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Threads of power
Tue May 2, 2006 9:19am
85.166.209.66 (XFF: 192.168.1.3)

Standing in front of the mirror, Teiran tried rather unsuccessfully to clean his face of all kinds of smudges and spots acquired throughout a morning filled with several rather dirty chores. One spot in particular, probably ink, seemed to resist all his attempts at removing it, just out of spite. No matter how much he scrubbed, or how much water he used, nothing seemed to be able to remove it. He wouldn't have cared so much, if it hadn't been for the fact that he was having a lesson in channelling today, and with someone he knew of only by reputation. You could never know what an Aes Sedai, or Accepted for that matter, chose to be particularly narrow-minded about when it came to rules. He had found that out the hard way only a couple of days ago. He had shown up in class, well before time and with clean clothes, only to be directed to the nearest exit with a stern admonition to have a spotless exterior before presenting himself in her classroom. Admittedly, he had been a little grimy after washing kettles, but he hadn't had time for more than a quick change of clothes and washing his hands. Then, almost as an afterthought, the Aes Sedai had added that he could spend the rest of the day in the kitchens and reflect on the words "spotless exterior". As if he hadn't spent quite enough time there already! So now, with new lecturers, he didn't dare taking chances. If he wanted to become an Accepted sooner than the common run of people, he couldn't afford to spend valuable time serving penance.

Finally realizing that this particular spot of ink was completely unmoved by his efforts, Teiran gave up and walked out of his quarters. The location for the class was the Southern Gardens, a choice very much applauded by Teiran. Instead of being stuck in an unimpressive, grey classroom, they would be outside, with the warm sun and a fresh spring breeze. After a long winter, nothing was better than being outside and enjoying all that spring had brought with it.



Teiran sauntered into the Southern Gardens and noticed that the area had already been prepared for a class. The infamous Accepted Medaea was sitting on one of the stools, and a lone Novice was standing off to one side, both waiting for everyone to arrive, so the class could begin. Teiran brushed back a few strands of brown hair away from his eyes that always seemed to get in his way, and made a perfect bow to Medaea. Exactly what was required from a student to a teacher, neither more nor less. They both possessed the same ability, the same power after all, so why should he overdo the courtesy? In a manner of speaking, they were almost equals. He rose from his bow and discovered to his chagrin that she was taller than him. His Cairhienin height bothered him sometimes, especially when he was together with people that were for some reason set above him. It was much easier to control a situation when you towered over everybody else, and he resented not being in control.

"My name is Teiran Ketai, Accepted Medaea, and I have come for your channelling class." Unaware that his dark brown eyes had betrayed his feelings, he found himself a stool of his own, and sat down to await the beginning of the class.



OOC: I do hope you've brought a male channeler along, and that this wasn't just for female Novices? If it was, I'll just crawl back into the dark corner I came from. :)

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