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Urutlen - Prequel Thread

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This is a place-keeper for the start of Urutlen's prequel thread. It will be a shorter prequel thread, bringing the character from happening of the same day or just prior up to the main thread which I will begin with Lee's character shortly. I will also continue the Mathin thread similarly and let it run into the main thread roughly at the same time.

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<See Urutlen's starting post below. I was going to write my own intro to the thead, but he did a great job below and thought it warranted using as the start of the thread>

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Urutlen hiSsanmiran sat in his cell at the Temple, an open copy of the Llyani lexicon of Ssumunish Kra of Ch’ochi before him. His old patron, Lord Kerektu hiKhamnu, of the Dark Flame Clan, had arranged to have the copy made and sent to Urutlen when he was transferred from the Archives of the Indigo Tower, one of the great libraries of Tsolyanu, which Lord Kerektu was currently the head. Urutlen had been one of his assistants and had just undertaken a study of Llyani when events surrounding Prince Mridobu’s attempt to seize Avanthar caused Lord Kerektu to arrange Urutlen’s transfer to Jakalla. Rumor had it the Emperor Dhich’une’s agents suspect Lord Kerektu of having assisted Mridobu’s aborted coup. With the Ksarul Prince missing, Lord Kerektu felt that it would be best to get Urutlen out of the Emperor’s reach.

 

Though Urutlen had only been of the Third Circle in the Priesthood, his membership in the noble Blue Sea Clan had opened doors for him that one would have imagined. That combined with his command of both Mu’uglavyani and Salarvyani had made him a valuable agent. He’d spent as much time in Avanthar carrying out negotiations and passing messages to Lord Kerektu’s agents there.

 

Urutlen had come south via a small galley with his considerable collection of books and scrolls, and his newly acquired Yan Koryani slave girl, Mitle. His fellow priests had thought he’d suddenly decided there was more to life than books and study. What they did not know is that he’d purchased her to teach him Yan Koryani, not to warm his couch. He had been pleasantly surprised that she’d turned out to be proficient with the flute and with cooking, though Urutlen was not terribly fond of Yan Koryani dishes.

 

Urutlen had also been given correspondence to deliver to Jakalla. One was for Horu hiFershena. He was supposed to be a ritual priest in the temple here, but Urutlen had been unable to find him. All he could learn was that Horu was in the city “somewhere.” Rumor had it he spent a considerable amount of time around the port and in the foreigners’ quarter. All Urutlen got from his inquiries as to what Horu did there was an awkward silence.

 

Urutlen had also been given a packet of letters from Lord Quren hiKetkolel, the High Ritual Priest in Bey Sy, with orders to deliver personally to Lady Aletheya hiSAenkoru, a High Ritual Priestess in Jakalla. Urutlen did not personally know Lady Aletheya, but rumors abounded concerning her. For one, it had been rumored that she’d been enraptured during a ritual Invoking of the Immanence of Ksarul, and the coal black eyes she’d been born with had been transformed into azure colored ones. With anyone else, blue eyes were considered a curse and their owner would have been shunned by all. Urutlen had spoken to a priest who’d claimed to have been present when it had happened. He’d been a bit confused when Lord Quren had asked him to deliver the letters, but he’d been one of Urutlen’s teachers as a child and had thought that connection made the request less odd, even though there had been a few ritual priests traveling with him who’d have made a better choice for the mission.

 

Urutlen still had both packets with him. He had been unable to deliver either of them as of yet. He’d also not been assigned any duties at the temple and spent his days studying Llyani and Yan Koryani. He’d considered moving to his clan house in the city, but did not want to do so until he’d finished his assigned tasks.

 

[GM Note: The above was written by Urutlen's player and not myself. I think he did a great job introducing the character.]

Edited by Lubidius

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Urutlen sat behind the low table, watching Lady Aletheya hiSankoru walking about the small room that served as his quarters in the Temple of Ksarul in Jakalla. He had been surprised when she’d arrived unannounced earlier. Urutlen had been studying a Llyani lexicon when the wooden clacker outside his room had been used to indicate a visitor. He now sat as she examined the few small sculptures which occupied small wooden pedestals around the room.

 

Urutlen was uncomfortable with the situation. Lady Aletheya wore full temple regalia, black robes, a squarish motarboard-shaped velvet headdress, and a black, wooden mask. Urutlen, on the other hand, wore just a simple black robe. He had requested an audience with Lady Aletheya, but had expected to be summoned to her quarters, not an unexpected arrival by her to his.

 

Lady Aletheya came over before his table and gracefully sat down on the mat there. She then unexpectedly reached up and removed her mask and headdress. Despite the fact he’d heard rumors concerning her, he was startled to see her clear, azure, eyes for the first time. She noticed his reaction and smiled, putting out her hand, “I believe you have correspondence for me from the temple at Bey Sy.”

 

Urutlen handed across the packet of documents, and watched as she opened and began reading them. She appeared younger than he’d expected, with dark skin and long black hair. Other than her startling blue eyes, she was typical of the Tsolyani woman, though exceptionally attractive. Her brow furrowed as she read.

 

He sat patiently as she went through the documents. She finished and looked up at Urutlen and smiled. “Lord Quren speaks highly of you and your work at the Archives. You were a valuable asset there and he says you are missed. Lord Kerektu also sends his recommendations and praises your work.”

 

She set the parchments aside and a serious expression came over her face. “We have heard rumors and news of the events and circumstances of the Mirusiya's Ascension. You are the first of our brethren to arrive since he ascended the throne. I felt that hearing your impressions of events there might shed some light on what we may expect here.”

 

Urutlen carefully considered her request. “I believe that if we are expecting things to be smoother because we have an Emperor who follows the Tlokiriqualuyal, we are going to be disappointed. I believe the actions of Prince Dhich’une following his father’s death as well as Prince Mridobu’s coup, Emperor Mirusiya has little reason to trust us much.” He held up his hand as Lady Aletheya started to protest, “The Emperor’s actions concerning Zu’ine hiVazhu in Meku would tend to support my observations. Despite his open attack on , and the destruction of the Temples of Hur’u, Sarku, and our Lord Ksarul in Meku, in direct violation of the Condordat, yet not only has he not been dealt with, he is actually being called to Avanthar to an audience with the Emperor. Word has it that apartments there have been prepared for him.”

 

Urutlen continued, “I might add that Emperor Mirusiya has more in common with the Military Party and the Imperialist Party than the Religious Party. He is a man of action, even if he is devoted to Vimuhla. He has retained the services of Kettukal hiMraktine, who I might add was Prince Eselne’s man. Mirusiya was of the Vriddi, who have long had conflict with the Vimuhla Temples outside of their lands. I have heard of the Emperor’s devotion to Vimuhla, but I believe if it is a conflict between Vriddi and the Temple, the Temple will lose out.”

 

He continued, “I do not, however, question Emperor Mirusiya’s devotion to Tsolyanu. If it is a question of what action will be taken, I have no question that Mirusiya will choose the noble course of what will serve the Empire best.”

 

Lady Aletheya gave Urutlen a small smile. “And what of you, Priest Urutlen? Where do your loyalties lie? Are they with Lord Kerektu in Bey Sy? Do you wish to return to your musty books and scrolls in the Archive of the Indigo Tower? What are your plans, your desires?”

 

Urutlen was taken aback by the Lady’s question. “I will serve in whatever role my superiors ask, in whatever tasks they give me. I will continue my studies to increase my value to the Prince and I will put my knowledge and skills to whatever use he would have for me. I am simply a thread on the loom of his skein, waiting to be woven into it.”

 

Lady Aletheya smiled once more, and gathered the letters Urutlen had given her. “I believe that you are destined for something greater than you wish. Your experience, knowledge, and skills seem to be pointing something greater than being,” she laughed softly, “a librarian.” Rising to her feet she started to turn to leave, “We will speak again, Priest.” She then left his room.

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<GM: IF you wish, you may continue in open roleplaying mode. If not, I can interject something by late this eve. You are doing very well with it so I don't want to step in your way if you are on a roll. PM me please your intent.>

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<place-keeper, will interject by tomorrow AM if you do not PM or reply here that you are already writing a continuation of the thread. I will steer you into the main plot now otherwise>

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