Harper Office (#2732)
young woman in her early to mid-twenty. When she is asked her age, she'll smile
and say, "A lady should have some secrets." She has brown doe-shape
eyes glowing with a mischievious warmth. She has a gentle and shy nature that
turns her quiet plainness into a gentle loveliness. She has mousy brown hair
that she *tries* to keep in a long braid which she tries to keep tidy whichisn't
often. She has a ready smile and laugh as well as a mischievous streak when she
is among friends. She is wearing harper blue tunic and skirt. Although she is
proud to wear Harper colors, she finds it hard to keep them clean. She carries
in her personal pouch -- a sheaf of parchment and a bit of charcoal which she
woman of medium height and skin the color of tanned cherry wood, Shinnai would
likely be slender if her job allowed her more respite from her desk. Her
features, while not really pretty, are distinct - high cheekbones, a straight
nose between deepset almond-shaped eyes of an aqua so deep as to appear nearly
black. Her hair is a silky, indeterminate length of dark brown which is
consistently tied up out of her way.
gaze rests on a tall, confident-looking young man who stands no more than two
meters in height and seems to carry himself upright and tall with his shoulders
thrust back. His dextrous fingers are often laced together behind his back as he
strides from place to place, always sure to arrive punctually. Two
emerald green eyes contrast with short-cut black hair which meets in a small
widow's peak right over an average-looking nose. His face is completely
clean-shaven and looks incredibly average, causing him to easily be forgotten.
His movements seem graceful and fluid at whatever he does, and we wears two
daggers on his right and left hips. An average build finishes the image of a
first glance, Seamus seems to be a living inconsistancy. The Harper's lean,
willowy build accentuated by cords of thin muscle, Holdless years etched into
his physical being. He stands six feet in height, not so tall but assured in
bearing. Fine, coppery-brown hair hangs down slightly past his shouldders, as
hazel-amber eyes shine with mischief and secrets. Sharp features, long limbs,
and slightly pointed ears add an other-worldly aspect to Seamus, a remembrance
of the long forgotten Fey. His ever present smile and expressive eyes show a
warm, caring person, always eager to lend a hand or give advice.
senior harper may be young, but don't let that fool you. He stands a confident
shorter-than-average man, dark hair and intelligent hazel eyes with a lightly
tanned complexion. His features are even and well-defined, his jaw mirroring the
inner strength which allows him to wade through difficult politics without so
much as a pause.
Jeranium reaches the unremarkable height of 5'3, a large figure as he is slightly overweight. Age beginning to catch up with him, silver combing through his red coloured hair. The elder Journeyman tends to scowl at the other people assembled around him, harsh sapphire eyes glittering with a stony detachment. Naturally, the others just comment on his being more of a plant than anything, as he tends to sulk in one position for immeasurably long periods of time, collecting dust...
looks around at the preparations and tacks his favourite "Time
passes, will you?" sign up on the wall before nodding to his Master.
Shinnai looks up from her book, where she hastily
makes preparations. "Hello, Fletcher." She smiles.
Shinnai spares a
glance for Fletcher's sign. "That's full of terrible puns, Fletcher,"
she points out.
Fletcher turns to regard
Shinnai, bringing a bright
smile to bear on her. "Harpers have to be aware of subtleties, my
Shinnai rolls her eyes at Fletcher, shakes her head, and goes
back to her preparations.
Without looking up, Shinnai gestures a
hand toward her gitar as it hangs on its peg. "Will you see that that's
in tune, Fletch?"
Fletcher mm-hms to his Master, walking over to pull
it off the rung and plucking it for a moment, then turning a few nobs,
checking the tune again, a few more knobs...
Seamus glides, like a shadow, in from the rehearsal hall.
Seamus nods and walks off to inform
Jueann walks in from the rehearsal hall.
Jueann walks in
very pale clutching her guitar's neck tightly. She looks liek she ready
to run out
Seamus returns with Jueann in tow, leaving her side to reclaim his seat by the sidelines. He crosses arms across his chest, smiling only slightly.
Jueann releases Milo, who launches into the air.
"Good afternoon, Jueann." Her voice is soft, welcoming. "Please, have
Fletcher smiles warmly up to Jueann from his spot at the end of the table.
Jueann nods to Shinnai and sits in the offered seat, very stiffly and fearful
Jueann swallows and nods to Fletcher, ignoring
You say, "So,
Jueann, are you ready?" Shinnai
Seamus leans back in his chair quietly, turning a measuring gaze toward the other Journeymen, taking in new faces and picking out old.
say, "Excellent." She smiles. "Shall we start with Section One,
then?"" Shinnai asks the rest of the panel.
Fletcher mmms as he
leans over to get a look at said section, giving a shrug followed by a
You say, "We'll begin with Archives and Law, then,
that's your area of specialty."
says, "archives/ history Shinnai"
Shinnai nods. "Well, yes. But as we
have three areas," she smiles, "we tend to group them as we group the
Jueann nods. "I know Master but my
specialty is Archives
with special interest in history
Jueann looks down when she said
Shinnai smiles. "Indeed, and we've tailored this exam to you, at
that." She glances down at her notes, beginning.
Jueann notices that
she is still clutching her guitar tightly and tries to set it
You say, "This part will be oral,
Jueann. You won't need your
guitar until later."
Jueann nods and hands it to Seamus.
nods silently to Jueann.
Jueann tries not to look at Seamus.
Jueann hmms. Looks up to face Shinnai and says, "Accuracy, truth, umm details
Shinnai nods, "And could you elaborate, a bit? For instance,
Jueann says, "Accuracy in spelling names and places
right. Truth of the statements by verification and details to round out
Jueann bite her bottom lip and watches Shinnai
nods. "Good, then I suppose we should consider accuracy and truth to
be one and the same, yes?" she inquires.
Jueann says, "no Master.
You say, "No?" Shinnai raises an eyebrow, looking
Jueann says, "Accuracy is for the person doing the
writing to get everything down proper. Truth is checking to see if the
story is correct in the first place. They are different"
Jueann pales as she realizes that she contradict a master
"uh no that's wrong. it was the stolen fl eggs *oh dear.*
Journeyman Maris, visiting from
Tillek, pipes up with a glance at Shinnai
for permission. "But say I were to ask, for instance, you, and ...
Seamus and Fletcher if Master Shinnai here is a good Harper. You would
all likely say she is, wouldn't you?" He waits just briefly for
Jueann nervous pulls out her hanky and starts to shreds
Maris continues. "And yet, if I were to try to confirm that with
someone who didn't know her, or worse yet, who had had an altercation
with her, well, I'd get a different answer, wouldn't I?"
Jueann nods. "yes. But I would have to look at all the evidence together. The one with the altercation would be biased as well as myself and any other harper. I would say the one altercation would almost prove the theory that Master Shinnai would be a fair harper -- a good harper.
says, "it's a matter of weighing the evidence."
Shinnai takes up this
question herself. "And yet, the question is, what's true here? Truth is
a lot more complex than simple verification, it seems."
Jueann sighs. "yes Master Shinnai. it is
"By whose definition?"
Jueann says, "but also be one's opinion against
another. Truth can sometimes be found it the middle"
This elicits a
soft harrumph from one aged journeyman who seems planted in
Jueann startles at the sound but stays put,
Jueann says, "the definition of truth has been debated for Turns
and no real answer has yet to be found"
The venerable journeyman
straightens in his chair and acerbically clears his throat. "And in
history, then, do we debate the truth of it?" he challenges.
raises a hand.
Fletcher decides to quickly remove his hand from the
airspace as he sees old Jeranan accosting Jueann.
Shinnai nods to
Fletcher to wait until Jueann fields this question,
Jueann says, "History is one opinion based on who's writing it. It can be changed on the whim of the Lord Holder if he doesn't like what yu've written"
Jueann says, " a true harper realizes
this and tries to stay true but can fail to do so"
again, but settles back in his chair again to look rather like a
You say, "Go ahead, Fletcher."
Shinnai cedes the
floor to him.
Fletcher nods to
Shinnai. "My thanks, Master..." He turns
back to Jueann. "While the point of Truth has been debated for
hundreds of Turns, and we still have no answer to it, was the point of
those debates to find an answer?"
Shinnai blinks once, then writes
something down amongst her notes as she listens.
Jueann shakes her
head. "no Fletcher it's debate will never end. it's something to talk
about on winter nites
Fletcher raises an eyebrow. "For entertainment,
Jueann shakes her head. "no for debate's sake. Truth will
always be one's opinion vs another. hmm My truth is that mine. And I
don't like express my opinions very well
Fletcher hmmmms for a moment, jotting down something. "That's your answer?"
Fletcher nods and looks to his Master.
"That's all, Master. Thank you." Fletcher sets to scribbling down some
Jueann bites her bottom lips and looks down at her
Shinnai smiles. "Well, I think we've beaten that runner to death.
Next question." She glances at her notes.
You say, "Dealing with the
Archives, you'll need to oversee the preservation of documents both old
and new. Can you give me examples of the procedures you'd use in
Jueann hmms and looks up. "If they are skins --recopying and hope you are copying correctly. If paper the same but keeping the paper out of sunlight and dampness helps
tuber Journeyman in the corner, rouses himself. "How do you know you're
copying correctly?" The venerable journeyman's wrinkled countenance
looks rather smug.
Jueann says, "Luck and sunlight"
Jeranium gets an
'I told you so' look on his face as he nods to Maris.
"that's how soo much was lost through the Turns. Copying
"Agreed," Maris accedes. "But there are ways that we can
Jueann nods but remains silent not knowing if the
statement was addressed to her or not
Maris continues to look in
Jueann's direction, as if waiting for a response.
Jueann blinks and
pales. "ohhh. By catching the skins or paper before they are too badly
destroyed or faded.
Jueann says, "also by word contents. You look at
sentence structure and spelling"
Shinnai pushes a little further.
"Say there's an important phrase that's too badly degraded from a skin
here at Ista regarding an even which took place in Igen," she
postulates. "How would you go about restoring that?"
Jueann says, "if
the skin is from the smith craft I would ask a master smith what can
before and after the phrase and let him or her help me. If it is here
You. and so on. A master would know such things, one would
Shinnai nods, not entirely satisfied, while good
harrumphs again from his corner.
You say, "What if I didn't remember the event in question?"
Jueann shrugs. "An archivist is only human after
Jueann says, "oh my yes. Ther's always
that. If you can get access to them and that's the problem getting
Maris smiles a little. "How would you go about getting access?"
Jueann frowns and says, "By asking the master of that craft, politely. By digging in the whatever archives the damaged piece is from and hoping
Maris repeats, "Hoping?"
Maris chuckles as
Jeranium glowers. "Good point," he grins.
Jueann is now very pale as she watches the exchange. her hanky is in shreds. Jueann sneaks a side-ways glance at Seamus for just a fraction of a second
offers a slight wink to Jueann as his eyes fall back to the
Maris smiles disarmingly to
Jueann, using all of his harper-trained charm. "I was merely suggesting that the best way to
keep your records correct is to make sure to cross-reference with the relevant
archives. Sometimes, that means, as you say, digging a
Jueann nods to the journeyman. "that is very true. I enjoy
digging. one can find interesting things
Fletcher raises an eyebrow
and interjects, "Like what?"
Jueann shrugs "oh passages
recipes or the best way to go from one hold to another, and so
Jeranium shifts in his chair, like a big sack of rice.
Seamus is curiously looking at something in
Jueann begins wrapping bits of shredded hanky around her
Maris smiles, his hazel eyes twinkling merrily. "I admit, I
found the most incredible things from time to time. Unfortunately, I
can't mention them in mixed company..."
Jueann nods, looking down at
Shinnai rolls her eyes at
Maris, then makes a few
notes and looks up again at Jueann. "On a change of topic," she begins,
"Can you tell me the duty of a Harper Journeyman to her Lord Holder and
Jueann sighs and knew this question would come
Shinnai smiles briefly as she glances at Seamus.
You say, "Then
you're doubtless prepared." Shinnai replies to Jueann.
Seamus focuses his eyes on Shinnai a moment, a slight smile forming, then grow serious again. He gaze falls on Jeranium, taking in the odd Harper.
Shinnai listens, nodding quietly.
Jueann says, "she helps by remaining neutral in times of debate by helping the holder and Weyrleader to see both sides of the issue at hand"
Seamus averts his glance to keep from his barely contained
burst of laughter, turning to study Jueann.
Shinnai smiles. "Very
good, and I think we've completed section One. Would you like to say
anything else before we proceed to Section Two?" she asks Jueann.
Fletcher raises a hand.
Jueann shakes her head and bites her
bottom lip. "no master
Shinnai nods to Fletcher. "Go ahead."
still biting her lip she turns to face Fletcher.
Fletcher mmms and
asks, "What do you think is the most important quality of a Harper in
decisions of law?"
Jueann hmms and a slight flash of fear crosses her eyes. "Neutrality
Shinnai nods, acknowledging Fletcher's question as a
Fletcher nods to
Jueann. Fletcher nods to Shinnai. "Thank
Shinnai raises her eyebrows questioningly to the other
assembled, asking mutely if there are any more questions.
flips to the next page of notes. "Jueann, I think it's now time
for your guitar. Is it all tuned and ready?"
Jueann looks almost ready to faint. She nods as she turned shakenly to Seamus
Jueann her gitar back, smiling quietly.
Jueann nods slightly but she
looks deathly white now. Jueann checks the strings and retunes a
couple of them before looking up at the master.
gently. "Don't worry, Jueann, we're not about to ask anything of you
that won't be asked of you every day as a Journeywoman," she
Jueann nods. "i just don't play that well Shinnai, contrary what's been said
Maris arches a fine eyebrow as if realizing that it's likely small comfort.
Seamus rises fluidly out of his chair, taking his gitar case.
He seats himself before Jueann, opening the case slowly. With an amused
grin, he produces the gitar and waits expectantly.
Jueann nods and
turns to Seamus. With her face turned away from Shinnai. Jueann biting
her bottom lip and mutters Analina, think Analina. She looks up at
Seamus and says, "The open chords are these. . " She places her
Jueann with her fingers on the
opening chord strums it. "Follow me through the first two chords for
Seamus smiles softly, finding a song that he doesn't already know (
*grin* ) and watches patiently as Jueann explains the chordings. He
looks a little bewildered at the shift in tone from the first to
second. Regardless, he follows instruction, watching his fingers for
Shinnai makes a few notes from time to time, but mostly
Jueann nods. "yes that's it.
here;s the third.. that's right
and the fourth. Now watch me. BAck to the first chord
Seamus hmms thoughtfully, "Question."
Jeranium leans back in
his chair, causing it to creak a protest against his tuber-like bulk as
he covers a huge yawn with a hamhand.
Seamus grins, "I know the chord,
I know the fingerings, I know the first two chords together. What's the
tempo of the song?"
Jueann says, "hmm right now I'm trying to show the
chords. The tempo is thus.. ."
Jueann plays the tempo.
Seamus arches a brow at that, strumming the chords in appropriate measure.
starts playing the tempo for a moment. "Lets do the first foru again
so i know it;s right.
Seamus nods his acceptance of said
instruction, placing his fingers atop the first chord in
Jueann says, "on my mark?"
Seamus nods, prepared to
play this new song.
Jueann starts to play. She watches
SEamus to see if
he keeps with her. Jueann plays through the four chords and stops. "Any
questions so far?
Seamus smiles as he goes through the first chords
over and over, faltering on occasion. "Hmm, none ... Just a little
awkward is all."
Jueann nods. "OK here are the last two chords for the
song. The rest just repeats.
Seamus pays quiet attention at first,
simply assimilating knowledge.
Jueann shows them to Seamus, watching
him, making sure he gets them right. "These are the chorse ntes and the
tempois a little faster here" Jueann says, "ready to start
Seamus smiles softly, almost innocently.
"Jueann, this song is
new to me," he says, a slight frowm crossing his features. He raises
his eyes to Shinnai then returns them to Jueann. "I'd like to hear how
the song is done, correctly, first."
Jueann blinks. "I've been set
Fletcher stifles a grin behind his hand.
Seamus tilts his head to
the side in query, then slowly shakes his head. "What do you mean?" he
A small grin spreads over Shinnai's lips as she watches, not moving.
Seamus nods but remains
Jueann turns to
Shinnai, "must I?
nods, smiling gently. "Please, I'd like to hear you play it."
watches as a lone tear runs down her face
Fletcher nods with his Master
Maris covertly passes Jueann a fresh handkerchief, seeing
as how Jueann's own is in shreds.
Seamus gives Jueann a reassuring
smile, whispering. "You'll do fine..." He rises, walking back to his
Jueann nods and starts to play the tune. The melody is haunting
and powerful. Too powerful for her for megar talents but she bravely trys.
Journeyman Jeranium lets out a soft snore, causing Maris to nudge
him awake again with some annoyance.
Jueann plays softly and tries
to do justice to the song. She closes her eyes and runs through the
Jeranium glares at
Maris, but then realizes that he's missed
something and listens intently.
Jueann brings the powerful song to an end. One can almost hear the crash of the waves and the harsh winds in the song. Jueann sighs as the last notes fade.
Fletcher mmmms softly and turns to
jot down a few notes on his growing sheet of them.
Seamus nods to
Shinnai smiles, genuinely pleased and perhaps even
moved. "Thank you, Jueann. Do you think you can do as well as your
teacher just did, Seamus?"
Seamus blushes, "Me?"
slightly. "To prove that she's taught you well."
Seamus smiles, "Of
course, she gave me enough clues..."
Seamus places the gitar upon his
lap, a brief grin upon his face.
Seamus looks down, recalling the six
chords that compose the song. He gives each an experimental strum,
checking for the sound that escapes. With a satisfied nod, he slowly
plays the melody, out of tempo at first.
Jeranium harrumphs again, settling back into half-somnolence as his chins fold into each other to form great wrinkles between his body and head.
Shinnai turns to
"Criticism on your student?"
Jueann says, "he's a more powerful player
than I am. Like me, needs to work on the tempo. he'll do well playing
this song whenhe knows it better"
Shinnai nods, satisfied with her
critique. "Anyone else have any comments, or questions?"
harrumphs, again. But doesn't apparently have anything useful
Shinnai smiles. "Alright, then. You can put your guitar away now."
Shinnai grins. "Unless you'd like to perform anything else for
Jueann shakes her
head, "I left my case upstairs."
Jueann says, "i was so nervous I forgot to bring it"
You say, "That's fine, then,
but we won't need it for section Three."
Jueann hands her guitar back
Seamus solemnly takes the gitar and returns to watching
You drop Journeyman Exam.
Shinnai takes a page from her
notes and hands it across to Jueann. "Here (ooc, read 5 on exam) is a
Shinnai continues, "In it are a number of errors. First,
we'd like you to pick out the errors in it, and correct
Shinnai smiles. "Some are errors in spelling, some in phrasing."
Maris mutters something about not
adding too many commas, trying to be helpful to Jueann but only earning
a glare from Jeranium.
Jueann says, "and aggrieved I think is
mispelled I would have to look it up to be sure. Then in the first sentence guest
is a misplaced modifier. it should be moved up to be placed after
insult his guest."
You say, "How would you rephrase it?"
gestures vaguely. "Please, if you'd speak it as it should be."
says, "Hummil contrived laboriously to insult all his guests directly.
Jueann says, "and pointed to them in succession,. . . and
inteligence is also mispelled"
Jueann says, "that should be Hummil's and not Hummils"
eyes Jeranium as being the fixture he is...
says, "and although the last sentence seems correct it doesn't
read right for some reason"
Jueann says, "hmm resenting who's savage
Jueann says, "and made haste should be they quickly
Jueann says, "And who's
You say, "Obviously, the
paragraph is a fragment. It makes sense in its own context; here, it
should be taken as it is."
Jueann says, "and how many guest? 2?
Jueann says, "ahh"
You say, "You tell me,
Jueann. How many
Jueann says, "well says all and then either of them. it
doesn't give a clear number"
You say, "How many would you infer,
Jueann says, "also Succession is
Jueann says, "2"
Shinnai nods again. "But, to go back. Why did you
want to substitute 'quickly left' for 'made haste'? What's wrong with
Jueann says, "sounds like they are cooking. and quickly
can used to substitute of haste they mean about the same"
says, "the phrase doesn't read right"
Jueann says, "and a
missing after meal"
You say, "Is it actually wrong to leave out the
Jueann says, "and to go is to leave and pat tense for
that is left"
Jueann says, "not really. But it is two sentences hooked
together by a conjunction."
You say, "Actually, the phrase 'they
made haste to go' is perfectly correct. It's archaic in style, but it
Jueann says, "true. But is this an archive text or current? It doesn't say and if it is then yes. But in today's language it would be out of place"
Jueann looks over the paragraph one last
Shinnai pulls out another sheet. "I have here the original
paragraph, minus the mistakes I intentionally put in."
Jueann nods. I can't see anymore. did I get them all?
Shinnai recalls, "Oh, and aggrieved is spelled correctly."
Shinnai places the sheet on the table for all to
Jueann says, "like I said, I couldn't be sure. i need to look it
Jueann says, "I think it is aggrieved persons under the table. but I'm not sure"
You say, "Can you pick out the one difference - this difference
mislead you on the meaning of the first sentence, I think."
sighs. "not really I still think guests is in the wrong place but
if it's correct inthe original then I'll admit I'm wrong
waits for a moment, then supplies the answer. "In the
incorrect paragraph, there's a comma after the word 'directly'. This
gives a false flow to the sentence.
Jueann ahhs "yes it does.
You say, "Yet, it's a common enough mistake."
says, "I've found commas to be quite sneaky at times"
Jueann hands the paper back to
Shinnai agrees. "It's hard to determine exactly where they should go, and where they shouldn't go," she replies as she accepts the paper back again.
You say, "Alright then. Any other comments
Jueann stifles a yawn "oh sorry
pointedly at Fletcher, expecting something out of him.
her head and looks down at her hands
Fletcher looks quite
thoughtful. Fletcher finally finishes thinking, "Do you think you'll
make a good
Seamus grins at Fletcher.
shrugs and looks at Fletcher. " I hope so. i can only do my
Fletcher raises his eyebrow, seemingly not expecting that answer
but nods to Shinnai approvingly. "Done, Master."
Shinnai nods. "Very
OOC: Shinnai says "That's the last IC question I have, in that case."
Seamus lets out his held breath, only now replacing his gitar in
OOC: Jueann says "does
tha mean I can come out of
OOC: Shinnai nods. "The last questions are about helping
OOC: Jueann says "ah do we need to use ooc on this?"
Shinnai says "Since a lot of what journeymen need to do is orient
new players and harpers, it's an important part of the exam... No, I
think we can just turn the OOC light on."
The OOC light blinks
Jueann nods. I agree.
Seamus grins and marvels at such displays
Jueann the timid fades and Jueann the bold comes
Shinnai grins. "Ok. So, a newbie logs in and you're in the
birthplace. Finally figuring out how to talk, it asks you, "What do I
Shinnai decides to play Newbie to your
J'man, Jueann. :)
say, "what do i do now?"
You say, "is confused."
Jueann says, "help
them. uh well I would say what do you want to do."
You say, "i want to
play pern. i've never done this before, where do i start???"
says, "I would ask if they've read about Pern first. "
"ahh I would say wonder around. That's what I did. "
You say, "nod. i
read all the books."
Jueann says, "well what interested you the most in
Shinnai becomes herself once more. "You might notice that
it doesn't have a gender, description, or any clue at all."
slips back into Newbie.
Jueann says, "i don't know how to help with
these. Noone's shown me"
Shinnai shocks back into Shinnai again. "But
you're here, and you have a gender and a desc...
Jueann says, "and i
have to type the @phrase sometimes 3 or 4x to give it right for
Jueann says, "no I don't"
Jueann says, "it took me weeks to get
the desc right and now I can't tell you how I did it"
Shinnai grins. "Then how would you help the
Jueann says, "both Fletcher and
SEamus will tell you I have to
ask them several times how to do something."
Jueann says, "I usually
get their questions and then in turn ask someone else. If I don't
know, I don't lie to them."
Seamus doesn't mind, either. "But ... I'd
be more than happy to mail you with helpful files one should
Jueann says, "If I don't know, I say so and then
go find the answer"
Shinnai nods. "Ok... so this person doesn't even
know what questions to ask. What are the things you need on the
Jueann says, "i can take you on a tour and answer pern
Jueann says, "besides a name? A place to start? Is there
something in particular you want or need?"
Jueann says, "A name and
You say, "Well, a newbie player has a name. A place to start is
a good thing. However, usually you start with a gender, for
You say, "Even if you personally can't tell the person how
to set these things, you can make the person aware that they need
Shinnai continues. "So, what else,
Jueann says, "An age if they want one. I never did so I never set
Shinnai nods. "How about getting help? What's the easiest way for
a player to get help?"
usiong the page system at first
until they can get on a chat.
Shinnai nods... what if they're shy, they
don't want to bug anyone?
Jueann says, "well they can bug
Shinnai shakes her head. "No, that's not what I'm looking
Seamus says, "I usually suggest them on various
tends to answer common questions..."
Jueann chuckles, "didn't think
Shinnai ahas! There you have it. How does one access
Jueann says, "i found the help files confusing
Fletcher agrees with Jueann there.
Jueann says, "or @help"
Jueann says, "i'm
very code iliterant. I get too confused tooo easy"
You say, "Fletcher
has also made me aware of a verb called @tutorial."
Jueann says, "i
didn't know that"
Seamus smiles, "It's been awhile; it's posted in the
Shinnai grins and didn't know there was a verb to take
you there, either. "I did know about the MOO tutorial,
Shinnai always told people to @move to #11 and go to MOO
Jueann chuckles I should've but I was too anxious to be in
Shinnai grins. "Ok, so they've gotten themselves
a gender and a basic description. They think that they're interested in
the Weyr, but they're not sure."
You say, "Now what?"
says, "well if they want to be a dragonrider good luck. They need
to file an application for SEarch I dont' remember the file # for the
app. Then they wait to see if they get an interview. I would advise
against application so soon after they join here. I would suggest
looking around that the crafts first and see if any catch their
Shinnai nods. "How would they go about doing that?"
You say, "How would a newbie find a good
Fletcher says, "Why, ask a Harper, of course! :)"
Jueann says, "looking at the crafts. go to the Flying Mug.
Several crafter hang out there *chuckles and of ask a Harper."
Jueann says, "as i was saying not all newbies are the
You say, "Say they're really unsure about what they want to do.
Maybe a craft, maybe not. But they'd like to get settled... Where
should they go, who do they need to talk to to get a room?"
says, "They go to Ista Hold and they talk to a j'man or master --
like Fletcher, Seamus or Joat"
Jueann says, "about getting a room"
Shinnai nods and
forgets what she was about to say.
Jueann yawns and nods
"Ok. well, anything else, anyone?"
Maris and Jeranium yawn, wave, and
fade out. :)
Seamus shakes his head.
You say, "Jueann? Anything
Fletcher shakes his head negatively.
Jueann says, "They'll
need to speak with Fletcher about a job. I toldd to BAsil and Ltrew
before I got a job as her assistant"
Seamus laughs! "Fletch ya gotta
Fletcher says, "Oh?"
Seamus says, "Cecily just set
your desk on fire... ;)"
Shinnai nods and smiles to Jueann. "Good
Fletcher says, "I know."
Jueann says, "well it's true. I
spoke to both Basil and Trew before I got a position"
"Pardon moi, garcons?"
Seamus figures you gave her OOC
You say, "Ok. Anything else to say in your defense, Jueann?
Jueann shrugs. Can we have the announcemetn tomorrow? I really need
to get some sleep.
Shinnai grins. "We still have to calculate your
Jueann groans. "I'm doomed
You say, "Plus,
you need to give me your revised project. They'll
Jueann says, "can you at least tell if I did ok or
Shinnai grins. "Well, until I confer with my august
colleagues, I don't know that I can make that decision...
Shinnai keeps Jueann in suspenders.
Jueann says, "you can have
it now, if you want. I didnt some fixing, but like I said. I usually
need someone else to go over it"
Seamus thinks Shinnai is a cruel
person, "Suspenders indeed! ;)"
Jueann looks to seamus to see that he
doesn't snap them
You say, "Whenever you like. I need to get some sleep
too, so I won't look at it until at least tomorrow anyway."
Shinnai grins at Jueann and Seamus.
says, "oops did some fixings"
Jueann chuckles, you are cruel.
Shinnai sprouts a halo.
Jueann says, "i'm not
sure when I'll be on tomorrow I nedto make up time
Shinnai nods and has lots to do tomorrow too. I'll be
on at least once before the weekend, though.
Seamus thinks Jueann is
just as bad as Shinnai, "I'm surrounded by horrid people! :P"
nods fair enough
Jueann says, "what did I do?"
Seamus shrugs, "I've
no idea, I'll think of something..."
Jueann bops Seamus
OOC: Fletcher turns the OOC light off for Cecily's
Jueann grabs her guitar. She bows to the panel. She still looks deathly pale
Jueann says, "is the exam over Master?"
Shinnai nods. "You're free to go." She smiles, refraining from
Maris smiles reassuringly to Jueann, and even winks at
Fletcher nods to Jueann.
Jueann nods and fled from the
Jueann walks out into the ballroom.
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