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  1. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “Mm. It’s complicated,” she simply said in the sleepiest tone Altair had heard from her yet. Some days Merian wanted nothing more than to return to her homeworld, but the thought of facing her family filled her with dread. Or the thought of returning and not seeing them again, like she’d left...
  2. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “Well, one flaw in that theory,” she pointed out. “It’s only true if you assume you hold everyone to the same standards. Good leaders should be harder on themselves than on their subordinates,” she asserted. “They should be available. Justify it as you might, I won’t ever buy that having...
  3. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “I am relaxed,” she stressed, though to anyone but herself her tone said otherwise. “Or have you never seen me tense? Order me to relax more and I might just melt into a puddle.” To her credit, her subsequent actions did support Merian’s claims. She was fully on board with walking there...
  4. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    She supposed she brought this on herself. But that was far more details on the Grand Marshal’s love life than Merian was comfortable knowing. Especially since they’d meet in the course of duty again before long, she could have gone her lifetime without knowing the man preferred to do the...
  5. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “That’s not what I meant,” Merian said for seemingly the thousandth time today. Was he doing it on purpose? “Woo whoever you like, I’m sure it isn’t the ability that’s lacking, as you so elegantly put it. I’m only saying. If I had the kind of life you do, it’d be the last thing on my mind,”...
  6. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “Wait, fat?” she blurted out. Of all the things he said today, this would be the one she remembered. But she sat through his recounting, and through it she felt like she gained an understanding. So he’d joined the Sith willingly, and despite everything it seemed to have been a positive thing...
  7. Merian Sere

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    Not expecting the move, Merian leaned back slightly in her chair as he towered over her, but not by much. She’d hold her ground. Or did he confuse respect with insolence, or inability? “Altair,” she obliged. Easy enough when ordered. “Altair Din. What do I win?”
  8. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “I wasn’t going to—” She took another deep breath, stopped herself again. What did he take her for, some sort of savage? Like she wouldn’t have thought to leave her mud-caked shoes outside by herself. Merian knew her relationship with the Grand Marshal would be difficult if she argued every...
  9. Merian Sere

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    “Too real,” she sighed. “Stability is underrated these days.” It took Merian a moment to process what he said about having her work handled by someone else—Why would he ever do that?—and she’d started a lengthy response about how it wouldn’t actually save her any time because she wouldn’t...
  10. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    “Excuse me? I am not hangry—” But she had the self-awareness to shut up then. Arguing the point would only prove him right. For the record, she really was a ways away from anger, still, but she took a cookie anyway. She was starving. “Hyperlane Herald is a rag,” Merian agreed. “But I...
  11. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Day After the World Almost Ended

    And there you had it. The main part of the answer, not wholly correct, but by far an improvement over the automatic response. And the fact that the knight could keep his objectivity regarding his own deeds and not lose sight of the grand scheme of things confirmed to Merian she’d made the...
  12. Merian Sere

    Ask Where Worlds Collide

    Well, the leap certainly set the tone. As if she needed any more reminders that she was in his domain, a sad, overdressed intruder who’d gone out of her way to signal she hated doing this as much as he hated being on the receiving end. And there he was, the man who could be Emperor, leaping...
  13. Merian Sere

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    What an anticlimactic way to die this would be. The birdsongs and the breeze, the sun, the peace and quiet. Merian had barely been Lord Commander for a week and she had the distinct feeling the Grand Marshal would kill her for this. But duty called at inconvenient times, and surely no man...
  14. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Cavalry

    A shame. But not a surprise. The title had been Altair’s for the taking going on years now. That he didn’t want it was the only plausible explanation as to why it wasn’t already his. But Merian wasn’t about to ask—while the two had met in passing a handful of times now, she was far from sure...
  15. Merian Sere

    HoloNet News A Drast makes his bid for Emperor

    He said all the right things, at least. Of course he would. He’d have learned that from the Hutts. Seemingly enticing deals—always surface level—had been their modus operandi for millennia. Honeyed-tongue conmen with words as attractive as they were physically repulsive. But for the...
  16. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Day After the World Almost Ended

    “So you did.” Merian leaned back. His answer wasn’t disappointing, per se, but if he’d considered the implications beyond the simplest facts it didn’t show. “I was there. I read the reports. Many Imperials acted bravely yesterday,” she underlined. “Many protected lives and property...
  17. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Cavalry

    She was silent a second, giving the unexpected question proper thought. It surprised her the Grand Marshal would ask her of all people. A knight-captain though she was, Merian wasn’t exactly top brass, nor the most privy to the state of the Imperial navy and forces as a whole. “It depends,”...
  18. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Day After the World Almost Ended

    “Knight Thel’riss, come in. I did,” she said. Then she noticed the armor as he entered and gave a slight frown. “Were you expecting a fight?” she added, too deadpan to betray her amusement. The knight-captain was herself wearing the white dress uniform, with the crimson cape neatly hanging...
  19. Merian Sere

    Open to 1 Broken Bonds, Spilled Secrets

    “So predictable,” Merian tutted. “And vain. The team never made it anywhere.” That was the last straw. Perhaps this was the moment the Nautolan accepted he was going to die. The knight’s lightsaber activated like to answer his suspicions. “So useful then, and so useless now,” she continued...
  20. Merian Sere

    Ask Raxus The Day After the World Almost Ended

    Imperial Knight Headquarters, Raxus 162 ABY Merian had the distinct feeling this office had been Kalique’s, before she was appointed Lord Commander. Not that she would know; she’d never visited it, surprising as it was. When they weren’t awkward chance encounters at larger events, their...
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