"Well you'd have to ask them. I believe the Courana sisters have several brothers and cousins. I'm sure with the right offer, they'd be happy to help. Oh, and Courana Farm is mostly sheep, but the dell there is one of the few places in these parts sheltered enough to make growing wheat worthwhile, so they'll have the expertise you need." - Barbara D'Ashe to Goltho Bearchaser, 1360 DR
ca M10 1360 DR
A younger man with a half-elven look comes over. "Hail there!" Debek: "This is Gathil, one of my boys. He's a fine thresher." Debek: "Oh, and before you say it - his mother was a half-elf, bless her soul."
Tirie takes the flower, beaming. "Wow! Magic flower!" She looks up. "I want to be a Druid when I grow up - just like you!"
Bearchaser: "Oh, I'm afraid I am not a druid. That is about the extent of my magics, unfortunately. As for faith, that is a difficult question."
Debek's smile fades a little. "Ah. We're followers of the Old Faith here. Always have been, since my ancestors came up from the south, hundreds of years ago."
Gathil: "I reckon I'll go check in on Beverly and Geradile while we're up there - though I heard they moved to an Elf tower?"
Debek to Goltho: "You know my nieces?"
Korin: Say, let me introduce my wife, Maddis..." He calls over a dark-haired young woman, who nods in greeting. "She's from down Malthlyn way... terrible trouble down there - her family had to flee north, which is how I met her. I heard Ranger Queale sorted it, though."
On a patrol visit to Courana Farm south of D'Ashe Manor, Meryem finds young Tirie Courana holding an injured puppy. "Look what I found, Miss Meryem!"
Meryem: "Oh poor thing. It has been hurt. Where did you find it Tirie?"
Tirie: "In the woods! I was following one of the sheep, Mavis - she's not very bright... The poor thing seems injured. Can you help, Miss Meryem?" Tirie gives Meryem a trusting look.
Meryem: "Here give it to me. He is a war dog breed. Someone has abandoned him. I will take him home and nurse him back. You are welcome to visit anytime to see how he is doing."
Tirie nods, and hands the puppy up to Meryem. "I gotta get back to the sheep! Grand'da will be cross if Mavis falls down a hole again!" She nods happily to Meryem and turns to run off.
|Debek, Courana Patriarch, Rgr 4 (Hunter)|
M10 1360 DR (end): Draft Horse strawberry roan mare from Meryem 'Strawberry'.
M5 1361 DR: Beverly Courana has a child by Prince Strohm (RIP). She calls him Strohm after his father.
1/9/1361 DR: Tirie Courana finds and gives Meryem a wounded puppy - 'Chaos'.
T1/M9 1361 DR: Patricia Pullen recruits Geradile & Lesley Courana for the new Gnomestead Festhall.
M5 1362 DR: Harker Courana completes training as a full Priest (sc 3) of Lathander-Shamash under Aya. Gathil Courana completes training as a Horizon Walker Ranger under Queale of Dragonperch. He clearly has a crush on her.
|Gathil Courana, Rgr 3 Horizon Walker|
|Tirie Courana, daughter of Henrietta & Anson, grand daughter of Debek. Drd sc 1|
Harker, priest (sc-3) of Lathander (1362 DR) is the 3rd child of Debek Courana the family patriarch, uncle of young Tirie Courana, & the older brother of Lesley Courana of the Gnomestead Festhall. After spending time with Father Rondus of D'Ashe he decided to take holy orders and train as a priest of the Morninglord/Shamash.His father & his older brother Gathil are both Rangers, so it's not too huge a step to becoming a Lathander/Shamash priest. However his father Debek is a strict adherent of the Druidic Old Faith and it's thought disapproves of this departure from family tradition.
Courana farm, evening: Old Debek Courana shakes his head ruefully. "To think that a son of mine would turn Lathandish himself and reject the Auld Cause, that gave us our Freedom, Religion & Laws!"
|Beverly Courana of Solanna Bael, herbalist|
|Geradile Courana, ex of Solanna Bael, ex shepherdess, Gnomestead Festhall|
|Lesley Courana, daughter of Debek, Gnomestead Festhall|