The kaissa games over for the day, the pavilion tidied, the kitchen stocks locked down beast takes a short cut through the trees to the far side of the central dance circle. The late morning sun cuts it's awkward angle through the lush growth of the branches, blinding her for just a moment with the bright glare as she steps onto the furs surrounding the sand pit. Her sight recovering, blinking she reaches to lift a pillow to fluff and dust as her attention is caught by something laying in the sand. Dropping the pillow back to the furs she steps onto the sand, the fingers of a chill work slowly down her spine as the breeze picks up and an ominous cry comes from the tarn cot. Shivering, she grabs the fur bundle out of the sand quickly, giggling at herself for being so silly, shaking her head wondering which of the kaissa players might have dropped it
shakti (thyme.lordenwych): "Jarl!!!!! beast found something while she was straightening the pillows at the pavilion!" running over to the Village Jarl, bells jingling softly, raven waves falling softly around her shoulders as she kneels gracefully at his feet, lifting a fur covered bundle up to him
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) looks up from his scroll of figures of the days revenues and expenses with some irritation....."what did you find, little one....a pretty stone?
shakti (thyme.lordenwych): "No, my Jarl, this!" holding it over the scroll in his hand as he sits on the porch outside the tavern, "beast found it while she was straightening the pillows at the dance pavilion"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) looks up with more interest at the unusual item, "I've never seen anything like that before," noting the fur and then the strange symbol upon it..."what is this rune?"
shakti (thyme.lordenwych) shakes her head, moving her hand along the side of it to touch the strange symbol, almost dropping it into the Jarl's lap as the object flys open revealing a small piece of stone? a startled yelp escapes her sweet kissable lips
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) seeing the girl almost drop the parcel, he starts to try to catch it, dropping his scroll...he takes up the wedge of stone, looking at it closely, turning it over...noting the symbols covering it, "I know not what these mean," scratches his chin in thought, then shrugs...maybe nothing ..maybe something someone will return to retrieve...
shakti (thyme.lordenwych) looks with curiosity at the shard of stone as Jarl inspects it, finding it strange anyone would leave it at the pavilion
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) putting the piece of stone back in the mechanism and closing it, "Take this up to my office and place it on the desk, beast"
shakti (thyme.lordenwych): "yes, my Jarl!"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) picks up his scroll and again to study the figures, swatting the saucy, swaying ass of the beast as she moves to do his bidding
shakti (thyme.lordenwych) scurring quickly into the tavern and up to Jarl's office, laying the fur encased piece of stone on Jarl's desk, wondering once again what it is and where did it come from
Later that same day.....
Sefirah Scorpio: hurrying into the tavern just having been told she would find the Tavern Owner in his office.....
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) hears footsteps below.and then ascending the wooden steps, looks up from his writing and ponderings, "Greetings, Lady Sefirah"
Sefirah Scorpio: a little breathless as she bounds up the stairs, "Tal and good evening, Sir, I was told I would find you here," her eyes bright and cool blue over her veil
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) smiles as he sees the lovely lady...come here a second and look at this...pointing to the parcel on the desk
Sefirah Scorpio lowering herself into the chair opposite Raven at his desk, intrigued as she slips her veil off for a moment in the company of one she trusts
Sefirah Scorpio: "oooo! what do you have there?" she asks curiously looking at the fur bundle laying on the desk
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of it"
Sefirah Scorpio: forgetting why she came up to see Raven, her curious nature taking hold, reaching out she pauses a moment looking up across the desk, "may i look it?"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) smiles. "you may..any thoughts on it would be appreciated....but look what happens when this rune is touched," touching the curious symbol
Sefirah Scorpio going to lift it from the desk, holding her hands back as Raven touches the symbol, "oh! there's something in it! what is that? where did you find it?" standing to get a better look at the object laying inside the unwrapped fur
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "Neither the symbol on the outside or the ones on the shard of stone within are familiar to me"
Sefirah Scorpio: "it looks like it has writing on it, carved in it. How very curious!"
Sefirah Scorpio: nods..."i haven't a clue," shaking her head sitting back in her chair, "where did it come from?"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus):" I have checked some of the words within the library, but have found nothing that would seem to help. That is a mystery also...left recently, I would suppose. The beasts are good about cleaning all the areas, and it was just discovered yesterday. My beast discovered it on the sand at the dance pavilion. The Kaissa tournament has brought many visitors...possible left by one of them"
Sefirah Scorpio whispers: "hmmmm," noting the scrolls piled on the desk, "you have been busy, Sir! it was probably left here by accident, the owner might travel back through looking for it. It's a awfully tiny thing to have wrapped up so Sefirah Scorpio leaning up, touching the rune with one delicate finger, jumping back startled as it closes unexpectedly, giggling, "i wasn't expecting that!"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "I'm wondering if I took it to an Initiate or a scribe, maybe they could offer some insight as to what it is"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "it is a complicated mechanism...not of simple manufacture"
Sefirah Scorpio: "very curious indeed! I haven't seen a white caste in the village myself and the beasts, i haven't overheard whisperings of one being served"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) looking at it closer, "it looks like impression on the surface"
Sefirah Scorpio: I wonder, is that a picture on the skin?" running her fingers over the smooth silky surface
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "3 people"
Sefirah Scorpio: eyes sparkling as she smiles across the desk, "Priest Kings?"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): a slave, a well clothed man and a man with a staff
Sefirah Scorpio: laughing, "you have a much better eye than I, Sir, but it seems," looking even closer, "you are right!"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus): "I have never seen a priest king, but maybe it is a depiction of such...a priest king with a servant and a initiate follower"
Sefirah Scorpio: "I wish I could help you more. We may just have to wait and ask the owner when they return for it," sighing, resting her head against the back of the chair, sitting up suddenly, remembering why she came up here, "before I forget," smiling, a glint in her eye "the winery was completed today, but we needed your final approval"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) comes out of his musings, " the winery...that is splendid! I need to be about some business, I'll look at it before i go"
Sefirah Scorpio: "very well," standing to go, "let me know so i can tag along when you are ready"
Raven (ravenheart.dionysus) takes a last look at the object before standing, "I am ready"
Sefirah Scorpio looking once more at the curious package, shaking her head smiling at Raven's musings as he heads to the stairs, "coming right along!"