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V'Neef Lelani Alia is nervous, although she is doing her very best not to show it. She's never been so far away from home before, and she knows that her performance here will be judged by many critical eyes.

But, her bags are unpacked now and she has no excuse to dawdle any further in her room. Someone is supposed to meet her soon, a guide, if the sand in the hourglass is any indication...

Date: 2012-04-27 08:09 pm (UTC)
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The door opens without warning, a tall, pale-skinned woman followed by a girl about Alia's age. That girl's copper-tan and red hair clearly marks her as a Fire Aspect of average breeding. behind the two, trail a few servants carrying luggage.

"Alia." The tall woman nods. "I am Sparkling Iris, your Amah, or seneschal, or governess. This dorm is under my responsibility." She steps aside and indicates the red-haired girl. "This is Cathak Nihen Fajah, she will be your roommate." the servants are already quickly setting up the other girl's things around the other bed and the other closet and shelves.

"Get acquainted, I will be waiting for you outside at next bell." And Iris departs with the servants.

Date: 2012-04-27 08:28 pm (UTC)
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The other girl nods, seeming a bit uncomfortable in her robes. No wonder, they are at least a size too big, probably bought so she can 'grow into' them.

Fajah has a wiry build and a narrow face, not exactly attractive even if her hair is done correctly in short braids tied with golden ribbons. Her hands are a bit too rough for a Dynast, and she does not seem exactly confortable in the presence of a 'proper' Dragon-Blood like Alia. "It's... nice to meet you too." One could think the girl is scared of the place, the people...

Date: 2012-04-27 10:51 pm (UTC)
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the girl blinks, blinks... and smiles a bit. "I.. I don't know what I'm doing here. Really."

"But mother and father say I have to do it." She slumps down, sitting on the bed.

Date: 2012-04-29 02:05 am (UTC)
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"I'm good at riding a horse and sticking a spear or arrows in things." A shrug. "They say that's not enough and I need to learn more and all kinds of different."

By now Alia must have noticed the other girl's accented High Realm.

Date: 2012-05-01 05:35 am (UTC)
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"Would you, really?" She asks in a mix of awe and disbelief.

Who knows? The Fire-aspect might have a few tricks to teach.

Date: 2012-05-02 02:58 am (UTC)
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Fajah is about to add something, when the hour bells start to ring, reminding them of what the Amah said... jumping to her feet, the southerner girl sheds her traveling robes, revealing a set of comfortable and fashionable tunic and trousers, with boots.

Time to rush out to meet the 'boss'.

Date: 2012-05-20 12:14 am (UTC)
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Fajah moves with quick and silent steps... not overly graceful, not in the way a properly educated Dynast would, but with feline, almost predatory grace.

Along the way, they meet with the other girls from this year's class, and finally arrive at the front where Amah Iris is waiting, along with two other chaperons. She gives the girls a curt nod, and the trio organizes them into lines and rows, before starting a tour of the facilities.

The House Of Bells main compound is a vast walled area, the southernmost hexagon serving as residence for teachers and other administrative personnel, the central one being a large park, and the other five housing the classes divided by year.

Each Year-Compound is a school into itself, containing the dorms for male and female students, exercise yards, classrooms, refectories, Immaculate Shrines and so on, including a guardhouse where a Scale of Imperial Legion Foot lives to watch over the students.

Beyond the walls, leagues of open land are available for field exercises later on.

Date: 2012-05-21 05:46 am (UTC)
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So far, Fajah managed to disappear in the background, watching and listening, until they are back to the dorms. Amah Iris lets them know dinner will be served at sunset, and they are without obligations until then.

Date: 2012-05-21 06:07 am (UTC)
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A bit awkward, she will accept the tea: her side of the room is decorated in draping silks, and a small fine ebony statue of a horde in mid-gallop was set on a shelf near the bed. "Plan?"

Date: 2012-05-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
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"Hm. I know how to use a spear... bow and arrow... ride a horse..." Well, those are interesting talents for the House of Bells. "I'm not much good with... book stuff."

She takes a sip of tea, and sighs.

Date: 2012-05-21 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Fajah blushes, and clears her throat. "I was born and raised in the South..." Ah right, a perfect explanation.

Date: 2012-05-21 07:27 pm (UTC)
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"The monks at the temple said things like that: the blood of Dragons chooses us, and it's up to us to show our worth." She nods. "Still..."

Date: 2012-05-23 05:50 pm (UTC)
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"I prefer the spear, actually... more reach." Fajah smiles a bit. "Even better from horseback. If you think I can... I could try to help you?" A bit hesitant, but, relaxing some as well.

Date: 2012-05-24 08:50 pm (UTC)
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"We can practice, then. After classes." Fajah is still a little bit unsure, but willing to take the risk.

Date: 2012-05-25 11:43 am (UTC)
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Oh, yes.

Alia will find out Fajah's education is not as lacking as she makes it sound, but indeed... she'll have to put extra effort to pick up.

But this is a good start.

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