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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 05:12:48 PM »
Zarion considered Maccabeus's words for a moment and then considered his response, "Her mother, Mahiya love her, is in her homeland of Kaaryn'Zyth, the elven lands, speaking with their Druid Councils on the movements beyond their realm. Though the elves, by and large, are extremely distrustful of humans...even to the point of fault...the Druids see beyond such pettyness of the past. If the news comes from one of their own then the Elves may take heed that Elsenban is once again in motion. It is unfortunate that she was gone long before the emergence of the ring around us. I only hope that the bloodtear in the sky will be enough to convince them that..."

Zarions voice trailed off as he again considered his words. "...that their involvment is inevitable".

Zarion rested his large paw of a hand on Maccbeus's shoulder. Maccabeus could feel the weight and strength behind his powerful limb knowing full well that even though Zarion would not, he could break his little body without a thought. Zarion gave Maccabeus a warm reassuring smile, the eyes of a wolf staring back at him and into him. "Her mother would welcome the opportunity presented for Kym...for she would know exactly the significance of such a mentorship."

Zarion glanced at Ashe, Ashe nodded his concurance to Zarion's assessment of his wife.

Ashe spoke up clearing his thraot. "Kym is still young. She's been protected from the outside world because of her talents. She may become confused as to her...feelings to you"

Zarion furrowed his brow and Maccabeus could see the slightest hint of him raising his upper lip to bear his teeth and could swear he saw fangs! there was mistake that this was a wolf sign of aggression. But Zarion breathed deep and his face relaxed.

Ashe could hear the deep breath and knew well what was going through Zarion's fatherly head. "Zarion" Ashe said, "She will always be your daughter...remember that. She is also not immune to such things. Maccabeus should be warned of the possibility."

Zarion relaxed and gave Maccabeus a reassuring smile. "I know...I just...will never get used to that."

 
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007, 03:57:12 PM »
Maccabeus blinked several times in confusion. The two elders spoke of things that sat well beyond his purview and understanding, but one thing was clear...Kym's training could begin.

"All's well, then." He said hopefully. "I thank you for your permissions, Zarion. I will try to do honor to this responsibility, and hope that Istisha can guide me in my guiding of Kym. We do have a grand backdrop for it." He smiled rather simply up at Zarion.
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 12:33:06 PM »
Zarion smiled back at Maccabeus though his eyes seemed to be staring beyond him in some bizarre way. It was as though he was seeing something else and trying to make sense of it. He cocked his head slightly and stood up.

Zarion's massive frame cast a shadow onto the carpet of thick grass. He looked about the grove and drew a deep fulfilling breath. "I've never seen trumpet blooms like this before..." getting the attention of the pack, including Wolf, Zarion barked out, "Kym!".

Lost in her bliss of playing with the pups she started. "Come here lass..." he said in a softer voice. "...Maccabeus has a question for you."

Kym came over with a sense of urgency. She often knew the tone in her fathers voice and knew that this was of a serious nature. From a wolves perspective, Zarion was the leader of the pack and not to be disobeyed.

With a quizzical look on her face and head slightly nocked she looked at Maccabeus and asked, "Yes?"
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 02:56:38 PM »
Kym's quizzical look reflected in Maccabeus's own face; an odd caricature of her lovely features in his less refined ones. "Bleehhhh...I do?" He stammered a bit.

"Well, actually, I uh...don't have so much a question, but a...umm...topic of conversation. I've just asked Zarion on the possibility of starting your training towards becoming Gnarcheon. He gave his blessing for me to be Mahiya's channel for your training." His eyes shifted uncomfortably. He did not like being thrust into the center of attention, even for such a small audience.

"That is, if you'd like to train with me and Vallenwood. Really, the first thing that I'd think you might be best served learning is to hear Vallenwood's song more clearly. He has the wisdom of the ancients in him, and he plants thoughts and nourishes your Khairntohr - like a soul - to grow beyond yourself." He looked up again at her wrinkled and lovely face and realized that his mouth was moving too fast as his mind searched for some semblance of elegance.

"Eh, well, I guess that's what Zarion had in mind for me to ask: would you like to train in the ways of Mahiya with me and Vallenwood here in the Ring?" He looked up at the towering Zarion for confirmation. He bobbed his head and flapped his hands a little in emphasis.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 12:53:43 PM »
Kym was flustered. Her eyes darted about from Maccabeus to Zarion to Ashe to Alpha. She didn't want to disappoint anyone by saying yes or no.

"I...I'm not...really sure..." looking to her father she said, "Dad...what...Mom? What would she say? I know she had hopes..."

"Your mother will understand..." Zarion said reassuringly.

Kym looked to Ashe, "Ashe...you're the wise man of the village and my Uncle and well, what do you think?"

Ashe looked and said, "Do as the wolf, my dear..."

Kym glowered at Ashe but then considered his words. Her face betrayed the lightning thoughts in her head. She looked at the ground searching for an answer. A calm came over her and she looked up knowingly at Ashe. With a whisper she said, "Follow my instincts..."

Neither Ashe or Zarion reacted to her epiphany. They did not want to show any biased to how they felt. Kym turned to Maccbeus and said, "So, as I teach you to speak wolf, you teach me to hear the voice...when do we begin?"
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2008, 02:27:14 PM »
I think that we're done with this one too, yes?
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2008, 10:19:05 AM »
Yes
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