Tuesday, March 11, 2014
But even she could be surprised after all these years, and the Dragon Man, Jaren was certainly a surprise. She still marveled at how they all showed their appreciation to be entertained, thru a huge variety of performances. That really intrigued her, and she loved to make them laugh spontaneously and watch people close by scatter away in fear. Jaren showed a natural talent in the language of magic and another language of magic - the magic of music. That was delightful, and certainly added to his mystique, but it didn't surprise her. His insight and thought to build an academy to teach and master the arts of the bardic college.... now that is a surprise. It was clear to her as he spoke that he had a belief in her skills, but an even stronger confidence in her perspective as he implored her to take the role of headmaster of his bardic college, with the express mission of weaving arcane enchantments with music that sings to the universe. His reverence for her long tenure in this life seemed the primary factor in selecting her to lead the new college.
She could hardly contain her excitement as the ever -business first- Jeren listed the details of the appointment. To mark her station and relieve the rigors of travel a chair was enchanted to float just above the ground at all times, carrying Filis aloft as she directed through a controlling talisman. It worked just like a floating disk, and could navigate standard stairs and ramps with ease. She was to receive residence, choosing from the Dragon Nest or the Academy. She would earn a wage of 1500 gp annually. She would administer a plan to recruit students to train for tuition. She would undertake finding teachers and collecting materials to instruct in the arts, especially musically talented arcanists. She would also be responsible for acquiring the contents of a library of written music.
The two of them had fun figuring out the floating chair together, and Filis had to admit, she loved it. Even though she could feel the undercurrent of sin in the evenings dealing, she couldn't help but tomentally count the values of what she had just bargained for. It was not lost on her that she had picked a side.