5.2 To the White Tower   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Lord Draconholt
Wed 1 Dec 2010
at 09:51
Re: 5.2 White Tower
"I will rise early tomorrow but before I leave I will bring Taren over withLord Draconholt the coach.  MY guards I brought with me can go without tabards, so I will make sure all of you people have one of my tabard each. That will help reinforce the effect that this is my coach and my people. A bit of window dressing to be sure, but it just might help.  I have not fear that your guards will do nothing to lessen the reputation of my own men.  Quite the contrary, I daresay they will enrich it well enough should it be necessary.  I also will give you a letter to my majordomo at my house in Caemlyn if you plan to take a break there waiting for a ship north.

"I bid you good night Ladies, May you journey be uneventful in their eventful times." he nods to the ladies and then quickly to the guards." and departs striding out of the common room and then the inn. two discrete figure rise and follow him out However Bren and see a flack of Lord Draconholt's colors and one of the men's cloak open as he passes.
Game Master
 GM, 198 posts
Sun 5 Dec 2010
at 04:11
Re: 5.2 White Tower
The evening passes into night and all is relatively quiet during the night.  Jennor Ahlandra and Bren split the watches. Alecho is the last on watch and wakes you all in the early morning near dawn  the first light of the false dawn has barely tinted the eastern sky with a dusky rose. "Breakfast is ready and waiting take to long and it will be fold  Wake you charges as well."
Taren Gidar
 player, 6 posts
Sun 5 Dec 2010
at 21:18
Re: 5.2 White Tower
[OOC: Book Mark. Will post at the right time.]
Jennor Elan
 player, 478 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 08:06
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Jennor rises, washes and dons a fresh set of clothing before arming himself and heading out to knock on the doors of the Accepteds' rooms, "Good morning ladies, time to rise & shine.  Alecho mentioned that breakfast is waiting for us downstairs."

I doubt I'm going to have time for my usual early morning sword form practice before we have to get going.  Still, I think I am finally becoming one with several of the more complex forms.  I feel in my bones that it will not be long now before I have truly earned the right to the heron mark displayed on my Elan family sword.
Talis Lee
 player
Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 22:46
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Meanwhile as the others prepare for their day, Talis stands waiting patiently for them downstairs. His bow is strapped to his quiver on his back, his arms crossed, he waits. His sapphire blue eyes scan the common area, mainly out of habit as a wolf would scan his territory for prey. His long light brown hair falls loosely upon his shoulders and caressing his face as he waits.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:30, Wed 08 Dec 2010.

Bren
 player, 103 posts
 Mayene Warder
 Unbonded
Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 20:12
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Bren wakes early washes and eat something light. He wonder how causal those actions seem right now with only half a year ago he had to force himself to do either.

He stands at the center of the room forming the flame in the void feeding all of his emotions and pains into the flame. This was the only place he felt safe from his own demons.

Things have changed for him, now with the two Accepted under his protection. They were so young, innocent that it awoke things in him he thought are long dead.

He dressed in the uniform of Lord Draconholt, folding his regular cloths to his pack where his warder cloak rested folded and tucked away.

Then he head out to the main dinning hall waiting for the others to come.
Ahlandra si Bashan Kellan
 player, 177 posts
Tue 7 Dec 2010
at 00:19
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Ahlandra night had not passed easily She came down early as well and goes to Jennor. I will see you all to Caemlyn but then I have things to do. Personal matters that cannot be put off any longer.  I will Tell Hadara Sedai of my decisions.  once I have seen you safely on board.  My duty is down. My journey goes nowhere near Tar Valon otherwise I would have gone there with you.  I will tell Nerissa and Thayna myself also."  She then goes to the two Accepted and tells them the same story and finally to Hadara Sedai.
Talis Lee
 player, 2 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 02:33
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Talis notes Bren entering the commons and motions for him to collect the tabbards he has brought for them. Talis says not a word as he issues the uniform. Talis is already wearing the tabbard and is prepped for the journey.
Jennor Elan
 player, 479 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 08:24
Re: 5.2 White Tower
While waiting for the two Accepted to respond and exit so he could accompany them downstairs, Jennor was somewhat shocked and saddened to hear Ahlandra's plans to depart from the group in the not too distant future.  With a small sigh, Jennor sadly nodded his head in understanding and said with regret, "While I am sorry to hear that you will not be remaining with us all the way to Tar Valon, I do understand that one has to follow one's own course in this life.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to travel with you and fight beside you.  May the Light continue to shine upon your path, wherever it may lead Ahlandra."

While they had not known each other long, Jennor had come to regard Ahlandra as a trusted friend & comrade.  Often with all the other channelers (men as well as women) about to say nothing of wolfmen, wolves, Ogier and Aiel, often times Ahlandra was one of the few "normal people" in their company whom Jennor could relate to.  Still if matters demanded her attention elsewhere, then that was that.  Jennor had suspected that the Borderlander might soon feel the need to return home or at least to her General to report, especially once Hadara Sedai took charge of the group and began to head back to Tar Valon.
Ahlandra si Bashan Kellan
 player, 178 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 19:34
Re: 5.2 White Tower
I thank you for the kind' words and you blessings.  I would rather stay and remains with people I ...enjoy companionship with. That includes all the good times and the difficult and dangerous times as well.  We learn to know ourselves and others well in such a variety of situations.  However their are others that I have a tie to me as well that I need to attend to.  I left because I thought it was best but sometimes things just have to be faced head on regardless of how hard it will be. That much I have learned with you all on this trip.  So now I go to do what I must do.
Nerissa din Nelyn
 player, 470 posts
 Atha'an Miere Accepted
 wants to be an Aes Sedai
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 19:47
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Jennor Elan:
"Good morning ladies, time to rise & shine.  Alecho mentioned that breakfast is waiting for us downstairs."

Nerissa wasn't interested in getting up or eating breakfast. She answered the door and tried not to growl or snap, merely nodded. Thayna seemed to groan and not otherwise say anything. Nerissa lay down... just for a moment.

Ahlandra came to the door and said she would be leaving the group at Caemlyn. That was too bad. Though they had had their differences, Nerissa had liked her.

Nerissa shook Thayna, "They want us to get up." Nerissa lay back down again.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:58, Wed 08 Dec 2010.

Ahlandra si Bashan Kellan
 player, 179 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 20:26
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Yes, they do.  Sorry Nerissa no more laying in a find comfortable bed for all hours of the days and beings one's own mistress. Thayna laughed ruefully.  However I don't think I will miss it. since I can hardly remember what a comfortable bed is like. My back side is flattened by the hard ground we slept on and my bottom pounded by constant riding.  Ah well, the things we have to give up.

Thayna rolled to the edge of the bed and sat up regretting leaving the warmth of her nest of blankets took her pillow and hit Nerissa with it.  She gather her pillow and then hit the mound that was Nerissa still snuggled under the covers.  If I have to get up you have to get up to.

Gathering up her clothes, Thayna move to the fire place that had been stirred to like by a maid and then quickly stripped and changed into their traveling garments--hat she had set out in all that time ago from General Bashere's camp.

"At least we won't have to wear white until we are back in or near Tar Valon."

Brushing her hair and knotting it up deftly she left the room with her backpack and headed downstairs.

Sown stairs she saw familiar faces in storage colored tabards and one unfamiliar face in the same colored tabard.  At first she though it might be the driver of the coach but on closer examination she decided he was most definitely not.  Drives did not carry swords.  To her knowledge those persons carries knives, crossbow, a whip or perhaps a cudgel. and then there was the way he moved.  Upon quick comparison with the others she concluded her was most certainly one of there own-a guard, a high quality guard and certainly with the making to those just and Jennor or Bren.

Thayna moves across to the group, in the typical gliding stride of a Domani woman anywhere of any stations.  IT was bread into their bones.  That was accompanied by a warm smile of greeting for her trusted and true companion.  With easy grace and camaraderie She greeted them all.  "Good Morning to you all. she turns to the new man introducing herself.  "I am Thayna Dabei. Do I have it right that you are one of Lord Dracoholt's men?"
Nerissa din Nelyn
 player, 471 posts
 Atha'an Miere Accepted
 wants to be an Aes Sedai
Wed 8 Dec 2010
at 21:25
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Nerissa was in a foul mood and just went through the motions of getting up. She tried to avoid saying anything or looking at anyone beyond a glance. She tried to become calm and not strike out at anyone bumbling into her mood.

Nerissa takes 10, Composure +13 = 23.
Talis Lee
 player, 4 posts
Thu 9 Dec 2010
at 05:09
Re: 5.2 White Tower
"An honor to meet you, my lady." He bows elliguently then returns to his full height. She notes the 2-rivers bow upon his back, strapped to his quiver. "Yes, you are correct. I serve Lord Dracoholt unwaveringly." He studies the young Domani woman closely out of curiosity, habbit formed from his training, and that she is very pleasing upon the eyes. He then motions for the table, "Breakfast is ready. Please, take your seat as we wait for the others." He gives Bren a respectfull nod as he turns his attention back to the stairs to wait for the others to arrive. His senses sharp as he maintains vigilance in case of trouble. The shadow spawn have many agents at their disposal. He has never failed his lord before and he is not about to start today by dropping his guard.
Jennor Elan
 player, 480 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Fri 10 Dec 2010
at 08:13
Re: 5.2 White Tower
With the descent of the three ladies down the stairs, Jennor soon follows after them and joins the others already gathered for breakfast.  Upon spotting the new face in a tabard now also worn by others in his party, Jennor nodded towards the man as he approached, holding out his hand (showing well developed calluses from extensive sword practice) saying in a friendly tone, "Good morning, you must be the one bringing us the tabards denoting service to His Lordship.  Since we'll be traveling together and have not met previously, might we learn your name?

For my part of the introductions, I am Jennor Elan of Ebou Dar."

Talis Lee
 player, 5 posts
Fri 10 Dec 2010
at 16:35
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Talis takes his hand and smiles as he responds while handing Jennor his tabbard as well, "Talis Lee. In service of Lord Dracoholt. Please, have a seat, there is still others yet to arrive." He then returns to his vigilance.
Jennor Elan
 player, 481 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Fri 10 Dec 2010
at 19:34
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Jennor took a seat with a slightly perplexed expression on his face.  He looked around at the table and everyone from the Aes Sedai party seemed to be present already.  With a shrug of his shoulders, Jennor said, "As you wish Master Lee but if I may inquire, whom else are we expecting?  Is His Lordship coming to breakfast with us perhaps?  Or some other member of His Lordship's retinue?"

OOC: I think everyone is now at the table right (ie: Ahlandra, Bren, Nerissa, Thayna, Hadara & Alecho), or did I miss someone?  Of course those are the people Jennor knows of, Talis may be referring to someone else.
Game Master
 GM, 204 posts
Fri 10 Dec 2010
at 20:38
Re: 5.2 White Tower
OOC: Hadara has not yet made an appearance.

Hadara comes in from the kitchen area with several kitchen maids behind her they are carrying in platter of food for breakfast and pitchers of ale, milk and cider. Putting them down on the table Hadara indicates, they hurry back to the kitchen and return with two well laden baskets. and pitches of ale, milk, and cider. She looks over the assembled members of the party stopping a Talis. "You are Lord Draconholt's man." This was not so much question but rather a simple statement of fact.

"I am Hadara Rennkin. It will suffice, and best you all remember that name. I am taking these two girls back to their families after they had been visiting with Lord Draconholt's daughter. I am here to escort you back since I want to see my kin in Caemlyn, where you two will be reunited with your family shortly later. I hope that is understood. Both of you I hope can come up with plausible stories for yourself.  But then share them with me so that I know. The only one good things is that you are both not yet sworn on the Oath Rod.

"When you are all done we will leave. I give you twenty minutes not more. Now eat up We are not stopping for lunch so eat up."
Nerissa din Nelyn
 player, 472 posts
 Atha'an Miere Accepted
 wants to be an Aes Sedai
Sat 11 Dec 2010
at 04:36
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Nerissa was feeling better. It could have been something that she ate yesterday. Or perhaps the threat of what might happen to Thayna and herself upon reaching the White Tower was eating away at her confidence.

In any case, Hadara Sedai's challenge to come up with a good story would give her an excuse to seem preoccupied. Now, what would her family in Caemlyn be like?
Talis Lee
 player, 6 posts
Sun 12 Dec 2010
at 06:45
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Talis bows to Hadara and says nothing as no reply is needed while she continued to speak. Having already eaten this morning, he turns and moves off to the side of the group but his gaze is still upon them as he studies each person in turn. His gaze passes on to the common area for any sign of trouble.
Game Master
 GM, 206 posts
Mon 13 Dec 2010
at 23:33
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Breakfast finished they group prepares to depart.  The horse have all be saddled with the borrow saddle cloths.  The coach was ready to role with the driver and a footman.

Gear stowed in the boot of the traveling carriage and guards mounted the coach rolls out of the inn as the last of the sun has clear the terrain. THe day is cool and cloudy, with a potential for rain later.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:33, Mon 13 Dec 2010.

Jennor Elan
 player, 482 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Tue 14 Dec 2010
at 18:55
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Having seen that the 2 Accepted and Hadara Sedai (now "Hadara Rennkin") were safely secure aboard the coach, Jennor readied his mount for the trip.  As the group rides/rolls out onto the road once more, Jennor eyes the skies noting that foul weather may lie before the travel party before long.  He takes a moment to check that his tabard is clearly displaying Lord Draconholt's coat-of-arms in a manner similar to the "real guards" before resuming his alert watch of the surroundings they pass, ready to spring into action should he sense danger.
Talis Lee
 player, 7 posts
Tue 14 Dec 2010
at 19:05
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Talis takes point as he scans the area for trouble. Bandits like nothing more than to hold up carriages of important people. And in these times of trouble, the danger is greater as people become more and more desparate. Even the shadow spawn are becoming more bold. He looks to the 'guards', "I will scout up ahead. One of you take the rear and insure we are not being followed or trailed." He then spurs his horse into a gallop without waiting for replies.
Jennor Elan
 player, 483 posts
 I am a Flame in the Void!
 Pursuing the Heron Mark!
Wed 15 Dec 2010
at 21:46
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Jennor's eyebrow rose at Talis's tone, to Jennor it almost sounded as if the man was issuing some kind of "order".  Jennor leaned over in his saddle slightly and said softly to Bren, "Did I miss a meeting... when exactly was Master Lee put in charge?"

With a small bemused grin on his face, Jennor straightened back up in his saddle and looked from Bren to Alecho as he asked aloud in a normal tone of voice, "So which one of us wants to take rear-guard duty, or shall we rotate the privilege?"
Nerissa din Nelyn
 player, 473 posts
 Atha'an Miere Accepted
 wants to be an Aes Sedai
Wed 15 Dec 2010
at 22:27
Re: 5.2 White Tower
Nerissa was coming up with a story that would hold up under the strictest scrutiny. She didn't need to lie. She would just tell part of the truth, that no-one could say nay to.

She was a jewelry craftswoman. The Din Nelyn family were Atha'an Miere merchants. They didn't normally come up any of the rivers but stayed on the seas. She, on the other hand, was trying to expand her product clientele inland. Caemlyn, the capital of Andor, made a good base of operations. There was the queen and her court. There were rich merchants that might want to have some distinctive jewelry to show off to their friends, and to their rivals. She had thought that some of the other towns, like Whitebridge, might be good places to try as well.

Her family had said that they would come to Caemlyn to pick her up, if it were at all possible. Who could say if storms or contrary winds and currents might delay their arrival?

There wasn't a lie in her tale. She was confident that everything would turn out allright in the end...