!!rV8GTu4cyt+ 06/11/11(Sat)23:11 No.15236290|
"I'm here to continue an earlier conversation about taking on an apprentice when they're next sent out." you say, watching Amal warm himself in the flames. "The elders have given me the go ahead to start looking for an apprentice, since they feel it would be wise to train a replacement, should one of my ventures end in my death. Now, I have an idea about how to go about finding the right one, but, I'll need the cooperation of the matrons for this, as well, I'd like it if the children were not aware of this. Not until a selection has been made."
You explain in brief detail your plan to have some of the children play a game of tag with Tryd, and possibly Amal, during free time in the coming days. Not only will it help you select a child who is the most spiritually attuned, it will help to keep your image as a friendly ally, rather than a mysterious sorcerer. The Matron groans slightly at the prospect of the laundry that a game of Tag with a soot spirit would generate, and the two of you laugh at the appropriateness of the setting for your conversation.
"Id be happy to assist in the washing up afterward." you say, still smiling. "Listen, I know it is an unusual request, but I will have another to aid me in raising the child, and it's important that we keep the future of the village's safety and comfort in mind."
The Matron nods. "I will discuss this with the other Matrons first thing tomorrow, Osyki. It sounds as though you've thought this through. For now, if you don't mind, I'd like to get some sleep. I'm on breakfast duty for the children tomorrow, so I need to be cooking by dawn."