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Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on April 28, 2005, 06:35:21 AM
Duthash Albyr Arkus [4 May, 237 VY] Kit leaves before breakfast (very early for Kit) and walks over to Julius' house. Knocking on his door, hoping that he is not an early riser and has already stepped out.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 11, 2005, 04:47:08 PM
Kit turned and walked towards the shop she was having a silk belt made, they must be open by now, she thought.

She now had so much to do today. She needed to go to the leathery to get some pieces of leather for Jarmock's armor. She sure hoped Kyle would be in the back of the shop working. It was only two days ago that she had run from him and his gift, she couldn't bear to face him yet. Then she needed to go to Spinners and get some proper thread for this very tough looking leather. Maybe some of that silver thread he had used on Julius cloak?

She would be better off getting him a new armor piece all together, it was amazing the piece he wore still held together. Thank Paladine she had thought to leave it hidden under the Rosewalk, what would people have thought? Her carrying around that bloody thing. This, of course, reminded her that she needed to go get it out of hiding at the Rosewalk.

Then she had to buy some parchment and ink. She needed to leave the members of the Protecterate some notes, so they would gather at the Stump tomorrow night. That idea now worked two fold, she was glad she thought of it while talking to Jarmock earlier.

She skipped her way along happy with her tasks ahead of her.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Johan on May 11, 2005, 02:58:32 PM
...and we've hit three pages!
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 11, 2005, 01:09:29 PM
"i'll see Spinner later this morning...travel well Kit" Julius continues his walk to the council house.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 11, 2005, 11:41:56 AM
"That would be great, thank you Julius." After a pause and look down another road she said, "well, I am off. Thank you so much for your time Julius. I am sure we will see each other again shortly."

She gave a small curtsy.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 09, 2005, 12:39:01 PM
"Well i don't see much of a problem with that, so long as the Protectorate remains your proirity. i'm sure Spinner could use the extra hand at her shop...especially since the Valleyseekers will really start to be coming through town...i'd say in the next week the inns will be full and the field will have caravans resting. i'm sure some of the other seamstresses would love to have someone else to gossip with in their sewing circle. if you want i could put in a word for you."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 09, 2005, 12:07:34 PM
Julius caught a glimpse of uncomfort in her features, as she appeared to contemplate her words carefully.

"I am originally from Uth'Ranek, but haven't been there since my belt-height years. My parents died when their merchant caravan was raided by bandits, I was moved to Aldebaron to live with my Uncle shortly after. He turned out to be a drunk and was no pleasure to grow up with. When I started having trouble with a man who was obsessed with me, I skipped town and came here."

They walked quietly for a bit, while Julius thought upon her words.

Kit broke the silence first, staring down the road as she said, "Spinner is quite talented. I wonder Julius. I seem to have a lot of time on my hands. Would it be out of ettiquette to hold down a profession when not working as a member of the Protecterate? I've been told in the past that I am quite the seamstress. Perhaps Spinner needs some help?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 06, 2005, 06:59:23 AM
Julius chuckling just a bit says,"A story? not really. it was gift from Torrent and Spinner. Torrent made the clasp and the silver thread and Spinner did the rest. it's really quite a nice cloak. they gave it to me because 'without me Threshold wouldn't be what it is today' they said. i'm not sure about that. i just do what i think is best. so, Uth'ranek, eh? i'm actually from a coastal town not too far from there...by water at least. what brings you all the way over here? you're fairly young. to be so far from home at your age, while not unheard of, is unusual." Julius, speaking to her with a sort of fatherly concern, kept glancing over to see any sort of expression on her face.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 05, 2005, 11:06:17 PM
"Uth'Ranek originally. Although I refuse to say 'yar' like so many do there. That is quite the beautiful cloak you have there. Is there a story behind it?" she asked.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 05, 2005, 09:01:34 PM
"oh please no...you don't have to do that. you are a guest in my house and i'm the host...please leave them on the table" Julius says.

he escorts Kit into the living room where he gets a dark blue cloak embroidered with silver thread. he throws the cloak over his shoulders allowing the cloak to fan out behind him. he clasps the silver chains on either side of the cloak hood. the clasp of the chain is round with an etching of two triangular points side by side with three circles within each other between them. as Julius and Kit approach the entry door Julius looks at her and says, "where are you from? the east i would guess by your accent. it is familiar to me."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 05, 2005, 07:30:38 PM
"Oh my goodness! I hadn't thought of the time." she exclaimed, immediately flushing with embarassment.

"No Julius, that is all for now. Thank you so much for your time, but I will walk with you until I get to Tailors shop, I am having this beautiful silk belt made." She said as she helped Julius clean up the kitchen.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 05, 2005, 12:39:50 PM
"no problem Kit. i'll be sure to tell you. is there anything else that you have questions about? if so, i can discuss them with you on my way to the Council House. it's time for me to go to work."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 05, 2005, 12:09:36 PM
"Yeah, I think the food burns up as soon as I swallow it. My mother was very thin, so I can eat just about anything," Kit stated. She nibbled on her bread, lost in thought for a moment.

She broke from her brief reverie and said, "Well, then its just a matter of waiting for them to show then."

She finished her last bite of bread and sipped her coffee while Julius watched her with amusement.

"When the High Priest comes to Threshold, could you tell him that I wish to speak with him at his earliest convenience?" Kit asked. Anticipating the question Julius appeared to be about to ask, she added, "I owe much to the House of Paladine. I want to personally make myself available to the priesthood for anything I can do for them."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 05, 2005, 07:03:38 AM
"i can almost guarantee that they'll return. i'll know when they do because they'll have to come see the council for the keys to unlock their temples. until they do arrive it will have to be Ashe that gives the protectorate healing medicine" Julius looks at her quizically and says, "for a small girl you can certainly eat a healthy share of food. That or your just really hungry. would you like some more coffee?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 04, 2005, 07:30:55 PM
After endless minutes of chewing, Kit finally sips the water and is able to talk.

"It's delicious, but it's so sticky, I will have to take smaller bites." She put the green mug down and sipped her coffee. "Oh." she exclaimed. "That's a neat combination of flavors."

"Anyway, I am asking all these questions because I think in the Protectorate's new line of work we will be in need of healers. Do you think some of the faiths may re-establish themselves here in Threshold?"

She nibbled her sandwich.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 04, 2005, 02:43:08 PM
"would you like some water to help wash down the bread? what do you think of the Feyberry Jam? good, eh? Annalee makes that...she sells it in her shop. it's actually an elven recipe. how she learned it and how it's made she keeps a secret." he walks over to a barrel and lifts the lid. he then grabs a dark green ceramic mug and dips the mug and fills it with water. he walks back to the table and places the mug before Kit.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 04, 2005, 01:06:15 PM
Kit looked at the jam and, for a short moment, wondered if it was made of fey. She certainly hoped not. The scent coming from the jar of jam was heaven.

Julius chuckled at her as she clumsily ripped the slice of soft bread into two as she tried to spread the thick jam across it. She giggled, "oops". She took the second slice from Julius and made a crumpled up sandwich.

With jam squeezing over her fingers, she stuffed the first bite in her mouth. With a mouth full of the sweet goodness, she smiled at Julius. Putting her finger up, asking him to wait a moment, as she had another question.

She chewed like, forever.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Johan on May 03, 2005, 07:59:16 PM
Quote from: wildfire
feyberry jam...it's great!"


Made from freshly-sqeezed fey! I caught them myself this morning. :lol:
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 03, 2005, 07:52:28 PM
Julius says, "you should try the bread with some feyberry jam...it's great!" Julius hands her a jar of lavendar colored jam. "From what i've come to understand, the Valley fell into darkness because the four sacred talismans were taken and hidden away. As for the recent plague well, it is really much a mystery. Last Rynnyk, Arcanists, Elementalists, Mages, Priests, and Druids just fell sick and died. No one knows why." Julius looks at her curiously and asks, "why do you ask all of these questions...i don't mind answering but it seems odd to me that a girl of your age would be so interested in such matters. here, have another slice of bread. "
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 03, 2005, 05:00:12 PM
The coffee, with the spoon of honey, was the best she had ever had, she smiled from ear to ear.

"It's delicious, thank you so much," she said as her stomach growled from not having breakfast. "Mind if I grab a slice of that bread?"

"Who or what destroyed the Valley after the artifacts were taken? And are the priests aware of the plague? Wow, this bread is soft!"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 03, 2005, 01:10:10 PM
"well, yes you could. i've been there several times myself. the entrance to the Valley is being rebuilt as much was destroyed when it fell into darkness. it's a collabrative effort between the Dwarves of Fyn Fabyr, Humans from all over, and surprisingly enough, elves from Kaaryn'Zyth! The priests in the Valley know of the plaque from last Rynnyk they'll be returning soon enough. as for the coffee it's made from cinammon...not bad ,eh?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 03, 2005, 12:56:04 PM
"Wait, now I am confused," she stated with a small frown.

"Isn't cinnamon sweet? Is it made from cinnamon? Or with cinnamon? But to answer your question, yes. Please add some honey." she said with a coy smile.

Not waiting for an answer to her coffee questions, she continued. "So. I could go and visit the Valley and meet some clerics then? How far of a trip from here is it?"

As Julius turned to get the water, Kit dipped a finger in the honey. Placing the tip in her finger in her mouth she left it there, mocking shy coyness to disguise the theft.

It was really sweet.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 03, 2005, 12:42:37 PM
Julius looks around at the fine brickwork and various cookpans hanging on the wall. he says, "oh, thank you. really the credit should go to my wife...she was good with things like this to her the kitchen was the house. but to answer your question, visitors by the thousands go to the valley from Sythus to Rynnyk. all are welcomed by the priests. oh, and did you think the coffee was sweetened? oh no Kit, it's coffee made from cinammon. but if you want it sweet i could add some honey..."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 03, 2005, 12:23:19 PM
"You put sweetener in coffee?" Kit asked innocently. "Pappy never allowed it in his..." she stopped. Smiling she said, "I would love some. Can I help you?" she said as Julius was about to walk out to the kitchen.

At his nod she followed him.

"So to continue, I would assume that the priests must coexist with visitors as well then? Oh what a lovely kitchen," she exclaimed as she looked around.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on May 02, 2005, 04:54:42 PM
"Amazingly they do coexist peacefully. the clerics of Takhisis are always up to their plots but those are executed outside of the Valley. you see, the Valley is for everyone and the dark priests respect that...it's hard to believe but they do. i have some very good cinnamon coffee, would you like to try it?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on May 02, 2005, 11:33:28 AM
"Do you have coffee?" she asked.

But before he could leave she asked, "So do the clerics of the different faiths peacefully co-exist there? And if they do, how are visitors treated?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on April 29, 2005, 12:37:32 PM
"Well, Kit, the Valley is open to everyone of all belief's. Also, the Valley is divine ground. it is protected so long as the four artifacts are there or are in the possession of one devoted to that deity. many centuries ago the artifacts were stolen and hidden and it caused the Valley to turn into a nightmare. Legend says that for as beautiful as the Valley is now it was equally morose in it's dark alter-ego. would you like something to drink?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on April 29, 2005, 12:12:57 PM
"So you think that some clerics did indeed survive this unknown illness? Do they have a monastery in the Valley? Which faith dwell there?"

Kit stopped her rambling as Julius had tried to speak at each question.

"Sorry Master Hawkhaven, it's just this is the closest I've gotten to any information I could use. Most Clerics to the north, if they survived, went into hiding," she said, trying to stay calm.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on April 29, 2005, 07:45:44 AM
Julius escorts Kit into his sitting area. the house is expertly built and is ornamented with humble luxuries. above the mantle in gold and silver are two entwined rings etched with celtic knots.

Julius looks at the rings turns back to Kit and says, "sadly, no. the temples in Threshold have been locked all winter. especially after they were defiled...even the Temple of Shadows. i expect that other priests will arrive soon now that Venric has passed. some may even arrive from the Valley. it was a peculiar thing, this ailment...even the druids weren't immune. i wish i had more answers for you..."
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on April 28, 2005, 06:18:52 PM
Kit's face quickly cools to it's original pale shade, as she realizes she was not as early as she had assumed.

'What, do they get up at dawn?' she thought to herself, and yawned just at the idea of it.

She entered Julius home, stopping just inside, too unsure of herself to proceed farther into the house. She watched as Julius gave each child a hug and bid them "good day".

After they had gone the house was utterly silent. She had come at the perfect time to bend Julius' ear.

"I was wondering if I could speak with you a moment on the status of the city's clerics. I have travelled many lands the past few seasons. The unknown illness that has taken the lives of the faithfull seems to have reached even this southern city. Are there any priests left in Threshold, of any faith?"
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on April 28, 2005, 12:28:20 PM
"i'm sure it would be no bother. he just finished eating breakfast. come in, please." the servant opens the door wide so that Kit can enter. from inside Kit hears Julius speaking over many scampering feet, "...come on you wild bunch! they're expecting you down at the fields. Miriam, don't forget your belt, and Hunter...your boots? where are your boots? Miriam, help your brother find his boots...Brigit, who's at the door?". "one of the protectors...". quickly, Julius comes to the door, "ah, Kit! good to see you. I trust that things are well, please come in..." Julius steps aside and sweeps his arm away from himself motioning for her to enter.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Dray on April 28, 2005, 11:50:48 AM
Suddenly Kit realized she may be TOO early.

"Greeting Mi'Lady, sorry for imposing on the early hour. I am Kit of the Threshold Protectorate {O.O.G Note to all readers - this is a name for the group Kit made up} and was wondering if I had caught Julius before he left this morn. I would like to speak with him when he is available. No rush, it is not an emergency or anything, I just wanted to speak with him." she blurted out in a rush, slightly embarassed now.
Title: Kit visits Julius
Post by: Wildfire on April 28, 2005, 06:51:56 AM
The door opens and a young woman (mid-20's) opens the door. she is wearing a blue well made, but functional, dress typical of a commoner but slightly better. "yes, milady. can i help you?" she asks.