It came as not surprise to Shyran about Shiravani staying in the South for awhile before she headed North. As soon as Shyran realized her friend had left the Weyr after losing her Daywher, she had sent out her fair of firelizards to look for her, worried Shiravani would do harm to herself. Eventually she did hear back from her and was asked to respect her privacy. When Shyran was convinced Shiravani didn't intend to end her life over her lost, Shyran left her alone to find her own path. Since thing it had been hard not to send her firelizards to check up on her, even if they made not attempt at communicating with her.
The rest of what Shiravani said was newss and the Jewelhandler listened well to what her friend had to say. Shyran wasn't sure she'll agree travelling with caravans up in the North was safe but what did she know about things up there? Shyran was born and raised in Walled Hold, along with her family for generations. To them the North was a mystical place where the Ancients were said to have gone to find them a new home. Despite all she knew about New Atricis and the dragonriders here Shyran still felt Northern riders may very well be descendants from the Ancients themselves. As one's believes weren't the subject of conversation Shyran wasn't thinking about them at this moment, instead she was absorbing all her friend was telling her and noticing there were plenty of things still unsaid. Shyran wasn't going to push Shiravani to talk about what she left unsaid, figuring those details will come out in time.
"You have a daughter?" Shyran exclaimed when her friend mentioned her. "Oh you must bring her over some time, I would love to meet her. Rhaeryne is such a pretty name. Congratulations on being a mother and for getting your Journeywoman Knots." She poured them both more wine and raised her goblet up. "Here's to children and a successful career."
Shyran didn't recall Shiravani's father being at New Atricis, in fact she was pretty sure her father was at Benden Weyr. Not that it would be unusual for riders to transfer and she didn't keep track of dragonriders in general being a Daywherhandler. "It's good to hear your father is glad to be a grandfather and has a chance to be with your daughter. Did you leave the father up North?" Shyran wasn't going to pry on how that relationship currently stand nor judge if Rhaeryne had resulted over a one time fling. Though her own parents were married and were loyal to eachother she knew that wasn't always the case at New Atricis, mostly due to dragon mating flights and sometimes with Wher and Daywher handlers. Her own relationship hadn't lasted as long as she hoped nor did they wait till any strong commitment before having sex. Then again that first encounter was spurred on by their mating Daywhers, not that Shyran minded at all nor did she regret it. It hadn't resulted in a child through, something she wasn't certain was a good or bad thing. Either way, it didn't happen and whether she'll find somebody else special and start a family or get back with Darrow, remained to be seen.
"Oh nothing much has been going on with me, pretty much the same old thing," Shyran began, then took a sip of her wine, realizing just how long it had been since Shiravani was gone. "Plenty of things have happened however, we finally dealt with those Felines who caused so much trouble. Turns out they were human bred and trained, a pack of Rogues had been trying to lay claim to a mine and hoped to scare us away with them. A group of Nightwhers discovered a camp and captured some Rogues and learned the truth. After that we drove them off and we've not had any trouble with them since."
"Since then patrols have been pretty quiet," Shyran said. She didn't want to talk too much about life as a Daywher Handler to avoid bringing sad memories forward. But one part of her life she couldn't skip. "Darrow and I were an item for awhile, Pacaran chased and was chosen by his Argow and ever since then we were together at least till recently. With all the trouble at Walled Hold, he ended things with me so he could go back home and see to his family's safety. My own family is alright, they have managed to escape any trouble with the Legion or their neighbours." There wasn't much else she knew as her family were keeping rather closed lipped and their messages had been short and filled with reassurances all were alive and well. Shyran didn't know if they were just worried about saying anything just in case the message was intercepted or didn't want to upset her. Either way she still worried about them.
"No children for me yet, but hopefully some day," Shyran added. "So, tell me about your father if you wish, when did he come to New Atricis?"