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PostSubject: Hammam   Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:09 pm

I enter the wash room with Nigar, I wash up, after I am done they take me back to my room ...
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:18 am

Isabella was led to the washroom. She undressed and slowly and carefully washed herself, gently scrubbing her soft skin with water and fragrant oils. Once she was nice and clean she rinsed off and prepared to meet the sultan in his chambers.

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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:24 am

Still angry and after spending all that time with the sultan she decided to wash she was by herself and like it. Nora sat under the water and let it fall over her head taking away all the sadness she now felt she would miss the sultan. After sitting under the fallen water she found a little puddle gathering around her she knew that she was alone as the mistress of the baths was not here Nora got up putting on her wooden clogs which made her feel German for some reason she danced over to the little pots of medicine smiling as her clogs echoed of the walls. She picked up one of the round pearl balls broke open its soft core and tipped it into her drink swirling it around her goblet as she laid on the hot marble slab. The amount of time she spent with the sultan was enough to create a child but she didn't want a child especially not with him he hurt her feelings and she was not special to him at all she drank it knowing it would start her monthly bleeds again. Nora stood up and went back to sitting under the running water and awaited
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:36 am

It was early hours of the morning and it was time to get the sultans ladies ready. Walking in with fresh towels I noticed Nora who had spent the night with the sultan himself I wondered why the eunuchs had not escorted her back to her chamber as that was the correct order of how the harem worked. What has happened she was like a lifeless vessel who had played with my pots of medicines and things to calm the ladies for their first night with a man whether it was with the sultan himself or not. Ne oldu? ne yaptım sultan sipariş.Confused as to why this strange event had happened I needed to investigate this. I wrapped a towel around her I would go back to my bossy self later. I sniffed her goblet and gasped placing my head in my hand her fate was now doomed trying to stop a creation of life from happening was wrong but if it was the sultans only Allah could help her fate now I left her their and was plucking up the courage to ask the sultan what his instructions were for her.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:53 pm

I summoned my best eunuchs Sumbul and Aga with me to help with Nora. Take her to her bedchamber no one must have entry except me. I watch them carry her of no sign of blood I go to check my pots and realise that she has just taken a something to relax her whether she knows that or not I wasn't going to tell her.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:52 pm

Leading Firuze to the baths I handed her a white towel to cover herself. You have been here before but this time it will be different you will not wash yourself it will be done for you. Every part of your body will be scrubbed so you are a sparkling new jewel for Sultan Suleyman I leave you in good hands but will wait outside then you shall be dressed in nothing but white as is tradition then led to the Sultan himself and then what happens we all know what happens As I waited outside in the back of my mind was Nora I hoped she wasn't falling in love with the Sultan otherwise things would not go well
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:20 pm

Firuze let the somewhat old lady wash her body wash her body. She let her scrub her body hard like it was scrubbing the floor sitting under the cold water as she scrubbed in and out of places never imagined someone to scrub. After having the entire evening being cleaned and polished Firuze allowed them to dress her in white again it clung to her but she liked the eskimo coat they made her wear
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:41 pm

I watched as Firuze stepped out

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A work of art I instructed the eunuchs to bring her to the Sultan chambers
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:40 am

Alex came to Hammam to meet Nigar Kalfa there. She didnt know what was going on but one of the concubine told her Nigar is gonna wait her in Hammam.She took her clothes of, covered herself with a peshtemal and sat down.

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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:32 pm

Esmahan was still finding her way around the Palace, she noticed a sweet smell of flowers and scents coming from one of the rooms, she quietly entered and saw a lady standing looking at some pots upon a table.

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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:05 pm

I was busy tidying and refilling my pots full of different scented roses in honour of our Queen Mahidevran when I heard some footsteps. Behind me was Şah Sultans daughter I could not remember her name but she was a personal family favourite of Princess Hatice. I bowed my head in respect of her rank.My Sultana it is a pleasure to meet you. I have heard many wonderful things said about you from your aunt. She was the exact same image of her mother.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:41 pm

I smile warmly at the lady and step towards her I hope I am not disturbing you and your work I ask as I admire the bottles I was drawn in by the beautiful fragrances and I had to see where it was coming from.

I look at the lady and try to remember who she may be, my Aunt Hatice had mentioned many of the ladies that I may meet and I did not wish to appear rude, I blush when she says that my Aunt had told her many wonderful things about me My Aunt is being most kind with her words I have just returned to the Palace and it feels like we are getting to know each other again
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:56 pm

You are not bothering me my sultana this is where the ladies come to bath themselves. I am the Harem's governess my name is Nigar Kalfa. I gave her a warm smile and started to undo some pots of dried roses, crushed up lavendar and of course Jasmine the scent that smelled of the night sky. Would you like to come and smell my Sultana you might even discover your own scent.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:57 pm

You are so clever to know what fragrances go well together I smile and step closer I would not know where to start I trace my fingers over some pots as I look at the names of flowers I know so well

Would you help me find my own scent as I do believe I will get it wrong
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:05 pm

My eyes light up as she asked me to help her find her scent. Yes my Sultana, it would be my pleasure. The Valide has a strong musk scent with a hint of Jasmine. It suits both her character. Hatice Sultan has a creamy lily smell she does not use liquid form perfume but that of a cream. I looked at her deeply trying to figure out what kind of person she was a smell of apples could work but she needed something to suit her personality. I went over to my pots opening some that had not been open for awhile. Describe yourself to me what you are like your beliefs likes and dislikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:53 pm

Oh Thank you I smile back at Nigar, to have my own scent would be wonderful my eyes wide open in delight at all the pots that are being opened for me.

I like the fresh morning scent of the flowers and grass, apples, oranges and..... I stop and laugh I like so many different things I really do not know where to start or if they go together
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:08 am

Mihirinnisa was very tired she had a couple of bad days and    her life had dramatically changed overnight. Wrapped in a white towel, Mihirinnisa let them pour water over her body as she sat   their eyes closed. The soothing effect of the water was a comfort to her as it reminded her of her life at sea a life that she was forced to give up. Mihirinnisa had arranged to meet a lady called Gulfem here today she was curious to learn the ways of the Harem.

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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:56 pm

Gulfem came to Hammam to meet with Mihirinnisa Hatun. She was curious to see why this lady wanted to speak to her, so wrapped into the towel, Gulfem entered Hammam and approached lady there. You must be Mihirinnisa Hatun, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:20 pm

It is nice to meet you Gulfem. I understand       that you are the longest serving concubine here. So, I simply    wanted to meet with you. She did not want to meet    some    devious concubine who told her nothing but lies about    the    Harem. No Mihirinnisa wanted an expert for advice to    come to    who would not try and trick her into doing something    she wasn't    meant to. What is it like here    Gulfem? And is it true that the ladies of the Harem will do    anything to become a    Sultana. It's just I am new here so I have no understanding of how this all works. Mihirinnisa was determined not to    become one of those girls. Her body would remain hers and she    would be honest and not scheming. That way she could keep    her life at not lose it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:11 pm

It's nice to meet you too, Mihirinnisa. She said in a warm voice. Yes that is true. I've been here a very long time. She replied, then sighed trying to find the right words to describe this place. It's nice here. You've everything you need and if you behave good you can enjoy and be treated with respect. Every lady dream here to be Sultana, its highest position, and of course held great privileges.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:31 pm

Mihirinnisa listen to Gulfem intently. It sounded like a place where everybody fought for the place to become a Haseki. She shuddered and poured some water over her arms. I do not want to be a Haseki. It sounds to dangerous to have enemies trying to be rid of you in order to take their place. I want to keep my morals and possibly find my freedom again. Mihirinnisa admired Gulfem she was wise and she could probably learn a lot from her.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:04 pm

Gulfem sat opposite of Mihirinnisa and sighed. This wasn't the first lady that dreamed of freedom, she once was like that until she met Suleyman, and in a blink of the eye everything changed. The only way you can earn your freedom is to be married off. Do you want that?
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:21 pm

Most girls haven't experienced the freedom that I have had. Men didn't scare Mihirinnisa she spent most of her time distracting them to help her father. Even when she was a little girl she would help her father steal. What was your life like before here. If you don't mind me asking.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammam   Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:33 pm

Gulfem sighed quietly at Mihirinnisa's question. I don't mind, but truth be told I don't remember much of my life before I came here. Many years had gone by since I was brought here, that I forgot who I was and what was I like before.
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