"Well, now that we’ve established contact. Might as well bring in the big guns."
Almira observed as the people from this planet introduced themselves in very accented Indonesian, like incredibly accented Indonesian. It’s almost like all those historical characters Almira learned in history class were suddenly brought to life in a bizzare simulacrum of reality.
The woman named Catherine Blackwood introduced herself in accented Indonesian, while the martial artist named Fei Bai Ho and Dumas was quickly introduced by Srikandi. Who quickly gave Almira a brief description of who they are and what they are doing, with Srikandi herself explaining that she herself is an adventurer dispatched into ‘The Great Table’, apparently a mountain that looks like a table within the depths of the ‘Dragonspine Mountains.’
Now Almira is getting a little bit of a bearing herself. Her ship crashed in The Great Mountain, part of the Dragonspine Mountain range in this world. Very, very interesting facts coming from the woman adventurer.
“Saya berterima kasih kepada anda Srikandi. Saya harus berbicara bersama persekutuan saya dahulu terhadap informasi yang saya telah dapatkan (I thank you Srikandi, I now must talk with my group regarding the information I’ve received).” Almira responded. Bowing her head towards the group and now turning her attention once more to her group.
“Alright. Q-T, bring the cavalry now.” Almira ordered. “Might as well get this party started while we go about our introductions. Also yes Q-T, you can answer questions regarding yourself.”
Almira also felt that the initial exchange was a bit one-sided. She herself hasn’t explained who she is, and Garret’s team was awfully quiet during this whole exchange. “Garret?” The captain asked. “Would you mind introducing yourself and your team to these people? Also, do open your helmets for this exchange. I have an inkling that the people here might think you are robots due to the armour you’re wearing. Don’t worry, if the translator can’t translate, just explain yourself in English and I’ll do the translation.”
While waiting for Garret to prepare his little spiel. Almira opened her cape, revealing the clothes she’s wearing underneath, the genetic modifications made on her all those centuries ago has made her much more resistant to cold than the average human. She then lifted her hat, revealing her bunny ears, and then bowed with her right hand on her stomach. “My name is Almira Gunnarsson Budiman.” She introduced herself in Pataliputran. “I was born a very long time ago, and I currently live on an island chain. Although if I were to explain where I live specifically, you would all be confused. Let’s just say that I came a long, long way from here. I am currently 347 years old, yes, that is no mistake, but I am always more than happy to make new friends in my long life. It is a pleasure to meet all of you.”
The mention of her age came as a shocker to both Galmira and by the looks of it. Srikandi. The Dragoness peering her eyes towards the Indonesian woman for a second, her eyes, generally as calm as a frozen lake, now shocked beyond all belief at that brief aside from her. “Almira. Did you not joke about that? You do not look like a day older than 20.”
“Hmm? Oh… oh yeah, no modern medicine, and no life extension tech.” Almira reminded herself in Indonesian, jokingly knocking her head. “Sorry. Forget I said anything about my age.”
Almira also turned to Anki. Responding her question with a shake from her head. "No. I am not an Alchemist or a Mage, I am a former soldier. This person next to me is my friend."
She hoped that her age didn’t become a major topic of conversation for the adventurers. People living over a 100 years are a pretty common thing in the Commonwealth’s worlds and habitats. It’s so normalized now she almost forgot that life expectancy didn’t exceed 100 years before the Last War.
--The 300 year old Woman--
Srikandi was very sure this Almira woman was joking when she mentioned that she’s over 300 years old, but judging by the reaction of the Dragoness, and the fierce but not really convincing denial from Almira. She is not quite sure what to think anymore.
She would be lucky to live over the age of 50. And yet here is this woman, a mundane by the looks of it Human Woman, with a lifespan that can match Dragons.
Catherine mentioned that she believes that they are visitors from the stars, and Srikandi quickly scoffed such a mention as just the ramblings of the insane woman, but now? She’s not quite sure herself.
Oh, right. She hasn't introduced herself, reflections on this matter may come later, but her manners must come first.
“Hello. I am Srikandi Nagasari, an… Adventurer. I hail from the city of Putridewi, I am the head of this adventurer’s group. It’s nice to meet you.”
A short introduction, but it’ll get the job done. And as quickly as she introduced herself, she turned her head towards the group and then asked the question that’s burning in her mind. “Hey, did you hear that right?” Srikandi asked everyone “Did you hear that she’s over 300 years old? Do you think she’s lying? She mentions something about 'life extension' as well?"
The Ksatria naga turned towards Anki. "Does Oberia have any magics that can extend life Anki? It might be the one place in the world where that's possible for me. Do they also act like Oberians too while we're at it?"
A burning curiosity and fascination is inside Srikandi. She has to find out where these people came from, and why they're here out of all places to be.