Endland - Your Day Will Come

Eldur's Adventures: Yeesha

How It Began

Eldur met Yeesha a fortnight ago at the market where she was selling pumpkin pies and other meals from her booth to the hungry traders and buyers. Eldur talked to her out of his usual interest in the business of the citizens. But this time something went different.

They talked for quite a while and got into a vivid discussion about how best to season pumpkin pie. After half an hour of uninterrupted discussion, she dared him to try one of her favourite recipes and tell her it wasn’t good. He tried and had to acknowledge her superior skill in this matters. Yeesha was very pleased by this and invited him to dinner for the next evening.

During that dinner, they talked about their respective pasts and what they were expecting of the future. And without one of them noticing they talked until dawn. Since then they met every other day and became an item.

First Quarrel

On the morning of the Spring Market Eldur woke up after he had spent a joyful night with Yeesha. Before he was really awake, she had slapped him in the face. After he had recovered from this harsh wake-up-call he spotted the reason for her aggravation. He had been a bit too generous with the scented oils. Her fluffy red fur was still red, but far away from fluffy.

She refused to go outside and be seen in this state. So, Eldur had to think of something. Because she refused to let him try to fix this with Elementarism, he coverd her in the bedlinen and led her to the bathhouse. It was still early and there were not many people about.

This also meant the bathhouse wasn’t open yet. After rattling the door Kiran opened and looked not very happy about being forced to wake up that early. With a very generous offer for using one of his bathtubs (water not included) he agreed to make an exception and let them use one of the smaller rooms. Eldur produced the warm water and began to undo his mishap. In the end they spent far longer at the bathhouse as would have been necessary.

Afterwards they both set out to prepare for today’s work. Eldur had to prepare for the fertilisation ceremony and Yeesha had to set-up her booth for the market. But they didn’t split without arranging to meet at the dance that night.

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Spring Market

The Elementarist Eldur has spent a pleasurable night with Yeesha. The morning after is less so because it turns out that the scented oil Eldur used at some time during the night has messed up Yeesha’s fur and she demands that he comes up with a way to put things right. Now.
He does some quick thinking and decides to take her to the bathhouse where they take their time cleaning her up. He has to leave to prepare for the spring ritual, but they plan to meet at the dance in the evening.

Arvo has a customer who is willing to sell him an artefact. It’s a rare thing, an electronic device that actually still works. The adventurer take a quick step back when Arvo turns the device on and it starts blinking, but he just as quickly realises how much money this is worth. They agree that Arvo will broker the sale for a modest fee and they will meet again in the evening.

Since the ritual is about to start, Arvo heads there, most of the people from town will be there. He does indeed meet Finara, who is always willing to buy artefacts. Arvo turns on his charm and Finara agrees to buy the artefact and to have dinner with him. She seems amused by his enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, Eldur and his colleagues perform the ritual that will ensure the fertility of the land for another year. Actually, the ritual turns only a small part of the land fertile, but they will treat the rest of the land during the following weeks. The ritual is important to show people that the town will continue to prosper and everyone enjoys the show.

Belkelel has started his morning by picking up a street kid who had been pestering him for days. The boy starts to bawl immediately, as does his little brother. A crowd gathers and people are already muttering unhappily when Belkelel puts the child down again and goes into his usualy spiel, offering to tell the future for anyone who is brave enough to dare and ask. He gets one customer, Amrit, and Arvo is curious as well, but says he’ll come back later.

Belkelel watches the ritual as well and tries to see the outcome. He gets the feeling that it won’t work, but nothing hints to that from the behaviour of the Elementarists and the crowd. But maybe the Elementarists are just faking it.

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