J'nder the Healer
Interviewed on Fordi, day 84 of Autumn, 551
Jnder kindly stepped forward and let me interview her about her life
in Puddleby and some of the things which have changed over the course
of history. Below is a transcribed shorter version of the main interview
which you can watch as a vision stone by downloading it from below.
Hi Jnder, and welcome to Puddleby Historical Project interview. Thank
you for agreeing to take part and enlighten us on some aspects of your
life and life in Puddleby nearer its founding.
Ill lead you through a series of questions and let you answer them
as you see fit, please feel free not to answer any you dont want
I think most of Puddleby knows you and has met you at one time or another,
being one of our oldest exiles.
What made you chose to become a healer when you were first exiled?
My mother was a healer back on the mainland and
Jjh & I had trained as healers before our exile. It seemed best
to continue as a healer. I had no desire to be a fighter.
Can you remember exactly how long ago you were exiled?
Gosh, some time before the Ripture wars. I used
an alias then, was a very scary time.
Jnder that an unual name where did that come from?
The Jer is our family name. All daughters
take the Jer prefix.
Is jdy related?
Shes a cousin
I think most people know Jjh is your sister, were you exiled together?
No, we were captured together, then separated. We
arrived in Puddleby at different times. Then one day in east field I heard
a familiar shout, and we were re-united.
Well lets move onto the main topic of discussion.
Fundin ponders, "Life as Healer back in the 'older' days :D"
So jnder my first question would be when exactly did you pass your 4
I passed on the 78th day of Spring in the year 535.
I remember it well!
Fundin ponders, "thats a long time ago!"
Was it something you were actively training for?
Oh yes. Axell & I spent a lot of time training,
comparing notes and trying to pass the test. It was at the same time as
when there was a growing awareness of how important spiritus was as a
trainer, although Angel had been telling us that for years.
You were the first to pass, but I presume there were others close
behind, can you remember any of them?
Oh I wasnt the first! Puffy was the first!.
She passed third and fourth on the same day! Shed got her 100th
Spiritus training and her speed was incredible!. Degu then got his 100th
Spiritus training and passed as well. At the next Chaos storm Spiritus
had forgotten how to train this speed, although Puffy & Degu retained
their 4th circle status. Axell was the first to pass without the Spiritus
bonus, I passed a month of so after her.
"It seems a credit to your craft that most of those exiles are still
in the lands :D"
How did you feel when passed?
I was overjoyed, I can remember just running around
the town centre just shouting for joy!
Being first in the 4 healer room you must have met the new trainers,
who was there when you passed?
The only one there was Virgil. Wed heard rumours
about what he trained and that was confirmed when Puffy & Degu passed.
Having passed 4 test were you surprised not to see any 5
Not really. At that time there werent even
3rd & 4th tests for fighters let alone 5th & 6th!
Would you like to see more tests for healers, or are you happy with the
one we have?
Id like to see more tests, itd give
one something to aim at.
Now were going to step back in time a bit to when you passed 4
and what life was like then.
How has life for the healer changed since the early days?
There was much more rescue work. We got used a bricks
a lot as well. In those days a Zerk could terrify the entire town for
ages. Greymyrs used to get lost and wander into town. It was a healer
job to lure them back to the passes. That was something my husband, Magnels,
used to do on a regular basis.
Fundin ponders, "Ah Magnels, is he still in the lands?"
J'nder says, "Aye he is"
What trainers were available then?
Mostly the same as now.
Can you remember when other trainers appeared?
I remember Horus appearing. He got lost and ended
up in OC, the whole town turned out to rescue him. He was so grateful!
Weve all benefited from the older exiles research and knowledge,
how did you go about this back then? How did you know what to train to
be a rod or how much horus was useful?
Mostly we had to guess. Healery did lots of research.
That was always useful. Otherwise was mostly done by observation and comparing
notes with other healers.
Papa Thoom did lots of the early Horus research, and Merlisk was the original
Horus stud! Horus was a terrible trainer at first. His lessons had no
I remember trying to raise Algernon with several other healers. Horus
came out of the healer hall to help. He swaggered over and said Leave
this to me. You can imagine what his face was like when nothing
happened. No healer glow, no wub wub. Oh he said
My lessons arent working. He had to run off and fix
Moving back to present day.
What do you think would improve a healer life in puddleby? More equipment?
More fighters & Mystic to heal
more tea! Preferably a tea shop!
something like a distance burst heal, that targets multiple people.
How does it feel to be one of the oldest, and probably one of the strongest,
if thats the right word, healer in puddleby?
Tiring! =). Its nice to be asked advice and
give pointers. I like to think that others will benefit from learning
Well that rounds up my interview, thank you very much for your time.
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