Ganu walks in.
Teraille walks in.
Qunold blinks in from
Azalea walks in.
Teraille descends the staircase, one
hand lifted to rub tiredly at the back of her neck. Her braid is pushed
forward over her shoulder, and her other hand toys idly with the end of it
as she smiles at the apprentices and moves over towards the long table set
up for journeymen, bypassing the apprentice tables to take her seat.
Kellira walks in.
Jellem walks listlessly in
through an arch from the great hall.
Caramak walks down the curving
staircase from the balcony hallway.
Laurenlee walks in.
with a song in his heart and a harper's twinkle in his eye, walks in
through an arch from the great hall.
Kestria walks in.
strides quietly in through an arch from the great hall.
descends the stairs, carrying with him a small box and a single hide,
well-covered in markings. He makes his way towards the Master/Journeyman
table, setting the hide face down and the box atop it. For a few moments,
he considers remaining standing, then decides to seat himself.
sits quietly at one of the apprentice tables, a little unsure of himself
Azalea drifts into the hall, letting her gaze linger over familiar
features of the hall as she heads for one side, remaining standing while
she still has opportunity. Her smile is warm as she nods to other harpers,
but for now the apprentice is without words.
Oriana glances around,
admiring the mural which covers the walls as she works her way toward the
Master/Journeyman table. Finally, she greets Caramak with a warm smile.
"Good Evening, Master Caramak."
Kellira scans the quickly filling room
for her friends. She shrugs, not sure who's here and who's not. She finds
herself a seat at one of the apprentice tables.
Jellem walks over and
sits down at one of the apprentice tables
Laurenlee hurries and grabs
a seat next to Jellem, smiling up at him, "I thought it was really good!"
Caramak glances up at Oriana and blinks twice. "Master
Oriana," he counters, rising. "Come to take over the meeting?" he inquires
lightly. "Or come to eat while I narrate?"
Kandar enters and tries to
find the group of appies he left behind a moment ago. He spots Jellem and
waves over, walking over and taking a seat acrros from him.
smiles as Jellem and Laurenlee sit at the same table. "Anyone know what's
Reeba strolls down the curving staircase from the balcony
Oriana chuckles lightly as she takes the empty seat next to
Caramak's. "No, no, I'm here for the food," she assures him.
walks with a skip and a smile in through an arch from the great hall.
Laurenlee shrugs grinning, "Nope! But I'm hungry!" A loud growl emits
from her stomach and she blushes.
Ellena walks down the curving
staircase from the balcony hallway.
Teraille offers a brief smile to
Mak as he descends the stairs, then turns her attention to a quiet perusal
of the room, momentarily interrupted by the appearance of the
Masterharper, who's granted a puzzled glance, a hesitant smile, and a nod
of greeting. Then, again, that glance moves on, travelling around and
around the room as the Weyrharper runs the poor thing ragged.
takes stock of the room and the placement of tables, quickly making out
the single table set aside for Journeymen and Masters. A pat of her
braids, a smoothing of her gown and a schooling of her features and she's
ready to approach. More mindful of watchful apprentice eyes than that of
rank, she dips a curtsey, and makes her greetings, "Masterharper, Master
Caramak." Her sun-touched eyes twinkle warmly as she glances upwards at
the pair from her bow... and winks. Outward show of respect made, she
slips into a seat along the table.
Kellira chuckles at the growl, and
lays a hand on her own empty stomach. She leans in and whispers, "If
/someone/ is walking the tables, maybe there'll be bubblies for dessert!"
Laurenlee grins at Kellira, "Those are sooo good! I hope so!"
's eyes gleam. "Bubblies? Like 'em!
Reeba walks in quietly hoping that
her late entrance is not noticed. Seeing the Masterharper, she pauses
before sliding over to the Apprentice Table. "Bubblies, well I think I
could down a few myself" she says quietly.
Ellena smiles and waves at
her friends. "Hi!"
"Ah." Caramak's punchy syllable
indicates...acceptance, at least, of the Masterharper's non-usurpation of
his duties. He flashes a grin at Teraille when he seems to have some
portion of her attention and then a more sedate smile in Kestria's
direction. "Kestria...Good of you to make it." His gaze flickers around
the table. "You know...it just occured to me that I'm the only one at the
table actually posted to this Hall." He seems vaguely bemused by the
Ellena releases Greenwitch, who launches into the air.
Oriana gives Teraille a pleasant nod in response, without interrupting
her preparations. She turns again to Caramak in conversation. "Your cook
always does wonders, you know. Not that our own isn't talented, but it's a
different menu. Kestria, nice to see you again," she pauses to greet the
Laurenlee waves at Ellena, "Hey!"
grins at the others and motions a shush, "I'd be most quite happy with
anything to eat."
Ambar walks in.
Katariina walks in.
grins at Laurenlee. "Heyla, Laurenlee! Look at all these important
Teraille catches smiles and nods, and returns those she
spots, but her attention is a touch preoccupied, it would seem, by her
inspection of the room... and her napkin, which she is dutifully folding
and unfolding in a series of rhythmic motions; if one could make music
with a piece of cloth, the journeyman would be doing so.
Laurenlee here and runs over with a big hug. "Hey Lauren! It's been too
long!" She then turns and greets her other friends around. Kellire,
Jellem, Ellena. She is quite obviously happy to see all her friends again.
Quickly outskirting the irratic path of an apprentice, mis-placed
scrolls held tight at hand, Lyne starts what will soon turn out to be a
long-lasting grin. Confusion of the crowd flits over her face for the
briefest of moment before recognition filled her warmed eyes of almond.
Finding the main source for her coming here -- nevermind the visit that
was promised to others -- the bluerider makes her way slowly towards
Teraille. Seeing she just might be the only one left standing, her beeline
is cut short to that of the setting next to Azalea, of which she quietly
Reeba calls to Lyne to get her attention. "Hey Flower lady, I
finally finished that ditty based on your party. Thanks for having me" she
says with a smile.
Laurenlee hugs Ambar tightly, "I'm so happy you're
Kestria arranges her skirts and flashes a smile at Teraille as
she enters and then joins in the teasing, "Feeling lonely, 'Mak?" Secure
in the level of surrounding conversation, she dispenses with titles.
Another smile is paid to Oriana, "And you as well. Speaking of cooking
though, I'll be well pleased with anything that isn't /herdbeast/ based.
Keroon seems to have an almost endless supply of it."
Ellena turns to
Ambar. "Hi there! How's Tillek?"
Kellira grins brightly at Ambar.
"Wow, you're here! It's really good to see you, Ambar."
pleasantly to Kestria. "I thought you liked herdbeast," she counters.
"That's why we posted you there, of course."
Kandar waves over to
Azalea as she walks in, "G'eve Ambar. How's it been going?"
chuckles lightly. "Feeling...Not sure. Amused," he answers Kestria.
"Somewhat pleased to see this little event so well attended. As for
myself...I'd be more pleased to see a little less seafood in the daily
diet." He shrugs. "Hasn't killed me yet, thought."
Ambar stands back, "And I finally got my dress too! Take a look." She swirls around and lets the green skirt sail around.
Turning to Ellena, she grins and says, "Oh,
it's pretty nice. A bit cold, but not too bad, especially here in spring."
Yet another turn is made to Kellira, "And I haven't seen you in /way/ too
long." Another turn, a 'hi' to Kandar, and she realizes that with greeting
all the people she's missed, she's getting a bit dizzy.
with precision down the curving staircase from the balcony hallway.
Laurenlee ohhs! "It looks great! I wish I could wear mine!" She pouts,
"So now my lifemate's obsessions have granted me with the
name of flower lady? How kind of you Reeba." An impish wink is soon to
follow as Lyne looks towards the party-goer amaibly, intrest flickering in
her eyes with the mention of music. "You've actually done something in so
few days? That's impressing." And truely she does look impressed as she
swings her leather beset legs over the bench to speak to others more
Ambar tilts her head, "What happened to it? I thought
that this kind of gather was just what you got it for?"
grins, "You think I should put it on?!"
Sapphira Slowly and
mysteriously glides down the curving staircase from the balcony hallway.
Kestria chuckles in appreciation of the return teasing of the
Masterharper, "Oh, I /do/ like herdbeast. I'd just appreciate a little
more variety." She shakes her head a little, "Honestly though, we do have
quite a wide range of choice in meals at Keroon, what with the bays and
sea being so close."
Ambar nods, "Of course! It was supposed to be a
gather dress after all. Besides, with so many people here, don't you want
to look your best?"
Sapphira bounces down the stairs, smoothing out
her clothes and stops at the bottom to look around for a place to sit.
Laurenlee grins, "I'll be right back!" *I'm just gonna act like I went
sumwhere to change...*" What do ya think?"
Ambar nods approvingly,
"Much better. Now I heard there was some free food. Where is it...." She
looks around the room, saying hi to anyone and everyone.
"Well dear Lyne, it's only a ditty and an "apprentice ditty" at that. I'm
certainly not going to perform it for lesson credit. But it was a great
party and fun to try to come up with a song for it. I'll sing it for you
Caramak looks over the room and considers aloud to his
tablemates: "I think I'm going to get things started, and let the food
drift in. We really ought to get started, and get through as much as we
can...Because /I'm/ hungry." In accordance with his words, he stands and
starts pinging a glass with his belt knife. Ping! Ping! Ping-ing!
Oriana notices a serving person passing by and catches his attention
briefly, sending him off to fetch a platter for the Journeymen/Masters'
table. "He should bring you something more interesting, Kestria," she
assures the journeyman, "And a bit of wine for all of us. Teraille, how
are you?" Now that the woman is seated nearby, she can greet her properly.
"I trust your trip back here was uneventful."
Ganu feels a little at a
loss, among this wide sea of faces which he dosen't know, but scince he's
Kellira looks around in response to Ambar's question.
"I don't know, but I'm gonna have to go back to the Mug if we don't get
some food soon!"
Azalea finds herself slipping into a seat next to
Lyne, and grins at the bluerider. "Hi," she greets her friend cheerfully
before leaning back to see around the long line of apprentices seated at
the table in hopes of catching a glimpse of food coming or something, and
then another to the journeymen and masters seated at their table at the
pinging. Started on the food sounds really good.
accordance with the /pinging/, stops the restless roaming of her eyes,
bringing the around to linger on the pinging, standing Master. She blinks
a few times, attentively.
Kestria smiles her appreciation and
gratitude and even anticipation at Oriana before dutifully turning her
eyes 'Mak-wards. Pinging gets a response.
Torlan glides down the
stairs with more bounce than usual. He nods to his mentees, and especially
to Katariina, and then plops down. He quietly waves to everyone else and
sits, waiting to see just /how/ much he missed.
Reeba quickly finds an
empty seat at the lowly apprentice table. She'll walk someday she says to
Sapphira spots an empty seat at the apprentice table and
slides in beside what looks to be an apprentice at her first meeting.
Brown eyes roam around the room to find someone Sapph knows, finding many
before her eyes turn to Caramak.
Jellem looks around the room
Katariina, after just sort of standing there for quite a while,
glances up at Torlan, returning the nod. Soon after, she wanders over to
the apprentice table, slipping into the nearest empty seat.
glances over at Ganu, not recognizing him. "Hi, I'm Kellira. I don't
believe we've met before," she grins.
Lyne smile and nods towards
Reeba, managing to murmur in: "Magnolth certainly enjoyed himself
throughly also..." before her words fade from the sound of the glass.
Attention is also paid due around the perimeter of the table in hopes to
spot an amount of food. None seen quite yet, she flashes a rather brief
but true smile towards Azalea; rapt attention soon paid towards Master
Caramak calls out over the subsiding din, "HARPERS
and...other Harpers." There really is no neat pairing to be made.
"Welcome. Dinner should be arriving shortly; I'm going to speak over it so
that we, or especially /I/, can get to it more quickly, so please bear
with me, and keep it down to a dull roar that I can shout over."
sits down in as close to a knot of her friends as she can get.
decides to keep quiet, with the possible exception of the occaisional
whisper to a friend.
Ellena finds herself an empty spot at the
Apprentice's table, and quietly looks around her.
Laurenlee leans over
to whisper something to Ambar.
Ganu smiles at Kellira. "I'm ganu, from
High Reaches. I was sent here to deliver a message . " He smiles and nods.
At the sme time twiddling his fingers
Reeba hears the thundering sound
of a stomach rumbling. Horror or horrors, it is hers. She holds her arm
across her belly hoping to quiet the beast and not distract the others.
Kellira grins. "Well met, Ganu," she whispers. The sound of a voice
raised above the general noise draws her attention. She turns towards the
"Our first order," Caramak (aka, the Bellowing Master)
continues, "is to announce an upcoming event for the Craft...and more
specifically, for this Hall and even moreso for myself personally. I
suspect a large number of you know already, but Journeyman Teraille and I
are officially engaged to be handfasted; the event should take place as
soon as it can be organized, which is to say, in a few months, most
likely. With this announcement comes the correllary that she is returning
to the Istan Crafthall from the Weyr, and Journeyman Torlan will be taking
her place as Weyrharper."
Laurenlee grins happily.
Ambar looks a
bit confused, wondering if polite applause will be the order of the day.
Kellira hmmms. "That's quite a switch, isn't it?," she murmurs to
those around her.
Jellem looks down at the announcement
out a good-natured cheer for the lucky pair, and quickly dies away, unsure
if it was allowed.
Reeba smiles at the loving couple. "What a great
team they will make, don't you think?" she whispers to her fellow
Oriana grins, pleased, across the table to Teraille.
Caramak, of course, is still speaking; she's congratulated him already.
She finds her wine glass still empty; time for a toast later. Instead she
lifts her water glass, for the time being.
Both hands raise ungloved
to be clapped above the table's edge; Lyne's eyes wandering from those
mentioned. This is one announcement she'd already heard of, having already
heard bother her mentor and the new Weyrharper about the Weyr. Still, a
congradulatory smile is shot towards the three, all in a polite order.
Teraille's mouth curves in a smile somehow softer than usual for her,
and her eyes actually drop with might almost be called demure modesty.
Then flicker up to Mak again quickly, though, and she fights to control
the traces of color that are, for the moment, only making her cheeks
"healthy" as opposed to "scarlet."
Sapphira smiles broadly at the
announcement, but quickly hides the pain and regret in her eyes and face.
Ambar pats Jellem, noticing him a bit more downcast than usual, "Come
on, cheer up a bit. this is a /happy/ thing," She whispers to him.
Torlan claps at this announcement, and half-yells, "Here's to a happy
and eternal pairing!" He nods to Teraille, and then to Mak, and then
returns to his quiet seat.
Ellena smiles a quiet smile.
picks up a spoon and softly clinks his glass quickly smiling, then looks
back up to Caramak for the next announcement.
And as if on cue,
servers begin to make their way into the room carrying trays laden with
bowls and platters. To each table they approach and begin to serve.
Unfortunately for the Istan Master Harper, much of it is seafood. For
appetizers, the 'cooks' have prepared lovely sushi rolls -- fresh tuna
mixed with river grains and wrapped in seaweed. Cucumber and avocado
slices serve as edible garnishes. Earthenware jugs of warm river grain
wine are placed several to a table, surrounded with small pottery cups.
Thankfully, or hopefully as the case may be, it's just the first course.
Ellena smiles at the Masterharper, giving her friendly salute.
Kestria smiles broadly at the pair, glancing from one to the other and
applauds quietly. Her congratulations are simply mouthed, silently, but
are no less heartfelt or sincere. And the twinkle in her eyes suggests an
added expression of 'about time!'.
Ambar immedietly digs in. She's
never really had sushi before, but hey. Nothing's stopping her from having
it now! As another one disapears into her mouth. She smiles at the general
Sapphira looks down at the food as it placed in front
of her and mutters under her breath. "I may have lived here all my life,
but I am still not that hungry to eat that...that...stuff." She blinks as
she may have said that a bit too loud and pushes back a strand of hair,
looking up to the head table again. She'll wait for the rest of the meal.
Kellira sits, twining a strand of midnight hair around her finger,
glancing frequently at the door. She sighs in relief as the platters of
food are passed. She mmms at the sushi rolls and serves herself some of
those and a glass of wine. "Finally," she chuckles.
long enough to flash a small downwards in Teraille's direction -- how
could he not? As his gaze raises again to the Hall, his smile lingers,
although it does not retain quite the same intensity. "For our next item,
I turn the floor over to Journeyman Torlan." He gestures to the named
Journeyman and slides into his seat.
Laurenlee claps when the food
comes...she's so hungry! "I hope they're very happy!" She says to her
friends, but she couldn't keep her eyes off the food.
gratefully selects some sushi, and takes some wine.
Azalea claps along
with the rest, eyebrows raising fractionally in Torlan's direction, as she
hadn't yet heard who was replacing Teraille. But nevertheless she smiles
yet again, an expression that quickly grows into a happy grin as she
catches sight of the servers and the food they bear. "Oooh, that looks
good," she murmurs to those in her general vicinity, following the
approaching sushi rolls hopefully with her eyes. Why does she always end
up sitting in the place that gets the food last?
Saphhira being rather picky, and asks, "Something wrong, Sapphira?"
Kandar wows at the flashback to earlier times as a young boy at his
seahold, He immdiaetly digs in. Not as good as his mother's but, it's
Reeba begins to chuckle. "You know, for us apprentices, life
just got more interesting. Teraille and the Masterharper to please." She
is coming to the realization that Life is never dull in the Hall.
Jellem takes a little of the food, though only eats a little of it
Oriana passes the platter to Caramak as he turns the floor oven to
Torlan. "Try the tuna rolls -- they're good tonight," she whispers advice.
Torlan stands and waits for everyone to finish glancing over their
food to look up. "Yes, hello. Well, this is one of my favorite parts of
being a Harper. Katariina, would you please come up here and stand next to
me?" He gestures to where she is siting, in the apprentice section.
Sapphira looks over to Ambar and smiles slightly. "I never have liked
seafood." she replies simply and looks over the table for some herdbeast,
but doesn't find any.
Teraille slides some items onto
her plate as her attention slides to Torlan, then Katariina. Then back to
Katariina blinks, glancing over to Torlan
in utter surprise. After a little, she stands, making her way over to
Torlan, standing at his side. Remaining silent, she glances up at him,
puzzled look on her face.
Reeba smiles at Katariina. "Go ahead, walk
it girl. Walk!
Enjolras blinks in from ::between::!
questioningly down towards the sushi as unfond memories come back to her
of when her father tried to fish with her once. The platter is politely
passed towards the person next to her -- her plate remaining empty --
before she looks towards where Torlan stands.
understanding dlooding in. "Walk, Katariina, walk!
Kellira blinks a
few times, swallowing around a piece of tuna roll. "Oh! I didn't know one
of /us/ were walking tonight! Go Katariina!"
Caramak grins at Oriana,
and accepts the Masterharper's advice...and a good deal of food. His plate
fills with shocking speed -- evidently, he's used to eating quickly. He
begins eating, rather than conversing...he still has speaking left to do,
and hence, will be behind the rest of the room in their meal.
begins to chant "Walk Katariina, walk!"
Kandar looks at Katariina and smiles. Joining into to the age old
chorus, "Walk Katariina. Walk!" he chuckels at the look of surprise on her
Torlan waits long enough for the murmurs to subside and for
Katariina to feel completely confused. "Well, Katariina has recently had
her Journeyman Project approved, and with that comes a new title..." He
pulls, from his back pocket, a new, larger knot out. No wonder the man was
sitting uncomfortably! "Katariina, would you do this knot of Sr.
Apprentice the decency of displaying it on your shoulder?"
glances up briefly to Torlan and almost misses the platter as it comes her
way. "Ah, whoopsidaisy..." she murmurs in surprise, reaching out hastily
to take it before it hits her. Quickly she heaps a few of the sushi rolls
onto her plate, adding extra avacado, and passing it on in time to
belatedly join the clapping for the new Senior Apprentice. "Go Katariina!"
Oriana applauds politely, pausing in her meal as she allows a small,
warmed carafe of wine to be placed between herself and Caramak. She
enquires of Teraille, just loud enough to be heard over the room's noise,
"I'm curious what her project will be."
Katariina's confused look disappears, a look of happiness
shining in it's place. Glancing down at the knot, anb back up at Torlan,
she grins and nods. "That I shall do, with great pride!" She finally
manages to say, beaming happily.
Ellena applauds and gives Katariina a
At the Masterharper's question, Teraille smiles lightly and
leans over clooser to the woman. "She's organizing a travelling band of
sorts, to visit various Holds in the area and perform for them... I
understand there will be a few new compositions included in their
repertoire..." She lifts a roll, slipping it into her mouth as she smiles
over at the newly promoted senior apprentice.
Oriana smiles approvingly. "I'll have to come hear this band," she
comments, finishing her applause so that she may occupy her hands with
food and drink.
Ambar nods slowly, "hmm... I wonder if it'll be going
Sapphira applauds for Katariina and smiles at her
before catching a server on his way by and asking for a glass of water, a
big one in fact.
Laurenlee has connected.
Torlan grins, and waits
for Katariina to take off her /old/ knot to exchange for the newer one.
"Now, Katariina," and he turns to Oriana and Teraille, "has decided to
organize a band for her project. So, Katariina, congratulations! I think I
speak for most of us when I say that it was a well-deserved promotion!"
"Good job Katariina!" Lyne chuckles as she applauds, remembering the
time the she recieved her own Senior Apprentice knot. It was outside of a
bar...Thus is why the chuckling resumes to be later hidden by that of the
rim of her cup. Skipping on the sushi, she couldn't pass on the wine. No
sensible Harper would.
Caramak joins the applause...but with one hand
on his leg. This keeps his other hand free to shovel food from tray to
plate and plate to gaping, bottomless maw. He keeps a careful eye on
Katariina and Torlan, however, waiting to reclaim the floor.
Reeba takes a sushi roll and refills her glass. "A
band....wow, is that ambitious!" she cautiously notes.
giggles, and removes her old knot, handing it over to Torlan.
nods to Lauren next to her, "Wow, it would be pretty fun to go on tour
Ellena says, "I think it's a great idea. So many people
never get to hear music, unless they can get to a Gather."
looks around her table that she is at and sighs softly, seeing no food
that she cares to eat. Tried all she has many Turns ago, she remembered
hating them. Her eyes then go up to the head table once more and she wraps
her arms over her stomach to try and keep her hunger down.
at the apprentices beside him, "I wonder how she's going to go about
setting it up." he eat a little more rice, and finishes the shushi.
Reeba listens to all the responses and interjects "Don't get me wrong
- it's a great idea. The logistics will take a lot of work. She'll
certainly deserve her next knot when it is all said and done."
nods, picking up the last bits off her plate. "You can say that again! I
can't imagine how she came up with this!"
Kandar nods and picks up a
tuna roll, "I do hope she'll play for us here first. I'd love to here the
/new/ songs that were mentioned."
Torlan sits back down at the table,
relinquishing the floor to Caramak. His bit is finished.
Reeba goes to
speak and then realizes her mouth is full. Quickly swallowing the last
morsel on her plate she replies "I don't think she'll have a shortage of
volunteers to either play, write or carry her. I'm sure the weyrs will
support such a worthy project."
Katariina returns to her own seat,
adjusting her new knot as she does so.
Ganu puts on his knot.
Caramak stands up again as Torlan retakes his seat, and Katariina
follows suit immediately after. "One more item of business this
evening...And for this one, I turn the floor over to Masterharper Oriana,
visiting us from Fort." And again, he returns to his seat, this time to
let Oriana take over.
Oriana rises at her seat, projecting her voice
strongly to make up in volume for her lack of vertical height. "Thank you,
Master Caramak." She nods graciously to him. "I have an announcement
tonight that I think all of you will be interested to hear," she begins,
her eyes catching the light briefly as they take in the gathered crowd of
individual faces. "As many of you may know, a few sevendays ago,
Journeyman Teraille took a trip to our main Hall at Fort to face an
"For several days, she answered questions and
solved problems the likes of which a Harper Master is faced with. At the
end of this session, she returned to Ista to wait." The Masterharper
smiles slightly. "I'd like to announce tonight the results of that
examination." She motions for Teraille to stand, and circles around the
table to be next to her.
Azalea shifts in her seat to the straightest
position she can accomplish, leaning forward slightly with baited breath
as she listens to the Masterharper speak. As she gestures, her gaze snaps
over to Teraille expectantly, eyes gleaming with anticipation.
Kellira sits forward, wineglass arrested
Teraille, at least, is definitely interested in this,
her gaze centering on Oriana and her face touching that curiously blank
visage which is all emotions combined: the white of facial expressions. At
the motion, the journeyman rises, her motion fluid, if a bit more slowly
than normal; no uncertainty touches the movement.
Lyne sits and
watches the faces about her, bemused by the commentary that passes from
person to person as word spreads about the room. Taking passive sips from
the glass of sake held within her hand, her eyes and ears soon venture to
that of Caramak's position at the foremost table. Smile grows steadily
brighter as does the 'rider's posture as she hopes what the MasterHarper's
implying might be true.
Caramak settles his chin on his hand, managing
to obscure his mouth behind his hand. Not that this actually hides the
twinkling in his eyes, but he can't do that without putting his head in a
bag, and even then, a gleam might get through.
Oriana brings out, from
a hidden pocket in her sash, a complex looping of cord which bears, as a
centerpiece, a single cut sapphire the size of a man's thumb. "Teraille, I
stand as a representative of the Harpercraft when I proclaim that you are
now promoted to the rank of Harper Master, with all the duties, honors and
priviledges appertaining thereto." She smiles welcomingly as she extends
the knot and a friendly hand. "Congratulations, Master Teraille."
Ellena leans forward and crosses her fingers.
Reeba smiles as
Master Oriana finishes the the announcement of Teraille's promotion.
Proudly she stands to applaud her mentor. "You deserve it Journeyman, no
'Master' Teraille....way to go Tera!!!"
Ellena rises to her feet,
Ambar claps long, loud, and sincerely, as her eyes
go rather bright. A new maser is always very special.
Teraille's brief hesitation and inhalation is all that
shows that a doubt ever existed in her mind. Her left and accepts the
knot, and her right accepts Oriana's offered hand, her expression
remaining dignified for all of a moment or so before the smile kept behind
those floodwalls explodes out onto her face, and she grins at Oriana with
open pleasure. "Thank you, Master Oriana," she says.
along with the other apprentices a grin enveloping his face, "Great,
another Master to boss us around." he says with obvious affectionate
sarcasm, "Congratulations 'Aile, and good luck!"
Khayet slips quietly
into the room more from nature his nature than attempted stealth, down the
curving staircase from the balcony hallway.
Katariina, eyes shining
brightly, applauds upon the announcement of Teraille's promotion, rising
to her feet as she does so.
Ellena abandons all pretense of decorum
and does a little happy dance.
Ganu has connected.
Azalea sits a
moment in surprise as it takes a moment to really sink in, then she's on
her feet with the others, applauding loudly. "Congratulations, Master
Teraille!" she adds to the hubbub, grin spreading rapidly across her face
for the former Weyrharper of she was posted happily under for so long.
Torlan stays curiously calm and unexcitable while he waits for the
results. As he hears that she has passed, and become both Ista and the
Harpecraft's newest Master, he cheers. Rather than utter any individual
complements, he simply claps and sits. He'll congratulate her further
later when she is less, well, less flustered!
Reeba runs to Khayet and
hugs him excitedly "Did you hear, did you hear??? Teraille made MASTER!"
Kestria doesn't begin to applaud immediately, no. Instead, she gently
scoots her chair back away from the table and rises to a standing
position. In honour of the ocassion, she curtsies, offering the respect
due a Master of the craft, "Master Teraille. My congratulations." She
completes the bow and then rises, finally bringing her hands together in
Caramak's hand slips away from his mouth, revealing the
smile that he could not conceal. His hands come together slowly,
rhythmically...perhaps not quite as wildly as some of the Apprentices, but
there can be no doubt of the mixing pride, pleasure and, well, pleasure in
Khayet more shocked at the hug than the promotion, he does
eventually hug back.
Sapphira just looks up and smiles at Teraille,
nodding slowly as the knot is given. She does not however stand up or
cheer, her mood won't allow it, seen through the sadness in her eyes,
which is quickly replaced by anticipation.
"A few words, Master?"
Oriana suggests to Teraille as she circles back around the table to retake
her seat. "Your fans are waiting," she jokes more surreptitiously.
Elli walks down the curving staircase from the balcony hallway.
Ambar waves happily to Elli and signals for her to come and sit down.
Elli grins at Ambar as she dashes in the door, brushing disheveled
curls into place. She takes a seat next to her friend.
to Klahman, "Please excuse my exuberance. I'll have to contain my
warranted enthusiasm." Quieting down, Reeba tries to regain her composure
and behave more like the senior harpers in the craft.
Ambar pats her
friend in greeting, and says, "long time no see. How you been?"
chuckles gently, patting Reeba on the back, "Have a seat lass...."
Kestria only re-takes her seat when Oriana does, her sun-touched eyes
remaining attentively and expectantly on the newly made Master.
here's Lyne whose main purpose for coming here was to transport a couple
of scrolls to the newly appointed Master. A proud smile graces her face as
she too stands up to join in the general hub-bub of the excentric Harpers.
No cheering is given as she pauses from her rhythmic clapping of hands to
sit back down, waiting till later to give her personal congratulations.
Kandar chuckels at Reeba as she sits back down again. "Not a problem."
Jellem goes home.
A short, breathless laugh escapes from Teraille
at Oriana's words and Kestria's curtsey, and she turns to face the
apprentices and journeymen, her mind whirling with an attempt to phrase
the situation in a way worthy of a Harper Master. "Oh, my," is all she can
say to begin. "This... is marvelous," she says after a moment. "I can't
tell you all how I feel about this... and more than the promotion itself,
your pleasure in it makes me feel worthy of it. I owe so many of you so
much: help in studying, a shoulder to cry on, a friend with whom I could
laugh and forget the world.... The greatest honor in my title of Harper
Master is not the Master, but the Harper. And I thank you all for making
it such a joy for me." That said, the newly knotted Master sinks into her
seat, speech concluded and limelight ceded.
Ambar bursts again into
Oriana's smile is pleased as she nods approvingly, applauding
Teraille's brief speech. "Well said, Master Teraille." She's obviously
taking some enjoyment at using the new title -- just to help the woman
adjust to it, of course.
Khayet readily applaudes the acceptance
speach, still not having taken a seat. His smile not just on his still
pale face, but twinkling in his eyes.
Azalea has disconnected.
Kestria simply nods and grins in agreement with Oriana's words. Indeed
well said. She too applauds again.
Lyne goes home.
OOC: Teraille says "And, that said, I'm going to shift the
meeting into OOC terms, with a decidedly "on" flick of the OOC lamp... For
those of you not familiar with the terminology, that means that the 'OOC:'
thing isn't necessary at the beginning of poses; they're just assumed to
be OOC. And, with that... We slide into OOC and turn the floor over to
Katariina, who wants to talk briefly about that project you just heard
Oriana sighs... does this mean no more sushi? ;)
Teraille says, "No, sushi's fine... But it means you
could also have M&Ms or Rolos. ;)"
Marius walks with a relaxed
pace in through an arch from the great hall.
Khayet heads to teh
fridge for a Dr. Pepper....anyone else want one while I'm there?
Sapphira goes for her Oreos then and a big glass of water. (BTW,
strawberry milk is too sweet.)
Azalea whoos and breaks out the bloo
m&ms, and then realizes Lyne left. Aww, the mascot's gone...
Marius stretches as he walks into the OOC-limelight, "Ooh, feels good
to be home."
Torlan says, "Rolos!? Yum. Anyone else want some? ;)"
Elli nods. "Got any Sprite, Khayet?"
Kandar hmms, "Get me a cream
Sapphira looks to Khayet and shakes her head. "No, cola
products will set my migraine aflare again. Thanks anyways."
claps his hand twice and lets a large Rocky Road Banna Split fall into his
Oriana didn't mean to start a food fight.. Sheesh. Let
Katariina speak, folks. :)
And Master Teraille's seating of herself
seems to signal the next course in the meal. Enter more servers. This
time, they come bearing trays that bode of exotic, yet varied fare. Steam
trails over the heads and shoulders of those carrying the repast, wafting
scents of food throughout the room. Tender wherry, mixed with lightly
sauteed vegetables, still crisp and glazed with a teriyaki sauce. More,
steamed river grains accompany the wherry. More seafood is also served,
but cooked and also spiced or battered and fried, most notably, calamari
rings. Warnings are offered about the noodles which are said to be very
hot, spiced as they are with chilis. Fortunately, there're also bowls of
simple mixed vegetables and lightly spiced herdbeast for those less
adventuresome in their cuisine tastes.
Katariina mwuahahas. ;) "Okay..
First of all, the thing that I'm going to need most, is help from all you
guys. To make this project really go anywhere, I'll need lotsa people to
be in the band. :) With that said I'll just give a brief description of
what I'm going to be doing. Basically, we're going to do several
performances all 'round Pern. ;) There would be a few RPed 'rehearsals',
as well as a few OOC meetings. I'd be doing a fair amount of composing for
each performance, although it'd be very spiffy to have compositions from
all of you guys, as well. And so I don't spam you all, here comes part
Marius waits with baited breath.
And steals the Rolos from Twerpish. Mine. ;) "For each performance, I'm
planning on having a signature piece, although what that'll be is yet to
be decided. Of course. ;) And....Actually, I think that's it. Anyone have
any questions, since I wasn't at all as spammy as I thought I was going to
Khayet says, "Need a violin or guitarist? ;>"
wonders when all this will be happening?
Elli has disconnected.
Reeba says, "Great idea Katariina. I'll help you in whatever way you
Oriana has old songs that nobody's heard in a long time,
if at all. If, that is, you need music. :)
Azalea oohs at more food
and grabs a little (or maybe a lot) of everything, and nods in agreement
with Tera. Was gonna ask myself.
Torlan glares at Snorkstress and
/grabs/ the Rolo's back. Hrmph! ;) "Lesse. How many people would you want
in the band, Katariina?"
Marius nods to Teraille as he lounges in
midair, "Yeah, and how long is this 'tour' going to last?"
"need a flutist?"
Reeba says, "And of course, is it IC to have
apprentice's travel on such a high profile harper tour? If Apps take part,
there will have to be an explanation, wouldn't there?"
suggests volunteering wait until after the meeting? It will keep spam
Sapphira says, "Sapph will do voice, harp or pipes if you
Oriana questions whether the tour should be Pern-wide, or
just around Ista? Katariina, you're at Ista, I presume? The island is more
manageable as far as travel goes.
Torlan suggests that we maybe slow
down and let her catch her breath? ;)
Azalea imagines poor Kata typing
like mad at her keyboard, and nods. ;)
Oriana notes that it would also
allow lots more apprentices at Ista to be involved, but would also
therefore disallow others posted elsewhere. Just a thought... I'll stop
spamming you now. :)
Katariina will need all sortsa instruments. I'm
hoping to have some acting type stuff thrown in the performances, too. :)
*nodnods to Oriana* Any extra music would be greatly appreciated. Better
to have too much music, rather than not enough. :) As for when? Umm.
That's the tricky part, since, starting on the last day of July, I'm going
to be in England for a while, and then I've got Renaissance Festival..
Hopefully Oct/Sept. :) How many people? Probably 5-10ish. Probably around
10, so that if one or two people are unable to make it to a few
performances, it won't be as big a deal. :) Yes, I'm at Ista, although I
was hoping to do it Pern-wide. I want to keep it realistic, but I've got a
lot of ideas. ;) *smirks at Azalea* I am. ;) Also, I think that it'd be
fun to not /just/ include apprentices in this project, but have Harpers of
any rank participate. :)
Sapphira hms softly. "Would Council allow
Sapph to work her j-man project into this with small comic 'musicals' or
do I have to do that seperately? Just a thought."
Marius goes tacky and paraphrases himself, "How long will
the tour go on, and will people be able to join and drop it when the tour
passes their home Holds?"
Kandar raises his hand.
observes that questions /not/ directly to Katariina about the logistics
can also wait. We've got a lot of stuff to get through, still, and I want
to keep this moving...
Ganu has disconnected.
Sapphira nods and
sits back to ward off her migraine then.
Torlan echoes Teraille's
suggestion. I'm sure Katariina will take pages or @sends after the meeting
is over. ;)
Katariina hrmles at Marius. Most likely a few weeks,
including meetings, rehearsals, and, of course, performances. *beamks at
Kandar* Yep? *nods to Tory* Yep. People are free to spam me to death after
the meeting. ;)
Kandar says, "How exactly are you going to go about
picking people if the response falls beyond 10ish? @send poses? IC
Torlan really suggests we move on. Pester her after the
meeting is over? ;)
Katariina has yet to decide that. But I'll figure
something shortly. *nods* Moving on would prolly be a good idea. Once
again, people are free to pester me. ;)
Teraille reclaims the floor
from Katariina to talk about the final topic, one about which I /know/ a
number of people have been wondering: what's happening with that exam?
Well, I want to start by thanking everyone who participated, and to say
that it was a success far beyond anything Mak or I were expecting. A total
of 27 people tried at least one exam, with fifteen people answering at
least some questions on all of them. The average score I was expecting
from apprentices was around forty out of 120. Not only was the actual
average over thirty points /higher/ than that, there was not one person
who tried all six exams and got a forty or lower. I am /amazingly/
impressed by everyone, and want to thank everyone who made this such a fun
Sapphira hms. "Can I ask a question?"
Teraille says, "Can
it wait? Please?"
Marius erps and feels bad for not having been around
to take the exams. *sigh* Ah well. Since I'm not part of this sectior, I
guess I'll bug out." He wavers and melts back into the shadows.
Sapphira shrugs and nods.
Caramak continues: "The first
thing Teraille and I want to do is to announce the names of the people who
managed perfect scores on each individual section of the exam. There was
only one section on which no one managed a perfect score...the history. It
also had the lowest average score of any of the exams, so I guess that
shouldn't be a huge surprise. ;) However...On the archives exam, there
/was/ a perfect score...from our resident RL librarian, Kestria." :)
Torlan grins, "Way to go, Kes! :)"
Reeba says, ":)"
chuckels. Makes sense, ;-)
Azalea cheers for Kestria!
Khayet applauds Kestria.....:>
Kandar claps and hollars and waves. ;-)
Reeba says, "God we are a
cheerful enthusiastic bunch:)"
Azalea says, "Must be
Kestria blushes and thanks all. :)
Kandar says, "Or the
Teraille grins and cheers Kestria and our next announcee...
"On the law exam, as well, there was a single, happy perfect score.
Everybody offer your congratulations to Ellena!"
Azalea whoos! Go
Kestria says, "Woooooo! Congrats, Ellena!"
Ellena blinks in utter suprise!
Laurenlee yeahs for Ellena!
Reeba says, "Go Apprentice! Make us feel bad Ellena:) Well done!"
Torlan whees. "Congrats Ellena! :)"
Ellena says, "Thanks folks :)"
Caramak moves onwards to music. On this one, I owe all of you poor
people who took the exam an apology, because the last question, which no
one got, was mine. No one got it because it was, well, unfair. ;) It was a
music theory construct explained to me by a jazz musician at the Berklee
School of Music...and while he was an exceptional musician, he was not
exactly prone to follow precisely with musical convention. :P So...we
graded anyone who knew what a whole-tone scale was as getting the
question...My apologies for that question. ;) With that adjustment in the
grading system, however, there were three perfect scores: Ellena (again),
Kestria (again) and Taliana. :)
Khayet applaudes Ellena too....:>
Ellena says, "Whoo-hoo!"
Kestria wooos, "Grats, Ellena and
Reeba says, "I think I know two of the highest 5 scores:)
Way to go everyone!"
Azalea whoos again for Kestria and Ellena, and
for the absent Taliana.
Aislynn walks in through an arch from the
Laurenlee wows at Ellena, "Twice!"
Reeba says, "I'm sitting next to Ellena in class!"
"Twice for Kestria, too!"
Teraille plows ahead as quickly as
possible.... "Instrument crafting! Three perfect scores on this one, as
well, despite some rather eclectic questions asked. People tended to do
well or poorly on this one, with less middle ground than some. So,
congratulations go out to Oriana, Taliana, and Kestria!"
wows, "That's great ya'll!"
Aislynn beams. "And
Reeba says, "Dang Kestria, you are good! Well done all!"
Ellena cheers again.
Kestria says, "Yaaaaay, Oriana! And Taliana
too! (cause I'm presuming there'll be a log she can read late.) :)"
Khayet again applauds Kestria and Ellena and Taliana....twice
Azalea waves to Aislynn. They haven't told us what your
perfect score was yet. ;> "Whoa, how many didja ace, Kestria? Yay
Caramak moves on to the last: Art. This exam went
exceptionally well; the average score was the highest of any, and there
were FIVE perfect scores. On this one, we had: Ellena, Oriana, Kestria,
Khayet and Arialla. Which is, quite simply, awesome. :)
giggles. "And Aislynn."
Kandar wowsers. Great job yall.,
says, "Wow, well done all
Laurenlee yays for all!
Azalea cheers again. You must've been on a roll or something, Kestria
Laurenlee nods, "Yeah...I wish I was that smart!"
Ellena blinks in suprise, and blushes.
Khayet feints....Prolly the
only one I didn't fail miserably....
Kestria woohooos a long list,
"Yay, Ellena, Oriana, Khayet and Arialla!!" (Even if they ain't all here.)
Aislynn grins. "And Aislynn!"
Elli walks down the curving
staircase from the balcony hallway.
Oriana echoes, "And Aislynn!"
Aislynn beams and struts.
Ellena gives a big "Whoo-hoo!" to all
the perfect scorers!
Teraille tickles Aislynn. "And now, the top five
scorers overall. Before we begin these, I'd like to recap how prizes are
going to work. We have two firelizard eggs and three instrument vouchers
waiting in a nice, handy OOC sack, from which people can pull whatever
prize they want. If you choose a firelizard egg, you have a choice:
there's a green, a blue, or any of three browns (which will be hand-desced
to the personality you desire), or you can take a chance that when my eggs
come in a day or two, there will be a metallic among them. But: only two
firelizard eggs will be given away. The rest of the prizes will be
instrument vouchers." :)
Azalea cues the drumroll. ;>
does one on a steal drum. Intresting sound.
Reeba says, "What drum
roll, I thought we were having Suschi rolls? :-)"
Oriana calls the
guard and has Kandar arrested for theft. ;)
Aislynn jingles the
tambourine. She's good at that, you know.
Azalea watches, fascinated
as always by steel drums.
Caramak announces the first winner: the
first place winner, the highest score with a total of an /incredible/ 117
out of 120 points...Definitely the person who did the most work in
/finding/ the answers...With perfect scores on four of the six exams and a
/low/ score of 18, the one, the only, Kestria!
Oriana applauds wildly!
Aislynn leads a cheer,
standing up and dancing.. "Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip HOORAY!"
Khayet stands ans applaudes.....:>
Kandar goes up the scale and
does a trill on the top with the drum. ;-)
Azalea cheers, applauds,
whistles, throws confetti and dances the cancan. ;>
out her bodhran and does a jig rhythm, shouting "Way to go, Kestria!"
Laurenlee has connected.
Reeba says, "What ya' takin' Kes?"
Reeba says, "Not that I expect to get anything myself mind you....just
so Ellena knows what will be left:)"
Kestria blushes and giggles,
"Thanks guys. For the congrats and for the examiners themselves for
setting the exams. I had a /blast/ researching and actually learned an
amazing amount of stuff. And for my prize, although I already have four of
the beasts, I don't think I can pass up a personally desced firelizard,
and since I don't have one... a brown would be nice."
down the curving staircase from the balcony hallway.
a brown away, then beams as she gets to announce the second place
winner... "Receiving a high score of 114, this apprentice scored only
three lower than Kestria... which is, at this point, the number of weeks
she's been a member of the craft. As some of you have guessed, our second
prize goes to Ellena, appy extraordinaire!"
gives Ellena a standing 'o' too....:>
Kestria says, "Woooooo!!!
Applause, cheers and congrats!!"
Aislynn does the same for Ellena,
strutting around in rhythm.. "Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip
Reeba says, "well....Well....WEll....WELl.....WELL DONE !!!"
Azalea says, "Yeah Ellena!"
Kandar does the opeaning theme the
2001 on the drum. @more
Reeba says, "I repeat, I'm sitting next to
Ellena in class so the rest of you apps better not take my seat:)"
Oriana grins... not too shabby. :)
Laurenlee sits next to Reeba
Maiziera wanders in, late, very very late, and looks around,
trying to catch her bearings.
Reeba says, "I wouldn't Laurenlee, I
write sloppy:-) Unless I'm coping manuscripts or something of course!"
Laurenlee 'll sit behing Ellena then...
Maiziera has disconnected.
Reeba says, "Ellena, you have a following!"
Azalea rats and gets
called for dinner. Congratulations to everybody and thanks for the meeting
everyone; thanks for the cool exam Teraille and Caramak; thanks for the
harpercraft anybody and I'll just go now before I get mushy. ;)
Teraille holds out the grab bag for Ellena? ;)
Maiziera has connected.
Ellena beams and blushes.
"Thanks everyone. I have to echo what Kestria said; these exams were so
much fun, and I learned so much! I have a green firelizard, and since
brown goes well with green, I'll pick a brown lizard!"
in late.......where she's been is anyone's guess, could she have gotten
Teza slinks quietly in through an arch from the
Aislynn says, "Woo! Brownbrownbrown! :D"
down his clutch as minus two browns, and goes on to the next award...Third
place goes to someone who, well, one could only have expected to do well.
;) She's been in the Craft longer than I have, and go figure! she's the
Masterharper. ;) Scoring 110 out of 120, Oriana takes third prize. :)
Aislynn gives Oriana three big ol' cheers, "Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip
HOORAY! Hiphip HOORAY!"
Kestria says, "Yaaaaaaay, Oriana!!!"
Khayet applaudes still stand for Oriana.....:>
through a series of notes ordinarily played on a royal trumpet.
says, "Well done Oriana! Just what you probably need, another instument:-)
A new one for the band perhaps? :-)"
Laurenlee claps loudly!
Oriana chuckles. "Well, thanks... of course, there are a couple of
points I might wish to argue... *grin* But I think the real cheers should
go to Teraille and Caramak for orchestrating this whole thing."
Maiziera applauds, her expression saying that she wishes /she/ would
have had a chance to take the tests...
Teza sneaks in and does the
'clap' thing. "Yeah, Oriana... And Teraille and Caramak!"
"Here! Here! I agree whole heartedly with the Masterharper - great exam!"
Kandar noddels and confirms with a single GONG!
Aislynn does the
threecheers thing for Mak and Tera, too, but I'm sure you'll all
understand if I'm a little bored of typing it over and over. ;)
Teraille announces fourth prize as an absentee winner of sorts...
Arialla isn't here at the moment, but earned herself a prize with her
score of 97 out of 120. We will assume an instrument for her (since that's
the only option ;), and move on to fifth place!
Laurenlee clpas again
Reeba nudges Tera and reminds her that she could always
give a blue or green FL to her favorite Mentee - Reeba:)
applauds for Oriana & Arialla.
Oriana reminds Reeba that there
were two eggs, and they were taken by the first two... ;)
"Fifth place went, interestingly enough, to the fifth person to get a
perfect score on the art exam. That exam was curiously good at predicting
the final outcomes for overall scores...So all our perfect scorers on that
exam were our top five scorers total. And that means that our fifth prize
goes to: Khayet. :)"
Reeba says, "Kidding, only kidding...geesh. I
think I better calm down my joking when online:-)"
Ellena cheers for Khayet and does a happy dance.
Kandar has no idead what to play next. He just voclaizes. "Whey ta go
Harpers! Way ta go!"
Khayet again feints.....;> Does this mean, Mak
that I know too much to be able to annoy you for RP anymore...? ;>
Reeba claps for Khayet and brings out her tiny orchestra in a box to
play "Here Comes the Champion" in honor of his acheivement. "Well done!"
Aislynn says, "Hiphip HOORAY! Hiphip HOORAY!" Ais gets a second wind.
Oriana states, "You can never know too much to annoy
'Mak for RP." ;)
Reeba says, "Is there anyway I can wrap you guys up
and keep you in my pocket for when I get depressed....I love you guys!"
Khayet chuckles....and wahoos! I have the MH's permission to annoy!
Caramak notes that we have some more fun-loving awards to distribute,
which have nothing to do with scores, simply fun quirks in testing. ;)
There are a number which have been earned by people who aren't present;
we'll leave those off for now, in the interest of saving time. They'll all
be posted later. The first one of these being gifted to those present: The
Barney Denial Award, for listing in her answer to "Which of the following
colors are warm, as opposed to cool", every color /except/ purple. ;)
Kandar warns, "Careful, you may get trapped into a jar and called
Reeba says, "Funny...very funny....and the person is?"
Kestria giggles, "That's cute!"
Elli sniffles, and wishes the test
had worked with her Telnet.
Caramak observes that Teraille was typing
that, and supplies the name (as Mak.) Reeba, I'm afraid it's you. ;)
Reeba says, "Huh?"
Kandar waves and gots to go. Congrats Reeb! cya
Teza giggles at Reeba, then applauds.
Aislynn pipes up, "And
Elli applauds loudly.
Oriana pushes Aislynn's head down
again. "Stay," she scolds, waggling a finger. ;)
Reeba says, "I don't
think that is right......seriously. Wish I had though.... Are you sure?"
Aislynn giggles and snuggles up with Oriana, content to be silent for
Laurenlee claps for reeba!
Caramak nods to Reeba. Yes, we're
very sure. ;) We were very amused when we noticed it. ;)
Maiziera boggles at the sheer spamminess of it all. =)
give Reeba a thumbs-up.
Kandar thinks the 'Denial' part of that award
sums it up perfectly.
Reeba says, "I was sure I had typed in the real
answer...must have overwritten it...:) "
Teraille grins at Reeba. You got it /right/, listing them as
separately warm and cool... you just forgot purple. ;)
"The second of these awards we will call, simply, the Closure Award,
granted to Loeree for being the only person, in listing the progression of
whole and half steps in a major scale, to go up /and/ down the scale."
Reeba says, "Ahhh, now I see - duh."
Reeba says, "Woohooo....well
Khayet applauds Loeree!
Aislynn says, "Whee,
Laurenlee claps loudly!
Ellena loudly applauds Loeree.
Kestria grins and likes that one!
Loeree blinks, from her corner
in the back. "What? Me?" She says in astonishment ans she takes a tenative
step forward.. "What?" She repeats..
Caramak announces the next
amusement/award..."For successfully summarizing the life of Jaxom in a
total of 16 words and under a hundred characters, Laurenlee wins the
Aislynn says, "Oh, Mak, tell us that one!"
laughs and applauds for Laurenlee
Maiziera claps, and wonders how that
Teza giggles and wants to hear too.
"Almost as good as walking the tables -eh Loeree? Wow....very well done
Laurenlee jumps up, bowing, "Thankyou Thankyou!" She grins
at Tera and Mak, "It's about time!"
Elli says, "Anyone want to tell us
what the 16 words were? I'm impressed!"
Khayet chuckles and
applaudes.....(I wrote about 20 times that...) I wanna read it
Ellena invents a happy dance just for Laurenlee!
Caramak wonders if Laurenlee minds if we quote her answer. ;)
Laurenlee shrugs, "Sure...I don't mener what I wrote anyway... ":)
You say, "Question: Outline the major details of
Jaxom's life (OOC: Explain your choices of what to include.) Answer: Born,
lord under Lytol, Ruth, Lord, returned egg, sick. They just stick out in
Reeba wanders if this is the Master's way of rewarding us
Apps who aren't as smart as Ellena (just kidding folks).
Talk about to the point. ;)
Aislynn laughs! Concise!
grins and wonders that too...but knows she's not that smart! :) *snugs*
Reeba says, "Are you sure she is harper material being so brief:)"
Maiziera just loves succinct-ness. What is the noun for that???
Teraille moves on to the next award, which we're going to call the
Feminist Award... Sapphira, in her listing of vocal parts, named four...
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and "base," the last one, of course, reserved only
for men, who, as any good feminist knows, are /always/ base. ;)
Laurenlee glares, "I just talk fast!" :)
Oriana grins at that one.
Reeba says, "Yeah, way off base! Well done Sapphy!"
laughs and shakes her head. "I thought I took Chorus.."
claps for sapphy!
Khayet applauds Sapphy too....:>
for the next one. "This one goes to the Teacher of Teachers, our own dear
Masterharper. We offer her the "Professor Award" for grading our questions
as she took the test."
Aislynn breaks the snuggle. "And Aislynn!"
Reeba says, "Not an easy task I'm sure!!!!! Well done! And Thanks from
all of us!"
Oriana chuckles. "Hey, it's my job."
Oriana pats Aislynn on the head.
Laurenlee grins, "Yeah!"
Reeba says, "Ais, you
Teraille grins and presents the next award: The
Religion Award. This one takes a bit of explanation. In one of the
questions, an appy decided to build his argument through metaphor... and a
/good/ one. The HarperHall, in all its glory, was analogized to the
equivalent of the Vatican. For this feat of piety, Kandar has earned this
Laurenlee claps loudly for Kandar!
Aislynn didn't do
that one. Just so nobody's confused. :P
Laurenlee giggles at Aislynn.
Reeba almost falls off her chair laughing at Ais! Well done Kandar,
can't wait to read that one!
Caramak throws out another one. "Khayet
got one perfect score, as was announced earlier...in art. While he did
well in everything, this was certainly his highest score (go figure, it's
hard to do better) and so we thought it appropriate to offer him the
Repressed Artist Award."
Aislynn isn't at all repressed, of course, so
she doesn't begrudge poor Khayet's win in this.
Reeba controls her
excitement and does not hug Khayet this time.....well done Khayet!
Laurenlee grins, "Yay Khay!" that rhymes! :)
Khayet chuckles and
starts wondering if he can switch IC majors? ;> I'm an artist RL, so
I'd be worried if I hadn't done well with -that- exam....:>
Teraille draws near the end of this list with the second to last award
of the evening... The Menolly Award, for our promising apprentice on this
exam. Although she'd only been in the craft two weeks at the time the exam
finished, Ellena /still/ managed to do better than all but one person,
including almost all the council members who tried the exam. Thus the
Menolly Award goes to her. Yay!
Aislynn just gives Ellena a big ol'
hug. Hooray! :D
Laurenlee claps really loudly for Ellena, "Yay!!"
Reeba says, "Well done Ellena - again! What more
can we say??? Except I claim the seat next to you:)"
Reeba thinks bummer.....she thought her answer in Inst Making
was hysterical and deserves an award. ' Which piece of wood in a harp must
withstand the most pressure?  ANSWER: The one the fat lady is sitting
on (Just kidding - a joke, really!). I would have to choose the levers.'
Maiziera puts on a little pout that she didn't get a chance to take
the test... is it going to be put anywhere for people who missed it?
Caramak gets to announce the last award. Whee. :) "Well, we mentioned
earlier that Kestria did more work than anyone else, and here we give our
justification: Her answers to /every question/ were either the longest or
the second longest. She did more research than your average barrel full of
librarians...which is because she /is/ a librarian herself, and not
confined to doing her research crammed in a barrel with other librarians.
;) For the exceptional quantity and quality of spam which she produced, we
award her the Jay C Hormel Award, for reinventing spam.
to see Khay. Heya. And congrats Ellena.
Teza laughs! Go Kestria. ;)
Kandar reidels to finish making changes to a rough draft. ;-)
Aislynn says, "Woo! Kestria is the Official Spam Queen! ~ ~"
says, "Good one! Kestria - you are my hero (next to Ellena):)"
grins all around. :)
Ellena says, "Whoo-hoo Kestria!"
cheers for Kestria again.....and starts taking notes about
Laurenlee would like to note that Kes is the best!
and yays for Kestria, "She's sooo good, huh?"
Ellena gives a belated
cheer for Khayet.
Kestria giggles and blushes, "Thanks!" :)
Teraille whews. "And I have one more announcement before we all take
off... One which is a touch less perky than a lot of this. After three
months as OOC CM, my time is up, and I'm going to turn over the reins.
Expect a post about this in the near future, but Kaeryn is, as of now, the
official Harper Council chairperson."
Laurenlee nods, "If it's
good-yay! If it's not-I'm sorry..." :):)
Reeba stands and applauds
Tera and 'Mak for a wonderful exam, meeting and general life in the hall.
"Good Tera, more time to help her ailing mentees!"
too, "It was tons of fun!"
Reeba hugs the entire Harper gang. You
really are a wanderful bunch.
Elli hugs everyone too!
beams. "And Aislynn!"
Teraille laughs! It's good. It's a break, and
it's fresh blood. And it's the way the Hall works. ;) And with that....
We're done. Thank you all for coming, thanks to everyone who tried the
exam, and thanks to you all just for being harpers and cool people. I love
you all. :)
Kandar ends up coming back. "Great Term Tera. Thanks for
the award. You and 'Mak did a great job. ;-)
Ellena jumps on the hug
Khayet cheers for Mak and Tera too.....:>
says, "About when will scores be posted?"
Reeba says, "We need a new
tavern - "The Hugging Harpers" :)"
Laurenlee hugs and snugs everyone,
wailing, "Everyone's sooo nice *grin*"
Kestria grins and gives three
cheers for 'Mak, Teraille, and the entire Harper Hall!
Elli waves to
everyone. "I better go. Bye everyone! Thanks!"
Reeba calls "Hip
Hip...." and awaits the response....
Oriana quickly announces to all
to check the web page for more awards, including the one given to 'Mak and
Tera -- the Off-Key Bugler Award for efforts above and beyond the call of
Elli says, "What's the web page address again?"
Laurenlee responds, "HOORAY!"
to treat migraine.
Reeba says, "Hip Hip......"
"Thanks for the award. :)"
Sapphira has disconnected.
points at Reeba... she's quicker than me. :)
Kandar shouts to Reeba,
baritone ringing through the ball room. "HOOORAAAY"
Elli goes home.
Laurenlee grins, "Hooray!"
Reeba says, "Hip Hip .....
Teraille says, "And more awards /were/ given for this; watch *harp for
big spammy lists. ;)"
Aislynn says, "And don't forget Aislynn. :P"
Laurenlee WILL WATCH! *sorry bout caps*
Reeba says, "We could
NEVER forget yuo Ais - NEVER!"
Aislynn beams. That Reeba.
walks over and hugs Teraille...."Master Teraille, it is an honor to be you
Laurenlee grins, "Who's Aislynn?"
Teraille declares the meeting adjourned; she's sleepy. ;) Watch for posts about other exam-stuff, and other things which
happened at the meeting.
imagines Aislynn wouldn't /let/ us forget her. ;)
Aislynn grins at
Teza. "You got that right."
Kestria bips back to Keroon. ;)
Laurenlee still doesn't mener aislynn, "Which one is she?"
takes -this- oppertunity to pounce Mak for RP.....;> (be prepaired for
rebounds when he says 'not tonight Khay....;>..)
quickly! Those of you who won prizes! I need instruments or FL-desc
Caramak doesn't think it's gonna happen, Khayet...I'm on
Teraille's keyboard, and she's clinging to my arm. ;)
Tera happily. "Bloo, and sort of sassy."
Oriana will pass on hers; no
need for excess baggage on my quota. :)
Teraille says, "Possessively.
Khayet bounces off of Mak....laughing even, Told ya....;> Ok,
is there any chance of RP before Dragon-con?
Reeba hugs all and wishes
everyone a good night! Love ya'
Reeba strolls to the Great Hall.
Kestria will mail suggestions, but will have very few methinks. :)
Kestria goes home.
Teraille goes home.
Caramak goes home.
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