Fincayra is Searched

Xanadu Weyr - Caverns

A massive cavern in it's own right, this one has been skillfully adapted for human habitation. The high ceilings have been painted a light, soft ivory, as are the walls where numerous tapestries hang to provide brilliant colour and insulation from the stone. The floor has been left in its natural state, pale pink granite speckled through with glittering mica and dark flecks of basalt, leveled carefully but kept sufficiently rough to avoid slips.
The cavern itself is loosely divided into areas, each one set up to be suitable for some segment of the Weyr's population. The most frequently occupied area, however, is the one near the Kitchens where tables of varying sizes provide a place to sit down and eat or chat and a buffet of consumables is almost always kept stocked. Its plain that on most days, this area wouldn't accommodate anywhere near the full population of the Weyr and equally plain that on such occasions when a formal meal is laid out, tables are appropriated from all the other areas.
A big fireplace is set into the wall near the Kitchens as well, several comfortable chairs nearby providing haunts for elderly residents or riders who like a good view of all that happens. Rugs cover the floor in strategic spots, all of them abstract or geometric in design and most in the softly neutral colours of undyed wool.
Exits lead off in all directions, a big archway the largest and that leading outside. Shallow stairs to the west lead to the offices and administration area while tunnels to the east lead to the infirmary, kitchen and resident's quarters. Southwards, a sloping tunnel leads down to the hot springs and southwest is a wide tunnel, carefully roped off to avoid accidents.

Niva breezes back through the Caverns, headed away after more then likely looking for more helpers for on the Sands. Because, in her wake stumble 2 riders from the last weyrling class, admittedly some of the younger ones, but riders never the less. They not only have surprised expressions on their faces, but they have new knots on their shoulders.. the knots of AWLMs. Pausing halfway across the cavern, she stops and puts her hands on her hips as she turns. "Hurry /up/. She's getting impatient."

Fincayra looks up from her table and current project at the trio moves through, and peers curiously at the two new AWLMs. However, her project is a fix-it, and she doesn't look away for long.

At Niva's impatient command, one of the barely out of weyrlinghood AWLM stumbles and continues moving forward while the other, Delia, pauses to shake her head. "No, Luoth, don't you dare. I said, don't you da-" And before she can do anything, a blue head has appeared at the entrance to the caverns, rumbling impatiently. "Uh.. ma'am?" And Delia glances over at Niva worriedly. "He says he won't let us leave…" The Weyrwoman lets out a string of curses, without care for Fincayra's ears, although the girl is duly noted.

Fincayra is typically watching nothing except the broken thing now; the noise is filtered in one ear and out the other. She fiddles with the screwdriver, then sets it down and works with her hands - and a *pop* is heard when several screws come loose at once and roll on the floor around the table. Under the table Fin goes, most unladylike, searching out said screws.

The blue head comes in as far as it can, Delia rushing to stop him from attempting to come any further and get stuck while Niva paces. "What in Far-" And she sighs, glaring at the new AWLM. "You have 2 seconds to explain what's going on." And Delia glances for a minute where Fincayra was, blinking before realizing that she had vanished under the table. "He wants her to go with us." And a finger is pointed at the table under which Fin has disappeared. "Well, did you here that? You're coming as a candidate… Just leave your toy and come on." Way to ask, no? And Niva strides towards the table, arms crossed infront of her as she does so.

Fincayra hears the approach and some vague demand, and thus the handiwoman starts to come up from underneath the table, smacking her head soundly on the edge as she does so. Letting out her own string of words, she gets up, rubs the back of her head, and turns to look at Niva. "Huh?"

Niva jabs her finger in the direction of the clearing, leaving the other folded over her middle as Delia works on getting Luoth to withdraw. "You are now a Candidate… You're coming to the Sands to touch the eggs." Pause. "Now." And Niva turns to take a few steps. "Unless you plan on saying no, and then we have a problem."

Fincayra blinks. "Sure? Um… I'm dirty right now?" She gestures to the apron she's been wearing for the past few days. "Can I get my screws first?" She doesn't really wait, just ducks down to find the final two screws and scoop up the thing, stuffing it into the pockets of the apron.

Niva waves a hand. "Just leave the apron here and come on…" And that's all Niva has to say before she's turned and headed out of the Caverns, squeezing past Delia and Luoth and headed towards the Sands. "Hurry up! And bow when you get there!" And then she's scurrying to get there quicker.

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