The View (Attn: Callum)

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The View (Attn: Callum)

Postby Craig » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:59 am

Elia Sedai
Elia found herself flicking through her diary with trepidation. There were very few pages between today's date and the twins' birthdays. She had conquered a great many challenges in her life, including becoming an Aes Sedai and raising to the top of her Ajah, yet a birthday party full of four year olds was enough to make her weep. Especially without Dax.

She tore her eyes and thoughts away from the booklet in her hands, tossing it without care onto her writing desk. Making fists with her hands, Elia wished she could work out her frustrations just as Dax did. She had tried to drink away some of her pain but she could never get so drunk with the kids around, and she couldn't look to Ravak when he had his third kid on the way so soon. She was stuck, bound by duty and family to her rooms, whilst the other half of her heart was the Light knows where. Realising she was dwelling on her misery yet again, Elia slammed her right palm into the desk. She yelped as pain shot up her blackened limb. It looked like it had just been caught in a fire, with its cracked skin and twisted appearance.

This time she walked away from her desk, hissing from the ongoing pain in her arm. She only had a few moments to compose herself before someone knocked on her door, so she crossed to her tea stand and started to channel Fire. It didn't take long before the water in the glass teapot started bubbling, and with her good hand she poured some into a cup. There was already a bulb in the cup, suffusing the liquid with flavour as the bulb blossomed. A faint scent of roses drifted up from the teacup.

The anticipated knock at the door arrived. Elia carried her cup over to the large table by the back of the room, adjacent to the tall windows that overlooked the southeastern end of the Grey Tower. Then she padded back across her chamber, her slippers making nary a sound on the polished marble. She tugged the long sleeve down over her right arm, hiding from view her injury. The red dress was made of satin, although it seemed pink when it shimmered in the light.

Elia opened the door with her left hand, holding it for her guest to enter. "Come in, child." She had to raise an inquiry with Jaryd over why she was getting sent more and more Soldiers to converse with. Whilst she was able to provide them with plenty of information, she couldn't show them a lick of the weaves used in some of her research. Furthermore, she was the First Seeker, not some lowly newly raised Aes Sedai. Yes, definitely need to have words with Jaryd. Maybe remind him that he owes me, not the other way around.

She turned her attention back to her guest. It didn't take much to realise he was nobility of some sort, likely Cairhienin or Andoran by his complexion. Once he spoke she would recognise the accent.

"Take a seat by the window, child. What is your name, and tell me why you've been sent to me?
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Re: The View (Attn: Callum)

Postby Callum » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:38 am

Kylin walked into the room looking around, it was a much nicer room than the one he and another Soldier shared in the learning rank quarters. He moved to the seat by the window and sat, studying the Aes Sedai as he did so. He didn't know what he was looking for and she looks just like any other Aes Sedai he had seen in his time here at the Tower. Calm and composed she radiated control like all of the Aes Sedai and Asha'man did.

"My name is Kylin Raitin Aes Sedai. I believe that I was sent here for a lesson on the basics of Ter'angreal." He said in the clipped tones of his Cairhenin accent. He refrained from asking how such a lesson would work. He was well aware of the fact that men could not see the weaves of women and vice versa. He would feel a prickling sensation if a women channelled near him but no more. He was also aware of the fact that Aes Sedai and Asha'man did not like to have their motives questioned by Soldiers. Questioning one was a good way to get sent to the Master of Soldiers, something he had learned the hard way. So instead he sat quietly and waited for her to speak.

Despite his confusion at how such a lesson would work, he was eager to learn what he could from it. Knowledge was after all the reason he had come to the Grey Tower and the more of it he could gather the better. Any knowledge, regardless how small it was could someday prove useful.

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Re: The View (Attn: Callum)

Postby Craig » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:22 am

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"Kylin Riatin," she repeated. So I was right about the nobility. And Cairhienin. She felt a slight flush of pride at catching those details so easily. "Consider yourself honoured. The Master of Soldiers seldom sends me people to learn the basics of ter'angreal." She kept bitterness clear from her tone, but by the Light she was going to swipe at Jaryd the next time they saw one another. She was the Head of an Ajah, not some toady little newly-raised Indigo!

On her way to the window-side table, Elia paused by her tea stand. She removed the tea leaves using a strainer, then added dashes of milk and honey into the dark liquid. Taking hold of the handle in her left hand, she sauntered to the table, taking the seat opposite the soldier.

"So child," she said after taking a sip of tea, "what do you already know about ter'angreal? Or angreal or sa'angreal for that matter?" Maybe Jaryd hadn't sent her a milk-sop. And sheep might fly.
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Re: The View (Attn: Callum)

Postby Callum » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:36 am

Kylin sat in the chair and watched as the Aes Sedai prepared her tea and sit down in the seat opposite him. He suppressed a grimace at her words, “Consider yourself honoured.” He hoped his dislike of that phrase didn’t show through on his face. It wasn't the phrase itself that made him want to grimace, more the idea that she was so far above him that simply being in her presence was an honour. Although she was a full Aes Sedai and he was a new Soldier so he supposed that it was actually a real honour to get a one to one lesson.

He considered carefully what he knew about Ter’angreal for a minute before answering. There was little on them or Angreal in the books in the Royal Library although he had read a book in them at one time. It hadn't contained much hard information about them and he doubted it had been written by a channeller. It had been too speculative and unsure to have been written by anyone who knew much about the subject. Despite this, it had contained a few points of note.

“From my understanding, Ter'angreal are objects related to the One Power. They are considered to be dangerous by most due to the variety of functions which they can perform. Angreal are also objects related to the One Power but they allow are a channeller to draw more or the Power than they could otherwise draw." He finished carefully. He had no idea if that amount of knowledge was good or bad but it was all he had managed to find the Royal Library.

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Re: The View (Attn: Callum)

Postby Craig » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:29 am

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Elia was pleased, eliciting a glowing smile from the Shienaran. So he's not a complete beginner. That made life a bit easier and potentially lessened Jaryd's punishment. Potentially.

"A good start. You are correct to say that angreal and ter'angreal are related to the One Power. Add sa'angreal and cuendillar to the mix and you've almost completely got the subject covered."

The Indigo took another sip of tea before continuing. "Angreal and sa'angreal allow a channeller to draw upon more saidar or saidin than would otherwise be safe. Ter'angreal is a blanket term that covers anything that uses or reacts to the One Power that isn't an angreal or sa'angreal. This can mean anything from a candle that never burns out to a mirror that grants you vision of foreign locations, to a statuette that hides you from Shadowspawn. The effects between ter'angreal vary wildly and they can appear in almost any shape."

Elia took yet another sip from her cup before standing up. She walked over to her writing desk and briefly channelled to unlock one of the small drawers. Inside was an iron disc with a spiral engraved on each side. Removing it from the drawer carefully, Elia locked the drawer again with a strand of Air. She had used a simple key as security for the longest time until little Tomas had got a hold of them one day.

Returning to the table and to Kylin, Elia placed the ter'angreal down on the centre of the table. "This is one of the first ter'angreal I created. Now you said ter'angreal can be dangerous and this is true, just as a sword is dangerous. Proper use ensures safety.

Using her good arm, Elia pushed the disc across the table towards Kylin. "Now, I offer you the opportunity to inspect this disc. So long as you don't channel, you will not suffer any physical harm, but you'll find this object has other properties."

Sitting back, Elia smiled warmly, but her green eyes were slightly narrowed. She was curious to see the soldier's reaction when he explored the disc.

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This is the ter'angreal in question.

Physical Description: An iron disc, three inches in diameter, with a spiral engraved on either side. One of the spirals has a coarse appearance.
Use / Function: This ter'angreal is untested, but channelling Spirit into it should allow the channeller access to Tel'aran'rhiod. Touching the coarse spiral fills a person's mind with warm and happy thoughts. Touching the smooth spiral fills a person's mind with dreams and nightmares.
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