Varanis Saiciae


Who am I?

Varanis daughter of Serzeen
Sometimes known as Vareena Colymar1And sometimes Ranie

Tribe, Clan, Class

Noble of Clan Saiciae, Nochet
Adopted into the Blue Tree clan, of the Colymar tribe

Family Tree

Family tree depicting four generations of Varanis’ family.

Appearance

Varanis is a red-haired woman, tall for an Esrolian (1.8m). Her eyes are a light grey-blue, but her expression is serious. She has the thin line of a scar high on her right cheekbone, a reminder of past events that she prefers not to discuss.

She wears high-quality Esrolian bronze armour, with the Air and Mobility runes chased in silver and garnets inset within the runes. When not in armour, she wears silk garments, favouring the colour green. She appears to be equally comfortable in both.

Varanis Saiciae

Her forearms are encircled by repeated rune tattoos – Water on the left, and Mobility on the right. In the centre of her chest there is a large Air rune tattoo. On her upper right chest, beside the Air rune, she has the Saiciea tattoo. Her tattoos are complicated and multi-coloured, implying the hand of an artist. Above her navel, in monochromatic blue, is a large tattoo of a tree. At the heart of the tree is an Air Rune, a tiny Earth rune sits at its base. To either side of the trunk there are Mobility and Water runes. The tree is topped by a Mastery rune. The Colymar tribal tattoo runs from her right shoulder to her elbow. On her throat, over her jugular, there’s a tiny woad death rune tattoo. For the truly observant, the inside of each wrist is marked with woad tattoos with the runes for the Lightbringers and Sartar. These runes are almost always hidden under armour or gold cuff bracelets. On the back of her right hand she has a Fire rune surrounded by 4 Air runes and on her left, a raised air rune, all tattooed in woad.She uses woad to paint Air and Mobility runes on her face.

Horses

Doqeia and Manasa were a gift from Varanis’ brother, Desdel. They are temperamental, but she is too stubborn/proud to admit that she can’t handle them well. Irillo helped her to buy Fish when she needed to replaced her very reliable zebra, Zukko.

Doqeia (Daron, black, mare)
Doqeia is temperamental: a bit wild, a bit unruly. Her moods shift quickly – sometimes she prances about and other times she wants to rebel. She’s strong, fast, and willing to go, but sometimes spooks at stuff that’s not there. She tends to get along with others, though she may bully them a bit. Doqeia is not interested in stallions.
STR 26
CON 15
SIZ 28
POW 9
DEX 11
Illusion 82, Death 78, Movement 75

Manasa (Daron, black, mare)
Manasa is a bitch. She’ll bite sneakily, tread on toes, and wait for vengeance. She kicks in her stall, is lazy, but at least she can mostly be trusted in a city and will make her way home. She’s a problem-solver and will always find a weak spot to break things. She’s steady and grounded, but vicious because she wants to be, not because she’s been hurt. She doesn’t panic. She’s steady. But she’s never going to stop pushing her personality on others and kicking out just to kick out.
STR 27
CON 16
SIZ 28
POW 16
DEX 10
Disorder 84, Stasis 83, Death 74

Fish (Daron, black, gelding)
Fish has a mean streak a mile wide. He’ll bite, kick, and buck when he’s in the mood for it, and he’s in the mood for it frequently. He has nearly succeeded at killing Varanis more than once. He is definitely destined for sacrifice at some point.
STR 24
CON 16
SIZ 28
POW 12
DEX 10
Air 85, Disorder 79, Death 62

History Prior to 1625

My maternal grandmother, Berra, was a Sartarite noblewoman of the Colymar and a fierce warrior. She died before I was born, so I was raised on stories of her ferocity in many campaigns against the Lunars and of her glorious death at the Battle of Grizzly Peak. I’m told that my red hair and light eyes come from her. Grandmother’s Esrolian husband, my grandpa Barntaros Saiciea, died saving my mother from assassins (1597).

My parents met and married in 1589. They had 6 children, but only two girls. My sister is the first child and I am the last. I was somewhat of a surprise, born late in my mother’s life and ten years after my closest brother (1604). I was daddy’s girl. I followed him everywhere, but when I was 9, he left to join Starbrow’s Rebellion and never returned home. Later we learned that he was killed by Tusk Riders en route. A few years later, my mother died too. She was killed fighting against Harrek the Berserk and his Wolf Pirates, when they attacked the Holy Country Navy (1616)

My siblings had all grown, but I was cared for by my father’s parents. I didn’t get along well with Grandma Mirava, though I tried to be respectful. She’s a priestess, after all, but she tried to tame the anger in me through meditation and prayer. I learned restraint and good manners from her, but both are prone to slipping when I get riled up. Grandpa Kesten understands me better and it is he who took me to the temple of Orlanth to be introduced to the priestess of Vinga.

When I was 18, I was attacked by Lunar assassins. I survived, but barely. I was healed of my wounds, but the priestess of Vinga who saw to it left me with a reminder for my carelessness.

In 1623, like thousands of others, I was trapped in the city of Nochet under siege. On the basis of my ancestry, I asked to fight alongside King Broyan, the exiled Sartarite king. I fought hard, seeking to bring honour to my clan and my Goddess and I was privileged to earn some recognition for my contributions during the siege. I stayed with King Broyan and the remnants of the Holy Country army, and found myself at Pennel Ford the following year. I fought and lived, and some have said that I brought honour to my clan in this battle as well.

Afterward, I pledged my loyalty to Prince Argrath as the White Bull and to Jaldon Goldentooth. I wanted nothing to do with Harrek the Berserk – I haven’t forgotten my mother and I never will. I followed my Prince to the strange lands of the Praxians and assisted in the liberation of Pavis. They call it a city, but it can’t compare to the city. The Lunars built a temple nearby, at Dragon Pass. It could not be allowed to stand and so we marched against it, a strange mix of Praxian warriors and veterans from across the varied kingdoms of these lands. They sent foul demons against us and I was sorely injured in the attack. Much to my chagrin, I slept through the waking of the dragon and her consumption of the cursed Lunar Temple. Having recovered from my wounds in body, but perhaps not entirely in spirit or ego, I have returned to my family’s holdings in Nochet for the time being. I am determined to find a way to recover myself and bring honour to my family.


Stories from the Past

The following are a mix of role-play logs and stories to help with character development.

Meeting Mellia

1613: Varanis and Mellia are approximately 9 years old. Varanis has only recently moved to Nochet.

Tea Time

1615: Young Varanis took a tumble and Mellia will fix her (11 years old)

Cousins

1618: Mellia, Xenofos, and Varanis spend some time together before their initiations.

Current Events

The following logs are sorted chronologically by year and season. These predominantly emerge from text-based role-play.

  • After-Temple Service
    Following on from the events in the Tower, Berra prays. Varanis comes to say thank you and a conversation about leadership ensues.
  • Fruit And Nuts
    1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week: Shortly before setting off once more for Boldhome, Berra takes Varanis out shopping. They don’t buy much.
  • Falling Off Buildings (More than Once)
    1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week: After shopping, Berra does not want to return to the Clan Saiciae Palazzo, so they drop back in and Varanis gets changed before they go on a rooftop adventure.
  • Hot Tubbing
    1626, Sea Season, Godday: Serala and Varanis enjoy the baths at House Saiciae.
  • Riding Lessons
    1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week. Varanis asks Serala for riding lessons.
  • Varanis and the Box
    1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week. Berra lectures Varanis after pushing her in the mud and trying to take her box.
  • Investigations
    1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week. Varanis noticed that someone made copies of parts of her armour. She asks Dormal and Xenofos for help.
  • Who Was She?
    1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Clayday. Varanis attempts to do some research at the Vingan Temple.
  • Making Peace
    1626, Sea Season, Movement Week. Serala and Varanis finally have it out.
  • You don’t have to do it alone
    1626, Sea Season, Movement Week. Serala points out that Varanis can rely on others.
  • VS 012 Going Up
    Varanis — 1626 0460 Training With Berra 04 ????, Sea Season, Movement Week Context from Varanis’ perspective Sea Season, Movement Week, Waterday. After session 26.Berra and Varanis go climbing. They talk too much, or at least, Varanis does.
  • Hungry like the Wolf
    1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week. A few days after completing a HeroQuest in in which Humakt allows a return from Death, Berra finds it an effort to remember how to be human.
  • Berra Training Varanis – or With Varanis
    1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week. A talk and a play-test of the chase rules. Varanis continues to coax Berra, this time with running uphill, because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
  • Pride and Prejudithe
    1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week. Varanis tries to deflect tension with fun, but Berra doesn’t know how to have fun. Oh, and D’Val is a duck!
  • Party Planning with Mellia
    1626, Sea Season, Movement Week, Clayday. Mellia comes looking for Varanis, who is skulking in her rooms in the Palace at Boldhome.
  • VS 014 On The Road
    Varanis — 1626 0500 On The Road ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Trying to work out how to lead by actually learning from others.
  • VS 015 We Need To Talk
    Varanis — 1626 0520 Need To Talk ???? Context On the way to the Blue Tree Clan, Xenofos seeks out Varanis for a conversation. After and just before session 27. Events At some dusty hour when Serala and Berra are not riding stirrup to ...
  • VS 016 I’ve Been Had
    Varanis — 1626 0530 Ive Been Had ????, Sea Season ContextSea Season, between and session 28.On the road from Boldhome, nearing Blue Tree Clan lands Varanis is mulling things over in her head and it isn’t looking good. She descends into a mental tantrum. WARNING: Spoilers for Varanis’ ...
  • VS 017 Babies And Tattoos
    Varanis — 1626 0540 Babies And Tattoos ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis is bemused by Berra and her nephew. The Humakti bounces from subject to subject rapidly.
  • Not Falling Off Cliffs
    Berra — Not Falling Off Cliffs 01 ????, Fire Season Context After spending a week at the temple meditating, and a talk with Serala about group cohesion, Berra takes Varanis climbing, so they can talk. Between and session 27. Spoilers for Varanis. Events Sometimes, ...
  • VS 018 Xenofos has Concerns
    Varanis — 1626 0550 Xenofos Concerns ???? Context In the Blue Tree Clan’s Great Hall, the evening of the arrival. . Events It is evening at the great Hall. Xenofos seems tense and sober. He approaches Varanis after having had a discussion with Berra. “Things ...
  • VS 019 Arianatha
    Varanis — 1626 0560 Arianatha ???? Context Early in the morning after the party’s arrival in the Blue Tree Village. Between and session 28. Events At dawn, every day of the year, a Vingan in charge of a temple or shrine can come and ...
  • VS 020 Blisters
    Varanis — 1626 0570 Blisters ???? Context Slightly later in the morning, the day after the party arrives in the Blue Tree Clan Village. Between and session 28. Events Morning after arrival. Sun’s been up for a while, but it’s still pretty early in ...
  • VS 021 A Cunning Plan
    Varanis — 1626 0575 A Cunning Plan ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis is glad that Mellia is taking her concerns about Insterla seriously and is rather pleased to be invited to be part of the solution.
  • VS 022 Telling Tales
    Varanis — 1626 0576 Telling Tales ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Insterla is a sweet child and story-telling is fun anyway. If this helps, Varanis is happy to take centre stage for a while.
  • VS 023 Of Clans, Wyters, and Runes
    Varanis — 1626 0580 Wyter ???? Context What day was this?!After . Events The decision made, it’s time to meet the Wyter. The priest sends us to purify ourselves in the river. Wearing nothing more than my shift, my hair unbound, I make my way ...
  • VS 024 Pit Of Despair
    Varanis — 1626 0581 Pit Of Despair ???? Context Sometime before Boldhome, our heroes travel back to the Tula and end up facing Chaos at Rabbit Hat Farm, on the Green Fish Tula. This is a selection of events and conversations occurring during that time. ...
  • VS 025 We Survived
    Varanis — 1626 0582 We Survived ???? Context After fighting in a Krarsht-worshipping temple, below Rabbit Hat Farm, Green Fish Tula Events Shortly after the battle, Xenofos seeks out his cousin. They are both a bit shaken by the events. (No major spoilers) After ...
  • VS 026 Advice
    Varanis — 1626 0590 Unwanted Advice ????, Sea Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Godday? Evening sometime. On the road to Clearwine. Varanis engages in a series of conversations. Events After the group has made camp for the evening, Varanis comes ...
  • VS 027 Of boxes and betrayal
    Varanis — 1626 0600 Boxes Betrayal ????, Sea Season, Movement Week Context 1626, Sea Season, Movement Week?, Freezeday? Breakfast-time. On the road to Clearwine. Events One morning, en route to Clearwine, Nala is cooking breakfast. Mellia brings Varanis over. Some folks are likely to ...
  • VS 030 Letters Home
    Varanis — 1626 0616 Letters Home ????, Sea Season Context End of Sea Season – Irillo is heading back to Nochet and Varanis has asked him to transport some letters home for her. Events A letter to her sister, Mirava (No major ...
  • VS 028 Enlo
    Varanis — 1626 0610 Enlo ????, Sea Season, Movement Week Context 1626, Sea Season, Movement Week?, Freezeday? On the road to Clearwine. Events After an hour or so of talking to no one, Varanis rides to wherever Sid is within the party (Berra thinks ...
  • VS 029 Mending and Mellia
    Varanis — 1626 0615 Mending ????, Sea Season, Movement Week Context 1626, Sea Season, Movement Week?, Freezeday? On the road to Clearwine. Varanis approaches Mellia in hopes of repairing the morning’s . Events It was a long day. Other than talking and walking with ...
  • VS 031 Talking Strategy
    Varanis — 1626 0620 Talking Strategy ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective
  • VS 032 Storm Voice
    Varanis — 1626 0625 Stormvoice ????, Sea Season Context 1626, Sea Season in Clearwine, before the return to Boldhome. Varanis visits the Lightbringers Temple Events Varanis heads to the Lightbringers Temple to worship. She specifically seeks out the shrine to Vinga and spends some time ...
  • VS 033 Meet The Bard
    Varanis — 1626 0630 Meet The Bard ????
  • VS 034 Armour
    Varanis — 1626 0640 Armour ???? Context from Varanis’ perspectiveBerra arrives looking rather harried. Leika’s bard is with her and Varanis is eager to present their sagas to him. Sadly, she is unschooled in the ways of Sartarite bards and is saved from making a complete fool of herself ...
  • VS 035 Studying the Story
    Varanis — 1626 0645 Armour2 ????
  • VS 036 Stay with us
    Varanis — 1626 0647 Grazelanders ???? Context In Clearwine, a little before heading to Boldhome. Note: Text in italics represents the Grazelander language, except where they are used for emphasis. Events Quelle surprise. Serala is in the stables. For once though, not crooning at Pag ...
  • VS 037 Baths, Bruises, and other things
    Varanis — 1626 0650 Baths Bruises ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective After far too much wrestling, Varanis makes her escape and encounters Mellia. Mellia helps her make her way back to the White Grape. Varanis takes some time to debrief with Berra. Berra wants her to know that ...
  • VS 038 Body Guards
    Varanis — 1626 0658 Two Things ????, Sea Season Context At the tail end of Sea Season, in the city of Boldhome. Here follows a series of conversations between Varanis and various companions about bodyguards and other protections. Events Day after wrestling Rajar, Varanis has ...
  • VS 039 The Vow
    Varanis — 1626 0660 The Vow ????, Sea Season Context Late in Sea Season, Varanis and Berra go on a field trip to see where the Flame of Sartar should be burning. Dice rolls are left in to show how things went where they went. Surprise guest visit by GM ...
  • VS 040 The Ring Giver and her Advisor
    Varanis — 1626 0661 Ring Giver ????, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week Varanis has made a rash vow. She seeks out her cousin to tell him. Events Shortly after making the trip back down from the ...
  • VS 041 Apple Shampoo
    Varanis — 1626 0663 Apple Shampoo ????, Fire Season Context At the very start of Fire Season. EventsIt’s early morning, with Yelm strengthening but not yet ferocious, and Berra’s kit is gone from the inn. There is a little blank spot under the ...
  • VS 042 Visions of Fire and Darkness
    Varanis — 1626 0665 Visions ????, Fire Season, Disorder Week ContextFire Season, Disorder Week Varanis is worried about the orders given by Kallyr and her advisors. She’s especially worried about making the wrong decision and leading people she cares about into danger. After a sleepless night, she ...
  • VS 043 Patient lacks Patience
    Varanis — 1626 0666 Patient Patience ????, Fire Season, Disorder Week ContextFire Season, Disorder Week and after the vision and awakening. Varanis is feeling better and is not enjoying being cooped up. Xenofos and Berra do a decent job of putting up with her. Mellia makes an ...
  • VS 044 Goodbyes
    Varanis — 1626 0670 Goodbyes ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective As the party gets ready to split into different directions in search of Nala and Tiwr, and Dormal, Irillo, and Sid, Berra makes some time to say goodbye. Events
  • VS 045 Be Careful
    Varanis — 1626 0675 Be Careful ????, Fire Season Context Fire Season, Some time after Varanis, Xenofos, Serala, and Finarvi got on the boat to Nochet Events On the boat to Nochet, Varanis looks for a quiet moment to talk to Xenofos. Xenofos ...
  • VS 046 Grandmother
    Varanis — 1626 0677 Grandmother ????, Fire Season Context Fire Season, Late evening after Varanis, Xenofos, Serala, and Finarvi arrived in Nochet and met with Grandmother. Varanis returns for a follow-up conversation. Events After parting ways with the Grazelanders for a while, Varanis ...
  • VS 047 Painting the town red
    Varanis — 1626 0678 Lanasha ????, Fire Season Context Fire Season, sometime after arriving in Nochet. Something about being in this city brings out the worst in Varanis. Events The Temple of Vinga is often subject to eddies of wind, pushing banners about ...
  • VS 048 Rhigos Bound
    Varanis — 1626 0679 Rhigos Bound ????, Fire Season Context Fire Season, Sometime after Varanis, Serala, and Finarvi head to Rhigos before Yelm’s rise. Events It’s not yet dawn when Varanis turns up in the stables with saddle bags, Eranda (the perky Humakti), ...
  • VS 050 Uzko Aftermath
    Varanis — 1626 0685 Uzko Aftermath ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday After the fight at Greyrock Cave, where the Uzko Death Lord escaped. Events Here follows a series of conversations had by Varanis in the aftermath of ...
  • VS 051 Guilty Party
    Varanis — 1626 0687 Guilty Party ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, evening of Windsday The party is now at the village of Greyrock Falls, preparing to celebrate the successful routing of the Death Lord and the discovery of the sacred cave. Varanis ...
  • VS 049 Negotiations
    Varanis — 1626 0680 Negotiations ????, Fire Season Context Fire Season, back in Nochet after the aborted trip to Rhigos Events Back at House Saiciae, after returning from the aborted trip to Rhigos, Varanis seeks out Dormal. She eventually finds him in quite ...
  • VS 052 Two Things
    Varanis — 1626 0689 Two Things ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday The party is now at the village of Greyrock Falls, having returned mostly intact from the fight in the cave. Events Later in the afternoon, ...
  • What price?
    Mellia — Price ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday The party is now at the village of Greyrock Falls, having returned mostly intact from the fight in the cave. Events Mellia goes looking for Varanis, probably during ...
  • VS 053 We need to talk, Cousin
    Varanis — 1626 0695 Talk ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Early Afternoon Xenofos and Varanis have a talk in Varanis’ room at the White Grape Inn.Takes place after ...
  • VS 054 Be The Sword
    Varanis — 1626 0697 Be The Sword ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. ...
  • VS 055 An Issue of Trust
    Varanis — 1626 0698 Trust ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. ...
  • VS 056 Talking About Truth
    Varanis — 1626 0699 Truth ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. ...
  • VS 057 Make it red and green again
    Varanis — 1626 0700 Red Green ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. ...
  • VS 058 Bread and pastries
    Varanis — 1626 0702 Bread Pastries ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. Varanis and Serala go looking ...
  • VS 059 Echoes
    Varanis — 1626 0704 Echoes ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Freezeday/Afternoon After the events of the second Lunar quest, most of the group is sitting in the common room of the White Grape, drinking Rondrik’s alcohol and pondering recent events. Follows immediately after ...
  • VS 060 Politics and Kinship
    Varanis — 1626 0706 Politics Kinship ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Clayday/Late Back at the White Grape Inn after a strange day. Events The fire has died down, and Berra is lying on her back, staring up at the ceiling, ...
  • VS 061 Goodbyes
    Varanis — 1626 0708 Goodbyes ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Waterday/Morning Events There ...
  • VS 062 The Rumour Mill
    Varanis — 1626 0709 Rumourmill ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Waterday/Morning At the White Grape Inn Events Mellia is eating breakfast at the White Grape Inn. Varanis slides into a seat next to her, as much as anyone can slide in bronze ...
  • VS 063 Checking In
    Varanis — 1626 0710 Checking In ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Clayday There’s been a skirmish and Varanis is checking in with people afterwards. Events Xenofos After the fighting is over, Varanis comes looking for Xenofos. Her helmet is off ...
  • VS 064 Scholar
    Varanis — 1626 0712 Scholar ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Clayday, in the evening. Wilmskirk, at an inn. Possible spoilers re: Eril Events It’s evening in Wilmskirk. Varanis enters the inn where Irillo’s party is staying, looking calm. The long ...
  • VS 065 Sword practice
    Varanis — 1626 0714 Swordpractice ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Clayday, in the evening. Wilmskirk, at an inn. Events Yelm has not yet made an appearance, but there seems to be a fully armoured and armed Vingan loitering outside the ...
  • VS 066 Ware the Water
    Varanis — 1626 0716 Water ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Wildday? Wilmskirk See also Events Varanis remembers going into a smoky room, and the door closing behind her, and she needed to find Xenofos to ...
  • VS 067 Hazia haze
    Varanis — 1626 0718 Haziahaze ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Wildday? Wilmskirk, Temple of Chalana Arroy Events A messenger arrives at the Temple to Chalana Arroy in Wilmskirk an hour after the party left town, with a verbal message ...
  • VS 068 A Hefty Fine
    Varanis — 1626 0720 Fine ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Wildday? Wilmskirk, Orlanthi Temple Events Varanis makes her way to the Orlanthi Temple and asks to speak to the Storm Voice. She is polite, but carries herself as a ...
  • VS 069 Silor Cracks-Rock
    Varanis — 1626 0722a Silor ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Wildday? On the road between Wilmskirk and Cinder Fox Tula Events It is late evening along the road. Varanis has been travelling for much of the day, and ahead ...
  • VS 070 Water Sign
    Varanis — 1626 0722b Watersign ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis and Berra talk about Eril and Silor while Varanis tries to pretend that nothing is wrong.
  • VS 071 Oh brother!
    Varanis — 1626 0723 Brothers ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Godday/Evening. Cinder Fox Tula, before the feast. Follows after . Events Sliding into a space on the bench near to Irillo, Varanis greets him. “Hi! How ...
  • VS 072 Fear and Feasting in Cinder Fox Tula
    Varanis — 1626 0724 Fear Feasting ????, Fire Season, Movement Week Context Fire Season, Movement Week, Godday, Evening There’s a feast, an argument, and some distraction. Varanis appears to still be suffering some ill effects of the hazia. Events During the feast, Varanis is seated ...
  • VS 073 Looking for Water
    Varanis — 1626 0725 Watersign2 ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis has been avoiding water since the . Dehydration is catching up to her and Berra and Irillo take matters into hand.
  • VS 074 Signs are Positive
    Varanis — 1626 0725 Watersign3 ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis and Berra talk to and about Yamia, Silor’s Humakti daughter.
  • VS 075 Venlar and the Vingan
    Varanis — 1626 0726 Venlar ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Godday/late afternoon. Continues in Events The Tula is quiet for the few hours after Silor leaving. Venlar has been left in charge and he walks the palisade a few ...
  • VS 076 Pet Rocks
    Varanis — 1626 0728 Thenaya ????, Fire Season, Season/Movement Week Context Fire Season/Movement Week/Godday/late afternoon. Continues from // Events Venlar ducks under the door with the ease of long practice, and turns left up three steps made of wood and packed ...
  • VS 077 Sworn Man
    Varanis — 1626 0730 Xenofos Cf01 ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Freezeday/Evening. Xenofos finally makes it to Cinder Fox, after the events in Wilmskirk. Events Xenofos arrives in the village and slides off his horse. The ...
  • VS 078 Coming Clean
    Varanis — 1626 0731 Clean ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis loans Mellia some washing supplies and then has a bit of a meltdown over everything.
  • VS 079 Berra at the Bothy
    Varanis — 1626 0732 Bothy 01 ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Waterday/Evening. The rest of the party has returned from the Marsh, bearing a terrible relic. The relic has been shut away in a bothy within the walls of Cinder Fox Tula’s steading. Berra is guarding ...
  • VS 080 Dormal at the Bothy
    Varanis — 1626 0733 Bothy 02 ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Clayday/Evening. Varanis is standing guard over Berra, the bothy, and the dire relic contained within. This continues on from It continues in ...
  • VS 081 Xenofos at the Bothy
    Varanis — 1626 0734 Bothy 03 ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Clayday/ Later in the evening. Varanis is standing guard over Berra, the bothy, and the dire relic contained within. Dormal is walking away after some sort of argument. This continues on from [http:journeyoftheheroes.wikidot.com/varanis:1626-0733-bothy-02 Dormal at the ...
  • VS 082 Xenofos returns to the Bothy
    Varanis — 1626 0735 Bothy 04 ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Clayday/ Shortly before Yelm’s Rise. Varanis has been standing guard over Berra, the bothy, and the dire relic contained within all night. This continues on from // SPOILERS for Xenofos’ inner demons. ...
  • VS 083 Bruise Pristine
    Varanis — 1626 0736 Bruise ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis finds Mellia weeping. She was injured by Silor in an unexpected HeroQuest and is worried about the consequences for the chieftain.
  • VS 084 Security Arrangements
    Varanis — 1626 0737 Security ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Windsday afternoon to dusk. Some of our heroes are back at the White Grape, still processing the news of Kallyr’s death and its implications. Events It will take a while ...
  • VS 085 Eril’s Offer
    Varanis — 1626 0739 Erils Offer ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fireday/VERY early in the morning. Varanis has spent the night trying and failing to sleep and meditate at the Vingan Temple. Events It is very, very early. Varanis is inside the ...
  • VS 086 Facing Humakt
    Varanis — 1626 0741 Facing Humakt ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fire Day/Still in the morning. A while after Varanis and Berra have returned to the White Grape and have learned that Kallyr’s body was an illusion. Continues in . ...
  • VS 087 Peel me a grape
    Varanis — 1626 0743 Grapes ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fire Day/Still in the morning. Berra and Varanis are visiting Irillo while he recuperates at the Temple of Chalana Arroy. Follows immediately after . Events Berra and Varanis make their ...
  • VS 088 A Bright Idea
    Varanis — 1626 0744 Brightidea ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Mellia has some ideas to help Varanis stay alive. Varanis wants her to focus on getting Eril and Irillo well enough to get on with the HeroQuest.
  • VS 089 A Grave Conversation
    Varanis — 1626 0745 Grave Conversation ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fireday/Afternoon At the White Grape Inn. Warning, contains spoilers for Varanis’ and Xenofos’ emotional states as the quest looms closer. Events Varanis heads up the stairs to find Xenofos. She knocks ...
  • VS 090 A Tentative Truce
    Varanis — 1626 0747 Tentative Truce ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fireday/Afternoon At the White Grape Inn, Boldhome. No real spoilers, but Berra shouldn’t read this because she doesn’t like reading anything that suggests Dormal could be a decent guy. Events After ...
  • VS 091 Too soon for the Sword
    Varanis — 1626 0749 Too Soon ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fireday/Afternoon The White Grape Inn, Boldhome. Varanis and Berra have a conversation, that leads to what is meant to be some broadsword training. Things take an unexpected turn. Although there are technically no spoilers, this does ...
  • VS 092 Last Letters
    Varanis — 1626 0751 Letters ????, Fire Season, Season/Illusion Week Context Fire Season/Illusion Week/Fireday/Afternoon Xenofos’ room at The White Grape Inn, Boldhome Events Varanis sits down with Xenofos to dictate letters. The first she asks for is for Grandmother Saiciae. “Grandmother Saiciae. If you receive this ...
  • VS 093 Blood and Wine
    Varanis — 1626 0753 Blood Wine ????, Fire Season, Truth Week Context Fire Season, Truth Week, Godday Earth Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday The heroquest is over. Kallyr is back and has lit the Flame of Sartar. Varanis and Xenofos have been out rounding up Priests for the Prince. ...
  • VS 094 Nap Time’s Over
    Varanis — 1626 0755 Nap ????, Earth Season, Disorder Week Context Earth Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday The previous night, Varanis drank herself wobbly . Sometime in the night, she sobered up, woke up more cheerful than anyone has the right to be after a ...
  • VS 096 Feathers and other Gifts
    Varanis — 1626 0757 Gifts ????, Earth Season, Disorder Week Context Earth Season, Disorder Week, Waterday evening. Before dusk. At the White Grape Inn, one day after at the Temple of Humakt. Events It is evening, but not yet ...
  • VS 098 A Helping Hand
    Varanis — 1626 0759 Helping Hand ????, Earth Season, Disorder Week Context Earth Season, Disorder Week, Fireday evening At the White Grape Inn, Boldhome Events It’s late in the evening when Varanis knocks quietly on Mellia’s door at the White Grape. “It’s Varanis. Can ...
  • VS 099 Wyter’s Welcome
    Varanis — 1626 0761 Wyterwelcome ????, Earth Season, Season/Disorder Week Context 1626 Earth Season/Disorder Week/Fireday/middle of the night, after Events As quietly as she can, Varanis taps at Xenofos’ closed door. Xenofos opens the door quietly. His ...
  • VS 100 Eril’s Encouragement
    Varanis — 1626 0763a Erilencouragement ????, Earth Season, Season/Disorder Week Context 1626 Earth Season/Disorder Week/Fireday/early in the morning Varanis hasn’t slept much, but she wanted to visit Emeritus High Sword Eril before the party leaves Boldhome. Takes place after and at the same time as ...
  • VS 101 Rebellion and Movement
    Varanis — 1626 0763b Rebellion ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Berra tries to tell Varanis about why she is the way she is. They end up doing sword drills. Of course.
  • VS 102 On the Road Again
    Varanis — 1626 0764 Road ????, Earth Season, Season/Disorder Week Context Earth Season/Disorder Week/Godday On the road between Wilmskirk and Whitewall Varanis and Xenofos ride together at the back of the party for a time. Events On the road to Wilmskirk. Varanis rides up next ...
  • VS 103 Sparring and other discourse
    Varanis — 1626 0765 Sparring ????, Earth Season, Season/Disorder Week Context Earth Season/Disorder Week/Godday Events At the end of the day, after camp is set up, Varanis comes looking for Berra. Berra has ...
  • VS 104 Healers or Humakti?
    Varanis — 1626 0767 Healers Humakti ????, Earth Season, Season/Disorder Week Context Earth Season/Disorder Week/Godday Events It’s evening and the group has camped beside the road, halfway between Wilmskirk and ...
  • VS 105 Those Were The Days
    Varanis — 1626 0768 Days ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Mellia and Berra are famous in Whitewall. Varanis manages not to be envious, though she might feel left out.
  • VS 106 Hidden Humakti
    Varanis — 1626 0769 Hidden Humakti ????, Earth Season, Harmony Week Context Earth Season, Harmony Week, Waterday, late at night in Whitewall Follows immediately after Events Varanis returns to the inn where she’d parked the tipsy Humakti while she walked ...
  • VS 107 Sword Dancer
    Varanis — 1626 0770 Sword Dancer ????, Earth Season, Harmony Week Context Earth Season, Harmony Week, Waterday, late at night in Whitewall Follows Yamia has appeared not far from the Temple of Humakt and seems likely to exhaust ...
  • VS 108 Sword Dancer Falls
    Varanis — 1626 0771a Sword Dancer ????, Earth Season, Harmony Week Context Earth Season, Harmony Week, Waterday, late at night in Whitewall Follows Yamia has appeared not far from the Temple of Humakt and seems likely to exhaust herself in an attempt to reach her god. ...
  • VS 109 Sparring On The River
    Varanis — 1626 0771b Sparring ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis and Berra practice with swords and talk about Yamia.
  • VS 110 Being Colymar
    Varanis — 1626 0772 Beingcolymar ????, Earth Season, Harmony Week Context Earth Season, Harmony Week, Fireday End of the day, after camp is set up. Varanis comes looking for Berra. Events Berra has been riding on the back of Yamia’s wagon all day, and ...
  • VS 111 Racing up the Rigging
    Varanis — 1626 0773 Rigging Race ????, Earth Season, Harmony Week Context Earth Season, Harmony Week, Wildday Events On board the ship to Nochet, after the fireworks. Varanis sits near the prow of the boat, staring across the water. She has a smile ...
  • VS 112 Can’t Get Good Help
    Varanis — 1626 0775 Good Help ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Freezeday Events At the baths after shedding armour and travelling clothes and having been rinsed with several buckets of water Xenofos gets into steamroom and slumps to ...
  • VS 113 Matters Of Cloth
    Varanis — 1626 0777 Matters Of Cloth ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Waterday Midmorning, after the party evening in Nochet Xenofos knocks on Varanis’ door in House Saiciae Continues in Events A servant answers ...
  • Marrows And Honour
    1626, Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday. After a visit to the Humakti Temple, Berra’s old girlfriend catches up with her.
  • VS 114 Mastyr Minds
    Varanis — 1626 0779 Mastyr Minds ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Waterday. Midmorning. At House Saiciae in Nochet Continues from Events The sound of knocking on the door comes not long ...
  • VS 115 Cousins to Be
    Varanis — 1626 0781 Varanis Venlar ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Waterday, Afternoon. In Saiciae House, Nochet Continues from Events There’s a knock on Venlar’s door. Venlar’s voice calls out, strongly, “Enter!” The door ...
  • VS 116 Visiting Vinga’s Temple
    Varanis — 1626 0783 Vingatemple ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Waterday, Afternoon. Vinga’s Temple at the Storm Hill in Nochet Events After taking Venlar to the Temple of Orlanth and introducing him there, Varanis continues on to the Temple of ...
  • VS 120 The Calm After the Storm
    Varanis — 1626 0789 Calmafter ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday, afternoon House Saiciae, Nochet Xenofos will be fighting a duel and Berra is his second. This continues from Events Berra is standing on guard outside Xenofos’ room. She ...
  • VS 117 Countermanded
    Varanis — 1626 0785 Countermanded ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday – evening Continues from Events On her return, Xenofos explains to Varanis that he talked Karne to continue with the project. “You did what?” Varanis ...
  • VS 118 People Are Just Too Much
    Varanis — 1626 0786 People ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis has bottled up anger and is having a hard time not exploding with it. She takes some of it out on the poor sod assigned to guard her and a bit more on Berra before she realises she’s being ...
  • VS 121 Keep Him Safe
    Varanis — 1626 0790 Keephimsafe ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday. Xenofos is about to fight a duel and Varanis is NOT pleased. Events Berra is standing on guard outside Xenofos’ room. She has sent a servant along to ask ...
  • VS 122 No Time for Naps
    Varanis — 1626 0791 Nonap ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday, late afternoon House Saiciae, Nochet Continues in Events Varanis returns to her room after visiting Xenofos. Marta is there waiting and studiously ignoring the Humakti who ...
  • VS 119 Stopping in for a Spell
    Varanis — 1626 0787 Stopping4spell ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, Clayday, morning Temple of Humakt, Nochet Follows immediately after Events The Temple gets closer, and Berra pauses just before the ...
  • VS 123 Making up Mellia
    Varanis — 1626 0792 Makingmellia ????, Earth Season, Death Week Context Earth Season, Death Week, early evening on Windsday . Follows Events Someone is knocking on Varanis’ door a bit after dusk on Windsday. The door is yanked open by ...
  • VS 124 Burning the Candle: New Ink
    Varanis — 1626 0793 Candle1 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Windsday. NEEDLE WARNING Events On Windsday, Varanis spends the entire day at the Vingan Temple. She’s had a dream and has requested new tattoos from the Daughter of Vinga who is responsible ...
  • VS 125 Burning the Candle: Green-Eyed Girl
    Varanis — 1626 0794 Candle2 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Fireday Eve. Events Fireday evening, another party. This time house Telendar. The food is edible. Xenofos and Mellia are around, Dormal is somewhere in the background. Varanis lingers over by the food ...
  • VS 126 Burning the Candle: Geasa
    Varanis — 1626 0795 Candle3 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Fireday Events Fireday morning, going to temple of Humakt, Varanis catches the faint scent of violets, but sees nothing. Day one of meditations at the Humakti Temple goes well. She’s determined to ...
  • VS 127 Burning the Candle: An Apple a Day
    Varanis — 1626 0796 Candle4 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Wildday Eve Events When Varanis is preparing for the evening, her maid asks what she should do with the apples. Varanis looks startled. “Apples?” “Yes Milady, the apples that were delivered.” She shows ...
  • VS 128 Burning the Candle: Feeling Troubled
    Varanis — 1626 0797 Candle5 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Wildday Events Before dawn on Wildday. It’s going to be Varanis’ second day at the Temple of Humakt. She’s awake and getting ready to go. Berra is mediating by the door, back ...
  • VS 129 Burning the Candle: Chaste Girls and Boys
    Varanis — 1626 0798 Candle6 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Godday Eve Events Coming home from the Temple… For Varanis, today’s meditations go badly. She listens to the lessons and tries really hard, but she lacks focus. It’s a day of failure ...
  • VS 130 Burning the Candle
    Varanis — 1626 0799 Candle7 ????, Earth Season, Season/Death Week Context Earth Season/Death Week/Godday Temple of Humakt Events Morning of Godday. There was serenading in the night. Even though she went to bed before midnight for the first time in days, Varanis looks tired. Berra comes ...
  • VS 131 Burning the Candle: In the Limelight
    Varanis — 1626 0800 Candle8 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Freezeday Eve House Saicaie & House Drero Events On Godday some presents get delivered. Three different packages. No names. First, one necklace of silver with seven apples of different sizes. Second, a ...
  • VS 132 Burning the Candle: No Napping Allowed
    Varanis — 1626 0801 Candle9 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Freezeday Temple of Humakt Events Berra comes in dressed in her lighter, leather armour today. “Need a strap-mate?” She asks. “Please,” Varanis says looking frustrated. “I can’t seem to make it work this ...
  • VS 133 Burning the Candle: Too Sweet
    Varanis — 1626 0802 Candle10 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Waterday Eve House Evaeo Events Varanis allows Marta to make all the choices around what to wear while she waits for her tea to be delivered. She asks for two cups tonight. ...
  • VS 134 Burning the Candle: Warning Signs
    Varanis — 1626 0803 Candle11 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Waterday Temple of Humakt Events Morning approaches on Waterday. Berra, who was either sleeping or meditating outside, claps to see if Varanis is ready yet. Then she knocks, thus identifying herself precisely. Varanis ...
  • VS 135 Burning the Candle: Clayday
    Varanis — 1626 0804 Candle12 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Clayday Temple of Humakt Events Clayday, dusk. There is gift-giving. Berra handed Varanis a small package on the way home from the Temple, after checking if she was allowed to accept gifts ...
  • VS 136 Burning the Candle: It’s a Trap!
    Varanis — 1626 0805 Candle13 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Windsday Eve House Hulta Events The yellow and black songbird does not sing at all on Windsday eve. The other, blue with a red cap, is restless and makes noises but does ...
  • VS 137 Burning the Candle: Seriously! No Napping!
    Varanis — 1626 0806 Candle14 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Windsday Temple of Humakt Events Two cups of Solaska’s tea leaves Varanis feeling awake, but on edge. Her nervous energy leads to the Sword sending her for a run around the perimeter ...
  • VS 138 Burning the Candle: A Confrontation
    Varanis — 1626 0807 Candle15 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Fireday Eve House Ziranda Events There’s a party at House Ziranda. Varanis makes her usual rounds. The two cups of tea she had before coming have made a huge difference, but she ...
  • VS 139 Burning the Candle: Fire Sword
    Varanis — 1626 0808 Candle16 ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Fireday Temple of Humakt Events On Fireday, the last day that Berra is due at the Temple, she lets Varanis know she might be late out, and to order a guard. She ...
  • VS 140 On Yinkin’s Way
    Varanis — 1626 0810 Yinkin ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context Earth Season/Fertility Week/Wildday morning. House Saiciae Events On Wildday morninng Varanis enters Xenofos’ room maybe wishing to further discuss bad manners of Restina and Rillo Hulta. Scholar is not there. Unusually some papyri are ...
  • VS 141 Crossing a Line
    Varanis — 1626 0812 Crossing ????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week Context DRAFT Earth Season/Fertility Week/Wildday morning. House Saiciae, courtyard Events It is late afternoon on Wildday by the time the adventurers return to the House. Berra peels off from the others, saying something about practice and ...
  • VS 142 Addled Alynx
    Varanis — 1626 0814 Addled Alynx ????, Earth Season, Fertility Week Context Earth Season, Fertility Week, Wildday, late afternoon. Varanis scared Xenofos by attacking him without warning during a training session. They talk about it. Events Xenofos wanders into baths having divested himself of armour ...
  • VS 143 Wallowing
    Varanis — 1626 0816 Wallowing ????, Earth Season, Fertility Week Context Earth Season, Fertility Week, Wildday, late afternoon/Godday, night Berra wants to make sure that Varanis understands how badly she messed up when she . Events After Varanis bathed, in her room, ...
  • VS 144 Caged Creatures
    Varanis — 1626 0818 Caged ????, Earth Season, Fertility Week Context Earth Season, Fertility Week, late morning on Godday Events It’s late morning and Varanis hasn’t left her room since and quick bath. [http:journeyoftheheroes.wikidot.com/mellia:torcs-1 Mellia and Venlar have been and ...
  • VS 145 Shattered Songstrel
    Varanis — 1626 0819 Shattered ????, Earth Season, Fertility Week Context Earth Season, Fertility Week, late morning on Godday Events Late in the morning, hours after Xenofos has disappeared, Varanis and Berra leave the Vingan’s rooms with a caged bird. Berra is leading ...
  • VS 146 Recapping
    Varanis — 1626 08221 Recapping ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week later on Waterday. EventsIt is late when Berra gets back to the room. She comes in without much joy in her step, and goes to the red and ...
  • VS 147 Regrouping
    Varanis — 1626 08223 Regrouping ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Party on Clayday Eve, Stasis Week Earth season. Events Serzeen has arranged for Saiciae to go together. There are other palanquins. When Varanis arrives to the courtyard Yahmia and Xenofos step out ...
  • VS 148 Rehashing
    Varanis — 1626 0827 Rehashing ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Clayday, morning and afternoon. Follows after Events Xenofos approaches Varanis in the courtyard as she watches the sparring. “Why did you want to hear of Garin, ...
  • VS 149 Returning
    Varanis — 1626 0830 Returning ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Fireday Evening. Events The palanquin on Fireday has a slightly wired Humakti in it, next to Varanis. She ate a lot, and drank watered wine and watched the dancing ...
  • VS 150 Releasing
    Varanis — 1626 0840 Releasing ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Fireday Morning. Events It is after Berra has got up and gone out to greet the sun with her usual ritual of violence. A knock on the door heralds ...
  • VS 151 Rejoicing
    Varanis — 1626 0850 Rejoicing ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Fireday morning. Events Fireday morning, after , Varanis arrives late to practice. Her hair has been hastily plaited in a single plait. Already wisps ...
  • VS 152 Reviewing
    Varanis — 1626 0852 Reviewing ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Fireday afternoon. Events , Varanis knocks on Silor’s door at the palazzo. She is freshly bathed and simply dressed, at least for her. She’s not yet ...
  • VS 153 Bearing Witness
    Varanis — 1626 0852 Witness ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday Eve House Saiciae Varanis has been falsely accused of kidnapping or luring away Lenta Hulta. After a failed rescue attempt, she’s back at House Saiciae planning to try again. But she wants to have ...
  • VS 154 Prayers and sacrifices
    Varanis — 1626 0854 Prayers ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday Eve Events Varanis tries to pray. She can’t stop shivering. She rolls her shoulders back, takes a slow breath. Varanis murmurs ...
  • VS 155 Cut Off
    Varanis — 1626 0856 Cut Off ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday, early morning, before and Mellia case Sleep on her. Now that the Vingan needs to wake up again, Mellia has come to do it ...
  • VS 156 Leaves on a Current
    Varanis — 1626 0858 Leaves ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday, early morning Varanis and Xenofos are in a reedboat with TightBeak, the duck who rescued Nala. He’s taking them to the island where Lenta might be held captive. ...
  • VS 157 Broken on the Beach
    Varanis — 1626 0860 Beach ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday Events Berra and Irillo enter the structure through the front door. At the same time, Rajar barrels through the rear door, followed by Varanis and Xenofos. Almost ...
  • VS 158 Can you make peace?
    Varanis — 1626 0862 Peace ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday Unconscious on the beach, Varanis has a vision or dream of Orlanth. Cast Starring Garin as MagastaAnd co-starring: Elanka as the Earth God LodrilDormal as VadrusBerra as HumaktRajar as ...
  • VS 160 Lenta is Lenta
    Varanis — 1626 0865 Lenta ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday, during At the Warehouse, just after Berra finds Lenta. Events “Is she there? Is she unhurt?” On the stair, while there is chattering going on elsewhere, Berra says, “She’s not ...
  • VS 159 Voicebox Part 1
    Varanis — 1626 0864 Voicebox ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday At the warehouse where they found Lenta Events From the sack with small sacks of flour comes still some sobbing, but its tempo is slowing down. Varanis glares ...
  • VS 161 Homeward
    Varanis — 1626 0866 Homeward ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday After the visit with Queen Samastina Events On the way back, Berra tells Dormal what happened, then has a talk with Xenofos, who is guarding the right flank, ...
  • VS 162 Voicebox Part 2
    Varanis — 1626 0868 Voicebox2 ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday . Events As soon as they get back to House Saiciae, but before ...
  • VS 163 Praxian Presumption
    Varanis — 1626 0870 Praxianpresumption ????, Earth Season, Stasis Week Context Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday House Saiciae Events It is sometime in the evening when Varanis knocks on Xenofos’ chamber door. “Please enter” The Vingan steps into the room. She’s dressed in a simple ...
  • VS 164 Morning Mail
    Varanis — 1626 0872 Morningmail ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Freezeday Events It’s late when Varanis opens her eyes. She blinks blearily into the light that fills her room. Yelm has ...
  • VS 165 Muddled Mail
    Varanis — 1626 0873 Muddledmail ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Freezeday Events Varanis has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and ...
  • VS 166 Cousinly Concern
    Varanis — 1626 0874 Cousinlyconcern ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Freezeday Events With the way she’s moving, servants clear out of Varanis’ path on the way ...
  • VS 167 Who Needs Love?
    Varanis — 1626 0875 Whoneedslove ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Freezeday Events The bath attendants carefully hide their curiosity if this is again going to result ...
  • VS 168 Don’t Kill the Messenger
    Varanis — 1626 0878 Messenger ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Waterday House Saiciae, Varanis’ rooms Events Waterday. There is a knock on the door, and the red and blue songbird gives a shriek of panic and scuttles for safety. Varanis ...
  • VS 170 Sacrifices
    Varanis — 1626 0884 Sacrifices ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Clayday to Windsday and promised a full sacrifice later. It is time to make good on that promise. ...
  • VS 171 Embers
    Varanis — 1626 0886 Embers ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis seeks out Berra for company and conversation. As usual. Berra appreciates the Vingan’s new haircut, even if Grandmother Saiciae wasn’t particularly impressed.
  • VS 169 Separation Anxiety
    Varanis — 1626 0880 Separation ????, Earth Season, Movement Week Context Earth Season, Movement Week, Waterday Events Berra is downstairs in the courtyard, half asleep against the wall, with Road and Followed waiting patiently. The horse also looks asleep, and the bison is patiently ...
  • VS 172 Alynx Kitten
    Varanis — 1626 0888 Alynxkitten ????, Earth Season, Illusion Week Context Earth Season, Illusion Week, Freezeday Events Some time on Freezeday, after Varanis has returned with the released Blue Tree prisoners she will be addressed by young messenger boy who tells her she ...
  • VS 173 Late Night at Saiciae
    Varanis — 1626 0890 Latenight ????, Earth Season, Illusion Week Context Earth Season, Illusion Week, Waterday Eve House Saiciae, Nochet Events Waterday eve, late there is a knock on Varanis’ door. The redcapped songbird lets out a melancholy trill. Marta answers. Outside Varanis’ door is ...
  • VS 174 Late Night Stroll
    Varanis — 1626 0891 Latenight ????, Earth Season, Illusion Week Context Earth Season, Illusion Week, Waterday Eve. Events Late, late, late at night, when anyone who had not been abusing their body and mind would be sleeping, is a good time to be pacing ...
  • VS 175 Sad Little Songbird
    Varanis — 1626 0892 Sadsongbird ????, Earth Season, Illusion Week Context Earth Season, Illusion Week, Waterday morning Nochet Events Early on Waterday, Varanis makes her way to House Yelendar, accompanied by a couple of household guards. Unusually, given she is not going to a party, ...
  • VS 176 Pavis Bound
    Varanis — 1626 0893 Pavisbound ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, as Nala and Berra (and it seems Xenofos too) prepare to leave for Prax Continues in . Events Late in the afternoon, after Varanis returns from delivering the ...
  • VS 177 Road Trip
    Varanis — 1626 0894 Roadtrip ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, as Nala, Berra, and Xenofos prepare to leave for Prax Events Waterday has rain, and a wind from the sea that means boats must beat out against the weather, and ...
  • VS 178 Favour
    Varanis — 1626 0896 Favour ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, as Nala, Berra, and Xenofos prepare to leave for Prax. Varanis had , but now needs to make other arrangements. Events Before leaving for Prax, ...
  • VS 179 At the Docks
    Varanis — 1626 0898 Docks ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, as Nala, Berra, and Xenofos prepare to leave for Prax. Events In spite of the rain, the docks are busy as ships prepare to sail. Varanis appears with a couple of ...
  • VS 180 Bad Memories
    Varanis — 1626 0900 Memories ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, on the ship to Prax. Events Crossing the Mirrorsea Bay on the first part of the journey, in the relatively calm waters, is a good time to settle in for the ...
  • VS 181 Wounded Feelings
    Varanis — 1626 0902 Woundedfeelings ????, Earth Season Context End of Earth Season, on the ship to Prax. Events After a few hours, Berra has managed to eat most of her bread, although not all of it stayed down. ...
  • VS 182 Stormy Waters
    Varanis — 1626 0903 Stormywaters ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis feels unjustly treated by her cousin, but after talking to Berra, she eventually decides to confront him. Follows after .
  • VS 094 The Garden Of Healing
    Varanis — 1626 0756a Garden ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Feeling guilty, Varanis visits Mellia in the Temple of Chalan Arroy.
  • VS 095 Aftermath of the Quest
    Varanis — 1626 0756b Aftermath ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Feeling guilty, Varanis tries to visit Berra at the Temple of Humakt. Berra sends her away.
  • VS 097 After the Reward
    Varanis — 1626 0758 Aftermath2 ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Berra and Varanis discuss Kallyr’s boons and Dormal’s in particular.
  • VS 183 He’s Snooping!
    Varanis — 1626 0904 Snooping ????, Dark Season, Disorder Week Context Dark Season, Disorder Week, Fireday Events On the road to Pavis, Varanis reins in her zebra next to Xenofos. “I just realised something.” Her helmet in pushed back on her head, revealing ...
  • VS 184 Not Paranoid
    Varanis — 1626 0906 Notparanoid ????, Dark Season, Disorder Week Context Dark Season, Disorder Week, Godday Events A bit after dusk there is a knock on the room of Varanis. There’s a long stretch of silence, before Varanis’ voice carries through the door: “Yes?” “Xenofos here, ...
  • VS 185 Armour Feminamque Cano
    Varanis — 1626 0908 Armour ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis asks Berra to accompany her to collect her new rhinohide armour. They get briefly lost in Pavis.
  • VS 186 Letting off steam
    Varanis — 1626 0912 Lettingoffsteam ????, Dark Season, Harmony Week Context Dark Season, Harmony week, end of Clayday. At the Bison Riders’ camp on the plains of Prax. Events It is the evening of Clayday, with Yelm slipping down. Soon it will be Windsday, ...
  • VS 187 Aftermath
    Varanis — 1626 0914 Aftermath ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Dark Season, Death Week, Clayday Early Morning. At the Bison Riders’ camp on the plains of Prax. Events This takes place the morning after the triumphant return to Rajar’s clan and the riotous ...
  • VS 188 Stealing death
    Varanis — 1626 0916 Stealingdeath ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Dark Season, Death Week, just before Windsday Eve, through to dawn. Continues in on Berra’s page. The conflict over Death was ultimately resolved in . Events As Yelm begins to set and ...
  • VS 189 Snowfight
    Varanis — 1626 0917 Snowfight ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis has had a weird out on the plains. When she rides back into camp, Berra attacks with little warning.
  • VS 190 Talk of a Fight
    Varanis — 1626 0918 Fighttalk ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Dark Season, Death Week, Windsday in the early afternoon. At the Bison Riders’ camp on the plains of Prax. Continues . Events Come Windsday and grey ...
  • VS 191 Singing the praises of others
    Varanis — 1626 0920 Singingpraises ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Dark Season, Death Week, Windsday in the late afternoon. At the Bison Riders’ camp on the plains of Prax. Continues . Events Late in the afternoon ...
  • VS 192 Stormbull’s Advice
    Varanis — 1626 0922 Stormbulladvice ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Dark Season, Death Week, Fireday Eve. At the Bison Riders’ camp on the plains of Prax. The conflict over Death was resolved in . Events Off and on through the day, Rajar has been ...
  • VS 193 Mending Wounds
    Varanis — 1626 0923a Mendingwounds ????, Dark Season, Death Week Context Early Dark Season to Dark Season, Death Week, Wildday Eve. Events Berra gets her bison alongside the riding zebra – eventually. By running in the snow for a bit and then climbing on ...
  • VS 194 Epilogue
    Varanis — 1626 0923a Epilogue ???? Context Epilogue to the theft of Death Follows just after . Events In the warming up tent, while Berra is out checking food. Softly, in Esrolian, he says, “She does not seem to be Humakt anymore. Did you ...
  • VS 195 On the Plains
    Varanis — 1626 0923b Plains ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis tries to advise her love-struck cousin.
  • VS 196 Tall Tales
    Varanis — 1626 0924 Talltales ????, Dark Season Context Mid Dark Season. Follows on from Events Varanis makes short work of the swords, allowing Berra to assist if she chooses. When they are done, she stares at the pieces of the broken waster. ...
  • VS 197 Stripes
    Varanis — 1626 0925 Stripes ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective The Vingan is caught completely off-guard when a Bison Tribe woman unfairly chastises her for Xenofos’ behaviour. This marks the beginning of the It was Cold in Prax Series on .
  • VS 198 Talk of Tattoos and Politics
    Varanis — 1626 0926 Talktattoos ????, Dark Season Context Mid Dark Season. Events Having eventually extricated herself from her enamoured part-time bedmate, Varanis makes her way back to the yurt. Yelm hasn’t set yet. Berra is curled up in a little ball next to the ...
  • VS 199 Down in the Trench
    Varanis — 1626 0928 Trench ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis has been drinking kumiss and got a little tipsy. She decides to head to bed and encounters Berra en route. Part of the It was Cold in Prax Series on .
  • VS 200 Earth Witch Hedges
    Varanis — 1626 0930 Hedgewitch ????, Dark Season, Movement Week Context Dark Season, Movement Week, Late Night Clay Day Straw Weaver Bison Camp This follows after Events It’s late on the night of the Bison Tribe’s Eirithan celebrations. Nala has been ...
  • VS 201 Morning After
    Varanis — 1626 0932 Morningafter ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, Clay Day, early morning Straw Weaver Bison Camp This takes place a few hours before Events Half an hour before dawn, Berra yawns and wakes ...
  • VS 202 Endings
    Varanis — 1626 0934 Endings ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, Clay Day, Late morning In the Straw Weaver Bison Camp. Overlaps with . Events With Xenofos and Berra behind her, and Orgfal babbling about his shiny ...
  • VS 203 While Rajar Sleeps I
    Varanis — 1626 0935 Rajarsleep1 ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. In the aftermath of . Continues in . Events Berra caught up with the group long before they reached camp. She commandeered a yurt and ...
  • VS 204 While Rajar Sleeps II
    Varanis — 1626 0936 Rajarsleep2 ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. In the aftermath of . Follows immediately after . Continues in . Events Not too long after, Varanis returns. “I’ve sent someone to ...
  • VS 205 Guilt Trip
    Varanis — 1626 0937 Guilttrip ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day Just after returning from the unexpected encounter with Rushes to Battle. Events Outside the yurt heavy raindrops are falling on yesterdays snow. Varanis is pulling her coat on ...
  • VS 206 Interrogation
    Varanis — 1626 0940 Interrogation ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. After .Straw Weaver Bison Camp, somewhere in Prax. Varanis has a prisoner, captured after the conflict with Impala Storm Khan Rushes to Battle. Events Varanis heads to where her ...
  • VS 207 Inquietude
    Varanis — 1626 0942 Inquietude ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. After .Straw Weaver Bison Camp, somewhere in Prax. Following the of her prisoner, Varanis is experiencing serious disquiet. Events Once her prisoner is safely settled, Varanis ...
  • VS 210 Impasse
    Varanis — 1626 0948 Impasse ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. After .Straw Weaver Bison Camp, somewhere in Prax. Varanis tries to get more information from the prisoner while Berra guards the shaman’s remains. Takes place several hours after the . ...
  • VS 208 Inquiry
    Varanis — 1626 0944 Inquiry ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. After .Straw Weaver Bison Camp, somewhere in Prax. Follows directly on from . Events There is a warrior outside the Grand yurt. That has not been the habit ...
  • VS 209 Information
    Varanis — 1626 0946 Information ????, Storm Season, Disorder Week Context Storm Season, Disorder Week, Clay Day. After .Straw Weaver Bison Camp, somewhere in Prax. Varanis is wondering if her prisoner’s ransom will cover the cost of a war bison for Rajar. She investigates the options. Follows on from . ...
  • VS 211 Ride On
    Varanis — 1626 0949a Rideon ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Xenofos seems a bit off and Varanis decides to pry.
  • VS 212 Good Enough
    Varanis — 1626 0949b Goodenough ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Berra is worried about something and Varanis can’t help but pry a little.
  • VS 213 My Smile Stays On
    Varanis — 1626 0949c Smile ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Xenofos is definitely off now and Varanis is worried, which totally justifies prying into his life.
  • VS 214 Political Play
    Varanis — 1626 0950 Politicalplay ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week? On the Plains of Prax, after meeting up with Mellia and Venlar’s caravan. Events Sometime after their initial meeting on the road, the caravan resumes its slow progress towards ...
  • VS 215 Political Letters
    Varanis — 1626 0951a Politicalletters ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week? On the Plains of Prax, after meeting up with Mellia and Venlar’s caravan. Varanis asks Xenofos for help with a series of letters. Follows on from . Events After ...
  • VS 216 Tooth And Hail
    Varanis — 1626 0951b Tooth ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis and Berra talk after the crocodile fight. Inevitably, the conversation leads to thinking about what comes next.
  • VS 217 Teeth And Death
    Varanis — 1626 0951c Teeth ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Berra and Varanis compare dreams of the Goddess of Salt and Teeth.
  • VS 218 Question Period
    Varanis — 1626 0952 Questionperiod ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, the day after the Crocodile and before arriving at the Paps Follows after from Xenofos’ page. Events In the late evening, verging on night, Berra flops down ...
  • VS 219 Revelations
    Varanis — 1626 0954 Revelations ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, Windsday at Yelmrise Takes place after the Crocodile, but before arriving at the Paps during Events Varanis is on guard duty at dawn with Toras. The Rhino Rider is ...
  • VS 220 There is Another
    Varanis — 1626 0955 Another ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, Windsday en route to the Paps during Takes place almost immediately after . Events Almost as soon as the caravan is on the road, Varanis finds Berra. “I ...
  • VS 221 Dancing up a Storm
    Varanis — 1626 0956 Dancing ????, Harmony Week Context It’s Windsday of Harmony Week. Shortly after arriving at the Paps, Varanis presents herself to the Storm Voice in Orlanth’s Temple. Almost before she has agreed to Initiation, the Storm Voice has doused her in oil and ash. Tail end ...
  • VS 222 Dancing up a Storm II
    Varanis — 1626 0957 Dancing ????, Storm Season, Harmony Week Context Storm Season, Harmony Week, Godday. In the Temple of Orlanth, at the Paps. Post Follows on from Events Early on Godday, far before dawn, Venlar comes to the Temple ...
  • VS 223 Dancing up a Storm III
    Varanis — 1626 0958 Dancing ????, Storm Season, Death Week Context Storm Season, Death Week, Clayday. In the Temple of Orlanth, at the Paps. Post Follows on from Events Varanis wakes. She doesn’t recall sleeping, but here she is, ...
  • VS 224 There is Another II
    Varanis — 1626 0959 Another2 ????, Storm Season, Death Week Context Storm Season, Death Week, Windsday. At the Paps. Post Follows on from Events It will be several days before Xenofos sees Varanis except in passing. He’s had glimpses ...
  • VS 225 Checking in
    Varanis — 1626 0960 Checkingin ????, Storm Season, Death Week Context Storm Season, Death Week, Windsday. At the Paps. Post Follows on from Events After initiation Varanis emerges from the Temple of Orlanth after a week’s worship. She pauses for ...
  • VS 226 After the Walktapus I
    Varanis — 1626 0962 Afterwalktapus1 ????, Storm Season, Movement Week Context Storm Season, Movement Week, Freeze Day. Very late, or very early, depending on how you look at it. Followed by Events Berra has finished off the walktapus at last. ...
  • VS 227 After the Walktapus II
    Varanis — 1626 0963 Afterwalktapus2 ????, Storm Season, Movement Week Context Storm Season, Movement Week, Freeze Day. Very late, or very early, depending on how you look at it. Events In the immediate aftermath of the walktapus fight, Varanis sank to the ground. Sitting ...
  • VS 228 No glory in it
    Varanis — 1626 0964 Noglory ????, Storm Season, Movement Week Context Storm Season, Movement Week, Water Day, Dawn watch. Still in Prax, but heading towards Sartar. The night before, they defeated a . Events Throughout the short time ...
  • VS 229 The Road to Jaldonkill
    Varanis — 1626 0966 Road2jaldonkill ????, Storm Season Context Late in Storm Season, after Events Evening. Berra has called out a watch order and Varanis is at midnight, with Suuraki. Berra is on with Valseena first. It is not yet dark enough to sleep, ...
  • VS 230 Still Stormy
    Varanis — 1626 0968 Stillstormy ????, Dark Season, Stasis Week Context Dark Season, sometime in Stasis Week. Rajar has been provoking Varanis with unsubtle comments about Kallyr and how convenient it would be if she were dead. It culminates when he suggests Varanis could do the job herself. The ...
  • VS 231 Hold the onions
    Varanis — 1626 0970 Onions ????, Dark Season, Stasis Week Context Dark Season, sometime in Stasis Week. At Jaldonkill, right before they return to Boldhome Events Varanis and Berra ride for the gate of Jaldonhill. When they are far enough from the others, Varanis says, ...
  • VS 232 Make it Shine
    Varanis — 1626 0972 Shine ????, Dark Season, Stasis Week Context Dark Season, sometime in Stasis Week. At Jaldonkill, right before they return to Boldhome Events In the evening, after beer…. Berra had had beer, in her usual moderation, a little way away. She was propped ...
  • VS 233 Ernalda’s Embrace
    Varanis — 1626 0974 Ernalda ????, Storm Season, Season/Truth Week Context Storm Season/Truth Week/Clay Day/Pre-dawn Overlaps with Events Yelm has not yet risen when Varanis disentangles herself from Kalis and slips into her clothes. Quietly, she makes her escape. No one ...
  • VS 234 Sleep Interrupted
    Varanis — 1626 0976 Sleep ????, Storm Season, Season/Truth Week Context Storm Season/Truth Week/Clay Day/Early morning. At the White Grape in Boldhome. Events When they get in, and Varanis goes up to her room, Berra goes to get breakfast, having only eaten once so far ...
  • VS 235 Something Sweet
    Varanis — 1626 0978 Sweet ????, Storm Season, Season/Truth Week Context Storm Season/Truth Week/Clay Day/Late morning Boldhome Events Something sweetStorm Season, When Valseena comes back into the White Grape after caring for her bison, Varanis is seated in the common room. She has ...
  • VS 236 House Of Love And Baths
    Varanis — 1626 0979a Houselove ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis finds out that Boldhome has a bathhouse and begs Xenofos to take her.
  • VS 240 Vrok Hawk
    Varanis — 1626 0986 Vrokhawk ????, Storm Season, Season/Truth Week Context Storm Season/Truth Week/At some unspecified time in Boldhome Events The final days of Storm Season have come. Berra ambushes Varanis on Godday of Movement Week, after having been at the Temple all ...
  • VS 241 Golden Hawk
    Varanis — 1626 0988 Goldenhawk ????, Luck Week Context Sacred Time, Luck Week, on Freezeday Boldhome, in the pastures below the Palace There are plenty of spoilers here. And it gets mildly naughty and super fluffy. Read at your own risk. Varanis and Serala run into each other after the Vingan ...
  • VS 237 Broken Reed
    Varanis — 1626 0979b Brokenreed ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective She didn’t intend to break him, but it suddenly seemed like this was a chance to help Xenofos, whether he wanted it or not.
  • VS 242 Golden Hawk II
    Varanis — 1626 0990 Goldenhawk2 ???? Context Sacred Time in Boldhome There are relationship spoilers here. And it gets mildly naughty and fluffy. Read at your own risk. Events Varanis and Serala have been keeping to themselves. The Vingan steals time away by arranging ...
  • VS 238 Varanis, Where are your clothes?
    Varanis — 1626 0980 Clothes ????, Storm Season, Season/Movement Week Context Storm Season/Movement Week/Clay Day/Temple of Uleria Follows immediately from/overlaps with SPOILERS Events As the Vingan rushes through the halls of temple of Uleria with tears in her eyes, she is greeted ...
  • VS 243 Goodbye, Golden Hawk
    Varanis — 1626 0992 Goldenhawk3 ????, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Freeze Day The two women hide away from the world as often as they can during Sacred Time, stealing moments together, knowing that the time is finite. Through it all, Varanis tries to speak ...
  • VS 239 Admissions
    Varanis — 1626 0982 Admissions ????, Storm Season, Season/Movement Week Context Storm Season/Movement Week/Clay Day/En route to the Temple of Orlanth in Boldhome Some spoilers regarding Xenofos Follows a short time after Events Varanis and Berra set out from ...
  • VS 244 Necessities
    Varanis — 1626 0993 Necessities ????, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Freeze Day In the afternoon, before Rajar’s party at the White Grape. Events Berra comes back from the Temple with yet another different sword, and stands in front of the ...
  • VS 245 Reckless
    Varanis — 1626 0994 Reckless ????, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday – well before dawn. At the White Grape in Boldhome and from there up to the Flame of Sartar. This is presented in three parts:Part 1 – the climb/racePart 2 – at the topPart ...
  • VS 246 Confessions
    Varanis — 1626 0996 Confessions ????, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday – well before dawn. . Events Confessions Varanis and Berra re-enter the Grape about an hour after Yelmrise. They part ...
    • Apology Undone
      1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week. Varanis apologises for one thing, only to lose her temper shortly thereafter.
    • Guard Shift
      1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week. Berra and Varanis walk the lines and talk to Irillo’s guards.
    • Orlanthi Obligations
      1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week, Clayday. Nala begins her efforts to be a spiritual guide to a relunctant Vingan.
    • Talk of Marriage
      1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week, Windsday. Xenofos has questions about Varanis’ mission for the Prince.
    • Taking Sides
      1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week. Xenofos asks Varanis about her confrontation with Berra. (Spoilers for Berra’s player)
    • Cracking Skulls
      1627, Storm Season, Harmony Week. Berra is stewing over something Xenofos did and Varanis forces them to sort it out.
    • VS 253 Marriage in the Blue Tree
      Varanis — 1627 0013 Marriage ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Conversation with Berra goes in some unexpected directions at times. Contains relationship spoilers.
    • A Mercurial Mood
      1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week. The morning after meeting the troll, Varanis’ mood is shifting rapidly. She tries to settle things by planning with Berra.
    • Orlanthi Obligations II
      1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week, at the beginning of Clayday. Varanis tells Xenofos and Berra about her earlier conversation with Nala.
    • Nightmares
      1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week, Fireday. In the middle of the night. Varanis wakes from a dream of drowning. Xenofos is there to comfort her.
    • VS 257 Worry Later
      Varanis — 1627 0020 Worry ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Varanis had a and is quietly convinced it’s a premonition.
    • VS 258 A Quest Request
      Varanis — 1627 0022 Erilquest ???? Context from Varanis’ perspective Berra has been speaking to people about a HeroQuest she wants to undertake. Varanis is uncertain about how she feels when Berra tells her what role she wants the Vingan to play.
    • Spiritual Guidance
      1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week, around Wildday. Varanis seeks guidance from Nala and ends up confused.
    • Praxian Perplexity
      1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week. Confused by one Praxian, Varanis tries to get clarification from another. Rajar isn’t as helpful as she’d hoped.
    • Demons and Shamans
      1627, Sea Season. Varanis talks to Berra about her earlier conversations.
    • Uroxi Observations
      1627, Sea Season. In the aftermath of battle, Varanis comes to Rajar for some advice.
    • Resounding Rebuke
      1627, Sea Season. Varanis is disappointed with both Berra and Xenofos and decides to tell them both at the same time.
    • Love Yurts
      1627, Sea Season. At the Feathered Horse Queen’s camp, to negotiate marriage.
    • A brother’s love
      1627, Sea Season, Illusion Week. Venlar needs Varanis’ help with a sensitive matter.
    • Smoothing the way
      1627, Sea Season, Illusion Week. Varanis tries to smooth the way for Venlar, by talking to Berra.
    • Despair & disapproval
      1627, Sea Season. Varanis is wrestling with despair and she shares more than she meant to with Xenofos.
    • Remoralised
      1627, Sea Season. After Xenofos tattled on Varanis, Berra seeks the demoralised Vingan out for a heart-to-heart.
    • Can’t Win
      1627, Sea Season. After leaving the Dragonewt city, Varanis has questions for Berra.
    • Cult Secret
      1627, Late Sea Season. Varanis tries to learn about separation.
    • Age Difference
      It is Sea Season at the Blue Tree. Yehna is cooking, and packing for Baby Berra, and finishing off an embroidered patch of some kind. Larger Berra is playing the buzz-flute for the entranced child. A few people, Varanis included, are hanging around; the promise of food outweighs the pain of Humakti lullabies. A young ...
    • Streaming Cold
      Context Berra is still looking after the River Egg, waiting for the Queen to be available and make a judgement. Session 4. Events Berra is wet, and cold, and standing off a little from the group, although the gaggle of Ducks in the background is providing a soundtrack of quacks and bickering. The campfire burns on. Water ...
    • Servant and her Mistress
      1627, Fire Season, Harmony Week: Marta discovers that Varanis has returned to Nochet.
    • Discussion with Dormal
      1627, Fire Season, Harmony Week, Godday. Back at House Saiciae, Varanis runs into Dormal outside Grandmother’s chambers.
    • Grandmother’s Greetings
      1627, Fire Season, Harmony Week, Godday. Varanis has questions for Grandmother Saiciae.
    • Breakfast Meeting
      1627, Fire Season, Death Week, Freezeday, early morning at House Saiciae. Venlar and Varanis have breakfast together. He asks an uncomfortable question and gets an uncomfortable answer. She asks a question of her own.
    • House and Home
      1627, Fire Season, Death Week, Freezeday, midday at House Saiciae. Varanis asks Venlar for advice about her housing options in Blue Tree.
    • Rooftop Run
      1627, Fire Season, Death Week.Berra and Varanis blow off steam by taking a run across Nochet’s rooftops.
    • Tempting Targets
      1627, Fire Season, Death Week, Clay Day, in Nochet. Varanis and Berra make their way back through the city after visiting some of Berra’s kin.
    • Old Flame Wars
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, evening of Freezeday at House Saiciae. Berra and Varanis attend a party and encounter diverse matrons, including the mothers of two of Varanis’ admirers.
    • Escaping Emotions
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, night of Freezeday in Nochet. After a frustrating evening, Varanis needs to escape through movement. Berra and a couple of Saiciae guards gamely accompany her.
    • Night at Norinel
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, some afternoon/evening in Nochet. Attending her last party before leaving Nochet again, Varanis does not enjoy herself. Berra – be warned – spoilers.
    • Humakti, Life Coach, and Matchmaker?
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, just after Yelmrise. Berra arrives at House Saiciae to continue Varanis’ training, but instead finds the Vingan sleep-deprived and grouchy.
    • Drinking Party (Part I)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The heroes are in Nochet after Kin-Making (session 42). Varanis has been climbing the walls of the palazzo. The evening after a miserable party at House Norinel (Night at Norinel), she is determined to escape everything for a while.
    • Drinking Party (Part 2)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. Varanis and Berra settle down to drinking at Nochet’s primary Temple of Uleria. Xenofos is there for moral support.
    • Drinking Party (Part 3)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Xenofos puts on a show.
    • Drinking Party (Part 4)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Varanis has a melancholy moment.
    • Drinking Party (Part 5)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Berra’s turn to sing.
    • Drinking Party (Part 6)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Tipsy musings about water, wrestling, and melons.
    • Drinking Party (Part 7)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. The sentences are getting shorter as Varanis gets drunker.
    • Drinking Party (Part 8)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Thinking about many things at once.
    • Drinking Party (Part 9)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Let’s not go climbing!
    • Drinking Party (Part 10)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. The mixed frustrations of lust and rage.
    • Drinking Party (Part 11)
      1627, Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday Eve. The drinking party continues. Finally out of fuel.
    • The Morning After
      1627. Fire Season, Fertility Week, Clayday: Berra and Varanis make it back to House Saiciae in time for morning training.
    • Slap Happy
      1627, Fire Season: Berra informs Varanis that she should not slap people to get their attention.
    • Hot Topic
      Berra is not very able to answer questions, but nevertheless talks with Varanis.
    • Calming Influence
      1627, Earth Season, towards the end of the first week. The assassination of a prisoner has caused a lot of anger.
    • In Argrath’s Camp 4
      1627, Earth Season, Disorder Week: In the evening after the fistfight Xenofos leaves the prisoners and looks for Varanis around the Esrolian camp.
    • Dreaming beneath the walls of Alda Chur
      1627, Earth Season, Death Week: Finally asleep after the night-time visit to Alda Chur, Varanis dreams.
    • A Cooking Lesson
      1627, Earth Season, Stasis Week: During some downtime in Blue Tree tula, Yehna teaches Varanis how to make pancakes.
    • Nice Ice Wall
      1627, Earth Season, Stasis Week: Berra takes Varanis to see the Ice Wall and trade with some dragonewts.
    • Doa Or Die
      1627, Earth Season, Movement Week: Berra hears that Danaril and Doa have run away after the Clan Ring discussed killing him.
    • Mixing Perry and Mead
      1627, Earth Season, Stasis Week: During some downtime in Blue Tree tula, Varanis and Venlar drink and talk about house-hunting.
    • Advising Boldly
      1627, Earth Season, Stasis Week: During some downtime in Blue Tree tula, Varanis asks Venlar to be her advisor.
    • Breaking News
      1627, Late Earth Season: Varanis blurts out her pregnancy secret to Berra and Yehna. Berra is far too pleased.
    • Royal Reveal
      1627, Late Earth Season: Varanis needs to tell Kallyr something important.
    • A New Home
      Berra has moved from room to room in the house, leaning against the walls with her hands, sniffing the air, dropping her woven ear warmer and examining it on the floor and picking it back up again, and finally choosing a room and telling Yehna which one it is. Then she seeks out Varanis, by ...
    • Cooking Up
      Berra — Cooking Up 1627, Dark Season Context Early in Dark Season, Boldhome. After session 55 (Wolf at the Door). Followed by Match-maker Admonished. Events Varanis joins Yehna and Berra in the common room of the Grape one morning. “I was thinking about walking over ...
    • Match-maker Admonished
      1627, Dark Season: Venlar has aspirations for Yehna’s marriage opportunities. Varanis disapproves.
    • Mellia Mends
      1627, Dark Season: Mellia tries to help Venlar make amends after he got a bit heavy-handed in his match-making attempts.
    • House-hunting with Yehna
      1627, Dark Season: Varanis and Yehna do a bit of house-hunting in Boldhome.
    • Berra and Berra
      The morning of Windsday passes and a message is sent to the Humakti Temple for Initiate Berra. ‘Your friend has birthed a healthy child. She is well. Please don’t bring Death to the Earth Temple.’ A day passes without Berra. The next brings a written message for Varanis. Lord D’Val’s greetings to Thane Varanis. Initiate Berra ...
    • Baby Talk
      1627, Storm Season, Truth Week: Varanis asks Venlar for some advice regarding raising baby Berra, who is about 2 weeks old.
    • Baby Berra’s Mother
      1627, Storm Season, Truth Week: Varanis asks Yehna if she would mother Baby Berra. She is surprised by the answer.
      • On Being a Worthy Orlanth
        1628, Early Sea Season: Varanis seeks advice from Venlar about what it means to be named Kallyr’s heir.
      • Head Cold
        Context Berra is still calling a river to her, and needs to talk to Varanis about political expedience. Sea Season, Session 4. Events When she has as much privacy as possible, and has asked the drakes to flock off and told the guard where to go, with politeness made manifest by great effort, Berra looks up at ...
      • Throne Out
        Berra has refused to talk to Varanis about being exiled. It is a little later, and Varanis tries again. Sea Season, Session 6.
      • Brief Conversation
        Context Berra was unable to leave Boldhome at the same time as the others to go to the Cave of Salt and Teeth. She has caught up. Sea Season, Session 8. Events On the way back to Boldhome, after tidying up things in the Greyrock area, Varanis rides alongside Berra. “What kept you, by the way? ...
      • By the way…
        1628, Early Fire Season: Varanis forgot to tell Berra that her old servant had arrived.
      • Death Note
        1628, Fire Season, Harmony Week. Varanis confesses that she’s afraid of the Bat.
      • Visitor from Blue Tree
        1628, early in Fire Season. Yehna’s husband-to-be arrives in Boldhome with exciting news.
      • Thinking on your toes
        1628, Fire Season: Varanis and Berra talk a bit about meditation and Wind Lords.
      • Jonstown Tubs
        1628, Fire: Xenofos and Varanis escape to the baths for a bit in Jonstown.
      • Building a Wall
        1628, Fire Season, Fertility Week: While spending some time at Dwarf Mine, Varanis and Berra talk to T’Dwarf about walling off Blue Tree.
      • Darn Mending
        1628, Fire Season, Fertility Week: During some downtime in Dunstop, Berra teaches Maalira how to mend while Varanis attempts not to tear anyone to shreds.
      • Tearing Strips
        1628, Fire Season, Fertility Week: During some downtime in Dunstop, Varanis attempts to tear a strip off Berra for using the wrong name.
      • Climbing the Walls
        1628, Fire Season, Fertility Week: During some downtime in Dunstop, Varanis begins to figuratively climb the walls. She wants to do it literally, but that’s a bad idea.
      • To Quest or not to Quest?
        1628, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Waterday: On the way back to find Irillo and the caravan, Berra, Varanis, and Xenofos argue about Onjur’s proposal.
      • Off the road again
        1628, Fire Season, Stasis Week (ish) – Xenofos follows Varanis despite the Vingan’s resentment and poor choices.
      • Attempted apology
        1628, Fire Season. They’ve just survived the Lightbringers Quest, again, and are on the road to return to Sartar. Berra has been managing to be a guard, but not much else.
      • Confidences and confessions
        1628, Fire Season. On the road back toward Sartar, the day after the Lightbringers Quest. Berra tells Varanis about her new-found wolf ability and Varanis shows Berra her sword.