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Training has lasted most of the day and Lyv was knackered when she came back from washing up, but she was not quite ready to turn in for an early night. The sun had been out most of the day and she felt the subtle burn on her cheeks as she passed the barracks and strolled down the Yards looking for some company. The glow of summer was on everyone’s faces and people were taking their free time to go out and ride horses, go swimming or sit together and chat or lie in the sun.

 

And in the evenings the watch on the tower was not that bad, the air was filled with the warmth from the day and there was hardly a breeze to lighten that. It was like a blanket and the small rooms that the guards shared in the barracks would not cool anything until deep into the night. Lyv could not sleep in the oven-like rooms and decided to grab a refreshment in an old familiar place, the Sirens Call inn. It was in the center of Tar Valon and at a gentle pace not a long walk from the Yards. Lyv walked down there, hoping to find some old friends or people from town and soon found herself in the Sirens Call.

 

Maggie Mae herself, who ran the inn was nowhere to be found it seemed. But there was a party going on of some kind, that filled the inn with booze, laughter and music. It looked like a wedding party as they throw them in Andor and Lyv recognized one or two people from Tar Valon enjoying a dance together. Music was played by a fiddler and a sitar player and in a corner of the inn, a lovely couple of two young citizens sat with red cheeks from all the kisses they stole from each other on their big day. The blushing bride wore a nice pink dress with big white flowers embroidered on it. She had her blonde hair hanging loosely over her shoulders and the groom could hardly keep his eyes, nor his hands off her. The family seemed to be move involved in the dancing and the couple tried not to notice their own party was still going strong.

 

Lyv chose to sit in a corner and watch this for a while, she ordered herself whatever they had going and soon found herself cheering on the lovely couple to do a dance together while toasting the spiced cold wine with the other guests. It was quite a nice party and even though she knew hardly anybody, nor did they know her, she was welcomed to their feast and soon found that more people who entered the inn without an invitation to the wedding, were joyfully greeted to join in. Taking back her seat, Lyv finished her drink and mused over the party she was at. It had been quite some time since Tar Valon had a good party going and she wondered how long it would take for the news to spread.

 

Lyv Tylin

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OOC: I take you don't mind me entering this party as well? I just wanted to role play with you again :)

 

 

Aleanda walked out of the White Tower. Sometimes, not very often though, Aleanda felt for walking around Tar Valon aimlessly. It was the city she lived in and no harm could be done by walking around and seeing how the city was full of life. Aleanda had put down paper and ink, and decided to forget about all she had to do still and just take a walk through the city she called her home. The White Tower was a beautiful sight if you were standing in one of the city's harbours. Or walking through the Ogier Stedding gave you a good feeling as well.

 

Today Aleanda wanted to walk through the streets of Tar Valon among the common people. She had always wanted to walk through the streets of a large city when she was young. Aleanda remembered her father sharing tales about the cities he had visited when he was away from home to sell his products. Always when he got home again he took her on one of his knees and told her about his travels. They could sit for hours in front of a fire that kept the room and them warm. She remembered how she used to ask him all kinds of things and how he answered all her questions patiently. Her first time in a real city, Aringil, not half as large as Tar Valon, was even better than any of the stories her father had told. It was like a dream came true. It was in that city Aleanda found out, through an Aes Sedai, a real one!, that she could channel.

 

Years and years had passed since those days and the day she found out she could be an Aes Sedai but Aleanda remembered them as if it only happened yesterday. Walking through a city, this city, was still something Aleanda enjoyed, although she was older now and she didn't like it as much as she used to. It was the feeling that everyone lived their own lifes and didn't care much about what happened around them that gave her the good feeling. People could just walk around the streets without being noticed, you were part of a very large world. Off course things were diffirent when you were an Aes Sedai, yet in Tar Valon no one really looked twice if an Aes Sedai passed by.

 

After a little while of walking around Aleanda's feet brought her to a place where she could hear, above the sounds of the street, music. Almost everywhere in Tar Valon you could hear music coming from inns and taverns but this music was happier, on some level. It was as if it pulled Aleanda closer. Something attracted Aleanda by this music, though she had no idea what, or why. Aleanda knew the inn she was standing in front of. Ran by Maggie Mae it was called the Sirens Call. She had been there a couple of times. Walking closer to the inn Aleanda found herself standing in front of a window peeking in. She saw a party, a party that looked like a wedding party. Aleanda didn't know any of the people that were in the Inn at first sight, yet when she looked better she seemed to recognise one of the people in the inn. Lyv. She had seen Lyv on the yards a couple of times. A feasible woman.

 

Turning around to walk away, since Aleanda had not been invited to the party and wasn't that much of a party Aes Sedai anyway, Aleanda wondered why she had only seen Lyv and not anyone else from the Yard. Lea realised she didn't know every Warder and Gaidin yet she saw none but this one. With this, the fact that it had already been very long since Aleanda had been to a party and would allow herself one, she turned around hoping she would not disturb the party and walked into the inn.

 

Absolutely not disturbing the party Aleanda was welcomed even though the people looked a little bit odd when she first set foot in the inn, apparently it had something to do with her being an Aes Sedai or something. Aleanda congratulated what looked like the happy couple, ordered herself some wine and walked towards the table that was partly occupied by the woman she had recognised through the window. Reaching the table Aleanda asked while taking a seat "Should I congratulate with the marriage of the couple, Lyv, or did you just like me stumble into what appears to be quite a pretty feast and were greeted so friendly you decided to stay?"

 

Aleanda Antori

Only stumbling in

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A rumor buzzed around the inn as Lyv sipped on her drink. She listened and heard a young woman tell her friend that an Aes Sedai had entered the Sirens Call. More voices sounded, asking each other who had invited the Aes Sedai and if she would expect anything special. The first woman already had a few drinks behind her and with the summer warmth outside, had probably dehydrated her brain for she called out in a violent tone, ‘This is Anders and Lena’s party, no special treatment but for the happy couple,” a bold shaven man, a few years older than most of the party guests appeared out of nowhere and pulled the young girl to a backroom. She needed some water and fresh air and he soon came back out with the girl lulling on his arm, calling him soft words and begging a kiss from her strange savior.

 

Lyv grinned and nodded at the man whom she now recognized from his behavior to be the one to take over after Alexander Namere had gone off. He would escort the nice lady out if she did not start behaving and he would do so without many of the partying folk noticing. Lyv could appreciate the way he did that as he was not violent in any way, he was merely calm and strong. The girl soon soothed herself and gulped down some water when said Aes Sedai appeared at Lyv’s table.

 

Lyv recognized her as Leah’s fellow White Sister, Aleanda. She quickly rose to her feet and smiled, “ Good eve, Aleanda Sedai, can I offer you a drink and a seat here?” to which the Aes Sedai accepted the greeting and asked Lyv how she had gotten here. “Well really, I just came in and was not sent off.” Nodding over at the girl who had just been shouting, Lyv added, “And I do believe that the inns bouncer would not allow anyone he did not feel should be here,” she took another sip of her drink and listened as one of the men started a song about love and the life as a married couple.

 

The more the song lasted, the worse the pictures her painted were, he started with the joys and feast and ended with the tears and loss when the husband would lose his wife to their children and the love would die between them inevitably. Lyv looked over at Aleanda and said in a soft voice, “I wouldn’t know, now would I. Married life is for the lucky few who have not been called for a different task in their lives, I wonder if marriage is so full of joy and pain as that singer said, she mused on. Then realized she was not in the company of friends who could bash her silliness, but in the company of an Aes Sedai who demanded respect without asking. “My apologies Aes Sedai, I sometimes get a little melancholic from the drinks and the song, forgive my words,” she blushed lightly and wondered what the White logical Sister would make of this.

 

Lyv Tylin

Tower Guard

 

OOC: anyone who wants to join, feel free! :)

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Lyv had walked into the party on the same way as Aleanda was, she found out after she seated herself at the table Lyv sat as well. Aleanda sipped her wine while she listened to Lyv and looked at the inn's bouncer when Lyv mentioned the man. A tall man whom you didn't want to fight with. When the a song was started Lyv and Aleanda were quiet for a little to listen to it and Aleanda looked over the crowd. There were many people dancing on the song and quite as many people sitting in the inn drinking, talking and laughing. Aleanda had been in the Sirens Call before and thought it was a good inn with a good innkeepster.

 

Somewhere near the end of the song Lyv bended over to Aleanda and said some things about marriage and she wouldn't know how that would be because of tasks in her life. Although marriage and love weren't Aleanda's specialties, nor was an inn her workarea she found it funny this Tower Guard came to her with this. After the apologises and explaination why Lyv had said this to her Aleanda noticed a blush. She must be very emberassed. Getting tipsy and whining on an Aes Sedai's shoulder. Aleanda didn't mind at the least and believed that the distance between Tower Guards and Aes Sedai could be a little less broad as it was.

 

"Don't worry Lyv. It's ok." Aleanda tried to comfor the woman a little before she shared her view on the subject. "Marriage, I believe, only brings more trouble to your live than happiness. Like our lives aren't full of trouble already. A man might be able to give you love but, men and marriage aren't my expertise, I believe they're more of a burden." Aleanda stopped and took a sip of her wine, which tasted surprisingly well and was refreshening in the warmth of the evening. "You might not be able to marry yet you can love someone. You're set with tasks other people are not set with, people who can marry. But what has marriage that a relationship doesn't have?" Aleanda shrugged. "But perhaps you're asking the wrong one.

 

Aleanda Antori

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Lyv nodded at the Aes Sedai and thought about her words. In a way their approach was similar as both the Aes Sedai and the guard had to give up what other people had in order to fulfill their task. She had to guard the Tower and yes, she had known love but in hindsight had it ever really worked? Had she not been too afraid to give in to love when really she had to work for the Tower and let her duty be what drove her, not a lover or even a husband. She knew of Aes Sedai who had left the Tower and were rumored to have loved and married, even have children. It was of course a natural thing but they were not rumors by chance, the Tower probably did not want these rumors to become real stories. Lyv sipped on her drink and emptied the cup, when she asked for a new drink.

 

A group of three tower guards came in and sat at a table near the door, they watched the party from a distance and Lyv nodded at them. She knew them, but did not feel like ending her conversation with Aleanda so suddenly. She had not come here to speak with anyone in particular but she did enjoy the meeting she had stumbled upon. “I think that their destiny is different from ours, but it is nice that we can celebrate with them all the same,” Lyv turned the conversation a bit lighter with this remark. She got a new refreshment and asked the girl if she had some food as well, just some bread or something. She got a nice basket of roles and some butter to put on them, which wafted a real nice smell. It drew some eyes to them as the wedding party enjoyed cakes and their own drinks. The newly weds departed soon after as the family continued their party, smiling and dancing away.

 

Lyv Tylin

 

OOC: Open to join if you like.

Aleanda, Lyv is not very good at dealing with AS (or so she thinks) so it might seem awkward a bit. Let's see how it goes? :)

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~Dilora~

 

Sounds of revelry and happiness drew her; wherever there were happy people, there would be drink flowing, and wherever the drink flowed, so would inhibitions be lowered. Particularly those in the market for trinkets to impress pretty girls or remember in a sort of haze that it was a person’s wedding anniversary and need something before they get home lest the door be slammed soundly in their face. True, a tavern in Tar Valon might have a tad more polish than one in Murandy, but people were people the world over. Altie would be as safe as though in the stables of the White Tower itself outside of this place, and it had been a long time since Dilora had felt safe about leaving the mare anywhere without keeping a close eye on her. Her first evening in Tar Valon she fully intended to make the use of the baths at an inn such as this, and then sleep in a nice wide bed where she could stretch out without getting cramp or hitting a limb on a wall. And as the she walked towards the welcoming doorway the sign above it proclaimed it to be the Siren’s Call Inn.

 

She pushed it open; having made sure the stable lad had good coin for taking care of Altie and her wagon. Dilora could feel the comforting weight of the several purses she carried over her body resting against her skin – it was only a measure of caution she had learned in order to combat pickpockets and bandits. People after easy coin would have no compunction about slicing a pocket in a town, so she divided her coin between lots of them nowadays, and kept them at various points. Hopefully in such a city as Tar Valon there would be little in the way of open street crime. Various sounds of merriment echoed around the large common room; heartening noises to hear in troubled times, making Dilora feel happy and encouraged. It seemed there was a party going on, with lots of joyous merriment and people that looked to relatives. It was either a reunion of some sort then, Dilora concluded, or a wedding party. In any case, there would be music, there might even be dancing. She realised she had not danced once since meeting her fellow traveller Anton on the road, not with a proper partner as such. She had performed a few times for extra coin when times had got hard while performing a little song she had wrote, but Dilora actually wanted to dance with a man again.

 

Crossing to the bar, Dilora ordered a glass of the spiced wine that she had been introduced to the last time she was here. Admittedly, a pint would’ve been nice, but she wanted to keep her wits just in case there were any trade opportunities on the cards. Ordering a small portion of some sweet cake she had glimpsed on one of the tables, Dilora took her cup and crossed over to one of the lesser-populated tables.

 

“Is this seat taken?” She asked with a wide smile.

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Aleanda listened to her conversation partner. When the Tower Guard ordered another drink Aleanda thanked the waitress, pointed at her cup and said she still had some. The conversation, even though it wasn't a very quick conversation, the surrounding and the music made Aleanda feel happier than she had in quite a while. In the Tower her life consisted mostly of work, work and work. As it was supposed to be but everyone needed entertainment from time to time. And seeing all these happy people dance and drink and sing while talking to a sophisticated person was entertainment to Aleanda.

 

"It is very nice we can celebrate with them, indeed. They seem very happy and I think we can't have enough happy people on the world." Aleanda didn't smile in public, but inside she smiled a little. While she stole a little piece of the delicious smelling and looking bread out of the basket Lyv had ordered she wanted to ask Lyv a question when a woman, a pretty woman with brown hair and beautiful dark brown eyes, the kind Aleanda has always wanted to have, asked if she could take the empty seat at their table. Aleanda examined the woman. She had to be about thirty years old, she looked pretty comfortable with whom she was and according to the clothes and how they and the woman's appearance were looked after this one wasn't one of the poorest kind. And she didn't seem nor spoke like someone from Tar Valon.

 

"No. Please take a seat." Aleanda said to the woman while after she had looked at Lyv. "This is Lyv Tylin a Tower Guard," Aleanda pointed at Lyv. "I am Aleanda Aes Sedai. Are you familiar with either of the newly weds? Or just another woman stumbling in an Inn to find some entertainment for the evening?" While she waited for the answer by the woman who had just arrived at their table and taken a seat, Aleanda wondered when she had heared the accent before. She had spoken to alot of people, heared a lot of accents as well as this one yet it had not made a great deal of impression on Aleanda so she'd just wait and see.

 

Aleanda Antori

Aes Sedai of the White Ajah

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~Dilora~

 

“I’m very pleased to meet you.” Dilora curtsied to the Aes Sedai and nodded at the Tower Guard before pulling her chair out and sitting opposite the pair. She briefly wondered if they were bonded, but the introductions would have been different if they had been. The blonde Aes Sedai looked vaguely familiar, as though Dilora had encountered her before, but the road yielded a lot of faces and, truth be told, her memory was not as great as it once had been. Vague memories of a delicious soup sprang to mind, and the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. She hadn’t realised the woman held such an esteemed rank though, but it did explain why the soup did taste far better than normal.

 

“My name, Aes Sedai” Dilora began, feeling as though she should be flourishing a gleeman’s cape “is Dilora Fashelle, and I am a peddler. I don’t actually know the happy couple, but I needed somewhere to have a drink and a rest, and maybe get some food. If patrons of a particular establishment are enjoying themselves to such an extent it can be heard from the road, it says something about the quality of an establishment. So, I’m here, to sample the ales and tales.”

 

She took a sip of her drink to quantify her statement. It felt good, the warmth trickling down her throat to line her stomach and make her feel slightly light-headed. A nice end to a nice day, and perhaps her sleep would be protected tonight within the Shining Walls. All around them bustling people merry from drink and good times sang and laughed, a cheerful counterpoint to the pain she had encountered on the road here.

 

Happy couple… Dilora felt so lonely at that precise moment. Her wagon did not really have room for more than one person to sleep in, and she knew that if she found someone she loved enough to marry there would be certain … sacrifices that she would have to make. She had chosen the life of a peddler to avoid being caught in the trap that involved hearth, home and children, but right now Dilora did not think she’d mind it one bit. Well, the loving partner part, anyway. They would have to be something special indeed to make her give up the road, or not mind travelling with her. Children were a different kettle of fish entirely.

 

Would she ever find someone she could call her husband or pillow-friend? Her musings were not really fitting for this occasion, but she could not shake them off. I must be getting old. Downing a little more of her drink, Dilora looked at her two table companions and smiled more forcefully than she had intended. “Do either of you know the couple?”

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