Chapter 3.2: The journey south.   Posted by IC.Group: archive 0
IC
Tue 1 Dec 2009
at 12:34
Chapter 3.2: The journey south
The first couple of days they just followed the stream and nothing really happened. It was a dull journey in comparison to what you had experienced so far but at the same time dull meant that no one wanted your head either. The captain of the boat; an aging man hardened by the many years as a river sailor was from what you could tell honest and kind man. Something not too common in his trade. His name was Iakimm and together with four other sailors that was the crew as a whole. The boat was a flat riverboat, excellent for travelling on the many rivers in the area as it could more or less go anywhere as long as at least some water ran there.
Darek Halchov
 player, 918 posts
 Tairen Wanderer
 Try the fish
Tue 1 Dec 2009
at 14:33
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
When the boat first got underway, Darek asked the others, "Do you know any weaves to speed the boat along?" The quicker they could move the boat, the better.

Early the first morning, while taking a turn at watch, Darek wove flowers into a wreath. He used those he had found, and those Rai'el had given him. When Melina awoke, he placed them at her feet, waiting to see if she picked them up.

As the days wore on, Darek did what he could, taking care of horses, learnign what he could about sailing, and explaining to Captain Iakimm where they would need to disembark the riverboat.

"We pursue an Ais Sedai Dark friend and her companions." He said this softly, so only the Captain could hear it."
Xander Bakura
 player, 312 posts
 Golden Eyes
Tue 1 Dec 2009
at 23:38
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
Xander keeps his distance from everyone else though keeps a close watch over Azara while Riverwind stays somewhat close to Darek. The wolfbrother keeps his senses up and his hood down to hide his golden optics, taking short naps during the day and remaining awake more at night.

[private to Johanfk: Trying to sense the presence of the wolves too.]

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Rai'el
 player, 618 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2009
at 05:50
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
In those first hours Raiel watched the river as one watches an unknown predator.  She was not sure if at any moment the river might rise up against them.  She moved up and down the deck for exercise, but kept clear of the railings.  The hours continued to pass uneventfully at the beginnings of the trip south.

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Johanfk
 GM, 298 posts
 YIM: johan.falt
 
Thu 3 Dec 2009
at 14:47
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
Iakimm just stared at Darek not quite grasping what he was saying. But before he had time to revile anything else the boat captain just held up his hand.

"No... I don't wish to know, especially if you are mixed up in White Tower business."

[Private to Xander Bakura: It wasn't until far into the second day until Xander got a feel of his first wolf pack. It was an old one that was curious as his mind sought hers and they had a small "talk" about who he was before she let him go, promising to howl his name for others to know.]
Darek Halchov
 player, 929 posts
 Tairen Wanderer
 Try the fish
Thu 3 Dec 2009
at 15:01
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
Darek nodded, respecting the Captain's wishes, but feeling better for having been honest enough with the Captain that he would be on guard on the trip, and not ask any questions when they left.

Wondering if it was possible for different genders to learn from the others, Darek gathered some of the grasses and flowers left over from the bridal wreath, and went to find Melina.

"I know we can't see each other's weaves, but I'd like to try showing each other our weaves using grasses or string if we could find some."

He named each "thread" for its element, then wove them to represent his weaving of saidin, starting with the simplest weaves with only air, Harden air first. Might as well start with something they could both do, and see how the weaves compared.

OOC I know men and women can't normally learn from each other, since they can't see the weaves but wondering if they could with actually physical representations to learn from. We know that the weaves use the same affinities for saidin and saidar, so figured it was worth a try.
Azara
 player, 745 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2009
at 22:55
Re: Chapter 3.2: The journey south
Azara takes the time to update her journals, the public one and the private one

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