Cavern Conversation


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.

Xia is sitting on the the edge of one of the Tables, trying to goad Kysli into something. "Well?" She asks gently, laughing a bit as she watches the woman before her. "Do you really live?"

Kysli is sitting in a chair at that table, and there /is/ a pile of hides nearby, no longer in front of her obviously. "yes, I do." Maybe not up to this particular woman's standars.

Niva wanders in slowly, a mug in her hand as her hazel gaze sweeps the room. Heading first to the serving table, she refills her mug with juice, spotting Kysli and the unknown teenager, heading over to the table slowly. "You do what?"

"Supposedly living." Xia offers as she turns towards Niva as she waves before she turns her attention back to Kysli. "Can you believe she won't even go out and flash some handsome or pretty rider?" She teases Kysli.

Kysli is /quite/ sure Niva can believe that one, yep. Niva is given a smile and she tilts her head to one side looking distracted and thoughtful.

Niva steps up behind Kysli, resting her empty hand on her shoulder and bending down to whisper something to the brownrider, giggling as she straightens before moving to carefully sit down next to her. "Kysli not do something like that? I can't believe it…"

Kysli smirks at whatever it is Niva said, grinning broadly after and looking at the weyrwoman, "Good." Then eyeroll. "You know me better than that." Tempted to stick a tongue out at her too… hee, but doesn't.

"I know, it's terrible isn't it." She looks over at Niva and grins, Xia obviously enjoying this. "Can you convince her that she needs to do that more often? Nudity is so underrated."

Niva arches an eyebrow at Xia, tilting her head to once side. "Aren't you a bit young to have such an… open view? Kysli's behavior is befitting of her position. At least I believe…" And she glances over at Kys with a half grin. "I can't wait.." Obviously something in reference to the earlier, whispered comment.

Kysli isn't blushing yet suprisingly enough. And then grins brightly at Niva, "Either can I." Then there's a definite nod and she manages to tone down the eagerness for a moment. "Yes, I /am/ a wingleader, that means you have to behave even better though." Smirk at Niva.

Xia tilts her head to the side as she laughs before she looks down towards Kysli and grins at her. "Oh well, then you certainly should feel that way." She turns to look at Niva and shrugs. "I was raised with an open family."

Niva arches an eyebrow before shaking her head slightly. "I see that…" She, obviously, was not. Glancing back over at Kysli, she arches an eyebrow. "Think you can handle the scrutiny this is going to put you under?" A wink and she looks back over at Xia. "New here?" Either that, or pregnancy is muddling Niva's brains more then she'd like to admit.

Kysli leans back and sighs slightly. "It's worth it though." Then she's grinning a bunch again, see? Happy. Niva was probably raised in more of an open family than Kys though.

Xia grins a bit more before she looks towards Niva as she winks at her in return. "I am, yes. My name is Xia. I'm a traveller and a performer." She offers.

Niva isn't at Kysli's throat, or vice versa. Quite a.. change to say the least. Managing a smile, she ducks her head to Kysli, murmuring a thank you before straightening some to look over at Xia curiously. "Welcome to Xanadu.. I see you've already met our dearest wingleader Kysli.. I'm Niva." Nice introduction, no?

Kysli isn't normally at Niva's throat persay… but um… they didn't get along well for turns, but Xia wouldn't know all that most likely. "She forgot the senior weyrwoman part."

Xia laughs. "A goldie huh!" She looks over at Niva and girls. "Bet you've got lots of marks to toss to poor pathetic acrobats?" She leans over the table and pouts towards Niva in a cute fashion as she looks up towards her. "I can do all sorts of fun tricks too."

Niva arches at eyebrow at Xia, giving Kysli a sideways glance with a bit of a grin and a shake of her head before looking back at Xia. "Maybe I do, maybe I don't.." A tilt of her head and she grins. "Like what?"

Xia grins as she slides off the table that she was half laying on and places her foot flat against the table and sliding her leg over as she smiles. "I'm rather flexible, cutie." She offers to Niva. "I can do all sorts of juggling acts, all kinds of things to earn a few marks."

Kysli just leans back in her chair seeming to be relaxed and quite happy, if tired. She'll just listen to this part yup. Having gotten Xia working marks out of the other.

Niva flicks her fingers over at Kysli. "She's got just as many marks as I do, I'm sure. She's been in her position longer.." A glance at the younger girl again, she shakes her head slightly. "I'm certainly seeing a lot of talk and no show.." A wink and the goldrider slips down a bit in her chair, gaze going momentarily to Kysli before returning to the self-proclaimed acrobat.

Xia laughs gently before she reaches out to take a few of the meatrolls and begins to juggle them with one hand.. "You see.." She offers, moving to stand on the edge of the table while still juggling.

Kysli is still just watching, curiously of course, and silently, smiling at the tricks. "I bet you're quite good at pickpocketing too, I never managed to perfect it."

Niva continues to carefully watch Xia and her antics, before glancing sideways at Kysli momentarily as the brownrider speaks. "What do you mean, Kys?" And as she waits for an answer, her gaze is drawn back to Xia idly.

Xia tilts her head to the side as she looks over towards Kysli and tosses the meatrolls over onto one of the plates. "Now now, I would never do that." She offers, her eyes frowning sharply as she looks towards the woman before her. "I'm not really happy you know.. that's not a nice thing to say."

Kysli sighs slightly and shakes her head. "I didn't mean it like that, I used to pick pockets some, or try, never really managed and most definitly got caught. I bet you could if you tried was all I meant, the way you're able to use your hands."

Niva slouches down a bit more in her chair, glancing back and forth between Xia and Kysli, just blinking slowly. Okay, so perhaps she's not necessarily the quickest to pick up on things.

Xia frowns a bit at Kysli before she turns back to Niva. "Well, what do you think?" She asks, grinning. "Do you think I could perform?"

Kysli obviously hit a wrong button and sighs, slouching a bit as well. Ah well, she'll go back to silent musings now. Maybe random thoughts shouldn't be voiced. So she'll just pick up the hides again that she happened to glance at randomly.

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