Mellia — Public Meeting
????, Storm Season, Disorder Week
Storm Season, Disorder Week, Windsday. In the Hall of Silor Cracks-Rock. [[[s02:session-24|Session 24]]]
“You are right.” Mellia would get up and mingle, staying close to Venlar. She would try to avoid topics with secrets attached.
Venlar introduces her as a woman worthy of song, to several people. He seems to be enjoying himself in the room, and a few times he explains about what Eril did that got him exiled. Mostly he just talks about small things.
About an hour later, he says, “Lord Eril is back. My clansman now. Do you want to speak to him?”
“Yes, I’d like to congratulate him.”
“We’ll do that, then. There might be gossip, but we can at least try to ride that wild horse.” Venlar steers Mellia through the crowd, politely, over the course of a few minutes.
Eril is talking with Effinya, the Saiciaean, who is – from her body language – rather nervous. The Priest of Humakt seems very intent on giving her his attention, and then as Venlar approaches he lets her off the hook by smiling suddenly, if briefly.
“Uncle!” Venlar offers a hand to clasp, and his smile reaches his eyes, crinkling the unscarred one deeply. “A delight to see you again and under such circumstances!” Everyone can hear, although probably very few hear Eril’s compressed chuckle in reply.
“Lord Venlar. Mellia Lightbringer.” He nods, hardly melted.
“Congratulations, Lord Eril. This is a happy day. I see you have met my kinswoman.”
“I thank you. Lady Effinya had a few questions about Sambari customs, most of which I could dispatch.” Eril stands differently to Venlar, and that is clear now. Venlar seems a little on edge, while Eril has the confidence of the most dangerous warrior in the room.
“I am glad to hear that. I have a few questions about Boldhome, but now isn’t the time.”
“Oh, indeed. I shall be travelling back on Fireday, however; if you feel the need to avail yourself of my advice please do seek me out.”
“I shall do that . Thank you very much.”
Mellia will let Eril get back to mingling. Mellia would seek Eril out the next day.