|One day I was out walking. I'm from a household... V'lar.
And out of nowhere jumped this Gen...uh..well...she wasn't exactly Gen you
see, she didn't zlin Gen. She had no nager at all. She
told me she was an ancient. Well, now, it was hard for me to believe
that an Ancient had survived thousands of years after the age of chaos and
had simply not mutated into a Sime, like me with tentacles, or a Gen... like
her only with a beautiful glowing field of energy radiating about here that
we Simes could see....er, well yeah I'm in need. How'd you know?
I must tell you though, it might have been hard to believe, but it was easier
than beliving my zlinning had failed me. Imagine a Sime who couldn't
zlin? Heh Heh Heh. Like a Lion with no teeth, a boat with o oars, a ...yeah
well you get the pciture.
Turning to her I asked the woman where she'd come from.[This was my first
mistake. Had I known then what I know now, I would have run the other way.]
I thought nothing of asking. It occured to me there were a couple
of other possibilites. She might be a gypsy, for they were rumored
to have unusal powers, or... a rathorite... some sort of secret sect that
was really close to Zeor.
Oh, you haven't heard of Zeor. Well, they're the original founders
of the Householdings--Farrises. And they are also different than other
channels. You'll know them, just look for anyone wearing black... or
Blue if they belong to Zeor but aren't a Farris. Yes, black. Well,
a tie, a belt, you get the idea. Oh, and they're jumpy and nervous. But if
there's an impossible situation, these are the ones to call. Except they're
those types that sorta lean toward the arts. No mind for money. Oh, well
yes, Tigues handle money well. I'll tell you about THEM someday. Yes, they're
another odd type of channel. But, back to the woman.
She said she wasn't from the part of world where gypsies lived, which confused
me because we do have gypsies here. And considering she was talking
to me, I decided she couldn't be a rathorite. [Did it even occur to
me yet to be wary of this pre-puberscent zlinning adult? To run? No.....]
I convinced her to come with me. The place she was walking around in
was full of junct Simes... you know Simes that kill for the selyn Gens
carry. Yes, I know she didn't really zlin right, but you never know.
Just in case, I thought she'd be safer inside V'lar.
Well, I think we all would have been safer leaving her outside. The
woman went on and on about people she visited in Gen Territory and how
strawberries would protect her if anyone bothered her.
Strawberries! My Secutuib, the leader of V'lar, almost fainted dead
away at that.
Yes, Sectuib... the leader of the house, that is Sime. There are one
or two houses around that have Gen leaders and they're referred to as
Sosectu. My opinion, either one is fine as long as they know what they
Of course, I had to doubt my Sectuib's wisdom when he had me escort this
ancient around. [Yes. You see, by now I knew something was terribly
wrong. It's the strawberries that did it. Anyone who would try to feed a
Sure enough, I was right. She wanted to watch a transfer.
Can you imagine such. Standing there watching a renSime take selyn
from a Channel who was imitating a Gen with his field... You know, projecting
Gen to entice the renSime to take his selyn.
And right in the middle she bursts out asking why they are kissing.
Oh my, the renSime shenned and we had quite a mess as the channel tried to
override that abort and give the poor renSime transfer.
After I patiently explained they weren't kissing but completing the current
so selyn could flow, things smoothed out... until the donation.
I should have realized, if she thought that was odd, she might react oddly
to a Gen in a Sime's grip. Even after explaining that the Gen was only
giving a channel his selyn so he could give it to a renSime who was in need,
she tried to attack the channel and save the Gen, yelling on and on about
Nerves shot, I thought it might be wise to take her to the cafeteria.
Nooooo... she tried feeding me food that I couldn't eat. She thought
I was being stubborn since others were eating it. However, I explained
those were Gens she saw eating it. Not Simes.
After getting some more tea for her I returned to the table, only to end
up in the infirmary after she had slipped food in my own meal to show me
I was only being stubborn. Yes, I could have zlinned it... but you
tell me, after having an Ancient around like that who was throwing the
ambient into a mess of emotions, would you really be zlinning?
What happened to the woman?
Ah well...you see, I was so..um...impressed...yes, that's it...impressed
with her I told her she just had to visit Zeor.
Yeah, well, I'm sure we'll be hearing from them soon about the woman...if