a cute little girl with short hair.
Initial visit :
"My parents told me never to talk to strangers. What's your name?"
"Ok. Now I can talk to you!"
Subsequent visits :
"Oh, hello again."
She curtsies gracefully. "Ariana is my name."
"I'm learning to be a bard. I like to play the harpsichord best."
"I want to be a bard when I grow up. They have more fun than anybody!"
"They taught me all about compassion. They say it's very important for bards."
"I can't remember it now... And Kenneth just taught it to me last week..."
"Wait, I know! It's 'mo!'"
"Or maybe it was 'om'... Or 'mu,' or 'um'... It was something like that."
Already have rune :
"I already gave it to you, silly. I hope you can figure out how to use it."
Ariana has rune, first time :
"I have the Rune of Compassion. Isn't it pretty?" She reaches into her pocket and takes it out to show you.
"Do you need it for something?"
yes-"Are you on an important quest?"
no-"I'd best hold onto it then. I was told to look after it carefully."
yes-"I'm not supposed to let anyone else have it. But if you truly need it..."
"I don't know what I should do."
"I know! My parents run the Blue Boar Tavern. Go ask them if you can borrow the rune."
"If they say 'tis okay, I'll give it to you."
Ariana has rune, subsequent times :
"Hi! Did you get permission from my parents to borrow the rune?"
yes, full-"Oh, you're carrying too much right now. You'd better come back for it later."
yes-"Then here you are." She hands you the rune. "I wish you the best of luck on your quest."
no-"Well, if you get their permission later, let me know."
"I've been studying to be a bard since I was this many." She holds up three fingers.
"I'd like to play something for you, but I'm not good enough yet."
She looks away for a moment, then turns back to you, blushing slightly.
"Will you come back to hear my music when I am older, if you can?"
no-The little girl sniffles, seeming suddenly on the verge of tears.
"I'm sorry," she says, "I shouldn't have asked." She turns her back, as if ashamed to face you.
yes-The little girl's face breaks out into a smile bright enough to light up the whole room.
"Really? I would like that very much."
"Oh yes, lots of it!"
"He's my teacher."
"See you later."
"What do you mean?"