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Finn finds the Founders about staying in Syka

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Syka is a new settlement of primarily humans on the east coast of Falyndar opposite of Riverfall on The Suvan Sea. [Syka Codex]

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Postby Finn Reefdiver on April 14th, 2019, 4:54 am

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9th Spring 519

Finn had helped Kamilla off his Casinor after she somehow had talked him into allowing her to leave belongings until she discussed things with the Founders which didn’t bother him at all but he had made it sound worse, who knew if he would need her help someday. Although with being docked he could actually get some decent rest and he planned on doing just that in his own cabin now. Their business was done now and he planned on spending ten to twelve hours in his rack catching up on some sleep.

He pulled his mooring lines up and slowly strung them to the pier and tied them off securely on both ends of the vessel. Then a second set was pulled out as he doubled up on both the stern and bow lines further up and down the pier from the first set of lines. He then stretched out the sails across the ship and slowly started to roll them up neatly to be stored on the booms like he used to do with the pod. As one of the younger members who seemed to always get some the easiest although most physical work. The heat of Syka made this excruciatingly hot work as the afternoon heat beat down on his back and the sweat rolled off his body from the exertion. Not until he felt his casinor was safely stored for port did he think about cleaning himself up and falling asleep.

By the time he rolled out of bed it was early morning in Syka, he had slept much longer than intended not that it mattered much. He grabbed his cutlass off the wall before he stepped off the ship making sure the cabin was closed after he exited and waited on the end of the dock for a few minutes. Although he knew what to expect, it still took time to adjust to the lack of movement on land and he often felt his body moving to a non-existent motion so he stood until he felt comfortable his legs wouldn’t betray him and decided where he would walk to. The wet dock creaked as he walked the length until he stepped onto the beach where he was joined by his Tavan, her black back contrasted heavily against the fine white sand as she waddled after him. Evening though it was morning, Syna had already warmed the sand, so he walked where the rising tide washed up and cooled the sand. His cutlass slapped his leg on every step he took until he slid it further over on his hip where it quieted down some, he really wasn’t accustomed to wearing it.

He ended up following the only people he saw as they appeared to be heading toward some common area, with any luck he could find a fresh breakfast and that was something to look forward to. In a flurry of wings the gull took to the air, the five foot wingspan pelted Finn with sand as she lifted off and soared out over the sea as he turned to inspect the store which he found to be closed up but he hoped would be open later in the day. He did take the time to inspect some of the wares that sat outside the small shop but nothing was of real use to him so he continued on.

As he neared the commons, the aromas of fresh food assaulted his sense of smell while his stomach growled loudly. As he stepped into the shade near the kitchens, he stood for a second as his eyes adjusted to the shade before a large dark haired, middle aged man shoved two bowls of fruit at him with “On the tables” as the only direction. Finn walked and set them on the table as a rather large and ripe orange leaked juice from a split in the peel that ran down his hand and onto his forearm. He quickly palmed the offending orange and started to peel it as he looked around and realized no one was paying much heed to his presence nor did he know who exactly he should be looking for as a dozen or two people were gathered around. He used to hear of a ship, Captain Chaliva if he remembered correctly, but hadn’t heard much about that ship recently nor did he see the ship at anchor when they arrived.

One of the women started to sit down near him, a blonde woman with black ends to her hair that he walked up to so he could ask. “Excuse me, could you point me to the Lia…..” his mind had blanked for just a moment before he continued “Sorry I mean I’m looking for the Captain Chaliva or one of the founders I think, might you be able to tell me where to find them?”
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Postby Finn Reefdiver on April 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm

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Uta looked up at the young Svefra as she prepared to eat her meal “James and Juli should be along shortly I believe.” She answered him politely but continued “Your casinor came in yesterday if I’m not mistaken but feel free to make yourself a plate while you wait”. But before he could leave and make his way to the food she grabbed his forearm to stop him as her free hand pointed down the beach toward a pair of people that walked toward them. “That should be them right there if your business is important.”

“Thank you for your help.” Finn told her before he made his way toward the entrance again where he waited for Capt Chaliva patiently but was able to eat a couple of slices of his oranges. As the pair neared, it appeared that they had been swimming shortly ago and had came for breakfast.

Finn approached the pair “Captain Chaliva, I wondered when you might have a few chimes for a talk?” Finn asked politely of Captain Chaliva, without knowing the man he had figured he should contain his more carefree impulses for the time being and have a more respectful approach.

James sized Finn up fairly quickly before he looked at Juli. “I’ll meet you inside but start without me if you want” he told her before he turned to Finn and continued “It’s James here and no time like the present. You are and what can I do for you?”

While not entirely sure why or what he wanted to say but Finn started “Sorry, I am Finn Reefdiver and was thinking about staying in Syka for a while, or at least interested in asking about the possibility of it. Not sure if it is even an option or not?”

James gave him a knowing look before he even started the discussion “First off, I’m James Chaliva, one of the founders, and let’s start with the basics about Syka so you know what you are getting into before you make any decisions at all. This is a human settlement with human rules so we need to watch ourselves a little but Svefra are most welcome obviously.” he paused for just a tick to let what he said sink in before he continued “Everyone must also contribute to the settlement in one way or another. To survive in Syka, you will also need to learn how to survive in the surrounding jungle which is very important for your own safety as the jungle is full of dangers that most people don’t even realize.” Just before he asked “What skills can you bring to the settlement?”

Finn thought about it for a moment before he answered “I can sail a little bit but I am a fair fisherman I believe.”

“Not much need for sailors around here unfortunately unless one of my sailors turns ill. Food is plentiful here but we can always use people to supply the settlement but note that you will be asked to leave if you don’t do your share around here either now or in the future.” James responded matter of factly but not threatening at all. “That isn’t a threat, but just something you should be aware of.”

“You also will need other skills to survive as well, the jungle is thick and dangerous with all manner of plants and animals that are quite dangerous. You will also need to be able to defend yourself and the settlement if it were ever needed, whether it be sword, axe or bow depends on you.” James continued on before he gave a Finn any room to talk as if it was a well rehearsed speech he was giving.

“Although I am not well versed in the jungle, I have been on several trips into the jungle with my pod in the past. That was enough to teach me how dangerous the jungle can be and how little I know about it.” Finn answered as he hoped it would be enough. “I do have my cutlass here and I know how to use…... Well a little anyway. Not sure if that is enough for you.” He admitted grudgingly.

James looked slightly amused at Finn’s answer. “Yes, those are things you can learn over the next season or so if you need.” He slowly walked to the kitchen as he talked while Finn followed along with him. “I saw you talked to Uta when we walked up, the dark haired man eating over there is Randal Zor, he does a lot of the construction around here although he is also usually quite backlogged to say the least. Each resident gets 5 acres to build a home on here in the settlement and Randal can help with that if needed for a price but of course dependent on his schedule.”

“I doubt I would need any land, I have my casinor and I couldn’t imagine living on land, even if was the beach” he answered without hesitation. He wondered how people slept without the constant rocking of the ocean lulling them to sleep. Maybe with enough time on land he would get used to it but he hated the idea of it.
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Postby Finn Reefdiver on April 27th, 2019, 3:33 am

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“You don’t have to decide yet, Finn. But be sure to think a little further ahead, you may want a dock for your Casinor, cooking areas, or a beach to have gatherings on. If you stay long enough you may even want a forge or something similar, I couldn’t say what you might want but keep it in mind.” James corrected him gently as they proceeded down the beach so he could point out various and important locations of Syka. “We were just at the community kitchen, community forge, community center, and swing beach. Further down is other places like the bungalows, sharktooth point, and eventually you will get to the sawmill.”

Finn tried to remember the different places as James listed and pointed to many places, but it quickly started to blur together in his mind. He believed he got the important locations and it wasn’t a large settlement either so he didn’t figure he would have much problems finding what he needed with a little walk but it appeared to be a complete list of all Syka.

“Feel free to be a guest for a couple days and see the settlement, scout the area, and meet the people before you decide. You can dock your vessel or anchor around as you prefer, there are several nice coves around here as well that you might enjoy” James finished as the pair stood out near the water. “Do you have any questions I haven’t answered?”

Finn took a minute to think about all that he had been told him. “So the common areas and tools are open to all Syka for use? Is it that easy to stay here then?” Slightly surprised that it was that easy to stay in Syka and it sounded like many of the commons were kind of similar to his pod. Often common tools would wind up several boats away as one person used before the next person grabbed and continued on with it.

“Did I leave that part out?” James asked as he thought back, before he simply shrugged and went on. “The community areas are open to all but you are required to clean up after yourself and replace anything you use up, like wood for example. We all take our turns helping cooking, cleaning, or carrying supplies for the group. If you cook then help cook, if not help clean up afterward. We often turn out to help each other when needed for a variety of reasons.” He stopped and nodded to Juli as she walked back up to the pair on the beach.

Juli looked at James with an apologetic smile “Sorry, you two talked too long so I ate breakfast without you”

Finn looked over at the older man “I apologize for taking so much of your time….”

James cut him off before he finished his sentence “Nonsense, breakfast will still be there but to answer your second question, yes it is that easy to stay. Your skills and strong back might be useful around here if you decide you want to stay. We also have several other Svefra as well just in case you want some familiar company.” James gave a small pause before he asked “You came in yesterday, correct?”

“Yes, docked up the shore there.” Finn pointed down the beach towards his ship. His little casinor visible off in the distance ahead of them. Still being a little surprised by the offer as in his experience most people preferred to keep Svefra at arms length. “Are you sure it is ok to stay for a day or two?”

“Of course it is ok, why wouldn’t it be? It would be no different if you decide to stay which I would bet you will.” James answered “Well, you are likely in need of supplies from your last journey and Juli here runs the mercantile so she can likely take you there to buy any needed supplies if you wish.”

“Thank you for the information” Finn thanked the Captain as he headed up toward the community center, as Juli snaked a hand around his elbow and gently tugged on his arm in the direction of the mercantile before she started to walk in that direction as Finn turned and followed the young woman. With his business for the moment concluded, he felt much more comfortable and started to relax some.

As he followed Juli he started to slip into his young and friendly air that usually allowed him the easiest time working with people. He had found that many people seemed more at ease when they thought he was young and more than a little naive of a Svefra and therefore not as much of a threat to them. He didn’t mind as long as his dealings were easier and friendlier until he got to know people and he could be more himself.
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