I have been contemplating my upcoming graduation from the Revnekan Institute. My publication was completed some time ago, I’ve met with the committee for the last time, and my “distraction” has been overcome. It was not easy, and I realize that in some ways the testing during an educational program is less relevant than the testing we are faced with every day thereafter.
Nevertheless, all is complete but the ceremony. A gathering would be in order. Yet, I am so relieved that the day is finally arriving that I dare not tempt fate by announcing it until it is over. My good friends think well of me regardless, but I know they would be sad to miss attending on such an important day. The one day they would be allowed on Giloveelay. I have to invite them — it wouldn’t be right to do anything else.
And now there is a new question to ask. Will my mentor even attend? She seems to have vanished. Is it because of the new neighborhood in the cavern? Did she do something wrong by opening it? Why would she open a Revnekan Neighborhood at all, and if she did, why would any one at the Institute object?
Yrs. Solaken answered my call. That in itself was strange. I have never known of him to do that before. Jurel is responsible for students — he has far too many other obligations. What had happened, and even as important — why did he seem so unconcerned as he looked over the new Neighborhood? I could see he knew no more than I did about it, even as he explained his far-fetched theory to me.
Indeed, when we looked at the names of recent visitors I saw clearly that he was unaware of the true situation. The names were those of the missing Giloveelayan Healers!
All students were taught about the group of Healers that had gone missing from Giloveelay after Veovis released the poison in D’ni and other Ages. That disappearance was strange, since Giloveelay considered itself part of an Ancient Healers Guild but had had little involvement with the D’ni Guild for thousands of years. Many Healers on other Ages knew nothing about D’ni or Veovis; the missing group had recently studied new techniques on one of the first Ancient Healers Ages. Even more strange was that Giloveelay had been spared a visit from the poison but some of these other Ancient Healers Guild Ages had not. The arrival of three of the missing Healers last year had been shocking, and once their story was known the consensus was that the others might some day return as well. Yrs. Solaken was the only Master at Revnekan who seemed to feel strongly that no one else would return to Giloveelay
But here they were. And there were KI messages.
My heart swelled for Kridash — no wonder he was so intent on finding the others. He was right to have gone on believing she would return!
Jurel is safe. I’ll trust that for now. For the rest, I think it’s time to keep my own counsel.
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[UruBlogs] Chapter Nine, A New Ending; pp 264-6
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