An Adequate Distraction

Library

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You stand in a surprisingly long, quiet room that runs the length of this side of Cair Paravel’s west wing.  The room is narrow in shape, and thus appears to be more of a long, unusually wide corridor.  Someone has constructed a series of shelves along the north wall, under tiny windows that let in only enough light to see by.  Torchwicks line the south wall that can be lit for additional illumination, and under them sit several wooden tables and accompanying benches.

The floors are bare, so your footfalls send hollow-sounding echoes through the marble walls.  There are archways at the southeast and west ends of the room — the west archway leading into the northwest tower, and the southeast archway leading into the common gallery.

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You can go: Common Gallery <SE>, Northwest Tower <W>

Mateo is sat at a small table at the edge of the library, he has open a book in front of him which he seems engrossed in.

Avery enters the library, her eyes scanning a piece of parchment in her hands. “Ridiculous…” she says, rolling her eyes.

Mateo looks up at the sound of footsteps and the voice, noticing that it’s Lady Avery he stands and offers a polite bow.

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A Warrior in Action

Practice Grounds

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You find yourself on a pretty, grassy lawn that runs along the north side of Cair Paravel’s main tower.  Most of it has been trampled quite a bit by feet and hooves of various sizes, as it’s been used as a training field for Cair Paravel’s resident knights.  There are a number of flagstone paths, though, that run around the perimeter toward some outbuildings.  There is a stable to the north, a wide, stocky watchtower to the northeast, and to the distant east at the end of the peninsula, the naval pier is being constructed. You can see the ocean beyond, stretching out in its twinkly blueness toward the horizon.  There isn’t much of a beach that you can detect from here, though.

A door in the north tower leads back into the castle.

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You can go: Enter the Tower Yard <NE>, Toward the Stable <N>, Enter the North Tower <W>

Mateo is sat by the edge of the field, he’s sipping some water from a water skin. On his lap is a wooden practice sword. He looks as if he’s just been practicing.

Deonyc comes walking from the tower to the north east, he is carrying a staff heading towards the practice grounds

Chlamash makes his way into the training grounds surveying those practicing and those in combat, and nodding to a few familiar faces.

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Mateo’s Day Off (A Guided Tour)

The Beach, at Stormness

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You stand on a jutting peninsula that overlooks the sea.  Below you, a low, rocky cliff angles downward at odd angles into the water, where waves crash on jagged spars jutting up in all directions.  It’s a pretty view, but not much for diving.

To the west, the dense forests of the Great Woods of Narnia rise up in a great, leafy mass.  You almost cannot see any way into it.

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The boat that had made ground was a small one, the kind of boat that could be comfortably sailed by one or two people. Currently, Mateo is sat on a rock on the beach, carefully looking over a navigational chart to ensure he was in the right place.

Up on the rock overhang, Crenna watches the boat sail in. She begins to make her descent down to greet the newcomer. She seems much more at home here than in the city, walking confidently along the sand. She calls out, “Captain Mateo?”

Mateo chuckles, “I suppose I must be for this little thing! You must be Crenna?”

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The Fate of Teebeth

Library

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You stand in a surprisingly long, quiet room that runs the length of this side of Cair Paravel’s west wing.  The room is narrow in shape, and thus appears to be more of a long, unusually wide corridor.  Someone has constructed a series of shelves along the north wall, under tiny windows that let in only enough light to see by.  Torchwicks line the south wall that can be lit for additional illumination, and under them sit several wooden tables and accompanying benches.

The floors are bare, so your footfalls send hollow-sounding echoes through the marble walls.  There are archways at the southeast and west ends of the room — the west archway leading into the northwest tower, and the southeast archway leading into the common gallery.

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You can go: Common Gallery <SE>, Northwest Tower <W>

Mateo is sat at a table at the library, he is reading a book which appears to be on the various peoples of Narnia.

Chlamash enters the Library and nods his greeting to the Librarian as he passes. He heads towards a nearby table with a book that seems to be about ancient Narnian history before the winter. It has quite a weathered look to it.

Mateo looks up at the sound of footsteps and stands, giving the entering Tarkaan a bow.

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