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Mirrormount Ruled by House Mondragon.
A dwindling city of 1,810 souls, its income is from the snow-leaves and vineyards on the slopes, and copper ore from the last mines in the area.

Mirrormount takes its name from the glorious fortress that stands incongruously just to the north, on a high bluff- the vast edifice is an odd creation. Some of its older towers feature odd spires with polished stone that still shines and shimmers in the light--a feature from a time before Asserya. Silverhall is its name, but many others call it Mirrorfell these days as the silver that once flowed into this vast holding from western mines is long gone, lost to Elonia with the final settlements of the Border Wars


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Old 10-18-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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She wore her hair down, giving into the curls and waves for the evening because she was too restless to sit still for it to be braided and coiled and coiffed. A headband of gold sat at her brow, with a dragons head charm on her forehead set with glimmering garnet chips for eyes.

Parissa's gown was a deep scarlet wool, cut to bare shoulders and laced tight to her body. While it did not give her curves, the full skirts at least suggested hips and the form itself made her look like a real girl, not someone's squire who'd lost a bet.

She tried not to fidget during dinner even though as Zoe had warned her, Lady Mondragon was dull as ditch water: A Sollis and proud of it, and proud of Mirrorfell and proud of her children but still weepy-eyed about the one that died with Prince Rollant (Parissa wondered if that was real or meant to endear her to the king). The lady was taking advantage of Prince Jason's absence to whisper advice and marital wisdom that Parissa didn't care to listen to. Blah blah patience obedience blah. She smiled and nodded and drained a couple more cups of wine to pass the time between courses.

She made her apologetic excuses to the lady as the dancing began because (thank all the gods) one of Lord Mondragon's sons asked her to dance.

Released after that, she stepped back to the side and looked through the crowd for someone she wanted to speak to. It took a couple more songs for her to edge closer and endure smaller, less important conversations until she was able to actually get close enough to speak to him. And a servant brought her another cup of wine, which also helped her not turn tail and go do something less daunting like climbing the crumbling west tower. All right... you can do this... What would Ty say?

"Good evening, Ser Jayme. Are you not dancing? I hope the prince didn't tell you all not to enjoy yourselves until he was able to..."
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"Highness." Jayme turned, and smiled at her appearance before inclining his head. "You look lovely this evening. And I danced. Just not as often as you have probably this evening, I'm sure...it is not often that I take to dancing. I fear it has been an adjustment for me to become used to courtly pleasures."
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"My thanks, Ser. You look quite... well." Her cheeks warmed a little at the compliment. "But you seem to be very good at dancing," she said with a smile. "So you learned quickly, I suppose. Are you enjoying court better now?"
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Jayme turned to face her, fully, and took in her blush, as well as her outfit...the fabric pushed down to show the pale skin of her shoulders, the flaring of her skirt...she wished to be noticed. But for reasons beyond her title, perhaps. Hmm. "Better, yes, though not completely." He sighed. "When nameless entities voice concerns about me keeping even simple friendships with others, those are the aspects of court I dislike. How I cannot even be friendly with a lady without something being read into it."
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She gave that due consideration. "That depends on the lady, I suppose? Unwed girls have to be very careful about who they're seen with too often in case it scares off some advantageous suitor. But if you are her friend in company and not seeking company when you're all alone without a chaperon, I don't see why anyone would speak against it." Parissa looked up at him with curiosity in her eyes.

"Anyway, whoever said it m-must have been ill-informed about... about your character. Maybe they were just jealous?"
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"Funny...you are one of the few people who've said positive things about my character, and not immediately assume that I'm my brother. Velasco is a little...too passionate, and by proxy, people think I am the same way. Such is the curse of being the younger brother. Their reputation always washes off onto you, stains you like wine spilt onto your clothes." Jayme gave her a warm smile. "Thank you, princess. I hope you are not completely bored in listening to me...I'm often given to fits of introspection. Let me repay the kindness you've shown me, stop with such fits, and ask if you have adjusted to court as well? You seem much more sure of yourself since I last saw you, during the Holy Days."
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She shrugged. "I've had a lot of wine tonight." As if that answered everything. She took another sip from the cup in her hand. "It's nice to listen to you. Not many people seem to... think about things. Or they talk about what I should be doing." She shot a look at the high table where Lady Mondragon was already haranguing someone else. "But maybe in time they'll realize you aren't much like Lord Velasco."
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"What you should be doing is not drinking so much wine...and just go ahead and ask me to dance, because I have a feeling that is what you wish to do." Jayme smiled. "And in this instance, princess, I am happy to oblige."
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"A princess doesn't ask anyone to dance." Parissa tilted her head in an imitation of Zorayda. "She is asked and she condescends to agree. So if you want to dance, Ser Jayme, you have to ask me." She ended on a laugh, the attempted severity dissolving into another sip of wine.
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He bowed. "Then, Highness, will you do me the honor of dancing with me? I will try my best to not step on your toes."
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"Drat. There goes my excuse to limp away and avoid Lady Mondragon..." Parissa muttered for his benefit alone then took his hand and held out her other to the nearest servant so they could take her cup. That disposed of she focused bright eyes on Jayme. "There. You've asked me to dance. My aim for the night is completed. So what is your aim this evening? Perhaps I can help."
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"To get through this night without a gaggle of women following along after me," he squeezed her hand. "Do you think that you can help with that? It's a very big endeavor, I know..."
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She grinned. "Well... that depends. What manner of help is actually likely to render all the ladies in court blind? I don't have any dreamfish to slip to the kitchens." Parissa giggled and squeezed his hand in return. She tried to look proper and decorous again. "You could try getting them all blind drunk but I think that might take more wine than we have on hand..."
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"Ah, a foolish endeavor," he sighed, and led her out to the dance floor. "We need the wine, after all, for drinking and not getting all the ladies away from me. He stood, ready for the dance. "Thank you for the suggestion..."
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"There's one other option," she said more thoughtfully as they took their places. "You could be my escort for the evening, since Jason's not here? You serve him, and I am a little tipsy. But that's only if you truly dread the press of the crowd."
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"You truly think I'd leave you in such a state?" He shook his head. "Plus, I am enjoying our conversation. It would be an honor to be your escort for the evening, princess."
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"You could always palm me off to Ser Kalden," she said with another slight laugh. Despite her tipsiness she managed the turn of the dance and stepped back toward him easily enough. "Granted, he'd probably punch you. I dooon't think he'd be happy with my conversation. And then there's Lord Rha--er, Vayth. But then I'd punch you, because he scares me to death."
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"I don't know Lord Vayth too well, but I would not wish Ser Kalden on my worst enemy." He moved, nimble and light on his feet. "Funny, it seems that all the ladies I encounter of late are either tipsy or drunk. I think they're trying to tell me something...maybe that I'm not too tolerable?"
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"I think that's more about the trip than you." Parissa sighed. "It's the only way to put up with the Mirrormount accents... but not as bad as it was in Delving. I'll take funny words over those priests any day."
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"That is something I would prefer to forget, rather than discuss, my lady. Delving." Jayme lowered his voice. "Though I do agree with what the Lady Tyana did, even if it may have been a bit rushed. Passions and anger can lead to irrational decisions at times. I would have sent someone after the progress disappeared to rid the land of that awful blighted tower and those people dwelling inside of it..."
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She laughed. "That's brave of you to say. And kind. I know I'd have dispatched Gai to do something about it..." For a moment, the tipsy gaiety left Parissa's expression. "That sort of priest you don't just put in a dungeon. It's a better land if they're gone."
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"Priests have their place," he said. "Just not those types. Any person who takes their beliefs to such extremes...are dangerous. Priests or no." Step, step, turn, back to his place.
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She took her turn and smiled at the man next in line before she stepped back to Jayme. "You should tell my husband that. He seemed terribly complacent about that mess til it was on fire." Parissa sighed again. "But I'm impatient... and I shouldn't complain. I know he's wise... Are you happy serving him? I thought you two would get along but I'm beginning to think I can't tell at all about people."
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"Yes." He smiled. "I get along with him and the others who serve him...though Ser Kalden is taking Elijah's place...and I wish for Elijah to return. Kalden is not a very pleasant man to be around for overlong."
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"What? Kalden unpleasant? And I thought he was the soul of sunshine." Parissa laughed but she cast a questioning look at Jayme. "The prince likes Kalden but I don't understand why... maybe you can read that riddle for me by the end of this trip. I really... Ser Rhaegar is bad enough: all dark and terrifying. Kalden's sort of that plus being angry."
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"Unless you fear Kalden might do something...not my place to question the company the prince keeps." Jayme thought for a moment. "The man is honest, brutally so at times. Perhaps your husband appreciates that, I don't know."
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"I'm not asking for questioning, just explaining. Since he's our constant companion til whenever we get back north... and maybe even after that." Parissa shot a wary look off to where she'd last seen Melantha and her branch of the family. "It probably is the honesty. There's not much of that in a court."
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"Court is a game no one can ever win. Whether you tell truth or lies...though this topic may get rather morbid, rather fast, princess. Would you rather us speak of something else?"
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"My life is court now." She wrinkled her nose a little. "But yes... you pick something else. I'm far too dizzy to direct anything just now."
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He looked concerned. "Do you need some fresh air? We do not have to dance right now, if you do not wish to or are feeling poorly."
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