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House of the Triad (occupied by Cult of Auril)
The priestess of Auril raises both of her brows with keen interest when Alma mentions being a diviner, "Ostergaard... Hmm. Your name seems familiar. The northern star of Mystra's Circle, some call it the brow star, has always been the goddess' favored light in the night sky. An unwavering, unchanging light pointing the way to the North." As she speaks, Jelenneth circles you both, nodding demurely to Zeth, her fingers tracing dangerously close to Alma's hair as if she wants to touch it. "The Frostmaiden has blessed you with snowy hair. Such lovely locks..."
Seeming to catch herself indulging in too much passion, the priestess resumes a cooler demeanor, glancing towards the handful of followers whispering around the dry ice. "Do you know the story of the Ice Snake, Alma Ostergaard? It is the southernmost constellation, stretching across the night sky like the Spine of World bound Icewind Dale from the south. A white wyrm who Auril rode across the skies, Auroth the Ice Snake, was struck down by gods jealous of Auril claiming the wyrm's beauty. Its body became the mountains," she gestures toward the south, "but its soul eternal rose to the heavens and became stars."
With a coy glance to the both of you, Jelenneth returns to standing in front of you, a lilt to her singsong voice, "But surely you came for more than a discussion of astronomy?"
Alma's eyes follow Jelenneth's movements. Her head turns slowly, watching her circle them. More curious than outright intimidated. The comment about her hair conjures an amused upward quirk of her lips. The whole interaction is intriguing, but not as much as the story of the Ice Snake.
''I've heard some of the tale before. It was said to have sacrificed itself for the master it loved,'' Alma recalls. ''And that some pray to certain stars within its constellation for guidance and prophecy. Tell me, do you know of any connection with Jassa's Dagger?''
She tilts her head, ''I take my research very seriously. And you are clearly the best source of information.''