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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 storms into the caverns from the direction of the office she shares with Rh'al, and eventually Elia, the papers in her hand flung at the closest table, the top most sliding, ending in a mess as she just glares at the caverns in general for a long moment, still glaring as she moves to get a glass of juice.

Kysli is actually not wandering the beach today, and that's funny as today is actually a nice day, it's warm and clear and no rain. Oddness. But instead the rider is sitting in an armchair crosslegged, boots off and placed neatly on the ground. Also there's a plate on her lap with some bits of food, a sandwich from the looks of it, and a glass of juice is on the sidetable. Lunchtime?

Leuxcais moves upwards from out of the lower cavern areas and brushes himself off. He smiles when he notices a few of the others around and moves over towards them with an easy grace. He smiles and waves towards the others, grinning broadly. "How are you?"

Niva bangs plates as she gets one, a sandwich slapped together hurriedly, slamming the platters back down on the table with far more force then necessary. Then the glass of juice is grabbed, with the plate, and she stalks back to the table with her scattered papers, the plate once more making a over loud clank as it hits. Leuxcais simply is glared at, while Kysli receives a curt nod of the head.

Kysli is taking a bite of sandwich when she notices the rather well, pissed off Niva arrive. Oi… she'll keep her mouth shut for the moment. Luckily, as she's sort of chewing on food. At the nod though she does manage something of a forced smile, annoyed Nivas are not fun to deal with. "Hello" is managed to Leux but that's all.

Leuxcais blinks a few times as Niva glares at him and he looks over towards Kysli and mouths "what did I do?" to her. He rolls his shoulder and moves to get some food himself, the artist almost openly staring at Niva.

Niva would never hear the end of it from Casp if she was to insult one of his wingleaders. Perhaps Kys should be happy about that slight detail… Taking a bite of her sandwich, she doesn't even bother to finish chewing as she glares back at Leuxcais as he stares. "Do you have a problem?" And she continues to glare as she reaches for her glass, a long drink taken before swallowing. "Because if you don't, you can stop staring."

Kysli wouldn't considered a lack of nod insulting, probably better than a curt nod actually. But truthfully it doesn't seem as if she cares a whole lot. Leux gets a smirk for his silent question. "Existed." is the brief response and the smirk grows as the chewing out from Niva begins. This is actually somewhat, amusing.

"Yeah, I noticed." Leuxcais shakes his head back and forth. "Nah, I just wanted to see why you seemed so upset is all." He offers, shrugging. "If you don't care to talk about it, that's fine."

Kysli leans back and actually smiles slightly before taking a sip of juice, tapping the glass with one of the fingers on the hand holding it. Staring off at nothing in particular she seems lost in thought almost.

Leuxcais shrugs a bit as he moves over and sits down as well, stewing a bit by himself.

Kysli is used to Niva and her moods by this point, and doesn't seem at all bothered by them. Sometimes you just have to learn not to take thing personally. For a moment there's a slight frown on her face but the rider just shakes it off, going back to eating silently.

Continuing to eat himself, he pokes and prods at his food before he slowly begins to eat it, his frown still prevalant on his forehead as he tries to not become more annoyed

Now what? Finally Kysli actually says something, fancy that. "I was just wondering… what should I do with the dresses?" Yes, directed to Leux. "The ones I won't use that is."

"I don't know." Leux offers up to Kysli as he shrugs. "Sell them back to the tailor for a few marks." He offers, rolling his shoulders at Kysli.

Niva just continues to sit there after Leux's remark, alternating between chewing on her sandwich and drinking her juice, hazel glare focused on he who dared stare. See, Kysli has learned by now, just… not to worry about it. A paper is pushed absently out of the way with her elbow as she continues eating.

Kysli could stare at Niva just to piss her off… that's worth pondering. Hee. But Leux gets a nod and a slight smile. "Okay." Easier that way anyhow, then he doesn't have to know how much of them she's rejecting, right? Right. And hey, free marks are always nice. Finally Niva gets a glance. "What's eating you this time?"

Leux blinks as he looks towards Kysli and Niva, wondering if the woman will blow up on her like she did him.

Niva would be glaring knives, if it was possible for them to materialize out of thin air, and the juice is set back down on the table before she bothers to answer. "What's eating me? What's eating me?" And she mutters, giving the papers another angry shove, some falling to the cavern floor as a result. "As the youngest Junior I'm stuck giving Elia her specific training. But Faranth forbid I get any of my other duties reduced, while Jezzara gets to flit off to all the diplomatic meetings on C'ian's arm." Someone's slightly bitter, no?

Who knows, Maybe Kys was just baiting Niva into blowing up at her, though it seems like a silly thing to do. There's a slight smirk at the response she gets though, so it's not out of the question. "Well, someone trained you and went through the same trouble." Shrug, it's simply Niva's turn. And she'll calmly go back to eating her sandwich now.

Leuxcais blinks a few times as he looks between the pair and he frowns a bit before he sighs. "That's odd, you know?" He offers, shrugging some. "I'm sorry your work is pouding on you."

"Exactly. Jezzara trained me. Jezzara was Senior. If something didn't get done, she only had C'ian on her back about it, and even then, there's not much he could do about it. And she still flittered off all over the place. And now that its my turn, I have paperwork, infirmary duties, /and/ training the shardin' weyrling. I feel as if I never see Casp anymore." And she angrily grabs at the papers on the floor, adding them back to the messy pile as she does so. And then she pauses mid-straightening of the pile to stare back at Leux. "I don't need your sympathy."

Kysli frowns slightly but shrugs a little. "At least you see him." is said before she quickly shuts her mouth and puts sandwich into it. Yup, that was a slip… oh look she can hide behind the food as well, though the slight pinkening of her cheeks may be visible.

"What's so important about the Weyrleader anyway?" The young man asks, frowning some as he looks over at Niva and then back to Kysli. "Are you in love with him?"

Niva arches an eyebrow at Kysli as her attention drifts back to the brownrider, tilting her head to one side as she regards her curiously. "And what do you mean by that, exactly? If I do recall correctly, it was your decision to move out…" And she arches an eyebrow at she stares at Leux. "I've been living with him for the past 6 turns, if that counts?"

Now… to snap at Leux about the fact that the wingleader is important as he is one of the people that runs the weyr or to respond to Niva… or do neither? There's a frown and well… poor Kys doesn't look to happy, which is an understatement…. um…. she'll just frown more now and after opening and closing her mouth, stays silent.

"Well, I'm not from here, you know?" Leuxcais offers before he shrugs.. "MAybe she's trying to steal him from you." He offers, conveniently. "I have no idea what's going on."

Niva has to work hard to hide a smirk from appearing on her face at Kys's silence, tilting her head to the side and hmming slight. "What was that? I was right?" And she looks back to Leux. "I stole him from her. Or so she seems to think, it seems."

Kysli just shakes her head slightly and stays quiet for the moment before quietly responding with "Sure, I decided to move out, but do you really think living like that worked? I doubt any of us were really happy."

"Who moved out? Huh?" Leuxcais seems rather lost at all of this at the moment. "You lived together?" He looks between Kysli and Niva. "That's why Kysli's been so sad I think." He frowns at Niva. "Don't be spitefull, and to me it doesn't seem like he's here, so maybe he'd rather be with her than you."

"Its not as if any of us were ever there at the same time. Especially not with Casp kidnapped like he was. Its not my fault he didn't come chasing after you. Besides, at least then it was you and not Qyh or Jezz or whatever stupid thing belonging to whatever Alhenaeth caught." And she turns back to Leux blinking as she shakes her head. "What in Faranath's name are you talking about? I think that he would have gone back with her if he really wanted in 6 turns. Especially the turns I was a candidate and then a weyrling, and therefore off limits. But he didn't. I think that say something."

Oh, thanks for pointing /that/ out. Hrmph. Kys will keep her mouth shut at the moment though Leux gets a pointed glare. Yeah, him… why him and not Niva? Who knows, that's besides the point.

Leuxcais rolls his shoulders and shrugs. "Oh well, people's tastes change." The young Artist offers before he shrugs again and goes back to working on eating his food

Niva arches an eyebrow at Leux, closing her eyes for a moment as she regards him. "This isn't a matter of tastes changing. This is a matter of me having so much shardin' work that I don't get to see him often." A pause, she shakes her head. "Just… Shut up." At the same time, Kysli turns towards Leux, adding a 'Shut Up' of her own. Niva gives the brownrider an odd glance before going back and reaching for her glass, draining it before it ends up back on the table.

Kysli actually smirks a little as her own glance at Niva meets the one going the other direction. Admittedly that was slightly amusing. With a roll of her shoulders she goes back to eating in silence.

Leuxcais rolls his own shoulders and throws his hands up in disgust.

Niva watches Kys for a long moment before rolling her eyes at Leux. "Now that /that's/ settled, and the ignorant one has nothing more to add." A finger is traced around the outside of her plate idly before she looks back up, glare not as obvious as before, but hazel-hued gaze settling on Kysli once more, silent for the moment.

Settled? Probably not, but that's life. The fact that Leux throws up his arms and all isn't even noticed by Kysli, or Niva's gaze though she shifts slightly so maybe she feels it on her. But yes, time to sip at her juice calmly.

Niva continues to semi-glare at Kys, opening her mouth to say something before simply shaking her head and shoving the last bit of sandwich in her mouth before rolling her heads, sighing deeply, and pulling a piece of paper close to start reading it.

Kysli made Niva pissed even more than before, her job here is done. Haha. Ahem. Finally finishing up the sandwich she sighs and reaches into a knapsack she has next to the chair she's in, pulling out some hides in a folder type thing. Yay, work. Opening it she leafs through them with a slight frown.

Niva continues glaring at the paperwork, without really accomplishing anything for a long while, looking over at Kysli. "If it wouldn't mean more work for me," If only in trying to explain her actions to Jezzara and C'ian, "I'd take your knot away from you for that. It was uncalled for." Kys should be lucky she is only a Junior, and therefore has someone to answer to.

Kysli blinks a few times from where she's sitting crosslegged on an armchair… you know that's how you're /supposed/ to sit in them. Luckily for whoever cleans the place though, her boots are off and set on the floor nicely, no getting stuff on the cushions you know. Niva is looked at with a confused expression. "For /what/?"

So, that means that Niva is sitting at a table, a empty plate and glass in front of her as her elbow rests on a spread out, messy pile of papers. She's busy, not so much glaring anymore, but certainly not looking happy in Kysli's direction. And Kys is, well, where Kys said she was. And Leux? Leux's sulking. After been told to shut up. Twice.. at the same time. At Kys's question, she tilts her head. "For unnecessary comments, which led to an undesirable confrontation. Not something we should encourage to new riders, you know." And she goes back to staring at the closest piece of paper.

T'bear steps on into the Caverns, feeling just a little well underdressed for the occasion. Well maybe not underdressed, but missing an accouterment, what with Ryunth not being by his side for once. He looks curious at the conversation he seems to have walked in on, especially at the mention of not encouraging new riders. He looks thoughful at first about whether to say hello or not, or even to ask what was said, so he takes the safest course of action "Hello" and makes his way to the food.

Kysli smirks slightly and rolls her eyes. "I'm sure that's grounds for dismissal" Yeah, she's getting a little cross isn't she, and for a good enough reason. "And there aren't any new riders in here at the moment are there. Also if I remember correctly you brought most of it up." Well, now there is a weyrling around so she'll just shut up again after a "And I kept my mouth shut for the most part."

"I certainly think by continuing to talk, you're increasing your chances of just that happening, though. Especially on a temporary basis." And she arches an eyebrow, catching the entrance of the weyrling, before looking back to Kysli. "You were saying, wingleader?" And she pauses, shaking her head. "I made a legitimate complaint. You took it away from that."

T'bear isn't technically a rider, he's not ridden on Ryunth after all, though he's a feeling that might be a mute point. "Kysli might be getting dismissed?" he asks suddenly as he takes a little bit of this and a little bit of that and gets well you get the idea. "What kind of complaint do you have against her?"

Kysli shakes her head a little bit. "Truthfully I might not mind the vacation. And he wasn't in here when we were talking, so there still were no new riders around. And if you'd excuse me, I think I have some hidework to do." Actually, she's sounding quite calm about everything.

And Niva's glare starts to take over once more as its turned on T'bear, arching an eyebrow at his inquiry. "More then enough, I assure you weyrling. You have no reason to question my reasons.." And then she turns to glare back at Kysli. "Perhaps, then, it might be more fitting to make you stay on. If you'd like a vacation, why should I oblige by giving you one?" So… its really really not a good day for the young woman.

T'bear is taken back a bit by the glare and then frowns a little as he quiets down to listen. Course several thoughts cross through his mind and he can't help but ask "She's not in trouble for coming out to the beach and visiting is she?" he looks a little bit aghast at the thought that somehow he got her in trouble. He then blinks a little and gives his head a bit of a shake and glances worridly toward the entrance and then back at Niva "I do apologize if she is in some trouble through some fault of mine."

Kysli actually chuckles slightly? Yep, she does. "No, has nothing to do with you." And everything to do with Niva being in a bad mood. But that's not said. The last sip of her juice is taken before she goes back to looking at the hides in her lap.

Niva blinks at T'bear, shaking her head as regards him for a long moment, closing her eyes and rubbing her temples for a moment before peering at him once more. "/What/?" At Kys's comment, she shakes her head. "Absolutely not.." She doesn't care about that. S'ver's the one who can care or not care about visitors. Niva, on the other hand, looks back to Kys, arching her eyebrow, before shaking her head once more, and peering at the paper, without reading it.

Well at least he didn't get glared at, that's a bonus. He glances back and forth at the two women and the hides. "Oh. Okay." he replies and actually gets himself some food, now where is there a safe place to sit? "Ryunth sends his greetings to Bergerath." he says quietly, with a wary look at Niva.

Kysli glances up at smiles at T'bear a little though truthfully it looks a little put on… maybe because she seems somewhat unhappy under everything. "I'll tell him that." And after a moment with her eyes closed she actually gives a more natural smile. "He returns the greeting."

Niva looks up at T'bear and Kysli, gaze following him for a moment before going back to her hide, actually starting to read it this time. Which means that sitting by her is most definitely not a safe place to sit.

T'bear doesn't have a death wish, no sense in putting oneself in harms way. He gives a bit of a nod to Kysli and sets himself a little between the two of them. He's curious at just what the two are pouring over as he glances a little at one and then the other, but figures his hide is safer if he doesn't ask, so he digs into his food.

Kysli is pouring over somethign different then what Niva is, and neither of the hides have anything to do with there argument earlier… or… well, Niva being pissed at Kys and all. Not really. After a moment Kysli just sighs and shakes her head, muttering something about Faranth forsaken deliveries before glancing up at T'bear. "So how're things going with the two of you?"

Niva continues to read, half paying attention to the other pair before sighing loudly and shaking her head as she gathers up her papers. "I'm leaving." Pause and she gets out of the chair, noisily depositing her dirty dishes before returning to grab her paperwork. "I'll let you two talk, without my inhibiting presence." And she heads back the way she originally came from, towards her office. "And Kysli… Be prepared for a summons." And she stalks off down the administration hallway quickly, papers shoved under her arm. Perhaps Casp will, uh… talk her out of it. Or.. something..

T'bear blinks a little at Niva, oh dear, he hope's he's not the cause of her leaving. He glances at Kysli "We're doing well. Finally got him to eat a fish he caught." he says after a moments thought. "So that's one step in the right direction." he glances back at Niva again and hangs himself "Have a pleasant day."

Kysli gives Niva a nod as she leaves and well, visably relaxes as well… as truthfully, she was rather tense even if it didn't appear that way. Yeesh that was um… fun? "That's good, progress at least.:"

T'bear glances over at Kysli and nods "It is definantly good. He said it was a waste, but he really didn't want to disappoint me." he smiles "Though I think I still have a ways to go before he kills a herdbeast, he apologized to the fish after all."

Kysli nods with a small smiles. "But appologizing isn't such a bad thing really, some people thank their food for giving themselves to them for food." People are bound to do that on Pern too, right? Right.

T'bear looks thoughtful and then nods "True, but along the lines of I'm sorry little fish, but I have to eat you so my rider won't be upset with me?"

Kysli grins and shrugs. "Well, probably not but still, he /did/ eat it." Hides are shoved back in their folder then that is in turn shoved back into the knapsack, she gives up.

T'bear chuckles a little "It is true, he did." and takes a few bites. "I can't believe how big he's growing, it seems like only yesterday he hatched, and now "Well he's taking up most of to couch. It's easier to sleep on a cot."

Kysli grins a bit and nods. "They do that don't they, and he's bronze so what do you expect?" Empty glass of juice is eyed before she stands up with a sigh. "I'm getting something to drink, want anything?"

T'bear shakes his head "Nah, I still have a little." he notes and smiles "Thank you though. Well I guess in a way I didn't expect it so quickly, even though we were warned about. It was kinda interesting to wake up one morning hangin of the edge head down and with Ryunth stretched out almost completely.

Kysli smiles a little and goes to poor herself a drink, this time wine, and then returns, setting it down on the side table before getting comfortable again, yes crosslegged in the chair.

T'bear eyes Kysli curiously "Don't your feet ever fall asleep doing that?" he asks after a moment. "I know if I tried that, I wouldn't be able to stand up right away."

Kysli blinks looking confused a moment but then shrugs. "Sometimes they do, but I've gotten rather used to it." And the cushion gives so that helps as well. A small sip of the wine is taken and she stares off into space a bit. Wee.

T'bear looks at the wine a little wistfully, ahh well some things just have to be unattainable. "Well I guess that would help." he notes thougtfully as he pushes away his empty plate. "Mmm, that was good though, definantly have good cooks here."

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