Jan 27, 2021 8:40 AM
Princess Aspexia Iomedae lands on some confused Heralds
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Introductions! "I am Princess Dierne Aspexia Iomedae," she says very seriously, in Taldane.

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Wow that's a mouthful. Savil is also not quite sure which parts of it are, per se, her name. She repeats the whole string carefully while she ushers the girl inside.

:Is there, er, something shorter people call you usually:

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Oh, phew, that's much better. :Well, Pexa, it's lovely to meet you. Bath is this way: And to someone else: :Sandra where ARE you:

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Mental grumble. :Nearly there:

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Savil is competent to get hot water into the copper bathtub, at least. Do children this age need an adult to undress them? She isn't sure.

:Pexa, do you - know where your parents are?: This is arguably the first question she should have asked, really. She's not any good at this.

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:They're WORKING and I SHOULDN'T USE THE EMERGENCY RING if it's NOT A REAL EMERGENCY, it's REALLY IMPORTANT.: She gamely attempts to undress herself but she's not very good at it. 

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:It's - no, I suppose it's not an emergency. We'll just need to, er, find a way of telling them you're safe. Where do they work?: She tries to get a closer peek at what she assumes is the ring in question with mage-sight.

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Sandra arrives, does her own double-take at the absurdly powerful magical artifacts, and then rescues Savil and undresses the small child in order to plunk her into the bath. Probably the magic jewelry is fine to stay on her.

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The ring is incredibly complicated but is at least recognizably made by a Velgarth mage, unlike the necklace, done with some technique that's utterly unfamiliar and looks like it might be made of inherently magic material or something. Pressure on the ring looks like it would trigger an alarm of some kind and also a very aggressive physical shield of some kind and also something else that's hard to determine by inspection.

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Savil is really unsure what to do so she sits and watches while Sandra deals with bathing the mysterious small child and then does her best to dry her wet clothes with magic, since they don't have anything else on hand that will fit her.

     :Answered any of your questions?: Kellan asks eventually. :Lancir wants to know if this is urgent enough that he should come over himself:

Savil has no idea. :Why don't I just take her to my suite for now and get us some lunch, and then I'll ask her some more questions:

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Sandra, who is in fact used to younger siblings, patiently gets Pexa - what nationality is that name, anyway, it's very unfamiliar-sounding - dressed back in her dry albeit slightly rumpled fancy clothes, and then leads her down the hall to the suite she shares with her teacher and shows her to the sofa.

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Savil sits as well.

:I think you're quite lost: she says. :You don't seem to speak Valdemaran, even. Do you know how you got to be here?:

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:I was chasing a cat and then there was a REALLY BIG EXPLOSION.:

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- That's a bit alarming. :Are you, er, hurt anywhere?:

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:Noooooooo. My daddy shields me and my amulet shields me and probably if they were not good at it Iomedae would shield me. Cause I'm named after Her.:

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:I see: She doesn't. At all. :Can you tell me who your daddy is? Is he a powerful mage?:

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:He's the King of Cheliax! He's the bestest mage and Aroden is also him, and a god, and Ma'ar is also him, and a kid, and Tadesse's also him, and sad.:

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Savil blinks helplessly a few times, completely unable to make sense of that. - Oh, right, little children make up things sometimes.

:Is that, er, in a pretend game he's all those people?: she asks, and immediately wants to smack herself for not thinking at ALL about tact.

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:No, Queen Carissa my mommy found Ma'ar on another planet. I don't think anyone found Aroden because He's a god and He's everywherrrrrrre.:

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...That doesn't sound less like pretend, but Savil is reluctant to upset the child any more. :So your parents are - the King and Queen? Of Cheliax? But you'd heard of Valdemar. Do you, er, know where Cheliax is on a map compared to us?:

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:You have to go through the special forever Gate in Westcrown.:

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:I - don't follow what that means, I'm sorry:

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:To get to Valdemar from the palace in Cheliax you have to go to the forever Gate in Westcrown, and then a mage makes it a Gate-y-er Gate, and then you through it, and then you're in Valdemar.:

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Savil goes very still. :It's - a permanent Gate?: She wasn't even sure those still existed, there are vague rumors the Eastern Empire has them but that could just be a myth. :I'm...still very confused, though. Do you, er, know when it was last used?:

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