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Niven was fortunate to have such an understanding fiancÚ. This would be the second time this trip that she was abandoning him to his own devices in a trip that they were supposed to be taking together. But things had come to pass that were unforeseen and Niven was simply following the path that was presenting itself before her.

It felt good to have found a purpose again. Being unbound to Druidism certainly was unplanned, but it seemed that it was all in the celestial plan for her. No sooner had she been unbound did someone find a use for her new abilities. It was if the gods themselves were sticking their hands in her life and guiding her down the road they wanted her to take. She'd come to Moonstone to find a way to honour her family and it had more than presented itself.

Her new powers were still taking some getting used to.Niven smiled as she thought about the difference between having arcane powers and not. It was strange being able to feel the world around her instead of simply visually taking it in. The essences found everywhere were new and wondrous and while Niven enjoyed the feeling for the most part, sometimes it felt a little overwhelming.

Having gotten her direction from Governor Sindosa herself, Niven forged her way north-west of the great city of Ziel Aerca to meet the friend that Sliucha had sent her to. The Sylrosian was eager to meet another of her kind, especially as there were so few of them left. And that this kinswoman was an Elementalist working with other Elementalists and Druids with the intent to heal and restore the home of her birth only fueled Niven's desire to meet her. Perhaps there was more than a few Sylrosians in the group. It would be so rewarding to work with her own people to restore their homeland back to its former glory.

There wasn't exactly an address for her to go to, so Niven wandered in the general direction, looking for signs of other people, like camps or trails or sounds aside from wildlife, though there wasn't exactly a plethora of the latter around.
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Old November 24, 2017, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The explanation to find the camp in general had been simple enough. While most of the land in Moonstone still remained devastated by the Xet incursion a few years ago there had been work done in attempting to revitalize and restore what had been destroyed. Natural processes were at work, but there were some areas that had been so devastated that it was hard to say whether or not they would ever return to normal with time. The lands in central Moonstone tended to be the most affected, with many stretches being turned into acidic wastelands and sulfur pools.

So it was really very simple. Follow the restored land - somewhat arid, but otherwise normal - until you started seeing the weird stuff. And it actually was rather easy to find the camp, with the land tending to be flat enough for Niven to be able to see far into the distance.

It was in this fashion that she managed to spot the smattering of tents that was, presumably, her destination. A few guards seemed to be milling about, although from a distance, they were currently all that Niven could see.
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Old November 27, 2017, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The life restored that she could see among the devastation made the Sylrosian smile. Whatever the group was doing it was working and making a difference. It was exciting to her, the prospect that she might have the opportunity to be apart of the difference that they were making.

Green canvas tents protruded from the otherwise flat landscape and Niven felt a surge of energy run through her and her pace quickened. As she got closer she started to be able to make out figures who seemed to be patrolling the area. Niven waved and called out when she got within what she hoped was earshot with the intention that they wouldn't see her as a threat.

Going to the guard closest to her, Niven assumed her most non-threatening smile and introduced herself. "Serale! I'm Niven Soleil. I've been sent by Governor Sliucha Sindosa to find the group of Elementalists and Druids working to restore the area. Am I safe to assume I've found their camp?"
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The site was operated by the government and so there was a certain level of security that went into the operations here, but Niven got the sense that so far things would remain rather cordial as opposed to hostile. Visitors were rare and people that didn't have any business here tended not to bother them, after all, and so it was more likely that Niven was supposed to be here, after all.

Well, that and they were apparently expecting her. It would have been poor form to send Niven out here without sending along some advance warning to the people at the camp. And so the guard nodded at Niven's request. "How can we help you?"
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"Okay," Niven thought, her mouth twitching. The guard didn't seem to find her presence odd but was definitely all business.

"I'm looking for a Sylrosian elf who is an Elementalist. I wasn't given a name, but I think she is expecting me."
"Or at least I hope she is..."

She smiled, trying to be friendly. "Do you know who I'm talking about and could you please direct me?"
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"You probably mean Silla, then." Well, less probably, more that was the only Sylrosian elf who was in the entire camp, never mind a Sylrosian elementalist. So yes, Niven meant Silla. There really wasn't anybody else.

"She should currently be in the field, and I'm not sure whether or not she'd want to be bothered. You could wait in the camp if you like, or I can show you where she's working. Up to you, ma'am."
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"Silla," Niven repeated, testing the name out on her tongue. She'd known a Silla once, though it was a fairly common name among elves and was likely not the same woman. "Wouldn't it be a small world if it was, though?" The corner of the elfess' mouth twitched at the thought, but no other outward expression would give away her thoughts.

Learning her kinswoman was busy wasn't a surprise. It was unlikely that Silla would have been sent out on this errand if she wasn't someone who got the job done. What made her frown, however, was the idea that she might not want to be bothered. The downturn of her mouth lasted only a few moments before Niven had chosen what she'd wanted to do.

"Show me to where she is working, please,"
she requested, deciding that she hadn't come all this way to wait in a camp for gods knew how long. Her time in the area was limited and therefore precious and Niven was not interested in wasting time if it could be at all helped. That and she was eager to meet another Sylrosian.
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This way, then. The guard escorted Niven through the camp, and from what she could tell it was designed to be torn down or set up rather quickly. A very mobile operation, this, which made sense when they were supposed to be moving across the landscape as they did. Despite its temporary nature it looked quite well-maintained, nothing like the refugee city that Sancta Nova had been. These people worked and lived in good conditions.

Anyway, eventually Niven was brought along to the work area. There were a smattering of people here, a few mages working alongside other civilians such as surveyors and geographers who could help determine what exactly was going on and what exactly needed to be done. It wasn't really difficult to pick out Silla, considering she was the only elf around, it seemed - currently crouching by a stream of brackish water that was flowing from one nearly-drained steaming sulfur pool into a clearer pool of what seemed to be water.
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As they walked through the camp, the contrast between it and Sancta Nova was stark. Sancta Nova had been a relative mess, with no one focused on cleanliness or care of the items. The camp there had a dirty smell like there were too many bodies cramped in too small of a space. Here, the camp was small, but everything looked like it was carefully cared for and there was no foul smell. Niven's eyes took it all in and she smiled to herself. She expected that at some point she would be back living in one of these tents, though by the looks of things, it was going to be a far different experience.

Niven was, however, surprised at the number of people being tasked with this project. She'd expected a larger group to be doing so much work, but it seemed that there were only going to be these few here and there. "They must be very powerful, indeed," the Sylrosian thought to herself.

Picking Silla out of the lot, Niven followed her guard-guide to where the woman was crouched next to the stream. Pulling herself taller to hide the lack of confidence she now felt amongst the group of accomplished mages, Niven swallowed hard before coming close to her kinswoman. The woman seemed busy so she waited until she was noticed before introducing herself.

"Vedui, arwen en amin. Amin naa Niven Soleil. Amin nae auta ed' i' Governor oment- lle ar' moota yassen lle." Greetings, My Lady. I am Niven Soleil. I was sent by the Governor to meet you and aid your efforts
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It was very nice of Niven to give the mages the benefit of the doubt like that.

It took a bit of time for Silla to notice the newcomer's presence, and even then she only spared Niven a quick glance as she continued her work. The liquid from the sulfur pool continued to drain, and the elementalist purified it as it flowed between that pool and the pool of reclaimed water. It was a slow process, but more manageable than dealing with an entire sulfur pool at once.

She seemed a bit surprised once Niven started talking, although the mention of the governor soured her expression somewhat. Still, it was worth flicking her wrist to stop the flow of water and finishing up what was left, before standing up and coming over to Niven, gazing at her coolly. "Mankoi omenta ere' yassen amin? mani en' i' n'at gwaith?"Why meet with me? What about the others? she asked of Niven. "Mani naa ta tanya lle uma?"What is it that you do?
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Unaccustomed to being so unwelcomed upon a first meeting, Niven wasn't sure at first how to respond to the words, but it took little time for her temper to flair. She straightened, drawing herself up to her full height, set her jaw and matched her tone with the one she was spoken to with. "Amin nae auta utu- lle. Manka lle naa il- ya amin anta a' be talkien a', saesa cora amin a' ya amin shouldaya quena yassen. Amin kela lle a' lle moota." I was sent to find you. If you are not who I need to be speaking with, please direct me to who i should be talking to. I will leave you to your work.

Taking a measured breath, she continued. "Amin naa y' Taur'amandil. Amin caela tul a on- amin andir a' i' moota a' brien alasse' n'alaquel a' i' ndor." I am a druid. I have come to offer my abilities to the efforts to restore the land.
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Silla seemed to take a few moments to process that, before simply sighing and shaking her head. "Speak common while you are at this camp," she said to Niven. "You will be working with those who do not speak our language, and it is rude to exclude them."

"I do not know why the governor has specifically sent you to me when most newcomers are introduced to the camp as a whole. Especially when those she sends are of a..." She made a most wry expression. "...rather crass nature, of which I do not approve."

"I, for one, do not know what to tell you. You may work with me if you wish, but I do not intend on staying at this camp for too long. My intent remains using this place to garner the experience I need to more effectively restore the lands up north in Silrosia. If you wish to remain here in the long-term, it would likely be better for you to go to somebody else."
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"Right," Niven replied in common, a flush creeping up her neck. She hadn't intended to be rude, she'd just been so used to speaking elvish when with Calanon that she'd slipped into it knowing that Silla was also Sylrosian. It was a wrong assumption on her part. "Sorry."

Not knowing much about the governor, but remembering how overtly affectionate she was with her dracon and her rather strange behaviour and dress, it wasn't much of a leap to understand exactly what Silla was referring to. "I don't know who else she has sent here, but I do know that crass is not a word I have ever had someone use to describe me, nor would I like it to be, I assure you."

Smiling, Niven nodded. "It seems our plans are similar, arwen en amin. I too have plans to go and use my abilities to restore life back to our homeland. I believe that is why I was sent to find you specifically. I do not have the ability to linger here for long as I have other matters to attend to and a task from the Governor, but I would like to be able to see how we might be able to work together to achieve our common goal."
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"Hm."

Silla took a good, long look at Niven for a while before continuing onward.

"How capable are you, as a druid?" Best to determine the capabilities of a potential work partner before deciding what work they might do together, exactly.
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A flush rose in Niven’s cheeks. “I am new to the ability,” she admitted. Likely this wasn’t going to made her look very appealing to her kinswoman. “But I am eager to learn and improve upon what I know. With practice, I will be able to develop my ability and hope to be an asset to the effort.”

The elf was bit her bottom lip. “I suppose we all need to start somewhere....”
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