Ready to Go? ~ Tag: Theria/Shai

Not the large stone caverns that Weyr people are used to, these are buildings built on the top of the cliff, sometimes referred to as the Weyr Cliff. These buildings are all the same size, with multiple apartments for dragonriders to live in in each building. Because of space constraints, dragons sleep in large pavilions built around the dragonrider apartments.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:17 am

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Season: Mid Summer
Time: Early Evening
Location: Sid's Apartment


"Alright, you two...behave yourselves and I'll see you later, okay?" Sid'nis said to Servass and Lizzy as they finished throwing their toys in their bags so they could go with their creche mother. They'd spent the afternoon with their dad as he had the day off from duties. He picked up his little girl and gave her a kiss on the cheek which made her chuckle. Then, he ruffled Servaas's hair before giving him a hug. The boy was at an age where any time he could steal a hug from him he was happy since Servaas felt he was 'too old' for that sort of affection anymore. "Thanks Marna for coming to get them." He thanked the creche mother as he gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek goodbye. She'd been their creche mother for turns. "Love you both!" He yelled after them as they started walking away.

When he shut the door there was still a deep-dimpled smile on his face. This is good. You are happy. Really happy. It feels wonderful to feel this from you again. Iolith broke into his thoughts. Sid'nis couldn't help but chuckle. I know, Iolith. I know. I am happy. It does feel good. Sid agreed. While he wouldn't have said it out loud to anyone, he knew why he was happier now and thinking about it only made him grin more. Still, he was being realistic about it, even if recent events had chased away the rest of his sorrows.

It shouldn't be too long, but Theria and Siligath will be coming to get us. So be ready, alright? I'm going to get myself ready as well. Sid told his blue who was currently relaxing on the ledge of the weyr. Yes, I will be ready. I am excited to visit Evanoria. The blue stated happily. Good, he said and then went about picking up his place from where the children had slightly destroyed it. Sid had always been a bit of a stickler for having a clean apartment, so he went around and picked up any toys that had been left behind and putting them in the toy chest he kept for the kids.

After that, he went to his bathing chamber and cleaned up a little. He debated shaving as he had a bit more scruff than he normally sported but then decided to not worry about it. He wasn't sure when Theria would get there and he didn't want to make her wait too long for him when she did arrive. He did give his hair and scruff a good wash over the basin and towel dried it before moving to his chest of drawers and throwing on a clean outfit.

He was glad when he was fully ready to go and she wasn't there yet. Sid had always been a punctual person, so he hated making people wait for him. While he waited for her though, he grabbed his tin of smokes and lit one. It surely shouldn't be long now.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm

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Since her arrival to Atricis, Theria had remained ever vigilant of her father's activities. Given a few weeks, the greenrider quickly figured out Mul'rec's little game with Walled and his abolitionist movement.

"You've got to be fucking kidding me," she snarled at the man. After the loss of her sisters and weyrmate, Theria thought her father would have learned to keep his head low and focus on the safety of his family. Instead, he was playing the part of a hero in his sociopolitical games with the leaders of Walled. The shock was amplified by the fact the assassins were from Walled. Even Theria knew what that meant, and hated Mul'rec all the more for it, for a smart man, a selfless man, would have left well enough alone.

But the man stood his ground, even after she confronted him on it. Instead, he calmly explained himself and the reason behind his revolution in Walled.

In the days to follow, Theria seethed over her father's poorly made choices. Consumed by the outrage of his utter selfishness, she confronted him once again. What her intentions were, Theria could not fully say. Without hesitation, Theria mounted Siligath, flew to her father's keep at Evanoria, and stormed into his great hall, only to freeze at the gathering before her.

A startled redheaded woman in Mul'rec's company shot to her feet and reached out protectively for the child who stood between the woman and the brownrider. Immediately the greenrider jumped to conclusions, believing the child she saw standing before her was yet another one of Mul'rec's daughters, a long lost sister who had suffered at the hands of their father's carelessness. The temptation to scream out at him was difficult to suppress, yet she by some miracle, she managed to bite her tongue as she evaluated the situation transpiring between them. Bronze eyes shot from one to another, first the red headed woman, then brown haired man, and finally the black haired child.

And then she saw the brand on the child's hand, the inked diamond that marred her skin.

"What is going on here?" she demanded.

The redhead looked from Mul'rec to Theria, her uncertainty palpable.

The brownrider stepped forward. "Theria-" he motioned to the redhead "-This is Carrot. And this-" he turned to the frightened girl who hid at Carrot's side "-Is Vhyrashana."

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Vhyrashana helped Theria to finally understand why Mul'rec did what he did. In turn, Theria now found herself willingly working with her father, alongside Evora and Solai, becoming a part of the movement. An accomplice. An Abolitionist. It also meant she might be able to go after the person responsible for such my suffering in her family, but the greenrider knew she would have to wait before such an opportunity ever presented itself. The plot would be tailored with time, but for now, her main concern was not to get caught.

One of her tasks was simple. She was to escort others to his dwelling, especially people of special interest like bluerider Sid'nis. Why the man was important to Mul'rec Theria had yet to realise, but she decided not to ask any questions... at least for now.

Upon arriving at the bluerider's apartment, Theria knocked on the door and stepped back enough to proper herself against the wall across from him. Arms crossed with a brutish brown firelizard on her shoulder, Theria waited for this Sid'nis to open the door.
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:43 am

Sid was about half done with his smoke as he absently organized his desk. On it was a stationary set, quill and well, some scrolls, books on dragon healing, and a few little knick-knacks. Really, it didn't need organizing as he kept it rather tidy, but it was something to do as he waited. He picked up one object and smiled at it. It was a very crudely made clay dragon. It was one that Servaas had made him when the boy was only six. The little trinket was still one of his most precious items.

Just then a knock came to his door. Nadir and Silence both made excited noises at the intrusion, so Sid told them to calm down as he set down the clay dragon and moved to the door. He opened it and nodded to the greenrider. "Greenrider Theria, thanks for coming. Nice to finally meet you. I'm Sid'niss," He said politely as he extended a hand to her. "Let me just grab my jacket and I'm ready." He reached for his jacket that hung by the door and quickly put it on before shutting and locking his apartment.

"Iolith is waiting if you'd like to lead the way." Sid said with a friendly, dimpled grin. "How's your day been so far?" He asked, merely making small talk as they made their way to the dragons.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:26 pm

"Greenrider Theria, thanks for coming. Nice to finally meet you. I'm Sid'nis."

There was nothing warm about this woman. Familiar bronze eyes regarded the hand, and while she was indeed the daughter of Mul'rec, she lacked his more neutrally charismatic demeanour. Her mannerism was blatantly disapproving, and she refused the offer of the bluerider all together. After the loss of her sisters, Theria wanted to limit her contact with others as much as she could. The work she had begun with her father would never afford her the trust to build new friendships when they might be so easily lost.

"Let me just grab my jacket and I'm ready."

Yet while she failed to inherit her father's neutrality, she did adopt his uncanny silence, the sort that so easily unsettled others. Not a word would be uttered to assuage the uncertainty others so often gained in the presence of silence. She kept her peace as she watched him lock the door. The bulky brown at her shoulder was also much the same as his master.

"Iolith is waiting if you'd like to lead the way. How's your day been so far?"

Rather than answer, Theria eyed him sharply. It took several long breaths before the greenrider finally broke her silence. "My day is none of your business, bluerider," she answered coolly, shooting down all of the plucky man's hope for friendly conversation. "You need to be on your guard, and keep your eyes open. You see anyone following us, you tell me. Otherwise, do us both a favour, and don't talk."

Theria withheld the fact they would indeed by followed by a third party once they reached Evanoria, but Evora and Ostellith had a way about them that made it near impossible to spot them, unless one knew what to look for. Her sister and her beast would be a third set of eyes, as well as a reliable distraction if necessary.

Rather than wait for Sid'nis to agree or protest, she set out for the pavilion where Siligath waited. The green was not nearly as prickly as her rider, and could not help but regard Sid'nis curiously as Theria moved to mount onto her.

He and Iolith seem nice, Siligath spoke privately to her rider before looking back to the handsome blue. It is a pleasure to meet you, Iolith. Theria and I promise to escort you and your rider safely to see Galuth's.

One settled, the greenrider took the brown from her shoulder and placed upon onto the strap cushions that rested against her rump for support. He was quick to settle upon them. All the while, Theria listened to her dragon reach out to Iolith. Don't encourage them. Theria warned her dragon.

The green huffed in response.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm

Sid tried to not let the woman's coldness in not returning his greeting get to him. Obviously, he was a bit taken aback by the lack of greeting in return. However, he tried to not let that affect him as he donned his jacket and followed her.

"My day is none of your business, bluerider. You need to be on your guard, and keep your eyes open. You see anyone following us, you tell me. Otherwise, do us both a favour, and don't talk."

"Alright, fair enough." Sid stated and then kept his lips sealed. She certainly wasn't the most personable of Mul'rec's children, but he didn't know her so he wasn't going to judge either. Silently he followed after her to the pavilion. Honestly, he was too happy to get to visit Mul'rec to really care about the travel to get to him. Then again, it took a lot for him to really be annoyed or angered by people for her attitude to really bother him. If she didn't want small talk, that was her business.

Once he got to Iolith, he mounted quickly without a word. Thank you. It is a pleasure to meet you as well. I am sure we are in good hands. The blue responded back to the more kind green.

"Ready when you are." Sid told her once he was settled onto his blue. Right now he was simply ready to see Mul'rec.
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Trigger warning for mentions of Suicidal Idealization


"Alright, fair enough."

At least he finally figured out how to shut the fuck up, Theria thought to herself as she led him outside. Long strides brought her to Siligath, and allowed the woman to mount her dragon with ease. Never mind how the green flashed those sweet blue orbs towards his blue.

Stop that, Theria thought to Siligath. She gave a gentle heel to the green, gently reproving her for her display. Now was not the time for that sort of thing, especially since she was not due to rise for some time.

"Ready when you are."

Without a word, Theria pumped her arm in signal, leading Siligath to launch into the air with the blue just behind her. After several sweeps of her wings, the green sent the image to Iolith and leapt between.

The cold chill was warmly received by Theria, even when months had come and gone since the incident. After the passing of her sisters and her weyrmate, Theria briefly contemplated death, wondering just how easy it would have been to disappear into the depths of the void where she she could deaden the pain of loss. The need of her dragons and her surviving sisters, however, helped her to overcome such desires as death.

When they emerged on the other side, they were greeted with crisp blue summer skies, and when Theria cast a quick glance about, she found the skies were clear... or so her eyes perceived.

Ostellith is close, Siligath assured her. And he does assure us we weren't followed. The skies are clear... aside from him.

And where was he? With a shield of her eyes, Theria turned her gaze up, and spotted the outline of the pale bellied blue. From this angle, and the direction of the sun, he was very easily missed.

We're not far, Iolith, the green trilled to the blue who flew with her. Keep close if you can! The remark was certainly a teasing one, one that was followed by a sudden dive by the green. she dove for the lands below, only to spread her wings and net enough air to veer towards the northern mountains. Already, the keep itself came into view, nestled among the cliffs with a waterfall that cascaded along side of it. As they neared, Theria felt the chill from those glacial waters prickle against her cheek as it gusted out powerfully. The force of the blow from the waters gave Siligath little trouble, however, as the green landed gracefully onto the plateau that led to the keep. On the heights above the keep, Theria noted Galuth, and the pewter dragon ever present at Mul'rec's keep, but there was also a third dragon, a green one...

Tyreth.

Solai must be here.

The greenrider wondered what might be going on inside the hold as she dismounted from Siligath. Why was her cousin here when Mul'rec expected company? Rather than press forward, she waiting for Sid'nis to dismount.
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Iolith gave a sweet little purr to the lovely green before he followed her into the sky. I have the image from Siligath. We go now. The blue informed his rider before they slipped into the cold of between. In the next moment they were in clear blue summer skies above Evanoria.

As you wish, lovely green. Iolith crooned to her as he followed after her, tucking his wings and diving as fast as she did towards the keep that was tucked into the side of the mountain. Sid had never been to Mul'rec's keep before and was honestly in awe at how lovely it was nestled in the cliff face with a waterfall cascading nearby. This place is beautiful, isn't it Iolith? Leave it to Mul'rec to choose a location like this for his home. Makes my apartment look like nothing. Sid stated as they continued to follow the green and her rider to the ledge of the keep. The spray of the waterfall was chilly, but refreshing in a way. When they got close, Iolith gave a bugle of greeting to Galuth resting on a ledge, and then landed deftly next to Siligath. I think I will join Galuth while you are visiting. I do not get to spend much time with my friend. Sid dismounted and gave Iolith a pat on the forearm. Go on and have fun. I'm sure to be awhile here.

Sid removed his riding cap and followed after Theria. "I'll follow you." He assured her, but didn't say anything else since it was obvious the woman wasn't interested in conversing.
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I'll follow you."

Theria gave a curt nod and lead him down the corridor with her long strides. As a woman, Theria's certainly was a tall one, nearing even Sid'nis in stature. Her height provided her with lengthy legs and a graceful stride, one that became more pronounced with irritation as Siligath followed after Iolith to settle near him and the large brown. The large brown was hardly of interest to her. But Iolith? He was an impressive specimen, one that clearly piqued her interest as her tail swished to and fro, brushing against Iolith's on occasion.

You had better stop flirting with that blue, I swear to Faranth, Siligath! Theria's thoughts growled to her green. Now was hardly the time for that, and Siligath was far from brooding.

But he is such a handsome blue. Do you think he will chase me whe-

"Enough!" Theria boomed back to the green. The sharp reprove from the greenrider was clearly focused beyond Sid'nis, to another source: that pesky dragon of hers.

The tail ceased its teases, and with sad yellow eyes, Siligath regarded Iolith in apology. I'm sorry. i think I've upset my rider. She isn't always like this, but doing these favours for Galuth's is very stressful for her.

Theria did her best to disregard her green's words to Iolith, though she did feel the slightest sting of guilt for being so fierce with her Siligath. Only briefly did eyes turn back to Sid'nis, the faintest sign of shame evident, before expression erased itself, and she fell back into pace again down the corridor to the great hall.

Once they neared, her steps slowed. The carpet that ran beneath her feet muted the fall of her feet up to the moment when she reached to open the door.

"... Reaper? Are you certain?" she heard her father speak.

"So the name means something to you?" another answered his question with one of her own. It was Solai.

"Yes, yes it does. And you are certain of the dragon?"

There was no answer, though Theria assumed it was because it was verbal confirmation. Rather than wait any longer, she opened the door and stepped into the Great Hall. She glimpsed at the two of them. "Sounds interesting. What's going on?" she asked as she crossed the room for the whisky bar, and helped herself to a dram.

"Solai might have located a person of interest within Atrcis," Mul'rec answered. Eyes spared a glance to Sid'nis. He gave the man a quick nod.

"Reaper?" Theria asked as she tossed back the shot.

Mul'rec frowned at her treatment of his good spirit. "Yes..." his frown deepened as she poured herself another shut. "That is good whisky, Theria. Treat it with respect."

She slammed the second shot, the same as she did the first, and smacked her lips. "Whatever you say, pop."

Mul'rec gave a shake of his head before looking once more to Sid'nis. "Sid, thank you for joining us."

Solai regarded the man as well, smiling serenely at him. "How you doing, Sid'nis?"
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"Enough!"

Sid stopped in his tracks at that word. Bright blue eyes looked at her curiously, though it seemed as if the word was not meant for him. He only paused long enough for her to give him a quick glance and then he was following her again.

Iolith wasn't going to complain about the lovely green settling next to him....or about the way her tail brushed against his. It is alright. There's no need to apologize, lovely green. The blue assured her. Riders could be quite finicky sometimes, he knew this personally.

Sid continued to follow Theria as they reached the door. He did his best to not eavesdrop before she opened the door and let them in. As soon as he saw the brownrider a smile split his face. Mul'rec might as well have been the only person in the room with the way Sid looked at him and in fact he was the only one the bluerider paid attention too. That is until he heard his name spoken by another person.

"How you doing, Sid'nis?"

"Hmm?" He asked as he looked at Solai with shock. He would have sworn she wasn't there a moment ago. "Oh, I'm good...Yeah, I'm...I'm fine." He answered quickly, as if he had been caught staring at Mul'rec.
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Solai and Evora were in agreement when Mul'rec said he wanted to bring Sid'nis to Evanoria: bringing the bluerider into the fold was mistake. The man had proven himself previously to be a drunk, and he had impulse problems. But Mul'rec assured them both he was not only well aware of Sid'nis previous dispositions, but was confident they were no longer a concern.

"He went through a dark time, and one day the both of you will go through the same. What matters most, however, is whether you can overcome the baser instincts that will try to consume you. He has survived, unlike most men. Therefore, he has proven himself strong enough to come here."

Solai levelled a disapproving glare at the man. "And it has nothing to do with the fact he's your involved with him?"

Mul'rec, however, was not one who was easily intimidated, least of all by Solai. "If my involvement with Sid'nis predisposes him to failure, then should I re-evaluate my trust in K'rios?" he asked Solai.

Even the greenrider noted the hypocrisy, but she did what most were prone to do when the error of their assumptions was pointed out to them. "He's not a drunk."

"But he is impulsive," Mul'rec retorted. "As are you. But I still trust you, because I know the content of your character, same as K'rios... and Sid'nis."

Though still begrudging, Solai agreed to the invitation that would be extended to Sid'nis. Even Evora, who knew to exercise caution under the circumstances, came to an agreement with her father. Thus the invitation was sent. In the time leading up to the bluerider's arrival, Mul'rec continued his work, which now extended to Benden.

The day Sid'nis arrived, Mul'rec still awaited word from Miral about her recent investigations into Cador's connection with Walled. She had sent a trusted spy to the Hold to gather intelligence on the situation. Mul'rec had yet, however, to be apprised of the situation. When a dragon appeared far too early for Sid'nis' visit, Mul'rec had hopes Galuth would inform him Myrath had arrived. Instead, however, it was Tyreth. It would seem that Benden would have to wait, though the information Solai had given him had proven valuable to the brownrider.

The Reaper.

Walled would kill for such information, which was why Mul'rec would do everything in his power to prevent them from ever getting such prized information. He would file away that tidbit of information for another time, and make sure to deal with it accordingly. Until then, Theria had arrived with Sid'nis just behind her.

Unknown to the bluerider... another stood in shadow not far behind them: Evora. His bluerider daughter never entered the room. Instead, she stood watch as Theria entered to steal the spirits she drank in poor taste. Mul'rec would have to speak with Theria later about her conduct in his home.

At least Solai was on her best behaviour when she welcomed Sid'nis. She could have let the sourness of disapproval lace her words, but instead, she offered a more good natured response. For this, Mul'rec was pleased.

The bluerider could be counted upon to pay his respect back to her, but Mul'rec recognised that telling look in the man's eyes just before he spoke. No one else in this room mattered to the bluerider. "Oh, I'm good...Yeah, I'm...I'm fine."

Mul'rec smirked at the man's guilty demeanour, like a child caught snatching a bubbly pie from the cooling rack. Yes, I saw that look. Mul'rec, however, was polite enough not to point it out with the others still around.

"Well, you're here," Theria said rather dryly to the bluerider. "So I'm out of here. If you need me, I'll be back in Atricis."

To her disrespect and dismissiveness, Mul'rec scowled. Still, he knew he needed his older daughter nonetheless. At times, he needed her cut-throat mentality, just not at this very moment. "Very well. And do remember about tonight. I don't want Solai flying alone."

"I also have Evora," Solai assured him.

"Yes, but Theria needs further training."

His daughter greenrider rolled her eyes at that. "I'm sure I'll figure it out." With that last part, she departed for her dragon.

Solai shook her head. "I'll handle her. Don't worry."

"I'm not," Mul'rec replied, for he knew Solai had a way about her. She could handle her cousin, even if her cousin did not care for it. There were times when he wondered if Theria even wanted a part in any of this, but then he realised she would not be here if she did not want to be.

With a kiss to his niece's brow, Solai departed the room, making sure to close the doors behind her, thus leaving Mul'rec and Sid'nis. Alone.

The brownrider regarded his friend for a long moment before he motioned for the man to the couches. "Please, have a seat, Sid." As he made the request, he stepped over to the bar and poured them both a glass of water. "I hope Theria was polite to you when you were escorted over?"
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