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Too Much Fire
Tue May 30, 2006 10:33am (XFF:

Sarina followed the crowd from a small distance, not hesitating, but setting herself apart from the rest. It still felt awkward to be among so many people. They quickly made their way into what the Accepted had called drying rooms. The room was quite large and had a good number to tables piled high with fragrant plants. The Novices were told to sit down which everyone did quickly, except for Sarina. Sitting in chairs; while she had spent several months traveling with Galemsa Sedai she still had difficulty with sitting down. It was an uncomfortable position, especially with a table in front of her. Though it seemed a necessity for all of her lessons.

Accepted Medaea and Accepted Alain quickly explained what they were to do. Drying the leaves made sense, especially since this was called the drying room. Sarina paid close attention as Accepted Medaea explained that they could use either Air and Water to dry the leaves or Earth and Fire. All depending on their strength in the Power. This decidedly put Sarina into a difficult place. Earth was her second strongest element, but Fire was her weakest. While Air fell in the middle with Water as her next to weakest element. It was quite a conundrum, and one which had no answer. Any way she tried to do it she was sure to have one element which she was not comfortable with.

In the end she decided to go with Earth and Fire. Not because she believed that it would be any easier this way, no exactly the opposite. She would weave this way because, she believed that having extra practice with her weakest element might boost it. That she would become better with it the more she worked.

Sarina took hold of the source carefully as always and slowly but surely wove threads of Earth and Fire into a sphere surrounding the herbs. Sarina had seen a potters shop once on her trip from the forest to the Tower. The potter had a kiln a stone and clay furnace which did not burn things, but dried clay pots. This must be similar to this. The though went through her quickly, but at the same time was enough for her to lose her concentration on the herbs. Fire caught them and would have spread to the others if Sarina’s weave of Earth had not held.

She looked around trying to see if anyone had noticed, especially if Accepted Medaea had noticed. That would have been terrible.

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