<Kai> "I did. You're home is quite amazing."
<Cerin> "My thanks, though I had no hand in its design. Not finding it too hard to navigate?"
<Kai> "Oh, it's definitely... challenging. Mostly I've figured out hot to get from here to my room, and back. Mishkin seems to enjoy exploring the place, though."
<Kai> "All right."
<Cerin> "If you don't mind of course. I'm sorry to interupt your playing."
<Kai> "Oh, it's fine. I've had plenty of practice over the past few months." She lays the mandolin down on the table.
<Cerin> "Now, what can you tell me about that rather impressive sword of yours...?"
<Kai> "I'm afraid I don't know where we ever got it... All of the records were burned up with the shop. As far as I remember, it was just in with a lot we bought. I don't think the seller knew anything about it, either."
<Cerin> "To think such a powerful blade could have gone unrecognised.." he shakes his head slightly
<Kai> "Well... It was fairly unassuming..."
<Cerin> "It appears in your anima, so it evidently belongs or is important to you, or the you that once was."
<Kai> "Well... It's certainly mine now, I guess."
<Kai> "Yes. We has it in the shop for maybe a couple weeks beforehand, and I've had it for maybe six months since."
<Cerin> "Do you know what the runes on it mean?"
<Cerin> "And did you know it is made of soulsteel?"
<Cerin> "It is not a name I have heard before. It is possible it is mentioned in one of the books Zahara has here."
<Cerin> "Did you know it was crafted of soulsteel?"
<Kai> "No. Soulsteel is.... Has something to do with spirits, right?"
<Cerin> "Soulsteel is assosociated with with the dead, and well, with souls. It is mostly used by the Deathlords and the Abyssal Exalted that serve them."
<Cerin> "You could say that. I am fairly certain that it is unique in all of Creation."
<Kai> "I wonder how long it's been drifting about unidentified..."
<Cerin> "A few thousand years, probably. The power within it surpasses the capabilities of most in this age to even contemplate crafting."
<Kai> "I mean, I wonder when people forgot what it was..."
<Cerin> "The other question I have for you is...you have been Exalted just 6 months, yet your command of essence matches my own. Do you have any idea how you grew so fast? And would you let myself and Zahara study the flows of essence within you, to see if we can understand this?"
<Kai> "I don't know. Until you mentioned it before, I wasn't aware this was unusual... I mean, at least not in terms of... Exaltation?"
<Kai> "And what exactly do you mean when you say 'study'?"
<Cerin> "No need for concern...we can see the flows of essence in the world, and we will just ask you to use charms and channel essence, and watch how it flows within you."
<Kai> "... All right."
<Cerin> "As to how unusual it is...many Exalts could not expect to have even half your power this soon after their Exaltation."
<Cerin> "My thanks. It is possible we can use the knowledge from that to raise us all up to the next level, something that should normally take a mortal lifetime of soaking up the essence of the world and understanding it."
<Kai> "Well, I'm happy to help."
<Kai> "Well, you've offered me so much. Time is something I can happily offer in return."