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Dark Opportunities (Attn: Stella!)
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:54pm

Kipcha al’Shain was in a bad mood. Today, the gardens surrounding the White Tower didn’t seem as cheery, as calming, as they had before. Even the stables, the place she had been most able to find solace since she came to the Tower, lacked that. She sighed, looking around the small cubicle she had for a room in the White Tower. The walls of the room seemed to close in on her more and more each day, making her life in the Tower a torment.

You only have to wait, she told herself, Until you are Raised to Aes Sedai. Then, oh, then, you can go out upon the world and do the Great Lord of the Dark’s bidding. Her tanned face split into a smile. The Great Lord had been good to her, providing her with the strength to leave her father, the strength to persevere at the Tower, the strength to stay strong, even amidst the trial that was Kiani al’Jaqhar Sedai. Damn that woman for a light-blinded fool! She was still trying to get information out of Kipcha, trying to track down all the Friends of the Dark in the White Tower. Good luck with that one, in Kipcha’s opinion. Though the dark-haired Saldaean Aes Sedai had her nearly cornered, Kipcha was unwilling to give her any relevant information.

Kipcha tied her long blonde hair back in a simple tie, glad to get it out of her face. With her hair tied back, her angular face, with its hooked Saldaean nose and tilted bright green eyes was thrown into sharp relief, its lines making the normally mischievous face seem pleasant to look at. She was honestly surprised at how the change worked, how it seemed to make her sweeter than she looked. On the outside, she was tall, so tall some might call it awkward. It hid the darker nature that was held within, and for that Kipcha was thankful. She didn’t want anyone to know her true calling, her true loyalties. As long as people saw her as an obedient Accepted, she was all right.

The rustling of something sliding underneath her door snapped Kipcha out of her reverie, bringing her back to reality and making her focus. Long, slender fingers, more adapted to a harp, or for healing, than to doing hard work, picked up a letter, caressing the familiar parchment of the Tower. “You are to be a mentor,” Kipcha murmured. A mentor? A slim black eyebrow rose on her head. This could be interesting. A mind to mold to the Dark, perhaps? It could work out to her advantage, it was true. Smiling, she went downstairs, her green eyes glinting with their usual mischief.

Once down in the courtyard of the White Tower, Kipcha noticed a new arrival, looking very lost amidst the bustle of white Novice dress and the banded white dresses of Accepted. She adjusted the Great Serpent Ring on the third finger of her left hand, twisting it so that the head biting the tail was prominent on her hands. Approaching the small girl, Kipcha couldn’t help a small smile from crossing her face. A new face, a new opportunity.

“Can I help you?” Kipcha asked, stepping up to the girl, who, she noted wryly, was as tall or taller than she was. “I am Kipcha al’Shain, Accepted,” she said.

OOC: there ya go!! This can be your introductory post, and the beginning of our string, all in one! I hope to have fun with this!

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