AU –  Clato meeting at the Combat Academy 

“I’ve been watching you for a while, throwing knives. And I must say you’re quite good for your age.”

“I guess you’re quite good yourself. Cato, right? It’s funny to see how you intimidate the masters with your sword skills. They fear you might stab them once you’re completely in your element. I just kind of noticed that.”

“Well, perhaps we should just become partners then, letting some heads roll.”

“Hmh. Sounds good.”

Homemade “Rose-Clove” Simple Syrup.  
I add it to tea, coffee and seltzer water to make some
pretty amazing flavored drinks.  But that’s a small fraction of what one can do w/ simple syrup. Here’s a few suggestions, along w/ an easy recipe for making your own herbal syrups.

Equal parts Sugar & Water,
1 cp / 1 cp  - sugar water brought to boil
Simmer for 5-10 mins. @ medium-high heat,  then add any herb you
desire to mixture.  Suggestions- Lavender, Rose, Cinnamon, Lemon Verbena, Mint. Steep for a minimum of 30 mins.

Culinary uses-
1. Create custom infusions for cocktails
Simply add alcohol and ice and you can make endless drink combos.
2. Dress fruit salads
transform a simple bowl of fruit into a cohesive dish w/ a great glossy look.
3. Moisten layer cakes
Brush simple syrup onto cooled layers of layer cake to keep your confection fresh and moist. Adding a little booze—reduces a too-sweet taste
4. Tea/Coffee
Add to your herbal tea or your warm hot coco/coffee for a unique scent or taste
5.  Herbal Lemonade
Herbal lemonade w/ Lemon Verbena or Lavender simple syrup is pretty yummy
6. Shaved Ice Add your syrup to shaved Ice
7. Morning Pancakes
Add this syrup to your pancakes and waffles like regular syrup