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A Walk in the Gardens
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:04pm

Kipcha studied the girl overtly as she turned. The girl was tall, much taller than herself. She was also already in the whites of a Novice, so she had undoubtedly been there for a few days, at least. The girl dropped into a curtsy, something unpracticed and awkward. Someone not used to curtseying, then. Something interesting to note. Kipcha noticed her studying the hem of her dress and shifted uncomfortably. She didn’t want any unnecessary attention.

You can’t attract attention if you wish the Great Lord of the Dark to remain your master, and if you wish to stay in his favor, she scolded herself. Now see what you can find out about this Novice, and see if she has any…dark…interests.

“Looking for someplace to sit?” Kipcha asked, startled. “I’m sure I can help you with that, if you’ll just…Follow me.” She trailed off, unsure of how to continue conversation with this newcomer. She hadn’t had a lesson yet, hadn’t even learned how to embrace! That’s what you’re supposed to do, she reminded herself. You’re supposed to teach her how to embrace. “I know of a few places,” Kipcha said, trying to smile and appear friendly. The girl looked so scared and uncomfortable, much like the way Kipcha had looked when she first came to the Tower.

“Come,” Kipcha said, and began to lead the girl to the Gardens. “It is nice to meet you, Stella Celesta,” she murmured. “You have a very pretty name. There are some very nice Gardens for Novices and Accepted nearby, and there’s a nice, shady tree I know of nearby.” The tree that damned Aes Sedai cornered me at, she fumed. Damn Kiani al’Jaqhar! The Garden, under that tree, was where she had marked the Aes Sedai, giving her a nice scar with a snap of a weave of Fire while trying to escape. The Aes Sedai had always been careful to have saidar embraced whenever they met, so Kipcha knew she was being cautious.

Moving into the Gardens, Kipcha tried to find out her reaction, to see if she liked them or not. “Now,” Kipcha said. “I am here to be your mentor, and that means answering questions.” Her green eyes glinted. “Tell me about yourself, how you came to the Tower, your home. Then feel free to ask me any questions, about the Tower or about Novices and Accepted and Aes Sedai, about saidar, anything.” She smiled brightly. “Don’t be shy.”

OOC: there ya go! Come up with a few questions to ask her, describe yourself, then I’ll answer your questions and put up your embracing thing, unless yo want to take it further! UP to you!! Have fun with it!

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