UD: In the Gardens of the EldestTez strode through the gardens of his seraglio, long, unbound, bright red hair streaming down his back to his waist, over the folds of his cape, pointed ears glittering with jewelry, master of all he surveyed. Behind him two servitor guards stepped with him, on alert always against those who would challenge his claim of mastery of the Elves, though he had held that claim for a thousand years now, and would for a thousand or more. For was he not the Eldest of the Elves, beyond dispute?UD: In the Gardens of the Eldest by Sir-Talen
Along the edge of the path, a smaller elf crouched, naked in the manner of the lowest servants, weeding the garden, auburn hair, reddish but darker than Tez’s own, falling over his face as he calmly pulled weeds out of the beds lining the path.
Tez paused, placing a smile on his face though there was no audience to see it. It paid well to be kind to the lower servants, for it granted him a reputation for benevolence and evenhandedness in his dealings with the greater population.
FYS To Climb the Highest Mountain.Levar hefted his pack and looked up towards the top of the peak. The escarpment was black, a bit rounded, with promising white snowfields nearer to the summit. He drew in a deep breath, feeling the dry, slightly cool air. Perfect for a long climb.FYS To Climb the Highest Mountain. by Sir-Talen
“So that’s the tallest mountain on the Ring?” he asked Lhamo.
His llama morph, dressed similarly as he was, in tough adaptive hiking boots and vented clothing that could adapt to a variety of weather conditions, nodded. “Yes, sir. Exactly 6,103 meters tall at the highest peak.”
“Huh. Shorter than Mt. McKinley,” Levar said, trying to hide his disappointment.
“Yes, sir. The Groupmind’s reasoning was that it would be safer if the peak didn’t require supplemental oxygen to reach.”
“Figures.” Though given the death toll taller mountains like K2 and Everest had racked up, he could understand the Groupmind’s caution on that score. “Does it have a name yet?
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