Eternal
Welcome to Eternal, a post Sailor Moon Stars site relocated to Orlando, Florida, utilizing the canon portrayals as they were in the series. We also have a plethora of original roles for you to fill, each unique to the site itself. No knowledge of the series is required to play! We're 3/3/3, utilize real life FCs, and we're 1+ years old.

Twelve years ago, King Endymion and Neo Queen Serenity were coronated and became Earth’s rulers. However, not all is well – in response to several of their actions, Wiseman has appeared and is making his mark for the first time in history with the formation of the Black Moon. He’s revived crime and murder never seen within the past twelve years. Lingering in the shadows, the Dark Kingdom has also been revived, claiming to be pro-immortality with the desire to obtain the Silver Crystal for themselves. Queen Metaria has also struck a deal with Chaos to revive deceased antagonists to ensure their victory.



Is Justice Ever Blind?
Maximilian Chase
<> "Guardians will certainly be banned from my courtroom following this encounter. I can't speak for other judges, which is unfortunate, because I have no doubt that several of them have been brainwashed by the media's image of the guardians." They were on pedestals in the media, revered as gods in a sense, and it wasn't right. No one should have that kind of power, even Max, who had powers, didn't have power like they did. It was too much, and when it was used to try and sway the law and public opinion in their favor, then it was biased. 

It was hard to explain into words, how he felt around Sailor Saturn, that sense that he knew her, and Max could sense that Lilith wasn't quite understanding what he meant either. Taking a sip of his drink, Max could only suggest the most logical answer to it all, at least, the only one he could ever come up with. "I can only assume I met her before their identities were revealed, and if that's true, then I'm sure she was as annoying and unimportant then as she is now, which would explain why I can't remember her." Max wasn't a relationship type of guy, but he also wasn't the type of guy to literally have a new woman every night, so it was unlikely she was some forgotten tryst from his past. If she had been a friend of a friend? Then it wouldn't be unheard of to have met her in passing.

Shaking his head, the conversation quickly turned to something far more important for the moment. "That wasn't what I meant. I mean, there's more to this than just Wiseman. We know there's the Dark Kingdom too. Who is the real leader there? The same could be said for the Black Moon too. Is Wiseman it? Or is there someone in the background we don't know at all? I just think there's far more depth to those groups than we know publicly." Of course, Max knew all about the Dark Kingdom, he knew there was more to their group than just Beryl, but their real queen had yet to reveal herself. In the interest of his civilian life, however, Max had to publicly question his own teammates.

Grasping the perfectly polished fork, Max used it to cut one of the scallops into a more manageable bite before bringing it to his mouth. "If this city goes to hell even more, then I'll know whose name to give the governor if he calls." Joking with Lilith, Max wasn't very close to the governor, they had only met a few times, but Max was good at convincing people to do him favors if they had some sort of connection.
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Lilith wondered what sort of backlash there would be if only one judge was banning Guardians from their courtroom. Surely Max couldn’t have been the only one that was against the Sailor Guardians? A small chuckle escaped her lips at the mention of the media, her lips soon forming into a smile as she took a bite from her food.

“Politics is truly a scandalous world, isn’t it? You can’t tell which party is telling the truth until their lies become too thick.” She’d known that since day one as Mayor, and since her duties before that. When there was a presidency in the United States, the media was questionable even then—who were you to believe?
 
Perhaps freedom of speech had gone too far.

“That seems silly.” Lilith arched a brow at the idea, wondering what was going on in Max’s mind. Could he truly believe that he’d met this crazy woman who believed that simply because she had power underneath her fingertips, she could control the world? Lilith knew Max though, and she’d known that this must have been bothering him a lot if he was to tell her about this. “If you met her before their identities were revealed, you’d have to remember her. Did you do your research on this Sailor Guardian to confirm whether or not you know her?”
 
Thanks to the internet, everything was public knowledge when you were a celebrity. If you were a Sailor Guardian, there was no escaping your background being on the internet. Just what dirty secrets could some of the Sailor Guardians have?
 
Lilith shrugged at the mention of the Dark Kingdom. Yes, they were also another threat that their city had to worry about, but insofar, Lilith wasn’t very impressed. “Hmph. When the Dark Kingdom becomes a bigger threat then I’ll worry about them. Wiseman is my primary concern.” Granted, it was a foolish move on her part to ignore the Dark Kingdom entirely, but she had a lot on her mind as Mayor. If one criminal faction wasn’t currently engaging in activities as they should have, then why should Lilith waste the city’s resources on them?
 
It didn’t make any sense.
 
“Of course. We can all blame it on you-know-who.”
 
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Maximilian Chase
<> Politics. It was a hard world for some to navigate, but Max didn't find himself having trouble with it. He knew the important players in the local political world, and he knew the sort of people he couldn't afford to piss off. Lilith was one of those people, but as it turned out, Max didn't need to put much work into his professional relationship with Lilith, they had clicked as friends from the get go. They had a mutual dislike of the guardians, and both absolutely hated that it was their city that was overrun with them. America was not intended to be a monarchy, that was the entire point of the founding fathers leaving England, and yet here they were, with a queen and king.

"Scandalous is certainly a word for it. Thankfully I have had a relatively easy time doing so in my years on the bench." The more that crime rose within Orlando, the more Max's docket loaded up, and that meant more opportunities to make new connections. You would be shocked at how often the children of politicians found themselves in trouble.

"Not necessarily. We've all met people in our lives that we immediately forgot about. Someone at a party, a friend of a friend, a person that was insignificant at the time." Max had experienced that plenty of times with people from undergrad, students who had been in his classes with him that he didn't remember, and later on they ended up in law school together and realized they knew each other. The feeling he got from Sailor Saturn wasn't exactly quite the same, but it was the closest way that Max could explain having felt like he met her before.

Pushing his plate aside after finishing, Max didn't have to wait long as their main dishes were brought out, replacing his currently empty plate with the filet mignon he had ordered. "What is your plan to finding out who Wiseman is?" If that was where Lilith was focusing her attention, then surely she had to be working on a plan.
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Lilith chuckled at Max’s confidence. From everything that she’d learned in the political game, it was all about playing your cards correctly and keeping it that way. One false move and it could easily ruin your reputation. If the world had discovered her intense dislike for the Sailor Guardians, it would have caused many, many problems.
 
Not only would she lose her invitation inside the Crystal Palace, but she’d have the media all over her. Max was someone that she could trust with this knowledge, but she’d also known that she’d gain many supporters who felt the same.
 
“Then simply ignore it, Max. You’re overthinking it.” Lilith shrugged. If little things like this ever bothered her this much, it would have driven her mad. She wouldn’t be the confident leader that she was. Lilith governed the City of Orlando with absolute confidence in her abilities, but she was also one of the few Mayors who had to deal with rising threats such as beings with powers.
 
She was a force to be reckoned with as far as security went.
 
But as far as Wiseman went? It was a matter of infiltration. “There is only one solution: infiltrate the Black Moon from the inside. Have one of our men become recruited and relay information to us. But let’s enjoy our meal now, shall we, Max?” Lilith smiled. “These are things that can be discussed when we’re being paid.”

[Lilith exit]

[ooc]Since we're aiming to wrap up this thread, I figured this was the easiest way to do so.[/ooc]
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Maximilian Chase
<> "Yeah, probably." Max understood why Lilith was dismissive of his concerns about the guardian, but she didn't understand everything. She didn't know about the feeling he had when he touched her weapon, the vision of the guardian's planet that he saw. The vision felt eerie, from what he had seen of the planet, but the feeling wasn't quite so eerie. It was hard to explain, and to try, Max knew he would sound like a crazy man.

Trying to push it out of his mind, Max wanted to forget about it, but the way that the guardian kept popping up in his life all of a sudden, it didn't seem like he was going to be able to just forget about it. For the moment, however, Max could enjoy a meal with a good friend and talk about less serious things.

"That's an interesting plan." Undercover work was very prevalent, but it was hard work. Not only did it require a certain type of person, but it required someone who couldn't be easily manipulated to join the very side he was spying on. "Hey, I'm salaried, I'm always getting paid." Smirking to Lilith, Max worked on finishing his steak as their conversation turned to more personal talking, catching up with each other's lives.
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