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OOC: I'll just move us along to the temple, because I can...
With that, the party of three made preparations and began to maneuver through the city once more. Carianna led them down several roads with booths on the sides of selling wears and services. She passed through the acedemics quarter, using a side road as a short cut to get home. The precession looked strange. Many people throughout the city had seen Carianna and knew very well her beliefs. It looked strange for her to be walking with a knight. But a younger one was no surprise whatsoever. People stared, some waved, and some called out to her. All were met with a kind word in return from the priestess as she moved rather nonchalantly through the roads.
The first temple they met, the first in the temple district was the Temple of Rada. It was important to have it so close to the acedemic quarters, since, many times, the temple would work with the different intellectual societies in public works. But the temple was a source of learning all its own. The temple itself was peaceful and calming to the eye. The white stone building was not overwhelming and not highly decorated. Instead, it was just clean. As they approached, a priestess popped out, looking at who was coming. She waved to Carianna and called out a greeting, which Cari did in return.
"So, Cari, why are you back so soon?" she asked, curious as always.
"Ran into a bit of trouble with some bad people. Just had to deliver them to the proper authorities," Cari replied, as if it was a usual occurance.
"I see... And your friends?"
"The authorities would call them 'victims of an attack', but..." she leaned back, winking to them, "I think they could have turned the attackers into the victims in good time. I had to step in..."
"Well, of course. Do me a favor and send for the high priest to my room, would you? One of them requires a much more powerful healing..."
"No problem. I will see you later tonight," she said, nodding her head.
"That you will," Cari confirmed as the girl took a dash off. "That's Darielle. I don't know anyone who is more talkative than her. She is a very good teacher in literature, but not many people take the class. I did, though."
They entered the large, open building. Inside, people bustled around, and many were not even of Rada in priesthood. Many were normal people. Unlike many temples across Lodoss, Carianna's was very active in services to the public, including schooling for those who cannot afford the academies. Depending on who they were, some classes could be offered on credit, but none were truly free inside the temple. Any free classes were taught outside the temple in an area provided by the priest who ran it and was quite individual in nature. The temple could not afford to provide free classes all the time. But Cari did a few free classes on the street to people who needed something to get them started.
Many of them knew Carianna and waved a greeting, nodded, or said a good word. Cari, in return, would respond with a graceful head nod. Normally, she would stop and chat with people, but they did have an injury on their hands. She led the group into the temple halls and finally to the living quarters. Carianna arrived at her door and a man in extravagent robes was already standing there. As she arrived, she bowed to him and spoke his name in respect. "High Priest Maernius."
He nodded. "Priestess Carianna. Are you injured?"
"No. This one..." she said, leading Cian into the room. She led him to her bedside. The entire room was white, except for a few knick-knacks, books, and ornaments that seemed to stand out in her room. It was quite simple and not in the least fancy. Hung on a side of the wall were several of, for the most part, the same, low-end clothes that she wore this day. She looked back to the high priest, who nodded to her. She hoped that he would be fine.