Dark grey clouds covered the sky above the Grey Tower, causing the Accepted who stood underneath them to frown. Liaran had intended to take a walk during her free time, but studying the clouds made the Accepted reconsider whether that was the best idea. She could see darker clouds gathering slightly north of the Tower, and the streaks running through them told Liaran that if it was not raining currently, it would be shortly. Wind swept past her, whipping her skirt against her legs. The feel of the wind, something the Sea Folk woman was very familiar with, made Liaran wonder if it weren't possible to delay the storm, just for a short time. She had never attempted such an act before, instead using her control over the winds to guide her ship away from a storm, but Liaran didn't think it could be that difficult to cause the opposite effect, and she decided to try it herself.
Rain began to sprinkle as she changed direction, heading to the Channeling Yards instead of the garden. It was empty, hardly a surprise on such an afternoon, so Liaran found that she had the middle of it all to herself. She opened herself to saidar and tilted her head back to get a better look at the sky. For a few minutes, she just observed the storm, noting that its course was indeed continuing towards the Grey Tower, and when she felt certain of its direction, pulled two thick threads of Air. She extended those towards the edge of the storm, intending to redirect the winds and the clouds. For a minute, she thought she'd forced the storm away, but the effect didn't last long before the clouds were coming at the Tower again. The Accepted scowled, then added a thinner thread of Water to the Air she held, forming a sort of braid from the three of them. She would have liked to have tried more Air as well, but it didn't come easily to her, and she already held as much of it as she could. Liaran pushed her creation towards the storm, which seemed to her to be quite a bit more difficult with the threads braided together. When her weaving reached the storm's edges, it did seem to work better than her previous attempt, but the effect was still far from what Liaran had hoped for and something didn't seem quite right. She held tightly to her weaving, determined to make the thing work. Focused only on the sky, Liaran never noticed the entrance of another person into the Channeling Yards.