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Hey everyone!  This is my second attempt at a Lifestates Dynasty (I did complete one already) and I'm shooting for Hall of Fame this time.  I'm not as far as I was when I started the Sakura's (and there's those things called college and work that are in the way too...), so chapters may not be as frequent, but I hope that you enjoy the story  ;D

Prologue

Once upon a time, there was a fairy princess who lived in the far, far away world called Monte Vista.  She lived there happily with her father, the King, and her mother, the Queen.  As she grew older, her parents told her that it would one day be her responsibility to take over the kingdom, but only the kingdom of the Fairies, since she was Fae herself.  The other kingdoms of the other supernaturals were governed by one of their own kind.  It had been that way for as long as anyone could remember.  But why it was that way, separate kingdoms instead of one, no one really knew. 

Now of age, the Princess was finally invited to sit in on one of the meetings between the kingdoms.  The leaders from the different kingdoms would come to the King and Queen's palace to discuss matters, conflicts, treaties and more.  Despite the separation between the kingdoms, they seemed to all live peacefully-for the most part besides the odd skirmish here and there-in the sun bathed hills of Monte Vista.  This was a fact that the Princess brought to the attention of her father.

"Why can't we all live peacefully together in one kingdom?" She had asked the King. "We all live together in Monte Vista, yet we seem to be worlds away.  If all of us can get along, is it that hard to fathom that our respective kingdoms can to?"



"Live peacefully?  Together?" The King repeated.



The King looked around the table at his fellow leaders.

"Pardon me, Princess, but I don't think that's possible," The Queen of the Werewolves spoke up.
"Why not?" The Princess asked.
"We are all just far too different," The Queen of the Werewolves explained.





"I mean, can anyone honestly imagine us all living together in one kingdom?" She continued.
"I am inclined to agree with you," The King agreed.



"I'm not so sure," The Queen spoke up. "I think it is possible,"



The King was surprised at his wife's words. 
"Really, Esmeralda?" He questioned. "Please explain yourself."
"Do you not remember hearing stories of alliances and peace between the kingdoms in the history books as we were growing up?" The Queen said. "As a Fairy, I have been around a long time.  In fact, longer than you, Ryan.  I remember as a young child, hearing stories from my parents and grandparents on how our kingdoms were one, not many.  I think our daughter is right.  I think it is possible."



The King thought about the Queen's words.  He had always known her to be a wise woman.  She had always ruled her kingdom fairly and justly in her many years as Queen of the Fae.  As much as he questioned that unity could work, the King did secretly believe that it was possible, even if the possibility was miniscule.  After all, he, the King of the Humans, and Esmeralda, the Queen of the Fae, were married and had been for quite some time.  And they were happy at that.

The King looked around the table.
"Alright, I have heard from the Fairies and from the Werewolves on this matter." He said. "I would like to hear from the remainder of the supernaturals present today,"
One by one, the leaders from the different kingdoms expressed their thoughts on the matter.  The King listened quietly to each leader's opinion.









When all that was going to be said was said, the King addressed his daughter:
"It seems that all of the kingdoms are doubtful, but willing, to give peace a chance." He told her. "However, one thing we do agree on is that we need to test this peace before we make any major decisions."
"Test the peace?" The Princess repeated. "Test it how?"
"A dynasty," The Queen of the Werewolves said. "Prove that our different kinds can live together by completing a number of different of different tasks.  You complete those tasks and we'll know that it is not just a fluke,"
"But why me?" The Princess asked.
"It was your idea," The King explained. "And it is your regal duty,"
The Princess let out a breath.
"I will do it." She said. "I will take this task, and complete it, because it is my regal duty."
"Very good." The King said.

The meeting was adjourned and the King and Queen escorted the Princess out of the palace.  It was outside of the meeting that the Princess and the Queen realized the gravity of the situation.



The King sensed the uncertainty from both ladies and addressed his daughter.

"This will not be easy," He began. "But I believe you can do it.  Your mother and I-a human and a fairy-have lived harmoniously for years, so anything is possible.  Make us proud."



"I guess I have to leave now," The Princess said.

She gave her parents a goodbye hug before setting off on her journey.







My name is Princess Andromeda Rigel and I am embarking on a Lifestates Dynasty.  All I can say is: me and my big mouth.


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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Prologue (Aug 25)
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 01:11:34 PM »
I absolutelly loved the prologue! Can't wait to read more about Andromeda and her big mouth ;)
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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Prologue (Aug 25)
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 04:44:30 PM »
Sounds wonderful! I'll be following!

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Prologue (Aug 25)
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 04:42:21 PM »
Great beginning. I'm looking forward to reading this.

I absolutelly loved the prologue! Can't wait to read more about Andromeda and her big mouth ;)

Sounds wonderful! I'll be following!

Thanks, everyone!  Chapter 1, coming right up  ;D



Chapter 1- Shock to the System

My name is Princess Andromeda Rigel, but I my friends and family call me Andi.



(It may be hard to see, but Andi has purple highlights)



I have been chosen to embark on a special quest known as a Lifestates Dynasty.  Thinking back, I realize the reason I was chosen for this stems from two things: one, I am a Princess and it is my regal duty to my people and two, because I said out loud what seemed like a good idea at the time.  Me and my big mouth.  I mean, is it really that hard to fathom that possibility of peace between our kingdoms?  All of the leaders from the different kingdoms can all get along fairly well at our meetings, so why can't the people get along too?  Well, it was now up to me to prove that peace was possible.  I couldn't fail.  I just couldn't.  Because if I did, I feared what would happen to the kingdoms...

I really did not want to think about that.  So, instead, I turned my attention to my new home.  Well, vacant lot.  Growing up in a castle, with maids and cooks and butlers and all that really made this a shock to the system. 



I do have to admit I already missed my big sparkly castle with all its plush amenities and luxuries.



But with a little can-do attitude, I was going to have this place up and running in no time!



With the little money I was allowed to take with me, I put together a nice little place for myself.  It's not too bad, if I do say so myself.



The best part was, it was purple-my favorite color.



Now just because I no longer lived in my castle, didn't mean I wasn't still able to be chauffeured around, even if just by a taxi.



My first order of business was to get a job.  I spent countless hours hanging around the kitchen, enjoying the smells of the various delicious meals that our chefs would create for us, so I decided that a job at the restaurant might be fun.



Of course, having chefs cook for me all of my life meant that I had no cooking skill.  Thankfully, they hired me anyway and I swear that it had nothing to do with the fact that I was the Princess of the Fae.  At least that's what I told myself as I headed over to the library.  When I got to the library, I met some of the people from the different kingdoms.  This nice man was named Camillo Mancini.



I spent some time reading some cook books so I could brush up on my cooking skill before my first day on the job.



I only got a skill or two in when I was interrupted by my phone ringing.  It was my boss calling me for a chat.  How thoughtful!





I left the library shortly afterward and made a quick trip to the grocery store.  I wanted to purchase some seeds and start a garden.  As a fairy, I had a natural love of gardens and flowers, so I was looking forward to starting my own, even though it only consisted of 4 plants.  That was just temporary.  When I got more money, I would definitely expand it to grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables.





I then headed into the kitchen to make my first home cooked meal: macaroni and cheese.  It wasn't anywhere near the perfection of the delicacies I've had before, but it wasn't half bad.  Plus, cooking was pretty fun!





The only thing I could say was missing was a table...





After cleaning up, I was off to bed.  I survived my first day on my own.  Though I was unsure at the beginning, I now had an inkling that maybe, just maybe, I could pull this off.  The real test will be when I meet some other supernaturals.  But I'll leave that one for another day.





A couple things of note:

I had a great deal of success with custom genetics in my first Lifestates so I decided to give it another shot with Andi.  My first founder had spiceberry eyes and custom red hair.  Either her hair or her eyes carried down in some form, heir or spare, to each generation, which was completely awesome.  Fingers crossed for some cool genetic combos with Andi.

Andi's rolled traits are: Artistic, Brooding, Gatherer, Genius, Natural Chef, Natural Chef (OMG I HIT THE JACKPOT)
Even though she technically doesn't have to complete it, Andi's Lifetime Wish is: Celebrated 5-Star Chef

And I forgot to mention that there shall be a name theme because I love things like that  ;D  Any guesses based off of Andi's name?

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.1- Shock to the System (Aug 27)
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 08:19:00 PM »
Andromena... Um... Esmeralda... I.. got nothin' Good first chapter.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 08:24:59 AM »
Wow, Andi is so pretty! I'm guessing maybe constellations are your theme or greek mythology? Those came to my mind first :P
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 08:41:06 AM »
I'm hoping with mythology! But that could just be cuz I love it myself lol
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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.1- Shock to the System (Aug 27)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 12:18:44 PM »
Andromena... Um... Esmeralda... I.. got nothin' Good first chapter.

Thanks, Genie!

Wow, Andi is so pretty! I'm guessing maybe constellations are your theme or greek mythology? Those came to my mind first :P


I'm hoping with mythology! But that could just be cuz I love it myself lol

Butterfly is correct-I am going with celestial terms.  There will be some mythology names mixed in there since they kind of overlap, so mythology is kind of correct too.



Chapter 2- Rejection

I woke up the next morning and tended to my garden.  I was really happy to see that there were some plants actually sprouting!



I had heard that talking to plants could help them grow, so I decided to give it a try.  I'm not sure if it really made a difference, by my neighbors sure did look at me funny.



Thankfully, I had an excuse to leave since I had to go to work.



I got out of work and headed home to work on my cooking skill.  I decided that I wanted to do the cooking and gardening challenges for my 6 required skill challenges.



Following dinner, I cleaned everything up.



And was quite annoyed when my sink broke.  What was I supposed to do now?



I panicked.  There was no servant that was going to run to my rescue.  I had to figure this one out myself, it appeared.





I grabbed a wrench and played around with the faucets and handles.  Amazingly, I did it.  I fixed my sink!  I was pretty happy that I was able to do something like that.  I had never done anything like that before so it was a pretty great feeling.



Speaking of feeling great, I was feeling really great after I got my first promotion at work! 



After leaving work that day, I noticed something was different about one of my coworkers.  Camillo Mancini, it appeared had turned into a vampire.  It also appeared that he was thinking about me, just as I was thinking about him.



I kept thinking about Camillo after I went home.  There had definitely been some attraction between the two of us when we first met in the library a while ago.  Now that he was a vampire, I wondered if it could possibly turn into something more...



I made a decision as I finished my dinner that evening.  I would invite Camillo over the next day and see if those sparks we both felt at our initial meeting were not a fluke.  I quickly cleaned up and went to bed, sort of excited for the next morning.  The next day, I made some waffles and tended to my garden before placing a call to Camillo inviting him over.



Camillo agreed to come over but left immediately after arriving.  He said that he needed to leave, claiming that the sunlight was the problem.  He could have come inside my house if the sunlight was a problem.  I began to wonder, was I the problem?  Was the sunlight just a cover up?



I had to admit, I didn't like this whole rejection thing.  I tried not to dwell on it and headed into town to one of the local nightclubs.  I got there at the perfect time because it was happy hour.



My mind kept reverting back to what happened with Camillo earlier.  Maybe he was telling the truth about the sunlight.  I didn't think anything of it at the time, I mean, it was nearly sunset when I invited him over, but maybe even that bit of sunlight was bothersome to him.



Do I try again?  Do I look for someone else to marry?  These were two of the many questions that swirled around in my head as I finished my drink.



I played some games to clear my head before I returned home.



After a good night's sleep, I woke up the next morning with a clear idea of what I wanted to do about the whole Camillo thing.  But that would need to wait until later.  For now, I headed outside to my garden and was surprised by what I saw.  I had some fresh lettuce ready to be harvested!



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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.2- Rejection (Aug 31)
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 01:45:53 PM »
Camillo has to want to marry her, he's apparently physic to. He figured out exactly how to catch her attention  :P

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.2- Rejection (Aug 31)
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2014, 02:37:33 PM »
Camillo has to want to marry her, he's apparently physic to. He figured out exactly how to catch her attention  :P

I know, right?



Chapter 3- Second Chances

I decided to give Camillo another chance.  I invited him over the next day and he agreed to come over but this time, he stayed.  He didn't run off right away.  I took that as a good sign.



We chatted for a little bit before I decided to throw caution to the wind and try flirting with Camillo.



I was relieved that he accepted my advances this time.  In fact, Camillo suggested that we go on a date and go see a movie tonight.  I agreed and we headed to the nearby theatre to catch a movie.



The movie was great.  Afterward, Camillo and I hung around for a little bit, just chatting and enjoying some time together.  I wanted to see if, perhaps, our friendship could turn into something a little bit more...



I was glad to see that Camillo was on board with it!



Camillo knew I was a princess, but, thankfully, that didn't seem to matter to him.  In fact, he told me that he admired my ambitions to get a job, learn new skills and also to take on this huge challenge.  He said that he would be honored to be by my side and help me with this tremendous task.



I asked him right then and there if he would be my boyfriend.  He said yes.



But it didn't stop there.  I got down on my knee and proposed on the spot.  Again, Camillo said yes!









Camillo brought in a little bit of cash into the household, so we were able to remodel ever so slightly.



One of the new items that we bought was an easel.  Camillo's dream was to be an Illustrious Author so he got started right away on his painting skill.



(I love the fact that vampires snore "V's" instead of "Z's")



Since Camillo was a vampire, he really didn't need to eat regular food.  Instead, I made sure to stock the fridge with a lot of plasma fruit juice and orange plasma fruit juice.



Even though Camillo had a job in the culinary career like I did, it was not what he wanted to do.  He told me that he loved painting and wished be become a professional painter.  I said okay.  He was kind of surprised that I immediately agreed, but was very happy nonetheless.  I got to do what I wanted-in a roundabout way-so I believed that Camillo should be able to pursue his dream.  Here is one of his paintings.  A good start.





While Camillo worked on his painting skill, I continued working on my gardening and cooking skill.  My garden now hosted more than four plants, including some plasma fruit for Camillo.



Even though we were doing a lot of separate skilling, Camillo and I still made time for each other.



A lot of time.



Camillo eventually starting make a pretty good income from his paintings.  The art world starting noticing his obvious talent and quickly promoted him.  Camillo was thrilled.







Despite Camillo standing Andi up on their first get-together in the last chapter, they are such a cute couple.  They are always autonomously flirting/kissing/embracing/romancing each other and always roll wishes for each other.  I think the last couple I had like that would be either Marcos and Rena Sakura or Mizu and Steve Sakura.  They can't keep their hands off each other  ;D

Also, I mentioned this in the newest Sakura Immortals chapter, but the next chapter of Rigel Duty might be delayed because I am having surgery on Thursday.  I should be okay, but fingers crossed for a quick recovery  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2014, 05:30:17 PM »
Get better soon!

They are a cute couple. I laughed when Cam approved of her princess-ish-ness, he basically condemned himself to rot in the dynasty  :P


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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.3- Second Chances (Sept 2)
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2014, 12:18:20 AM »
Get better soon!

They are a cute couple. I laughed when Cam approved of her princess-ish-ness, he basically condemned himself to rot in the dynasty  :P

Speedy recovery!

Thanks guys  ;D  I appreciate the well wishes.  Like I wrote in the update with the Sakura's, it's a martial arts injury that's been bothering me for the past few months.  At least this gives me a great reason to sit on the couch all day and play The Sims 4!

To say thanks for the well wishes, I wanted to post the next chapter of the Rigel's a day early, so enjoy  :)



Chapter 4- Mission: Stir-Fry

As a Princess, I never really dreamed that I would get to marry such a wonderful man like Camillo.  I often thought I was going to marry someone in royalty.  I mean, sure, I got to pick someone from the eligible royal spouses, but this dynasty, I guess, turned out to be a good thing because Camillo and I really loved each other.  He and I would both gaze happily at our wedding rings throughout the day.



Speaking of Camillo, between our two incomes, we were able to buy some new things for the house.  One of our new pieces of furniture included a dresser.  Camillo exchanged his shorts for some dress pants and got some new shoes.  He kept his shirt because it was his favorite color, red.



And here is the updated house.





As a vampire, Camillo picked up skills extremely quickly.  That made things in the house so much smoother because he was able to fix our appliances when they broke.  Repair duty had to fall to Camillo because I could not risk completing any skill challenges that future heirs may want to do.  Camillo didn't mind.  He liked learning new skills.



Since we did have a little more money in the household, Camillo decided to surprise me one day by hiring a maid.  That may things so much easier on the two of us to have an extra set of hands in the household helping to keep things tidy.



The hiring of the maid came at the perfect time because I soon got a call from my boss in regards to an opportunity.  I needed to take a quick trip to China to pick up a new recipe: stir-fry.  Since I needed to complete three opportunities, I immediately agreed.  I booked the next flight to China.



I had actually been to China a couple of times with my parents so I was happy to return.



One of my favorite parts was the scenery; it was always so stunning.



I headed immediately to the marketplace and bought not only the stir-fry recipe, but the egg rolls recipe too.  I might as well get both since I was here. 



I also made a special trip to the food merchant.  I knew from my previous trips that Shang Simla was home to some rare plants that could only be found here.  I picked up some pomelos and some plums to plant in my garden at home.



I only took one day in China, wanting to reserve the number of days I had for travel just in case I needed them in the future.  I bought what I needed and immediately got right back on the plane.  I don't think it even had a chance to leave the airport.  Regardless of how long I was gone, Camillo was happy to see me when I got home.







After that warm welcome, I got straight to work in learning the new recipe.



Camillo continued working on his painting skill while I read my recipe.  He asked me to describe the scenery of Shang Simla, which I did.  When I finished my recipe, I was surprised to see that Camillo had painted this lovely landscape portrait based on my descriptions of Shang Simla.  It was beautiful!



The next day, I headed outside to work on my garden.  It had definitely increased in size now that my gardening skill was up.  I now had access to a variety of new plants, in addition to the rare ones that I picked up in China.



With the increase in the size of my garden came an increase in the amount of time it required to be tended and harvested.  Camillo said that he would help me tend the garden when I came home from work.  I appreciated the help.



As I had seen with my garden, hard work is rewarded and that carried over to my job at the restaurant.  I reached the top of my career and became a celebrated 5-star chef!  That also happened to be my Lifetime Wish so I was pretty proud.



Here is the special fridge I got as a reward for reaching the top of the culinary world.



Now what I was going to focus on was completing more of my cooking skill challenges.  With this plate of autumn salad, I achieved the Star Chef challenge.



Camillo and I had an unexpected visitor one night.  Apparently, it was now common news where I, as the Princess, was living.  This unsavory character decided to pay us a visit.  Thankfully, since it was common news where I was living, the police arrived instantly and arrested him.





It was definitely an unfortunate side effect of being royalty.  I knew I couldn't hide forever.  But I did my best to brush it off and focus on the task at hand.  I had enough lifetime reward points to buy some special rewards.  I was bestowed the title of Queen of the Fae.  The official title and position belonged to my Mom, but this was still pretty special.


 

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.4- Mission: Stir-Fry (Sept 3)
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2014, 06:12:17 AM »
Couldn't see most of the pictures, oh well.  Doesn't matter. Good chapter.


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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.4- Mission: Stir-Fry (Sept 3)
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2014, 12:59:15 PM »
Yeah for me too... Well it's Thursday night here so that must mean Malley has been operated on (or about to be), I hope it all goes/went well!
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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.4- Mission: Stir-Fry (Sept 3)
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2014, 04:21:54 PM »
Couldn't see most of the pictures, oh well.  Doesn't matter. Good chapter.
aaand just a glitch. Always is. No worries

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.4- Mission: Stir-Fry (Sept 3)
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2014, 07:40:17 PM »
Couldn't see most of the pictures, oh well.  Doesn't matter. Good chapter.

aaand just a glitch. Always is. No worries

The pictures come up fine for me.

Good to hear all is up and running  :)

Yeah for me too... Well it's Thursday night here so that must mean Malley has been operated on (or about to be), I hope it all goes/went well!

Thanks!  I'm alive and well, so that's good news  :)



Chapter 5- A Tale of Two Vampires

All of my requirements were complete except for one thing: I still needed two 5,000 point wishes.  I tried doing everything gardening and cooking related that I could think of to help myself roll these last two wishes so I could continue on with the dynasty.  I tried learning more recipes to see if I could spark another wish, but to no avail. 



At least I learned some sweet new recipes out of it.



I decided to take a walk outside to clear my head and to hopefully think of some more ideas to spark those last two wishes.  I found some nice harvestables and some special seeds that I collected to later plant in my garden.





I planted my findings in my garden and then went back inside to cook some dinner for myself.  I settled on some autumn salad this evening.  I also thought that maybe I should make some drinks for Camillo and myself tonight after dinner to help both of us unwind.  Wait a minute...drinks?  Mixology?



That gave me a wonderful idea-I could max the Mixology skill!  Hopefully that would allow me to roll another 5,000 point wish and be one step closer to completing my requirements.  As a chef, it would be a great opportunity to learn more about what drinks are paired well with what meals and what to avoid.  Perhaps, when this was all over, I could share what I've learned with the cooks at my palace.



The next few days I spent in a routine: sleep, eat, read mixology books and repeat.  While cooking one of my meals, I managed to max my Cooking skill, thus completing one of the wishes I rolled quite a while ago.



Camillo also accomplished something tremendous that same day.  He had maxed the writing skill.  That, paired with his already completed painting skill, allowed him to complete his Lifetime Wish.  Congrats, darling!



While scurrying to finish my final wishes, Camillo took care of my garden at night.  He was pretty excited to tell me that one of the special seeds that I planted ended up being a money tree seed.  A wonderful find, for sure!



Camillo spent his nights in the garden and his days at the easel.  He did his best to help me in any way that he could.  With all of his paintings that he's done, Camillo actually managed to supermax the painting skill.  His paintings were always beautiful and were now really turning into quite the scene in the art world.  Camillo was getting quite the salary from selling his paintings.



My eyes were nearly ready to cross from all of the reading I had done over the past few days in the attempt to roll another 5,000 point wish.



And it was all worth it!  I rolled my wish and quickly finished the last few pages of the mixology book to max the skill. 



I headed to my bedroom and told Camillo all about my accomplishment.  I had done it.  I had done everything my parents had set out for me to do in order to bring in the next heir.  I was once a Princess with little experience doing things on her own and now, I had accomplished something great and I had done it myself.  I was so very proud and very relieved at the same time.

Now that I was done with my accomplishments, I told Camillo that it was time to bring in the next heir.  Camillo wasn't entirely thrilled about this premise because he Disliked Children.  He, however, told me that he would do whatever it took to help me achieve my goals and I took him up on his offer.



Camillo surprised me with a trip to the spa the next day.  I enjoyed my time there.  It had been a long while since the last time that I had been in the spa so I wanted to enjoy every moment of it.  I had to leave early, however, but if was for a wonderful reason  :)



I really think that Camillo doesn't dislike children as much as he claimed.  He was very excited and was an excellent help to me.





I woke up one morning with some extremely intense pain.  I had never felt pain like this before.  It was quite unexpected.



At least that's what I was thinking when I had brief moments of painlessness.



But those moments were far and few between.



I decided that enough was enough and had Camillo take me to this hospital.  We were pleased to welcome our daughter, Luna, into the world.  She was Athletic and Evil.  Most importantly, she was also a vampire.



But the real surprise came moments later.  The reason?  We were also pleased to welcome a son, Orion.  He was a Genius who Loves the Outdoors.  The big surprise was that he was also a vampire.  Camillo and I were now the proud parents to two little vampyboos!


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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.5- A Tale of Two Vampires (Sept 6)
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2014, 08:19:10 PM »
LUNA! Sorry, little miss Pegasister (me) is absolutely obsessed with anything that has even the slightest possibility of being a reference to MLP. Even if I know it isn't. Oh well.  :P

Congratulations on your two vampyboos, the requirements and his LTW.  ;D

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.5- A Tale of Two Vampires (Sept 6)
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2014, 05:27:19 PM »
I can't believe you get such amazing rolled traits. Lucky!

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.5- A Tale of Two Vampires (Sept 6)
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 05:24:34 PM »
LUNA! Sorry, little miss Pegasister (me) is absolutely obsessed with anything that has even the slightest possibility of being a reference to MLP. Even if I know it isn't. Oh well.  :P

Congratulations on your two vampyboos, the requirements and his LTW.  ;D

I'm not 100% sure what that is (though I feel like I should?) but I'm glad you like Luna's name!

I can't believe you get such amazing rolled traits. Lucky!

I absolutely agree.  Orion and Luna (I won't say who's the heir/heiress yet) both got decent traits, though Loves the Outdoors is not the best for a vampire  ::).  Generation 3's traits aren't the best, in my opinion though.  He/She has maybe 2 or 3 really good ones.  I think I lasted until Gen. 4 in my first Lifestates attempt until the bad traits started popping up.  Since I'm almost to that point, I cross my fingers, close my eyes and hope for the best when I roll  ;)



Chapter 6- Dad of the Year

Since we had two new additions to the family, Camillo and I needed to remodel the house.



We redid everything except out bedroom.  That was still fine like it was.  Everything else, though, got some much needed updating.



While I had only thought that Camillo would be a good father since he didn't really like children all that much, I was blown away by what a tremendous father he was.  I have never seen anyone autonomously care for their children so well like Camillo.  The moment Luna or Orion cries, Camillo is right there.  I think that whole dislikes children thing is just a bluff  ;)





Now that I was no longer the active heir, I took the final step required to ensure the dynasty would not fail: I took an age freeze potion.  I had to be around for the next six generations and also to see my dream of peace come to fruition.





Taking care of Luna and Rigel didn't just fall to Camillo.  I did make sure to spend as much time as I could with them...when I could beat Camillo to their cribs!



Vampire speeds trumps fairy flying...



When we had some brief moments of peace when the twins were sleeping, Camillo and I made sure to spend some time together.



It was a short dance break because our attention was quickly needed elsewhere.



The baby days flew by very quickly.  It must have been because the twins were vampires.  Regardless, Camillo proudly brought Luna up to the cake first.  We were both so excited to see how the twins would look.



Luna, the oldest, went first...



...And she has my hair and eyes, but has Camillo's face.



Next up was Orion.





He has Camillo's hair, but my eyes and my face.



The twins were certainly a nice blend of the two of us.  They were so beautiful, but then again, I'm their mother, so I'm biased.  Luna does resemble me quite a bit.



While Orion looks far more like his father.



Since they were both vampires, both Luna and Orion were eligible to be the heir.  Camillo and I made sure that both kids would meet the requirements put forth by the council so they would both have an equal chance to carry on the dynasty.  I wanted them both to be ready for what lay ahead of them as potential heirs.



Luna didn't seem too pleased to hear about the sunshine, though.  Since she was a vampire, I completely understood.





Orion made sure to have a full tummy before starting on his skills.





Then it was down to business with Daddy.



Well, maybe not.



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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.6- Dad of the Year (Sept 8)
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2014, 07:01:43 AM »
They both look scary, just a tad bit. *shudders*

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Re: Rigel Duty: A Lifestates Dynasty- Ch.6- Dad of the Year (Sept 8)
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2014, 12:10:46 PM »
They both look scary, just a tad bit. *shudders*

Especially Luna since she's evil  :o



Chapter 7- Training Montage

Camillo and I definitely had our hands full taking on two toddlers.  We tried to work quickly to make sure that both Luna and Orion got the skills they needed so they could age up into children.  We quickly decided on a strategy of divide and conquer.





When Camillo and I the kids needed a rest from all of the training, there were plenty of toys for them to play with.  Both Luna and Orion also received these strange dolls in the mail shortly after they were born.  The note on the gift box said it was from Great Aunt Bertha or something like that.  Camillo thought it was my Aunt and I thought it was Camillo's Aunt.  Strange...





Orion also had fun with some of the toy cars and tanks from his toybox.



Both Luna and Orion did play with the xylophone and peg box too, which was a good thing because they needed to learn two toddler skills before they could age up.  Being vampires, they maxed the skills in no time.





And they also enjoyed attempting to eat the blocks from the block table.  So adorable.





Luna was already on to her second toddler skill.  I believe she completed both in one day.





But it wasn't all fun and games.  There was some serious skilling that took place.













Success!  Luna was now able to walk all by herself.



Orion wasn't far behind his sister.







The last thing that needed to be done so both kids could age up was for Orion to learn his toddler skills.  Being a vampire, he completed them quickly.





Camillo and I still couldn't believe that the twins were nearly ready to age up into children.  While we were excited for that, we took the time to enjoy them as cute little nooboos for one more chapter.  ;D