Changing Paths?

Changing Paths
Summary: Kathryn and Tylon talk about working at the temple and thinking upon new paths.
Date: 03/10/2013
Related: none
Kathryn Tylon 

Laketown - Temple Gardens
A simple stone path leads out into the garden of the Temple of Four. Several trees offer shade along with small stone benches for people to rest and enjoy the peace and fresh air of the garden. Though by far the offerings are more practical with the many herbs and vegetable patches that exist within the flowers and bushes that exist. A close look by one knowledgeable in the area, would notice that most of the flower and bushes themselves have purpose beyond scenery. Near the back of the garden is a small orchard with various fruit bearing trees : apple, pear, peach, and cherry.
Of the many paths that branch out in the garden, one can be seen leading over to an area that has been setup for the purpose of weapons and combat training for the Chosen of the Temple. Targets and practice dummies are arranged in several places along with open spaces for those more inclined for working in pairs.
Oct 03, 1329

Things had been hectic to say the least around the Temple of Four since the attack by the dragon four days prior. But they had been making progress in getting rubble cleared away and rebuilding efforts begun. Yet business did ever continue on, people yet needed to pray, injured yet needed tending. With much of the temple in ruin, tents had been set up in the gardens to quarter those of the Temple. And when Kathryn came to meet with the Mother Superior, it was to the gardens she was directed as the woman's office was ruined as well. The woman was looking over a few papers, one arm in a sling thus making the task a little more difficult thatn usual.

Kathryn had hoped to meet with the mother Superior before now, but dragon attacks tend to have a way of disrupting the schedule. She has been seen helping out in the infirmary during this time lending her own skills. The woman perhaps reportedly well versed in Herb craft. As she is directed towards the garden, the lady takes a moment to look around until at once she stands before the Mother Superior. There is an incline to her head in respect to the woman, "Thank you for meeting with me."

The papers are set aside when the other woman appears, Tylon likely having been seen about th einfirmary herself the first few days afterwards. Her blue robes marking her as follower of Stilltha and they did tend to be healers. Least until yesterday when something or another occured to land her arm in the sling, and broken according to the whispers. A smile is calmly offered,"You are welcome, and thank you as well for the aid you have given with the injured, it is always appreciated. Now what was it you wished to speak to me about?"

Kathryn dips her head at the thanks, "It was the least I could do." She offers to the woman and glances back to the infirmary before looking back to the Woman. "I was a healer back in Lohstren, taught at my mother's side who was a healer before me as her mother was before her." She offers of her lineage and experience before taking a breath and continuing on. "I came to Laketown intent on joining the Guild and furthering my skills, but…I found myself here instead in these hallowed walls." She explains in a voice far too serious for a woman of her age.

Calmly does Tylon listen on, a small nod given as the woman's words come to an end. "The Guardians have a way of directing us where They would need us most. Though are you considering now to actually take up robes, or wishing to simply continue to offer your skills and aid within the infirmary as one of our regular workers." It was not out of place for those on the fence to simply work at the Temple after all.

"That is not a path I had ever thought upon in truth, though perhaps it is something I may yet consider. I was a woman married, daughter of a merchent. The life of an acolyte…was not something I thought upon." Kathryn admits to the Mother Superior. "I would like to continue my work here if I may and perhaps learn a bit more of the life you offer if I am not too old to be considered?" There is an hesitant smile at the last.

"While most do take up the path earlier in life, some do come to it later. It is always an option as sometimes the thought of guidance doesn't occur til later." Tylon gives a nod of her head,"You are thus not to old, we have rescently had another decide to take to this path, older than usual to take up the robes, Acolyte Cristof, you may have perhaps seen him, if not met him. We would be more than happy to have you spend time with us and continue to continue to work within the infirmary. Unfortuantely, we do need the extra help right now." All the burn injuries! "And you would be ore than welcome to sit in on some of the Acolyte's classes if you wished as well, to get a better idea of what is expected of us."

Kathryn listens quietly to the woman as she explains things, her features intent and thoughtful. "I will speak more to this Acolyte and perhaps sit on in these classes you speak of. I know not where my path will take me as my mind is still unsettled, but if as you say the Guardians led me here, then who am I to argue with their purpose." She finally responds, one hand absently fiddling with a wedding band that hangs from a necklace. "Until then you have my hands either way and my knowledge and hope that they are useful to you."

"Sometimes They guide us to a path, sometimes They simply seek to show us our options so that we may fully decide where we wish to be. " Tylon gives a bit of a smile,"It is always my opinion that we always have a choice to listen and see, to decide what it means for us. Some are more keen to preassure otherwise. Here, you are welcome to take what time you need. If you decide this is where you wish to be, yet not have wish for the robes, you will remain welcome. " Lightly shifting the arm in th esling and resettling it some,"I have no doubt your hands and skills will be put to use here, we seem to always have some who need looking after. I know you have been giving aid, do you have accomedations within the city or would you wish to take up some here as well?"

"I thank you for your words and guidance." Kathryn starts and drops her hands to smooth out the front of her dress. "I would like to explore this and decide if right for me. If it is not a burden I would not mind rooms here, otherwise I have been staying at a local tavern and can remain there." She offers before canting her head towards the arm. "Is there something I can get you for the arm?"

Tylon smiles gently,"It will be no trouble to have a room assigned for you. It may perhaps not be as plush as some as the taverns can offer," better than some though," but it will be the same a any of us would have here. And I am sure Father Byron would not mind one more to feed." Her eyes drop to her arm before she shakes her head,"Unfortunately nothing but time is going to help this. Though I am probably about due for something to numb a bit of the discomfort, if only to sleep. "

"A bed to sleep on and a table to work on are all I need." Kathryn replies to the woman. Indeed for the daughter of a merchant she is dressed simply, though the dress is well made. "I will help in whatever way I can to ease the burden of my staying here." She nods to the latter, "Would you like me to get something for you or is it already prepared?" She asks as she glances down at the arm. "I had a broken leg once,the pain was quite…distracting."

"Both you will have," notes Tylon. Giving a light smile,"I have little doubt that it is already prepared and there will be an Acolyte along to fuss after me and see me along. And if I tarry to long, Brother Thomas will be along to see to it. You would not think I were a healer and grown woman with how they can fret after me at times." The woman seeming more amused than put out by it though. The woman would see easily enouhg how many of the Temple were mearly 'extended' family to one another after awhile. "I do admit though, it has been quite distracting, and a bit annoying with how it limits me at times. But I will manage."

As her 'caretakers' are described, Kathryn can't help but smile. "Because healers oft look after themselves last. If we are not well, we can not treat others. I often had to chase my mother and my husband used to fuss at me. We need these people in our lives to make sure we look after ourselves." She dips her head, "May the Guardians see you fit and well before too long. I shall leave you to your keepers." She says and takes a step back.

"It is true, we do focus so oft on the others, we make for poor and rather stubborn patients ourselves. This," just barely shifting the arm,"will at least slow me up more than usual. I think they will have better luck in keeping me to rest….least for a day or two." Tylon giving a bit of a grin. "And aye, I know I need them. Funny to how some have come into my life, just as it seems I have needed a bit of extra watching." Giving a bow of her head to Kathryn,"Thank you for the help you have offered, and May the Guardians watch over you."

"And so the Guardians look after their servents." Kathryn says and curtsies before heading back in the direction of the infirmary.

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