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NPC: Talon

Location: White Stone Tirnwood Council Meeting Hall

Coordinates: 364, 165

Member of the Elven Council of Three, also responsible for leading their meetings.


Speak the Words

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*A young elf glances up at you from his book as you enter. He gestures to one of the nearby seats as he continues to read. As you begin to speak, he holds up a single index finger causing you to paEL-DB.comuse. After a few moments, he closes his book and turns to face you.* Please forgive my rudeness, I was at an exciting part. I'm Talon and on behalf of the Elven Council of Three, I bid you welcome.

Thank you.
I know what you're thinking. 'What is this kid doing on a council?' In all honesty, I don't even know why I was chosen, but I'm sure it must have something to do with the three P's, and the worst part of it is, I have to lead the meetings! Plus there's all this studying and reading to do as well, so I'm cooped up here all day, every day.

Three P's?
I'm sorry. I'm not good at explaining what they are, but if you seek out Councilor Vaesura, I believe she'll be able to explain it to you better than anyone else.

Lead? Why?
They said, 'Because it's your turn,' when I asked them that very question. I think it's because it takes a LOT of work to set one of these meetings up: writing announcements and having them delivered to the other council members, making sure the council chamber is orderly, etc. Quite frankly, I think they don't want to do these kinds of chores anymore, even though they have far more experience at them than I do!

What are you reading?
*Talon blushes and fidgets before showing you the cover of his book.* It's one of my guilty pleasures, reading the history of my people. I can easily lose track of time imagining what it must have been like to live during that age. Yet I also wonder how different things would be today if they had had access to all we know now. What divergent paths would they have chosen? What unique choices would they have made?

But, while I'm reading the history I enjoy so much, I'm not reading the Council's meeting notes for the last dozen centuries. And that, unfortunately, is a job requirement. *sigh*

Council chamber
The structure you're standing in. Tirnwood Vale is the creation of Tirn, by the way. Do you know the story about how the Druid Tirn changed the climate here so that the mighty trees could grow and survive? She's still here, you know, her consciousness anyway - still alive in the trees. We still sing to her from time to time asking her to grow homes into the mightiest of trees.

I don't have the book with me here. I'm sure if you search foEL-DB.comr it in a library, you'll find it. It's fascinating reading.

Boring meeting notes, I might add, but it actually does make some sense. As leader of the Council, I am also responsible for keeping the notes: writing down who said what, what decisions were made, which decisions were postponed or rejected. More work dumped onto my lap while the others just sit there and tell me why we can't or shouldn't do some of the things I've proposed.

There's a pattern to the way the notes are written. Even though the handwriting has changed over the years, the pattern has remained the same. Take the presence of Vermor Castle as an example.

Vermor Castle?
Over the centuries, power centers have shifted back and forth between the Vermor family and the Luxin family. For a few generations, the Vermor family holds the greatest influence in the region, then, attitudes change and the Luxin family is in command. A few generations after that, favor swings back to the Vermor family again and the cycle repeats itself.

What about now?
Now the Luxin family is favored, but you know that Vermor Castle was without an heir for a period of time, right? Well, an heir has come of age and now sits on the high seat of House Vermor. All kinds of rumors have been noted about what happened and who was involved, but no proof has been brought forward. Perhaps if you paid Lord Vermor a visit, you might learn something.

They're history.
They are historical records, I suppose. Perhaps I should take another look at them through the lens of history. That might make them just a tad bit easier for me to deal with. I thank you for your suggestion.

Nice meeting you
On that we are in agreement, my friend. I have taken your words to heart and will renew my efforts toward the tasks to which I have been appointed. Please stop by again the next time you're in the area. Fare well.