Serving is the Main thing you will be doing in order to please the Free of your Home and The visitors. For this reason it is important to know how to best serve for the situation. Below are two ways you will be learning how to serve.
Each serve has a set amount of posts. Each post that is a FULL post reqiurement means that you dont say one or two lines and send. you need to fill 90% of the post inorder for it to be considered a full post. However stop at a stopping point do not run actions into another post. for example dont start filling a vessel in one post and finish in another. below are three examples one of a Proper post and two of improper posts.
1. a proper post:
Кαňοα¤LM¤Torm¤Sgnr : ayasha rises from the Masters feet pushing with her small dainty hands her full form up her aqua orbs gazing down as she backs up 3 paces and twirls around her auburn locks bouncing in the movemnt and heads to the kitchen. Pausing at the door looking over her shoulder and sends the Most handsome Master a vibrant smile from full moist lips and a rose colored cheek before she silently disspears behind the door.
2. an Improper Post: ( to short, no description, rushed)
Кαňοα¤LM¤Torm¤Sgnr : ayasha pulls the cup from the shelf, walks over to the fire, fills the cup. returns to the master kneeling holding the cup up.
3. Imporper Post ( full post but is pushed into the next..)
Кαňοα¤LM¤Torm¤Sgnr : ayasha enters the kitchen and glides over to the shelves, streching upon her tip toes looking on the top as her breasts brush agianst the shelves, her long dainty hands reach out for the cup as she grasps it and brings it down. she carries it over to the couter and sets it down then pads softly over to the cool room, opening the door with her long slender fingers, feeling the rush of the cold air upon her flesh as she enters , she searches for the container of juice and reaches for it, pulling it off the sh
TAKE NOTE OF THESE POSTS. THERE MAY BE A TEST, QUIZ, OR ACTIVITY USING THEM!
Serving in a northern Style will be the way you do it the most. Though you are still expected to learn silk serves. The following is the protocol for serving that Torm and I expect. I DO NOT care how you have learned in other homes. Scagnar girls will do it Our way as we are your Owners. If a Free expresses a specialized serve you may do your best to fulfill it. However If they say you are doing it wrong politely refer them to ME and let them know this is the way your Home prefers. If you are in another home and are given advice you may adjust your serve to their wishes.
Upon your arrival to the home you are expected to role play coming to the entry and kneeling in a proper kneel depending on level and begging entry. DO NOT KARTA! simply kneel and ask if you may be allowed to come home this day , evening etc. Wait 3 minutes if No answer beg one more time. Wait another 3 Minutes if still no answer enter. If no one is in the home role play this anyway as you will be posting any role plays you do with no one in the home.
Once inside If any are in the Home Greet using proper greeting order. Learn it it is in the site and in one of your lessons.
after greeting you have 5 minutes to begin serving. I am giving you this time to get with other girls ( home girls or visitors) if there are any in the home and see who needs served , who has been served and who is being served. If no other girls are in the home then begin serving FM first then FW.
your serve should be in the following format:
( If you are entering then get a pitcher of mead and go around to the FM and offer to fill the horns at the table If they prefer something else then get it. ) ( if you are in the room and a Free enters get a bowl of warm water and a cloth and a pitcher of mead and offer the water for them to wash and see if they want Mead). For a FW offer Juice in both situations.
The approach should be ONE to TWO full posts
The approach includes filling the horn with the drink if they take the offered beverage.
*going to the kitchen
should they prefere something from the kitchen then retreat and head to the kitchen this should be at least ONE full post.
*In the kitchen
Gather the appropriate vessels
Gather the requested items/ filling the vessel
Double checking to make sure you have everything
This should be at least ONE full post.
*Return to the Free
This should be at least ONE full Post.
*Offering the Item
This can be a shorter post enough to describe it properly.
Once you are released ( once they recieve the prefered items ask if there is anything else you can do. if not proceed to the next person.)
Bonds maids serve while things are going on in the room DO NOT wait for the conversations to stop but do not interrupt a Free in conversation pause a moment till they have finished speaking.
The only time you should NOT serve during an activity is if It is announced ahead of time or Torm or I ask you to wait or if the Free you approach signals you to wait.
ALL BM type serves should be about 4 Full posts. 5 if the approach is Two. But the Bare MINIMUM is THREE. I do NOT want to see any BM serves less then THREE FULL posts. They can be one or Two longer but remember a BM serve is Shorter then a Silk which is 7-10 full posts.
ALL POSTS should Use Descriptions of your actions and self and atmosphere
(Even though this is the basic set up for a southern serve it is still good to know. Most bonds in the books knew how to serve southern style as well as Northern style as bonds were usually captives from the south brought north. you will be expected to know southern styles serves as well as northern style)
learn the basics of a serve
add charm to efficiency
please the One you serve
here is how .....
Basics of a Serve
•Ask to approach the Master/Mistress to offer your services
•Move to the Master,stop three paces before Him/Her, describe your full kneel (nadu or tower) (one full post)
•Offer to bring Him/Her food or drink. There should be more offers of food made.
•Acknowledge whatever He asks for, making sure you understand all specifics required (if the kalana is warm or chilled, blackwyne 1st or 2nd slave, etc.)
•Rise, step back three paces, turn, move towards the servery. ( one full post)
(the following 4 items should be done in 2-3 full posts 4 is acceptable)
•Bring out the appropriate vessel(s).
•Polish it/them clean. you can use your silks, hair, or repcloth. The vessel is already “clean”, you’re simply ensuring its perfection for the Master/Mistress.
•Check the rim for imperfections. Commonly done by running it across some tender part of your skin.. throat, cheek, lips, wrist, breast, thigh, etc.
•Move to wherever the food/drink is, cooler, hearth, servery fires.
•dish/pour the food/drink, unless it’s to be done before the Master/Mistress.( One full post if done)
•Move to Master/Mistress. Be descriptive here. It not only alerts the Master that you are about to arrive before Him, but allows you more time to be creative and beautiful.
•Stop three paces before the Master/Mistress, describe your kneel. ( one full post)
•Offer to test the drink. This is done to ensure that the drink hasn’t been poisoned.
•Press the drink to your belly, then pause at your heart to show your devotion (offer a prayer in honor of the Master/Mistress if you wish), then test the drink if applicable*, then raise the drink to your lips and kiss below the rim. Do not ever allow your lips to touch the rim. Raise the drink overhead, your eyes to His/Her boots, and make your offering. Come up with something original to say. Each girl’s offering should be different in some fashion.
•Wait for Him/Her to offer payment.( if in our Home DO NOT ask for Payment unless other wise told) If no payment is made after a short while, do not ask for it. Typical price for a drink, if asked, is three coppers. No charge for water, though They usually like to pay anyway, for the service. Accept the payment on your tongue. If it's a Mistress, make a pouch in your silks, and accept it there. Do NOT accept it on your tongue.
•Rise, step back three paces, turn, move to the Sar’s dais, drop the payment in the coffer, return, kneel three paces before Him/Her. ( if given payment)
•Ask if you could be of further service. If yes, do so. If no, thank Him/Her for allowing you to serve, rise, step back three paces, turn and move to serve the next person. or if allowed to, kneel at the serving furs/your Master’s furs.
* Methods for testing the drink: dip your tongue in the drink, making sure it doesn’t touch the rim; spill a few drops to your tongue, or spill a few drops to your palm (or any area of your body, actually) and lick it off.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible. On the journey to the servery, to the hearth, and returning to the Free, use this time to draw attention to yourself. Describe your hair, eyes, skin, the feel of your silks against your body, the sway of your hips, the sounds you hear in the room, the fragrances.. This is your chance to be creative. Do not steal serves from other girls. It’s wonderful to watch your sisters and be inspired, but please don’t steal their serves. They worked hard on them, and take pride in them. Usually a girl has at least one “signature item(s)”.. if you see something you really love and aren’t sure if you can use it, ask the girl.
Read up on new foods so you’ll be able to serve more items.
Never cut/paste a serve. If you feel the need to write something out beforehand, then do so, and use it as a guide, but as soon as you feel comfortable, dispense with that. Your serves will improve immeasurably (again, trust eli on this one smiles).
Do not talk during a serve, unless ordered to by the One you serve.
If the One you serve moofs during a serve, then wait quietly for His/Her return… the length of time depends on how busy the room is. Five minutes should do it. If it’s extremely quiet and you are not needed, go ahead and wait ten. When He/She returns, ask if He/She would like you to resume, and do so. You might want to repeat the last phrase of your serve, as it might have been missed. Using the up arrow key while the cursor is in the text box will scroll you up to things you have previously posted, then just hit Enter.
Devote your full attention to the One you serve at all times. Let nothing else distract you from putting your heart into pleasing the One you serve. (a girl understands this may be difficult if your Master whom you haven't seen in ages shows up in the middle of a serve, but try... a warm smile towards Him, acknowledging His entrance would be quite acceptable, and understandable. Likewise, nodding a greeting with a smile towards the Sar or Sarina when They enter is acceptable.)
When serving assassins, do not offer to test, and do not kiss below the rim. It's a good idea to check the profile of new people. If there is no way for you to know if the person is an assassin, then don't worry about it.
If the coin/payment is thrown to the floor, then lean forward and pick it up with your lips.
Never cut/paste a serve. It is disrespectful to cut/paste things. The only exception would be dances, due to their length.
ALL silk serves should be about 7-9 FULL posts from approach to Offering the item. Bare MINIMUM is 5. I DO NOT want to see a silk serve less then 5 FULL POSTS