history of Yungue, the carvings of gold are beautiful on their own. On each corner of the bridge is an oriental fashioned lamppost. These are completely painted green, even the glass, which means that the flame inside gives off a magnificent green tint at night. The river underneath the bridge flows very quietly, and it’s beautiful sound is calming in the quiet of night. The large goldfish that swim in the pond are a large attraction to the people of Yungue.

Kouen Square

Kouen Square was once called the commoner’s palace, because so many of the city’s less-fortunate citizens congregate there to pretend to wealth and influence. A liberal sprinkling of actual Yungue nobility do frequent the Square as well, looking for the peace provided by the well-sculpted, circular plaza, as well as the contact with humanity it brings. Eastward runs the Rose District and southward an off-road takes you towards the Glade District

Taien Square

From the moment the three Crimson Guard reavers on overnight duty allow people into the Taien Square, everything is structured chaos. At the outer ring of the circular plaza
crowds of gamblers and gawkers gather to watch the day’s events and to generally socialize. At the center, there is a marked-off area for two combatants to engage in a harmless form of dueling, called Shenite, bound together by ropes until one triumphs over the other. There are always at least three Crimson Guard reavers posted at the Square, and various other members of the army have a tendency to congregate in one corner or another for a socializing-type function.
Taien Square is also heavily shielded, so much so that no magic, other than the healing-sort, may be cast within the Square itself, and no currently-active spells are able to function at all.

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Yungue

Region: Mojigan Valleys, Shi Inkahan
Climate: - temperate deciduous forest to temperate rain forest
Governance: Shi Inkahan Empire Notable Landmarks: - Cities or objects that are worth noting. You can link to subpages from here.
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Yungue City is nestled in the Mojingan Valleys and is the trade capital of Shi Inkahan. It is also the second largest city on the continent, located on the river south of the Kiotoi the capitol. It mostly sees goods coming by ship from Wang Port (coming ultimately from the other continents) and the various islands south and east of Shi Inkahan, which are transferred at Yungue to riverboats travelling to Kiotoi and the innards of the country, as well as goods travelling in the opposite direction, from Kiotoi out to the islands, Wang, and the other continents.

Yungue is an extremely influential part of Shi Inkahan, not only because it is so important in terms of trade, but also in the fact that it is very strong in cultural values. Being the second largest city in Shi Inkahan, Yungue is quite a thing to travel through. It is divided into 4 districts, Lotus, Rose, Glade, and Willow, each serving a different purpose. Lotus District is the government capital of the city. Dishojin Palace is here, as are the headquarters for the two main guard bodies of the city. Rose District is a rather mix-and-match place, home to the renowned Rose Petal Gardens, Water Lily Inn and Cherrywood Grove. Glade District is the shopping central of Yungue, what one might call "Downtown". It is home to shops and stalls of all kinds. Finally, the district that gave Yungue its title trade capital of Shi Inkahan, Willow District houses ports and docks of all kinds, always waiting the next shipment of this or that. Yungue is run by Lord Gachiro Burutai ka Togramatsu who lives in Dishojin Palace with his mother, High Lady Ravi Togramatsu Other major aristocratic families in Yungue include the Nakazawa clan. Overall, Yungue is a very beautiful city with a rich, historical past that is quite a hit with the tourists.

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Dishojin Palace

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The Gardens

One of the star attractions of Dishojin Palace is the gardens that surround it. These beautiful masterpieces of floral art simply astonish and stupefy the mortal man or woman. You can literally find any kind of flower you like in these sprawling greeneries, as well as any kind of shrub, plant, or tree. The gardens are so large, in fact, that citizens have been known to get lost in them! The garden on a whole is bordered by a large shrubbery that forms a wall standing roughly 8 feet tall. Even this is very well decorated, with roses and lilies popping out of the side here and there. Of course, even this garden has it’s purpose in the workings of Dishojin palace. You see, the gardens give the White Swords a tactical advantage. If anyone is found in the palace that needs to be captured and jailed, for whatever the reason, they will have a difficult time escaping the gardens. Why? There is only one exit! There is a single archway that leads into the garden, and this archway faces the palace front and center. If a couple of White Swords guard this passageway, any robber or thief will have a very difficult time escaping the palace. Apart from their tactical usage, the gardens are simply a beautiful place where the average commoner can escape from the trifles of the world around them. Quynh Qiweth, the innkeeper of the Water Lily Inn is known to spend her days here as well…

Throne Room

This room is even more beautifully decorated than the rest of Dishojin Palace, if that’s even possible. Looking much like a chapel in a church, the Throne Room is lined with beautiful windows of different shades and tints, allowing a beautiful multitude of coloured lights into the room. There are two large rooms located on either side of the Throne Room. These hold chairs and other things of the sort, used for when High Lady Togramatsu so decides to hold a meeting, conference, or otherwise. At any time other than these, the room is rather empty. One large, velvet throne crowns the room standing directly adjacent, quite a few meters away, from the doorway (which, by the way, is carved from magnificent linden wood). A few “lesser” thrones are placed to the right and behind the throne. These are for Togramatsu’s councilors and advisors. It should be noted that two White Swords are placed on either side of the main entryway, and 4 more are located around the room at all times. Though this room is open to the public, it is very highly protected.

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Wang Port

The Wang Port is the main entrance to the shinkan land, coming from the Kadrass Ocean from the east. Located in the top of the Jinkara Peninsula, the port is knowed for beign the main point of commerce betwen the country and the foreign kingdoms, like Vaxia (located at the east side of the Kadrass Ocean, coming from here, directly to Dawn Port). Beauty and floklor, this port is only the gate for big empire, full of traditions and honor. Unfortunatly, this commerce point is always under the menace of pirats, and at the inside, by gangs of the underworld of Shi Inkahan. From this port, the travelers can take the path to the Blue Dragon Mountain Chain, and passing it, to the mojingan´s valley, were the capital Kiotoi stands. The economy of this Port is basically the out comerce, and in a minor proportion, the fishing.

Korikuto Pub

The Korikuto Pub is next to the piers, so the sailors choose it often for taking a jar of nakaje, the national drink of Shi Inkahan. The octagonal form of the pub is just a preview of the shinkan style in their buildings. The wooden floor and walls, decorated with ornaments, paintings and some weapons, and big announcements written in shinkan scripture, make the atmosphere of a pier pub of this port. Some rumors points this Pub as one of the points that the gangs of the port use for their "business" and other kind of under culture.

Main Piers

The main piers are always full of fleets, cargos and vessels from every country. Guards are always keeping for thieves or other kind of dangers for the merchandise, but rumours saids the Guards are under the gangs control; if that's true, no body can be truly safe at the Piers.

Wang Market

The Wang Market is the principal commerce point at the city. The principal products of Shi Inkahan are sold here, like handicrafts, silks, salt and other nice merchandise. Its a full square of buildings, little plazas and stores, next to the main piers. Some stores belongs to the Wang Port mafia, but no one is sure exactly ones.

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Shigotime

A town torn by war, it once was a beautiful place, growing and propsepering, until, it became a consequence. Overthrown and overtaken the city was ravaged by the dark Elves and held within their control for some time. Until freed by resistance fighters only some months ago. The city is the beginning phase of rebuilding, people are coming back from their shells and are living once more. Hopefully they will prospur again with the returning of the Count.

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The Temple of Power

Inside are five seperate chambers each for a different form of worship. each entrance way from the Grand Hallway has a title above it. The temple is old, and it smells even older.

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Water Lily Inn

The first thing you notice, even before entering the inn, is that the area around the Inn is in a state of perpetual summer. For a radius of a block or two, no matter the season, there is always balmy weather. Not too hot, never cold, simply perfect. Property values soar at this area for this reason, as well. Inside the Inn, you see that Quynh Qiweth, the innkeeper, has done her best to make things as calming and natural as possible. Off to the right side, you can see a small rock garden, in the center of which is a crystal clear pool inhabited by a turtle or two and a variety of glimmering goldfish. Various kinds of water lilies inhabit this pool, and a small rock waterfall lies behind it, trickling down gently and splashing gracefully over the various plants that line the edge of the pool.

Entering further, one thing bombards your senses, and that is the scent of the Inn. Throughout the entire Inn, you can smell the lovely scent of lilacs and other fragrant flowers, and this smell is seemingly permanent. Not magical, simply permanent. You now notice that there are no windowpanes on the windows of the Inn: because of the perpetual summer outside the Inn, there is no need for the windows to ever be closed. Because of these open windows, the occasional parrot or other bird is able to enter the Inn; these usually make their way to the rafters, out of the way of the patrons, although they have been known to perch on the occasional shoulder. The birds are good natured, and know when their perch does not want them there, so they are never seen as a nuisance.

Aside from the perpetually open windows, there are sunroofs on the ceiling of the Inn as well. These, unlike the windows, are able to close and open, because the Inn is affected by rain just as any other part of the world is. Making your way to the counter, you see that the mahogany wood is veined by various vines, all blooming with different kinds of plants. Aleya, the barkeeper, looks at you with a gentle smile, showing off her crimson lips and beautiful green eyes. Above her head is the menu of the bar, displaying many different kinds of beverages, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Off to the left side of the bar is the door into the kitchen, where these magnificent meals are prepared. The head chef, Figo, is a good natured man, but very busy. He can be fairly ill tempered, but when he’s not buried under work, he is a kind man.

To the right side of the counter are three things. Firstly, the stairs that lead to the rooms are there. In between the counter and the stairs is another door, leading to the various other features of the Inn, such as the hot tub and Performance Hall. Finally, you can see the door that leads out onto the Patio, where there are more tables and such. Upon final glance, you can see a handful of large, burly men in the room. They wear suits of white mythril and hold menacing looking glaives in their hands, watching the patrons silently. These are the White Swords, members of one of the most prominent guard services in Yungue

Kitchen

This bustling, busy room is always full of action and life. It looks rather different from the rest of the Inn, as it is simply made up of a marble floor and many rows of wooden shelves. Each and every shelf is filled to the brim with pots and pans and plates and spoons and glasses and cups, everything the chefs could need. Off towards the back of the kitchen lies a row of cauldrons and char-grills which Figo and his staff use to cook their warm meals. To the right of the room lies a long row of tables with chefs ever preparing some of the colder meals, such as bread, drinks, and cakes. On the wall that separates the bar and the kitchen lie a few windows. Aleya is able to speak her orders to the chefs through these windows. To those that step into this room without permission, beware! Figo and his staff do not take too fondly of people disturbing their work, especially during times when the Inn is busiest.

Lower Hall

This hall is rather plain, but follows the same “natural” décor as is found throughout the rest of the Inn. Flowerpots hang from the ceiling every few feet, and the hall is always lit somehow, be it by lantern or simply by daylight from the main room of the Inn. On either side are various rooms marked with gold-plated tags, each one reading the name of the room in a glorious, flowing, engraved script.

Practice Room 5

This medium sized room is almost completely empty. A single table with 4 chairs lies near to one wall, and a closet filled with various props and costumes lies off to one side. Other than that, the room is quite brightly lit with multiple lanterns. The empty portion of the room is where performers actually practice their performance. Barmaids occasionally drop by the room if they know that a performer is practicing in here.

Patio

The Patio placed adjacent to the Inn is a beautiful place, clearly affected by the permanent summer. There are parasols of sorts attached to each table, to protect from excess sunlight, which can be closed and removed if the patron so desires. The floor is made up in a cobblestone pattern, which always glints in the sun because it is always clean. The metal fence that surrounds the patio isn’t very tall, as it’s simply there to mark the boundary of the patio. A relatively tall person could easily hop over at any time. Hanging from the fence in various places are pots of assorted flowers, which are watered by either Quynh or the staff as much as needed.

Upper Hall

This hall is more decorated than the Lower Hall. Along the floor is a beautiful red carpet, and lanterns line the walls, one opposite every door. The doors lead to the rooms, where patrons may either stay for the night or purchase on a long-term basis.

Room 1

Quynh's personal room, located at the very end of the hall, is very comfortable, at least according to Quynh’s tastes. It is decorated with assorted flowers, and a palm tree reaching up to the roof is found in one corner. The bed is rather large, large enough for two, anyways, and is quite soft. A desk is also found in this room, upon which are many stacks of paper outlining different areas of importance regarding the Inn. Along the wall beside the bed is a dresser containing Quynh’s wardrobe. On top of this lies her perfume, make up, and other accessories, along with a mirror. Off to one side of the room is a large glass door that opens onto a small patio overlooking the small pond behind the inn.

Room 10

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 2

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 3

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 4

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 5

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 6

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Hot Tub

This room was an addition of Quynh’s own, funded by the gracious High Lady Togramatsu It isn’t very large-—no more than 4 people can enter at one time-—but it is very comfortable. On a shelf attached to a wall beside the tub, there are various bottles and assorted things, such as mixtures to add bubbles to the tub, special fragrant soaps, and things of that sort. The room is rather plain, however, and seemingly undecorated except for the floral-pattern wallpaper. One covered lantern lies on each wall, and a long rack of towels lie on the back wall, under the shelves. Patrons are asked to place all towels in the basket beside the door when they are finished, so that a maid may wash them periodically.

Room 7

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 8

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Room 9

This room is quite cozy. A large dresser with mirror lie on one wall, opposite to which is a double bed covered in an oriental-style blanket and duvet. The wall-to-wall carpet is soft, and two wicker chairs lie opposite the bed, beside the dresser. A glass door is in this room leading onto a small balcony, and it overlooks the patio below.

Private Viewing Enclosement

This particular chamber amounts to a ballroom constructed in the Crescent Moon Theater's upper hall. While the door is of course locked, Loris Entrevant possesses a key; and inside the room itself is a plush, well-decorated room, with a large banquet table, draperies, and a massive glass wall looking out on the area, equipped with a fairly minor magnification enchantment to allow those within the room to see clearly down to the stage; the acoustics in the amphitheater make it unnecessary for added audial enhancement. A crystal chandalier hangs delicately from the ceiling, and basins of water filled by marble statues of aquiline women eternally pouring from fountain basins are set in the corner, as an added effect. The entire presentation seems vaguely Roman, to those who might recognize the term.

Performance Hall

This room is fashioned similarly to the main room, except that there are no windows or sunroofs. Lanterns line the walls on either side and tables sit scattered about the room. These tables are made of oak, the same as in the main room of the Inn. On the far side of the room is a wooden stage, where you can sometimes see a bard, dancer, or other entertainer practicing his or her art. This hall is also sometimes used for special performances—-plays, operas, or anything else that needs doing. At these times, the room is magnificently decorated, with beautiful white tablecloths covering each table, and a beautiful candle on each as well.

Backstage

This cluttered area is where the performers go between scenes to change their outfits, prepare, or what have you. Certain lucky patrons may be permitted, either by Quynh or by the performers, to enter this room and meet the cast. The entrance is always guarded by two White Swords whenever a performance is on, so that no one without a pass may enter.

Practice Halls

The Practice Hall is decorated much like the Performance Hall, except that performances are never held here. It is simply used for the preparation and practice of entertainers of various sorts, be it before their show or if the Performance Hall is simply full. There are 5 rather empty rooms branching off from the main Practice Hall, each one used only for practicing one’s talent or act. Therefore, in total, one may find 6 places other than the Performance Hall to practice their arts.

Practice Room 1

This medium sized room is almost completely empty. A single table with 4 chairs lies near to one wall, and a closet filled with various props and costumes lies off to one side. Other than that, the room is quite brightly lit with multiple lanterns. The empty portion of the room is where performers actually practice their performance. Barmaids occasionally drop by the room if they know that a performer is practicing in here.

Practice Room 2

This medium sized room is almost completely empty. A single table with 4 chairs lies near to one wall, and a closet filled with various props and costumes lies off to one side. Other than that, the room is quite brightly lit with multiple lanterns. The empty portion of the room is where performers actually practice their performance. Barmaids occasionally drop by the room if they know that a performer is practicing in here.

Practice Room 3

This medium sized room is almost completely empty. A single table with 4 chairs lies near to one wall, and a closet filled with various props and costumes lies off to one side. Other than that, the room is quite brightly lit with multiple lanterns. The empty portion of the room is where performers actually practice their performance. Barmaids occasionally drop by the room if they know that a performer is practicing in here.

Practice Room 4

This medium sized room is almost completely empty. A single table with 4 chairs lies near to one wall, and a closet filled with various props and costumes lies off to one side. Other than that, the room is quite brightly lit with multiple lanterns. The empty portion of the room is where performers actually practice their performance. Barmaids occasionally drop by the room if they know that a performer is practicing in here.

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Lotus District

The Lotus District is the government capital of Yungue Many tall monoliths of buildings line the streets of this area, each one standing so high that a normal man would swear that they reached all the way to the very sky. Unlike the rest of Yungue, these buildings are mainly made of stone and adorned with many trinkets. The most obvious of these is, of course, High Lady Togramatsu’s Dishojin Palace Apart from the government buildings in this area, you will also find the military buildings, where the two main guard bodies of Yungue are housed, trained, and armed. Needless to say, the Lotus District is the single most well guarded area in the entire city of Yungue.

Varavatras Mansion

The summer home of the only Mojingan emperor of SHi-Inkahan, this mansion has been converted into an astonishing history museum, with a university and Library built nearby, to house the knowledge of an entire society.

White Sword Headquarters

This building looks rather plain on the outside, but it is magnificently decorated within. Beautiful red carpets line every single hallway, and torches are placed on every wall. This building basically houses the generals and leaders of the White Sword force, although there is an entire underground complex devoted entirely to the training of new White Sword soldiers. The entire west wing of the building houses weapons and armor of countless kinds, the most numerous of those being the long, curve-bladed glaives and the flexible white armor that the White Swords use most frequently. There are always a few White Swords hovering around this building at all times of the day.

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Kiotoi

Located in the Mojingan Valleys, the imperial city of Kiotoi (also spelled Ki Otoi or Ki-Otoi) is the capital of Shi Inkahan. It´s a beautiful artworked jewel of shinkan architecture and engineering, built in the middle of the Norinaga lake, and connected to the land by four big bridges, which represent the four points of the earth: north, south, east and west. The culture and moods of Kiotoi are famous in all Shi Inkahan, the best of the artists, scientists and politicians lives here, near the Emperor. The largest building is the Emperor´s grand palace, were the court lies. Another famous structure, more recent, is the Emperess's Tomb. Emperor Xiao-Ken built it as a memorial of his lovely wife, who died in the Red Lotus War a few years ago. Kiotoi is an expensive but very nice place. Everyone who visits this city never forget it. Just like most Shinkan places, Kiotoi´s story is marked by the legend of the Great Dragon. Tales saids that he constructed this city with his own hands, and keeps a wonderful secret in their buildings, but if someone wants find out what that means first must understand the legend of the Great Dragon, Shimpo Ryu.

Old Varavatra Quarter

Built during the golden age of the Mojingan, when Varavatra the first was emperor, this section of the city was built. The differences in architechture are plenty and varied, but all of them pleasing to the eye. There is a certain.. .melancholy, in the air, as the old buildings loom tall and proud in defiance to time, and history, who chose to return control of the Empire to the human races again. Today, the quarter is in decay, and it doesnt fall entirely into slumhood by virtue of the conservanionist agreements that attempt to preserve the historic and architecthural heritage of this section of town. Alas, the only one who buys, or owns any business here, is the Goverment, and only when it absolutely must. Thus, the old, proud and once-glorious buildings.. now usually hold low-level offices.. and services most prefer to forget about, like a prison, a low-income health center, and the Sanitarium, among others.

Sanitarium

The Sanitarium is a tall, mostly squarish building that sits in a corner deep down in Old Varavatra Quarter. Its grey, moulding stone, only receives whatever repairs are deemed necessary in the very tight goverment budget for this area, and the goverment is the only one who cares for these old buildings.Its a shame to see those precious Mojingan statues and corner-adornments age and decay this way. But perhaps, it is fitting to whats inside the building. For this holds the Sanitarium.. the Mad House of Ki Otoi, where all the mentally sick and hopeless cases are sent to live the rest of their lives in padded cells and shriek away the incoming nights with screams no one cares to hear anymore..

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