The Lounge [Evanoria Gather 2045]

Even with the move to the South, Gathers are still a thing to look forward to, though in the Walled Hold they appear to be called Festivals instead. Either way, Gathers and Festivals are a time of fun to enjoy when they come around.
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Lounge, Waterpipes, & Food
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With a page or two taken from the southern people of Walled, Evanoria's first Gather was able to boast an impressive lounge area. The lounge was three large, long tents made from finely dyed cloth in Evanoria's colors. The tents had no walls, but instead had sheer curtains that could be let down or tied up on one of the cloth decorated posts for the tents. Inside the tents was where it was really impressive though, with lanterns hanging from the ceiling, and some lanterns set on small tables, the lounge tents were full of low armless couches and numerous pillows. Some of the couches had waterpipes sitting on low tables, with attendants for the tents to keep the waterpipes running and clean as well. One tent, however, was waterpipeless, having been designated the smoke free tent for those less keen on the waterpipes. All three tents, however, did boast tables at their centers with food and drink piled on, with various workers quietly milling about to keep the lounges clean and well stocked through the night.
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After browsing through the merchant area and watching a Dragon Jousting match among other interesting events, R'mia made his way to the Lounge area. The scent of waterpipes o ntop of food and drink lured him in quickly. He was definitely hunger and eager for a relaxing pipe on top of a good meal. Picking a tent which suited his desires, he helped himself to the abundant food, selecting the most exotic and delicious items he could find and a fine glass of drink before settling before one of the waterpipes.

He eat a few bites of food, washed it down with a drink from his glass then had the attendee spark up the pipe so he could smoke. As soon as the sweet aromatic smoke entered his lungs R'mia remembered Ao'mek introducing him to the wonders of the waterpipe. Was his fellow bluerider enjoying the Gather as well and fine him here or will some other man or woman of interest join him at the pipe? R'mia didn't know but he was open to any good company, no matter their origins.
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Solonia loved a Gather. Gathers were the perfect time to kick back and enjoy oneself. Especially given what was happening back at the Weyr, mostly concerning the wherhandlers, Solonia was really looking forward to a chance to just forget about what all was going on to have some fun. So given the chance, she went all out, donning a dark dress with brassy detailing. It was one of the nicest articles of clothing she owned, and she had had it made after moving South in order to have something Gather appropriate in a cooler style. Now, here in Evanoria, she could have gotten away with warmer, Northern wear, but she liked this outfit, baring her heavily muscled legs without shame, not caring either how the sheer fabric around her muscled arms clung just enough to keep from hiding her heavy muscles. To be fair, though, Solonia had few reservations about her musculature.

The lounge tents drew her attention, curious about the waterpipes she saw there. She hadn't had a chance to try one before, and it seemed plenty of people enjoyed them. It sounded like something fun and new to give a try, and so she had made her way into the tents, looking around at how luxurious the setup looked with all the fabric and low couches and pillows everywhere. It looked far less Northern and more Southern, appropriate wince the waterpipes came from Walled Hold.

"Good evening," she greeted a bluerider who was at a waterpipe by himself. She saw many people were sharing them, so she figured that was the way it was intended, and what better way to try something new than the way it's intended? Besides, she was looking forward to socializing with someone.

"Mind if I join you here? I'm curious about these waterpipes, I haven't had a chance to try them before," she explained in greeting. If he preferred she'd find herself another waterpipe to try out, but he looked like he could use some company, and she wouldn't lie, he was quite easy on the eyes.

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Kole was glad that the candidates were being given a chance to attend the Gather. While he liked it at the Weyr, candidacy had become a bit monotonous after the novelty had worn off. Every candidate probably felt that way, so it was great to get out of the Weyr for a while to have some fun. While most everyone dressed in their Gather finest, Kole didn't have much to boast, and stick with a simple white button down shirt and a pair of dark trousers and boots. Given his experiences at Southern Seahold, Kole didn't have much money for fine clothing, or much of anything really. He felt he looked fine enough though in what he wore, given he also wore the candidacy knots on his shoulder to denote his rank in the Weyr.

Kole found himself around the lounge tents, curious about the luxuries there. While he was interested in some alcohol, as a candidate, he was forbidden. So instead he pick up some finger foods from the food tables, and headed over to check out the waterpipes. After all, there were no rules given about the waterpipes, and he was sure he already saw a few candidates among the patrons. However, he wasn't sure if he wanted to interact with his fellows or someone new today, especially since not all of the other candidates appreciated his... approach to gender, so to speak. That wasn't important today though, and so he avoided those individuals, instead, looking for someone who looked like they wouldn't mind his presence at a waterpipe.

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There was so much to do and see that Nali had practically bounced around the Gather to see it all. She marveled at the dragon jousting, as well as the dragon races, and had peeked at the sellers, even the 'lizard merchants, but decided not to purchase anything just yet. Now she was at the lounge tents, drawn in by the luxurious looking tents and the waterpipes. She wanted to try one. However, she paused, seeing what she was sure was her father among the crowd. She squinted at him in annoyance to his presence. She didn't think he could stop her from trying a waterpipe, but she was sure he would try and keep her from it or give her a lecture if he saw her. She didn't feel like any parental scolding tonight, so, for now, she turned toward the tent without waterpipes to get some food and to keep from being seen by her dad for now.

Since she was here, she decided, she was going to try a little bit of everything available, and before long she had two plates filled with various foods, treats, and snacks. She balanced them in each hand and made her way to a place to sit and eat, pausing when a tent attendant asked if she would like something to drink too. Once she got moving again, she didn't quite watch where she was going as well as she should have, and holding her plates up, she accidentally beaned someone with one of them, sending the plate toppling onto the ground around their feet.

"Shards! Oh shells I'm sorry," Nali was quick to apologize, realizing she was the one at fault very easily. She looked down at the food on the floor now though, a bit sad to see it now wasted, even though she could just get some more.
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To say he had failed to notice the woman in the black dress before she approached him would have been a grave lie. R'mia spotted her almost the moment she crossed into his line of sight. The first thing he noticed about her was how well defined her muscles here. R'mia had seen strong women, many women on fighting dragons quickly picked up muscles due to the usual Weyrling training and life as a dragonrider. But the muscles on this particular woman were far more defined and more akin to a man's. He didn't find this particularly intimidating just unusual. With her black dress and almost equally as dark hair R'mia still saw her as beautiful and when she approached him he certainly took more interest in her.

"Not at all," R'mia said, sitting up smoothly and gesturing to the spot beside him. "I am fairly new to waterpipes myself and quickly developed a passion for them. A wingmate introduced them to me and I have to admit the moment I saw this tent I couldn't resist. This particular one is quite flavourable, with a hint of klah ontop of the other flavours. As this is your first time I recommend taking a small inhale till you get used to the feel of the smoke in your lungs."

"My name's R'mia, rider of blue Siorbheth of New Atricis," R'mia introduced himself. "To whom do I have the honour of sharing my pipe with?"
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His acceptance at her presence brought a smile to her face as she sat down in the spot he indicated, though carefully, of course, since she was in a dress today. She brushed some of her dark hair behind her shoulder to keep it out of the way as he explained the waterpipe a little and his newfound passion for them. She hadn't been sure what to expect of the waterpipes, having not learned much about them before, so she was interested at the mentions of flavor.

"They are flavored? That's interesting," she commented, taking up hose to take a careful draw from it. Though she had tried to be careful as he had advised, she still coughed a little at first, then laughed at herself for a moment.

"It's a bit surprising when you aren't sure what to expect," she said as she had laughed, then schooled herself a little to be able to respond to his introduction, though there was still mirth in her expression.

"My name is Solonia, handler of Black Agate Solonisk of New Atricis," she responded in kind, feeling a full introduction like he had given was only appropriate.

"I don't get to spend a lot of time with riders, especially these days, so it's nice to find myself with one now," she said with a smile and a wink, clearly already enjoying the socialization. She dared another draw from the waterpipe again, this time a little more prepared for it and didn't wind up coughing, instead just blowing the smoke out after holding it in her lungs for a second.

"Wow, that is interesting," she expressed with amazement, offering him a turn at it so as not to do too much at once, given she wasn't generally a smoker. She could find herself loving the waterpipe though.
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"That they are and there is quite a variety of flavors to try," R'mia replied. "I especially like the redfruit and wine flavored types but one can't deny the klah bark and cream doesn't have a soothing and energizing effect."

He grinned slightly when she coughed, recalling he had been close to it when he first tried the water pipe. The mist from the water did help counteract the dryness of smoke and eased the lungs.

"Ah, a Wherhandler. Can't say I have run into one before, are they all as beautiful as you?" R'mia inquired honestly. He had seen Wherhanders here and there when he happened to be out and about after dark but he hadn't had much opportunity to interact with them. He also heard about the Felines which caused such trouble for the Wherhandlers and even some Daywher Handlers as well. A part of him considered flying over the jungle on Siorbheth to see if he could flush out the beasts. A giant feline pelt would look good in his apartment but in the end he decided it was too risky and unlikely to bear much fruit given dragons didn't do well on the ground and why give the felines the advantage?

"It is a pleasure to meet you Solonia," he added with a genuine smile. "Looks like we both now have a chance to interact, you with a rare dragonrider, me with a rare wherhandler. I am sure we'll have plenty of fun things to talk about and things to do together given this rare opportunity we both find ourselves with."

He accepted the pipe and took a deep draw upon it. R'mia had grown accustomed to the waterpipe and smoked it like a pro. Exhaling he leaned back in his chair and smiled at the raven haired beauty before him. "So, how are things going among the Wher Handlers? I heard there's been quite a bit of trouble with some rogue Felines?"
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R'mia's flattery earned him a good natured laugh and an approving grin. "I'd say there are quite a few midnight beauties among our ranks. Our best kept secret really," she answered with a wink, totally happy to go along with flirting if that's what he was game for. Solonia was mostly all serious, a lot of work these days, so she was more than happy to kick back and let her fun side come out swinging, nodding in agreement with his comments on their rare opportunity.

"Oh yeah," she answered emphatically. "They're big, mean, and smart. They're good at ambushing handlers and killing them and hard to pin down. Lucky for everyone, they haven't been coming into the Weyr proper yet, perhaps they know better than to enter a clearing with a bunch of dragons," she said with a grin. "They're awful smart though. I'd say about as smart as our whers, maybe even smarter. Hopefully when we have more information, our Wherleader can take it to the Weyrleaders and get some help from the dragonriders to drive these nasty felines out. Solonia shook her head.

"We're quite busy these days though, doing our best for the Weyr as a whole. I think a lot of us handlers would love some of those felines' pelts as trophies. I wouldn't mind one myself. One would probably take up most of my floor," she finished with a chuckle.
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"So it seems...I am pleased to have the rare chance of meeting one," R'mia smiled warmly. If he hadn't arranged to meet and escort Ari around the Gather he would be tempted to lure Solonia to his bed tonight. Maybe he will anyway, R'mia had no idea how things will go with Ari but even he knew it was best not to try and juggle two strong women in the same night. Besides, there will be other opportunities and it wasn't like he couldn't find the Wherhandler again.

Some of R'mia's cheer faded as Solonia pointed out just how dangerous the wild felines had been, even if her tone was not aiming to distress him. He was not afraid of danger, in fact he was rather daring at times and did take risks just for the thrill. He would prefer courting danger with far less fatal consequences however.

"This is worse than I thought," R'mia replied seriously. He had heard there had been losses among the Handlers and Whers but he was used to the risks a Dragonrider always faced. But to have something intentionally hunting you down which these felines seem to be doing, it was a bit more unnerving. "I am sure L'van will lend whatever help you need when it comes to dragon power when the time comes."

"Hmm, either these felines are the size of green dragons or you have a really small apartment," R'mia quipped, wanting to bring humor back into the conversation. It was a Gather, a place where the only worry should be where the next drink will come or the next dance partner.
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Solonia hadn't meant to make the bluerider worry over the felines, and for a moment felt a bit bad for not choosing her words more carefully. But as he went on the assure that the Weyrleader would lend aid to the Wherhandlers should they need it. She gave him a smile and an appreciative nod at that, only to laugh a bit when he steered things to be a bit more humorous.

"A little of A, a little of B," she joked, lifting and tilting her hand side to side before chuckling. "Regular Guardhandler apartments aren't very large, but they work well enough, and I don't have many complains about the size. I find it cozy, even if the stone floor is cold on my feet."

Solonia took a moment to take her turn at the waterpipe, finding it a bit easier to breathe in the smoke without coughing now, allowing her to really enjoy it. "Maybe I could save up my marks for a nice rug one day. Although one of these waterpipes sure is tempting. I can see why the Southerners love it."
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"If you ever want to spend some time in a larger apartment, feel free to look me up," R'mia offered suggestively. "I managed to procure a nice size apartment when I transferred in. Ao'mek was very accommodating when I described the sort of home I was looking for. I enjoy entertaining guests and having a good time so space was very much needed."

Once Solonia finished with the waterpipe R'mia had his own turn only to notice it was running down. He considered paying for another but decided against it. He did have other places to go and somebody to meet. He pushed the hose over to Solonia as a clear invitation for her to finish it off if she liked. He had been smoking a few minutes before she arrived so it wasn't like he hadn't had enough.

"I am sure you could get one of these here," R'mia assured her. He had already picked up one for himself and planned to buy flavored weed as well. At this rate he'll run out of Marks and will need to suppliment his income soon. A worry for another day however. "In the short time I have been in New Atricis I have learned of many pleasures the South has to offer, it makes what I used to do for fun up North rather dull in comparison."
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