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« on: April 25, 2005, 07:23:00 AM »
Sometime after breakfast, Laren decides that he would like to go for a stroll down to see Ash. Laren gets to the place, opens the door and goes in.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 09:00:37 PM »
"thanks." Ashe soaks the rag in the mug of hot water. "now, the technique is to dab the at the wound...never scrub. you'll only rip the growing skin be doing that. let me show you..." Ashe dabs at the wound cleaning away some of the grey puss around the bite. with an arched lip Ashe says, "you must also have a strong stomach sometimes."

"i was surprised at how much she knew about how to work in a lab, given her age. she knew more than anyone her age would...remarkable" he says nodding towards Kit you is continuing her snort and whistle rythym. "now we mix a bit of water with the belladona so as to make a paste. here, put two spoonfulls in there."
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 08:40:48 PM »
Laren eagerly does as instructed.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 08:33:26 PM »
While grinding the already fine dust in his pounding bowl Ashe says, "you do know a bit. to what extent would you like to learn this craft? buying herbs is different than harvesting them yourself you know. it's not always as easy as it may appear. it requires patience to find them in the wild. i do grow some here but they need the natural world to gain their potential. Many of my summer days are spent searching for them. there are patches of them around but you must leave some to insure that they will continue to grow...you can't be greedy. it does require you to study the skin of the land to find where they grow. and even more in order to bring out their qualities. but if you want to learn then by all means let's start. first you must know how to use them. come with me."

Ashe gets up and approaches one of the fevered boys. "come on...". he says to Laren. Ashe undresses the wound on young Rasthaven's arm. "this is a tricky ailment that Kyle has. it's not like a fever from bad weather or your normal infections from a cut, no. this is more insidious and harder to drive out. it requires constant attention and some this..." he lifts the the bowl up and shows Laren. "this is belladona, wolvesbane as it is known. i thank Mahiya that there is not much of a need in Threshold for it. if you would please fetch me a mug of the water near the hearth, oh, and a clean rag from the chest to the right of the hearth. we must constantly clean the bite wound to prevent the filth from festering."
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 07:39:17 PM »
"Yeah! I would love to learn, it's what motivates me. ... that and money ;))"

"I already know a good amount." Laren drops a few buzz words that might push the limits of the knowlage of someone with 6 points in Craft (medicine).
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005, 04:54:03 PM »
"yep all night. she's funny... she snores just a little bit. just this tiny grunt and whistle. it's actually kind of cute. but, if you want to learn more about herbs and plants i'd be happy to teach you. once the spring has hit full force it'll be easier for you. this area is pretty plentiful with all kinds of plants. and being near the Valley, well, let's just say that Mahiya is quite generous. if you want to learn of them and you've got some reading time i've got a book here that will give you some of the 'what's what' about the plants around here...you interested?"
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2005, 01:17:00 PM »
"Oh nothing urgent, I just have a bit of an affinity for... well, just about anything that grows! ...Except for children. they make me nervous you know. By the time this hit their rambunctios stages, they are already tall enough to knock me on my rump" Laren chuckled to himself.

"I just wanted to know if there is anything that I could do for you. I would like you to know, for me just to be around this stuff is a treat. I come to offer help, but my motivation is selfish! It seems I just like being around here and the herbs and stuff!" Laren smiles.

"She been here all night?" he points his thumb over his shoulder at Kit.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005, 01:10:07 PM »
"shhhhh, they're all sleeping" Ashe says in a hushed voice. you enter a smoky room that smells flowery. you see in the corner an ornamental brazier with smoke dancing up from it. Ashe is sitting at his lab table crushing something in his alchemy bowl. his table is filled with jars and beakers and as he works the bowl he's reading a book.

Ashe says matter of factly, "lavendar incence. lavendar helps sooth and relax. i figured that would be good considering the fever that these boys had. What brings you around here good Laren and oh, by the by, thanks for your help last night. it was much easier with you and Kit helping me. it's not often that i get help any more in my line of work. take a seat...you're obviously here for something, yes?" Ashe looks at Laren with his spectacles pushed to the end of his old nose.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005, 11:42:42 AM »
Laren discovers that Kit has been there all night helping Ashe with his work. Refusing to leave the boys, she fell asleep sitting in a chair next to them. She has a blanket that Ashe put on her, Laren's entry did not make her stir.