VS 137 Burning the Candle: Seriously! No Napping!

Varanis — 1626 0806 Candle14

????, Earth Season, Season/Fertility Week


Earth Season/Fertility Week/Windsday [[[s02:session-7|Session 7]]]
Temple of Humakt


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 of Orlanth’s Hill, accompanied by a grim-looking woman who says nothing to Varanis the entire time they are together. They run until Varanis stops trying to talk and can only suck wind. Then they run some more. By the time she is brought back to the Temple of Humakt, she has sweated the tea out of her system and her legs will barely hold her.

She is allowed some water and fresh fruit when she is ready for it. And then she is set to meditating in the cool room beneath the Temple. She lasts for several hours before she falls asleep this time. When she dreams, she sees Berra standing before her with her sword ablaze and her eyes pools of darkness. The dream is dowsed by a cup of cold water.

By the end of the day, she is wrung out. She has run, meditated, and drilled for hours. But for while, she felt curiously detached from everything and began to wonder if this is what Berra meant by separation.