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Channelling with ease
Fri May 26, 2006 3:40am (XFF:

"Schyler, Teiran, come stand up here at this table"

Teiran quickly looked down to hide the flash of irritation and embarrassment as he and Schyler were called on to stand next to the two Accepted. He had learned only moments before that he wasn't half as good hiding his true feelings as he had imagined himself to be, and he did not want to give Accepted Medaea another reason to send him away from the lesson before he had learned everything there was to learn. He was immensely thankful that she had not sent him away in the beginning of the lesson, but he wasn't always able to control his every emotion, especially when he was being treated unfairly. It didn't look like the Accepted noticed his flash of emotions, however, or if she did, she chose to let it pass, because Accepted Medaea almost immediately continued explaining what they were to perform this time.

A grid of Earth and Fire to dry plants. It seemed almost too good to be true. He was actually going to work with two of his strongest elements. Nothing was easier than working with Earth, and only Spirit seemed to come easier to him than Fire. Teiran leaned over the table next to him, inhaling the sweet spicy scent of the herbs that was lying in front of him. It soon became apparent that the worst part of this weave was getting the flows thin enough. Accepted Allain shook his head over and over again, demanding thinner flows, and Teiran would have to start over. Finally, he managed to produce flows of both Earth and Fire that was thin enough to pass the close scrutiny of Accepted Allain, and he began weaving them into a fine net around the herbs. Nothing seemed to happen, so Teiran increased the number of Fire threads, lacing them together with the already existing net. He was getting more and more tired by the minute. Not only had they worked with Air and Water before, but he had to focusing so much to produce sufficiently thin flows of Earth and Fire that it was tiring him as much as working with his weaker powers.

As the amount of Fire threads increased, however, so did the warmth within the net. As the leaves began to curl from the heat, Teiran stopped adding more flows of Fire and watched as the herbs dried before his eyes. It was amazing, really, the things the One Power could do. However useful this weave was when drying herbs, it was still a withering weave, a weave that drew moisture and life out of living things. A short tap on the shoulder and a curt "Release" from Accepted Allain brought him back to the here and now, and he immediately followed the order. A nod of approval was all Teiran got, but the Accepted seemed to be satisfied - the herbs had gone from a vibrant green hue to a dead brown color, though the taste and smell had been preserved in the drying process. Teiran straightened and observed the rest of the Novices as he waited for the class to finish.

OOC: A wonderful lesson Taryn, I thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

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