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Feb 03, 2023 8:32 AM
the children of hurin, but gayer
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She reaches back. 

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'...I don't think we've met before...'

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Osanwe? That's difficult, especially to reach out to someone as cold and distant as Ennil has been told she is. (Her and Lalaith both can only be contacted by the Queen, and even then only rarely and when close by.) But something about this feels like it's slipping deftly through her walls, bridging those great divides.

That, or this sword is ridiculously powerful.

'We haven't,' she sends back. 'My name is Ennil.'

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'Ennil.'


'I am Thalalan. Do you seek my strength for your cause?'

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'Yes. I am tasked with delivering a message of pardon from my liege the King to his daughter, a good friend of mine who I wish to see well, and the world outside our borders is dangerous.'

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'A worthy quest... and yours a worthy hand. I will assist.'

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'I am honored.'

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A hint of amusement. 'And wise, as well.'

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'You have discerning taste.'

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'Excellence is my standard.'

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'I'll enjoy seeing you prove it.'

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'You shall.'

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It seems prudent to run through exercises together before sparring with another guard...

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Her stance is solid, but there is room for improvement...

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It seems she's lucked out, to find an excellent instructor as well as a fine blade.

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Thalalan of course understands the best methods by which it may be employed.

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And Ennil is an able learner.

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A promising beginning to their partnership.

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And allows them to get moving after Lalaith quickly. 

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Time is of the essence.

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And there's a lot of ground to cover.

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Danallin thinks she's getting pretty good at this whole travel-through-the-wilderness thing by now.

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She sets a much faster pace than Sador, though - and apparently expects Danallin to sleep in trees with her, not on the ground. They are, generally, not comfortable trees.

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Her previous statement was the height of hubris, actually.

Danallin is... not great at sleeping in trees. Mostly the "staying in the tree while asleep" bit.

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Ennil can give her a few lessons, and tie her on while she gets the hang of it. 

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