The Keep - Main Hall (1)   Posted by GM LW.Group: archive 0
GM LW
 GM, 4 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 02:36
The Keep - Main Hall
The main hall of the keep.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 51 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 02:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Difyr went into the main hall, looking for Xavier. She was mostly doing this to humor her patient but if Ila was right this could explain a lot about Nelek's behavior.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 43 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 02:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier was directing his men to scour the keep to look for towels, spare clothing, anything that could be used for the comfort of the refugees.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 52 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 03:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Xavier!" Difyr called as she approached the man. "The girl, Ila, wants to talk to you. She has a story..."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 44 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier saw his last man off and turned to Difyr. He arched his eyebrow. "A story? Now that sounds interesting."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 53 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She has been through a lot of trauma." Difyr said in a low voice. "She may be having trouble telling the difference between reality and fantasies she made up to cope... But I told her you would listen to what she has to say."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 45 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 03:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"As long as she is quick about it. I could use some amusement after such a long evening, but there is much to be done to see to the comfort of everyone until we have supplies. Take me to her."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 54 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 03:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's not an amusing story." Difyr said heavily, bringing Xavier to Ila.

->To the Healing Room.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 61 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 04:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas:
In reply to Yehudit Buckley (msg # 332):

Sileas gave her a quick hug and stood. If only there were some way...no, what was she thinking. She did truly want to do this alone. "I'll be back as soon as I can."


Sileas still had not come back. She was taking too long. Yehudit picked up her stick and began hobbling towards the door.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 110 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 04:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan wildly looked around the hall, then spotted her daughter heading for the door.

"Yehudit!" Liadan cried and ran to catch up with her. "Where are you going? You need to get of your bad leg immediately- you've walked too much today." Liadan fussed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 63 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 04:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Stoppit, my ankle is fine." Yehudit protested. "I was just going after Sileas."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 111 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 04:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't see Sileas." Liadan gently pushed Yehudit to the floor and used her own cloak to prop up her ankle. "You are not going out alone." Liadan did not trust all those knights around her daughter. "You're staying in here."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 64 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 05:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit scowled. "I want to be with Sileas!"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 112 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2015
at 05:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sileas isn't-" Liadan heard a shout. "Hush, what was that?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 113 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 20:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas stepped into the main hall, both arms now around a squalling Olivia. "I wonder which room Difyr is in," she wondered out loud.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 65 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 20:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sileas!" Yehudit shouted, getting to her feet. "Where did that come from? Hey, is that one of the..."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 114 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 20:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grinned and nodded, opening her cloak further. She turned toward the door with a wide smile as her father entered the keep. "Yes, it's Olivia. Do you know where Difyr is? We need to get her and Papa looked over."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 66 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 21:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Uncle Shawn!" Yehudit squealed, happy to see that her uncle and one of the babies had survived. She hopped over to Sileas, forgetting about her walking stick and how much her ankle hurt.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 113 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 21:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I can show you where Difyr is..." Liadan frowned at Shawn. "Brie?"
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 10 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 21:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn's eyes filled with tears he had yet to shed. He shook his head sadly. "By the time I was out of the rubble of the barracks and to the forge, it was too late. It looked like she had had only time to hide one of the babes." He looked on the verge of collapse, broken at losing the love of his life and three of his children.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 114 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 21:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Why Shawn and not Brie? Liadan sighed heavily.

"This way." She said, voice shaking from fighting back tears as she lead them to the room Difyr was in.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 115 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2015
at 21:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Come on Papa, you need to be looked over too," Sileas prodded her father before following her Aunt to Difyr.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 118 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 03:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel:
Ertzel clung to her mother with one arm, her other around the smaller children. "Are we going to be all right Mama? What happens now? Why did someone attack the village? Did we do something wrong?"


Liadan tried to smooth back Ertzel's hair- but it was as wild as her own. "We did nothing wrong, those who attacked us were momzers- they have no reason for doing what they did... But we are going to be all right. We are safe here. We just have to stick together." Liadan wished Aron was sober right now, the children needed their father, not just her.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 03:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"These men from the King...they're going to protect us and help us rebuild? Will we be going home? Can we go home?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 119 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 03:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't know if we're going back." Liadan admitted, she hoped they would go home- there was nowhere she loved more than Buckley Village. But there was so much damage, so many innocents murdered. "I hope so. We will be staying here for a while, for now this is home." Liadan looked about her, it was better than where Liadan had been staying when she was Ertzel's age- she had been living on the streets then- but she had always wanted so much more for her children.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Are they going to go back and see if anyone is still alive under things, Mama?" There were a few of her friends she had not seen yet, but then their parents may have gone to Portside.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 120 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 03:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They have brought back a few more survivors." Liadan realized her daughter had not been told yet. "Uncle Shawn survived, and your cousin Olivia."
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel cheered up at that. Despite the knowledge that her mother didn't like Shawn for whatever reason, Ertzel loved him. And at least one of the babes had survived. But then her face fell again. "But not Aunt Brie, Sarah or the other two babes?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 121 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan's eyes teared up. Apart from Aislyn, Brighid had been her closest friend. She hugged Ertzel close.

"No." Liadan said in a choked voice.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel began to cry. "I feel bad for Uncle Shawn and Sileas. What can we do for them?" she said, hiccuping.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 122 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Be there for them." Liadan said, thinking she would have to do more for Sileas. The girl had lost her mother and Aislyn was too deep in her own grief to mother Sileas. Liadan rubbed Ertzel's back. The younger children did not understand what had happened but they were all crying too.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel nodded. "Whatever they need. I can help them watch Olivia while they do whatever they need to do."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 123 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan was so grateful her husband and children had all survived. She did not think she could live if she had lost any of her children, she loved all her babes so much.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Are they going to go back to the village to see if there are supplies that can be used? Like food and fabrics for clothing and the like? Or do you think he'll just send men to Portside to buy what we need?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 124 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't know, but they will probably go back to the village and look." Liadan said.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 04:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel nodded and nuzzled against her mother.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 125 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 05:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel was so anxious that they go back to the village, Liadan hoped her daughter would not be too disappointed if there were no other survivors. Liadan kissed the top of Ertzel's head.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 19:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel slipped her arm around her mother's waist and tried to relax.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 126 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We should find a room for our family to live in so we can have some privacy." Liadan said to Ertzel. "Do you want to help me find one?"
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All right, Mama." Ertzel got to her feet and wiped at her eyes with a scrap of fabric hanging from her sleeve.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 127 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan winced. Her children in rags. "Aunt Aislyn is staying this way, we should stay nearby."
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Should we somehow claim a room for Uncle Shawn? He's not so badly injured that he will have to stay in the healing area long is he?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 128 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't know, it didn't look too serious." Liadan said.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 20:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then we need to reserve them a room. I'm sure they will want their privacy."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 129 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 21:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We can look for a room for them too." Liadan said, though she was more concerned about finding a room big enough for her own large family.
Ertzel
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 21:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel nodded and followed her mother.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 130 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan tried the first door they came upon. It was much too small for a family of eight. But it might do for Sileas, Shawn and Olivia.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel peeked in the room over her mother's shoulder.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 131 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's too small for us." Liadan said regretfully, there was furniture that looked to be in good shape in the room.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It is a little cozy," Ertzel said.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 132 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"There has to be something bigger." Liadan said. "It's too small for all of us."
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then we keep looking." She glanced around. It appeared everyone was choosing rooms and marking the door in someway. "We need to mark this for Uncle Shawn. Think we can carve his initials in the door or something like the others?'
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 133 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 02:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan took a twisted fork from her pocket and used it to carve two crooked S'es on the door.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel nodded her approval. It looked like what everyone else was doing. It also helped that it appeared almost everyone was settled in their rooms.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 134 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan looked about worriedly. Pretty soon all the good rooms would be taken, if they weren't already.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What are you waiting for Mama? Wouldn't it be nice if the one next door was big enough and free?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 135 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan nodded. She shut the door and went to another door. With great anticipation she lifted the latch and pushed the door open.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Well?" Ertzel asked, trying to squeeze in to see past her mother's arm.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 136 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
The room was perfect. It was big, but not too big. There were even a couple beds.

"I think we found our room." Liadan said.
Ertzel
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 20:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'll go get the little ones and the few things we managed to bring." Ertzel hurried off to her siblings.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 122 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 02:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit spotted Ertzel with her other siblings, but her mother was nowhere in sight. Perfect.

"Ertzel!" Yehudit called, hobbling quickly.
Ertzel
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
ERtzel stood up with her arms filled with the few items they'd been able to bring. "Yehudit." She smiled as they neared. "Hi, Olivia."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 123 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit picked up a badly dented bird cage- her mother kept some odd things. "Ertzel, could you watch Olivia?"
Ertzel
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't see why not. I just need to take the little ones and these things to Mama. She found a room for us right next to Aunt Aislyn." She eyed her sister and cousin. "But why do you need me to watch her?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 124 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You can't tell Mama." Yehudit started.
Ertzel
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel scrunched up her face. "You know Mama always knows when we are lying or even telling a fib."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 125 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just tell her I'm with Sileas." Yehudit said. "And Uncle Shawn can't watch her because he's hurt."
Ertzel
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All right. Follow me so I can get every one settled and I will tell her I'm staying in the room we marked for Uncle Shawn and Sileas until one of them can be there. So no one else takes it."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 126 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Ok." Yehudit agreed. She hobbled after her sister.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 188 posts
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 04:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas followed them both, bouncing Olivia from time to time.
Ertzel
Thu 6 Aug 2015
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel led them down the hall and showed them Shawn and Sileas's room, then she went next door to drop things off.

"Mama, I will be next door in Uncle Shawn's room watching Olivia. Yehudit and Sileas have something they need to do and asked me to watch her."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 41 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 05:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen strode into the hall, dressed in a fresh shirt and his pants properly belted.

"Xavier, I am going to take a trip to the village." Wulfsen announced.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 59 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 05:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier turned with a puzzled expression. "Going on..did you not just return from the village? We have a situation here that we need to discuss. Not that I have any idea how to explain it that you will believe it."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 42 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 05:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sileas believes that her mother is wounded but still alive, she's desperate to go back to find her. I couldn't make her give up on her mother, but I can't let her go without an escort." Wulfsen frowned. "I'm sure you and the men can handle whatever it is."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 60 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 11:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
So my suspicions were right, you are returning for Sileas. Always did have a soft spot for her. "I see. She will definitely need the protection and a shoulder should she discover that her mother is truly gone." Xavier shifted his weight. "We will do our best but when you return we will need to speak on it. It's not anything we have come up against before."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 43 posts
Sun 16 Aug 2015
at 20:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I will return soon." Wulfsen said and left.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 56 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 18:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron found Xavier in the main hall and walked over. "Excuse me," he said as the younger man spoke with the other men. "I was wondering if you have seen Sileas and Yehudit?"
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 61 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 18:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier looked a bit uncomfortable but answered truthfully. "I haven't seen them since they came back with Captain Spenser and headed for the kitchen area with the baby."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 155 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 21:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan was not satisfied with Xavier's response.

"Where is my daughter, you pervert?"
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 62 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 21:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier blinked. He was not and had never been a pervert. It was obvious this woman didn't like him and he didn't really care. "I don't know about your daughter. I only know that Sileas and Wulfsen returned to the village. Apparently Sileas felt in her heart that her mother was not dead. No mention was made to me of your daughter." He turned on his heel and walked away to discuss the mermen situation with his men.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 156 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 23:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan swore a blue streak. Where Sileas was, Yehudit would follow.

"The village isn't safe, there could still be raiders." Liadan said to Aron when she finally stopped swearing. "We have to find her before something happens to her."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 57 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 23:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then I guess we had best start walking." Aron headed for the doors.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 157 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 00:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm going to kill them." Liadan said angrily, storming to the gates.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 58 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 00:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Your daughter and niece? Seems a bit harsh. What do we have for weapons?" Aron asked.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 158 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 00:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No! Wulfsen and Xavier. Taking them out of the keep, letting them go, not even letting us know... After I save Yehudit I'll use a fork to take out those men's eyes!" Liadan frowned. "I don't care about weapons."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 59 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron sighed. "I don't think Xavier had anything to do with it at all." He sighed again. "You know how Sileas can get, she would have gone with or without Wulfsen. Especially if she was convinced she had a chance to save her mother. At least if Wulfsen is with them, they have a trained warrior to watch over them."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 159 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They should have told me." Liadan said. "Yehudit is my daughter, she's not strong enough for all the dangers out there."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 60 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And I am certain Sileas told her that." Aron thought for a moment. "Do Wulfsen and Xavier even know us? They know Yehudit of course from when she visited with Sileas over the summers."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 160 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan shook her head. "No excuse for letting them go, especially not Yehudit. Yehudit can't even run with her ankle being how it is."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 61 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm just saying Sileas would have gone regardless what Wulfsen may have said and done. And you darn well Yehudit would have dragged herself after her. If I had any inclination that my mother could have been still alive, you can be damned certain I would have gone regardless. If you would have been left behind, presumed dead, wouldn't you have wanted someone to come look for you?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 161 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not if it meant my daughter was put at risk!" Liadan snapped.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 62 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 01:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron sighed and set off down the road toward the village.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 196 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 03:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Xavier DeVale (msg # 80):

Wulfsen yawned when he found Xavier in the main hall. "Sileas was right, her mother was alive. She's with the healer's now.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 63 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That is the best news I have heard all night," Xavier said honestly.  "At least the night seems to be calming down down."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 197 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Calm for now." Wulfsen said. "Sileas's mother was badly hurt by the raiders, so was another girl... We figured out who was behind the raid."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 64 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 21:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"At least we know who to hunt for in relation to the raids. We had a girl attacked here before you returned the first time." Xavier rubbed his temple. "We had thought originally that it was Nelek, Aislyn's husband but it wasn't."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 198 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 22:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then who was it?" Wulfsen asked. "Not one of our men I hope!"
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 65 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 23:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, but you're never going to believe me. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed the girl who told me, nor the healer who confirmed it." Xavier eyed him. "Maybe we should find some ale or something."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 199 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 00:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All the ale you can get." Wulfsen said. He had seen some terrible things and he doubted that Xavier was going to tell him anything that would make him feel any better.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 66 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 00:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier left one of the knights in charge and headed for the stairs toward the kitchen area. "I heard there was wine down here, there must be ale too."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 200 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 00:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Wine, ale, even absinthe would be good after the night I had." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 67 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 01:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What I have to tell isn't going to improve your night." Xavier moved behind the bar and rooted around. He grabbed a pitcher and two mugs and set them on the counter. Then he checked the keg behind the counter, gratified to find it had something inside. Xavier filled the pitcher.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 201 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 01:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen sunk down at a table.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 68 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 01:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier set the pitcher and mugs on the table and sat down across from Wulfsen. He filled the two mugs. He didn't know any other way to say this other than to just say it. "Apparently there is a race of shape-shifting mermen off the shore. Supposedly they took Nelek and replaced him with a man who assumed his persona." Xavier turned his attention to his mug of ale and slowly drank it."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 202 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 01:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen stared. "What happened to the real Nelek?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 109 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2015
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron had no idea where his family was and he was too exhausted to search the keep. After Shawn had said he was going for a walk to clear his head, Aron returned to the hall, found a spot against the wall and nodded off.
Aislyn
 NPC, 235 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 01:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn hurried through the halls of the keep, calling out for Lord Thornblade.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 285 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was despairing of ever finding Sileas when he heard a woman calling him. He turned to the voice.
"Hello? Mrs Gerthrim?"
Aislyn
 NPC, 236 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Lord Thornblade! Thank goodness. Sileas, Yehudit and Questa are out there battling one of the mermen. He tried to take Millie. They need help out there!"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 286 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was still walking funny, but he tried to walk funny faster. "Where are they?"
Millie
 NPC, 77 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie replied, "Down from the gate coming toward the keep. Almost to the edge of the woods. There's a drop off that I fell from."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 287 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen knew the area.

"Find Xavier and tell him what's going on." Wulfsen hoped he would not need backup, but it would be better to have it and not need it than to be overwhelmed.
Aislyn
 NPC, 237 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 02:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We will," Aislyn promised. Now that she knew the area, she could drop Millie off with Difyr while she searched for him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 288 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 03:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
WUlfsen walked funny out of the keep.
Aislyn
 NPC, 239 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 03:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn nearly bumped into Xavier in the hallway down from the healing room. She gave him all the information on what was happening and he took off. She returned to the healing room.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 626 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 02:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We need to find a large room with lots of shelves, ideally. Large enough to hold all the contents of a manor," she said as they entered the hall.
Questa Cort
 Player, 172 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Good luck at that, evry right good big room 'as been taken over... And evry shelf taken for buildin'." Questa pointed out.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 627 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Maybe something down in the cellars. It would be better if it were a private area anyway. Not so many prying eyes. I don't know what I might find." Or what might happen.
Questa Cort
 Player, 173 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Maybe." Questa said doubtfully.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 628 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Or in the cellars beneath the kitchen. I would wager no one has been down there as of yet."
Questa Cort
 Player, 174 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Some bloke lookin' for a drink might." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 629 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 03:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He wouldn't be after shelves though if he were looking for a drink. If we find a drunkard down there, we'll just clock him over the head and get him out of there. If we find a suitable room, we'll have to fashion some sort of lock.
Questa Cort
 Player, 175 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And tidy the piss puddle from the corner." Questa wrinkled her nose.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 630 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Wouldn't be the first time." She thought for a moment. "If the room is large enough, we can even make a living space. It'll be easier to duck Yehudit if I'm not upstairs."
Questa Cort
 Player, 176 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Outrunnin' a cripple is dead easy." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 631 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're not giving her credit for persistence. And I wish you wouldn't call her that. It's mean."
Questa Cort
 Player, 177 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But she is a cripple. Her leg is no good... She's so slow now that 'er ankle were ruined, init?If she were any tougher 'er leg would be better and she wouldn't be a cripple." Questa explained.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 632 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It doesn't matter if it's what she is, it's just a mean way to refer to her. And it's not because she's soft or weak, her bone didn't knit properly I reckon. Anyway, it doesn't matter. I'm not allowed to be around her, so we need to find a spot we can call our own that she won't know about."
Questa Cort
 Player, 178 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"A ladder or any stairs would put the mockers on 'er." Questa said. "She 'ad a fancy 'ealer, why didn't 'er poxy ankle 'eal?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 633 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sometimes it's simply because of the way the bone breaks. It wouldn't surprise me if Andy crushed part of her ankle bone."
Questa Cort
 Player, 179 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Questa pondered it. "I fink she were too soft ter recover from it."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 634 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, I blame the seriousness of the injury itself. He really did a job on her."
Questa Cort
 Player, 180 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Andy 'urt yer worse. But yor not even limpin'." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 635 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He didn't stomp on my ankle. And we don't know that I'm truly healed. I mean, yes, I kissed Larrigan and loved him with all my heart, but that doesn't mean I would ever have been able to be intimate with him. It could have been I would freeze up or freak out or something."
Questa Cort
 Player, 181 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Wulfsen wants ter snog yer... I fink if yer asked 'im 'e'd be willin' ter help yer find out if yer can ever be intimate." Questa suggested. "Not like yor a virgin or 'ave ter worry about getting preggers."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 636 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 04:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's just...it's not how I want my real first time to be. I don't know, maybe Lia's right. Maybe I am a danger to everyone. Hell, it's my fault that Max died. Maybe I should just be one of those crazy old ladies living in a cottage in the woods. I'm not good enough for Wulfsen. He deserves someone who knows how to be a lady, that everyone doesn't talk about because she's not a virgin. That can give him children. I don't think it's meant for me to be happy."

She glanced at Questa. "There are quite a few moments that I wish the raiders had killed me so I could be with Larrigan."
Questa Cort
 Player, 182 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yer never 'ad a roll in the hay wiv Larry, isit?" Questa gave a sad whistle. "But it's not like Wulfsen's never been 'round uvver girls. Yer know men like 'im probably visit broffels and 'ave girls all over the bloomin' place."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 637 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, we never had a roll in the hay." Sileas sighed. "it's different for men. They're not frowned upon for having women on the side. I'm thinking it might be better for everyone that after we take care of the mermen, I just disappear forever. I'll miss Mama and Papa but I'll just be a weight they will never be rid of." Sileas wiped at her eyes, feeling a little moisture forming. "Let's go see what's under the kitchen."
Questa Cort
 Player, 183 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"So yor plannin' on runnin' oray!" Questa said. "Yer kept sayin' yer wouldn't, right, but now yor sayin' so... I knew it! Blimey!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 638 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I wasn't going to before, not until it was made perfectly clear to me that I'm a horrible person and a danger to everyone I come near. My only other choice is convincing my parents to go with me to Grandmama and Grandpapa. I had already told them I was going there."
Questa Cort
 Player, 184 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yor runnin' oray because of that crazy ole bint. Yer know yer could take 'er." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 639 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm running away from pain and misery. Too many dreams have been shattered, my heart's been broken too many times. I can't live my life ducking someone who is like a sister to me because her mother has decided she hates me. I'm going to do nothing but cause a huge rift in the family. But then Galina said I was created for the purpose of destroying the family. I guess I have."
Questa Cort
 Player, 185 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yer've always put too much stock in family... All yer need is a good strong gang and a piece of right good territory." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 640 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 05:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It would have been better if it had just been me, Mama, Papa and my sisters. If we'd gone to Grandmama and Grandpapa once Papa was healed and we had just stayed there."
Questa Cort
 Player, 186 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 06:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Questa thought a moment. "There's a bit of a gang in Portside we could probably join... I weren't in the chuffin' gang but I ran wiv them sometimes."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 641 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2016
at 11:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I would only bring them problems." Sileas shook her head. "Remember what happened when I tried to pick a pocket during that one trip to Farthington. No, that life just isn't in me any longer."
Questa Cort
 Player, 187 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 01:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yor just out of practice... Try pickin' a couple pockets and yer'll get good again." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 642 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 01:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If I don't get  murdered or caught first," Sileas reminded her. "I nearly lost my life in Farthington over that."
Questa Cort
 Player, 188 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 02:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just practice on these blokes yer call family. Right. They won't murder yer over a couple nicked coins, right, will they?" Questa suggested.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 643 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 02:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, of course not. But they're going to want to know why I'm picking their pockets," Sileas pointed out.
Questa Cort
 Player, 189 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 02:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Tell them it's a game. wot do them soft rich people call it... A lark." Questa said.  "Yer used ter be the best."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 644 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 02:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hmm, well until we start getting back to normal, there won't be much in the line of amusements. Except those we come up with ourselves. But first will be figuring out the books and talismans from the manor."
Questa Cort
 Player, 190 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 02:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It'll be 'ours before they're back... Even longer or never if they run into trouble." Questa reminded Sileas.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 644 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 03:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Xavier is an excellent fighter and I believe most of these knights are of the King's own men. But we still have to find a place for them to bring the things, we need to begin to search."

This message was last updated by the player at 03:02, Wed 06 Jan 2016.

Questa Cort
 Player, 191 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 03:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Questa sighed, Picking pockets was so much more fun. She missed the old days of when the gang would compete to see who could pick the most pockets, and who got the most swag.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 645 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 03:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas headed for the kitchen.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 309 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was talking to a couple of his knights about a trip to Portside. He smiled when he spotted Sileas.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 670 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 157):

Sileas managed a small smile. She stopped walking and waited a short distance away until he was done.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 145 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
When Lek realized they were talking about going to Portside he did not waste any time.

"We need to go to Portside!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 671 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Lek, let him finish speaking with his knights. We'll find a wagon or a few horses." Sileas wished Lightning was in condition to be ridden. She would love a nice long ridge like that.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 310 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen blinked, disoriented by Lek interrupting his knight.

"Why do you need to go to Portside?" He asked Sileas.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 146 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sailors!" Lek declared, holding up the map. "We need to find sailors."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 672 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas groaned. "Lek, if you interrupt Wulfsen, he won't let us go." She glanced at Wulfsen. "He's very anxious, he's found an important clue and wants to save his father. Please forgive his excitability."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 311 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Is that a map?" Wulfsen asked curiously. He did not blame Lek for being excited.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 147 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Ila drew it." Lek bounced in place. "A sailor is bound to know where this island is, then we can go find Papa!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 673 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Questa and I can keep an eye on him and pick up a few things while we're there also. We were hoping you would let us take a wagon and go," Sileas asked hopefully.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 312 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen scratched his chin as he looked at the map. There were not a lot of details, but it was something to start with.

"It's a good idea to show it to sailors." Wulfsen said, frowning. "The three of you can't go to Portside alone, it's too dangerous." Wulfsen pondered if he could escort Sileas to Portside himself.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 674 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We would be agreeable to going with some of the men but we wouldn't want to be an inconvenience or get in their way." Sileas frowned. "Portside isn't that dangerous, if you know where to stay away from. It's not like the mermen or the raiders are there."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 313 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 04:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I wasn't worried about Portside itself, but the road to it." Wulfsen said. "I'll see to it that you don't have to travel alone."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 675 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 14:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas nodded. "We'll be ready and waiting down by the stables. Do either of you need to grab anything?" Thankfully her coin pouch was still on her belt, hidden under her tunic.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 147 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 20:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Millie!" Lek said and darted to the healing room.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 20:06, Wed 13 Jan 2016.

Sileas
 PLAYER, 676 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 20:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 171):

Sileas blinked. She looked to Questa. "Can you go to the healing room and get my bow and my quiver? Aunt Lia and Yehudit are probably still there."
Questa Cort
 Player, 204 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 21:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Questa scowled. "Yer should go in there and give that crazy muvver a punch in the face and cop yor bow and arrows yorself."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 677 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 21:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It would just cause too much trouble." Sileas wasn't about to admit that she had always admired and looked up to Lia and didn't have the heart to do so. She was only protecting her daughter, after all.
Questa Cort
 Player, 205 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Can't be fun walkin' on eggshells all the time. Not so bad, right, I'll cop yor bow, softy." Questa grumbled and prowled towards the healing room.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 678 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
As Questa walked away, Sileas turned, muttering to herself "And maybe it's because I know Aunt Lia's right."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 314 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What's this?" Wulfsen asked. He had missed Sileas's fight with Liadan Buckley.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 679 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas started, not having realized she had spoken loudly enough to be heard. "Aunt Lia has forbidden me to be around Yehudit. She said I do nothing but lead her into danger and that I'm a bad influence. It wasn't enough that I told Yehudit to go for help, I should have taken her to safety before helping Millie. Yehudit would have just followed me back and Millie would have been dragged off." Sileas sighed. "Women just don't act the way I do. I'll never be good enough."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 315 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You've always protected Yehudit, like all your cousins." Wulfsen said. "There really wasn't anything else you could have done that wouldn't have resulted in Millie getting taken... Yehudit needs to learn her limits."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 680 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I know. It's just...I've been thinking, and I really don't know how to act ladylike and proper. It's never been my way. And it seems that most of time is spent protecting my cousins. Except for when I couldn't. It was my fault that Andy grabbed her and injured her so badly."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 316 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 23:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen raised an eyebrow. "Do you really think your Aunt cares about you being ladylike and proper? She's not exactly..." Wulfsen shrugged. "I think it's better to protect those you care about than being ladylike. It wasn't your fault that Andy went after Yehudit, and didn't you save her from him in the end?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 681 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 23:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I had thought she would understand, having heard the stories of her exploits with Mama and Aunt Aislyn when they were our age, but...Apparently not. I did save her, but he only took her to hurt me," Sileas admitted.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 317 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 23:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That still doesn't make it your fault." Wulfsen said. "Do you think this will blow over?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 682 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 23:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"With Aunt Lia?" Sileas gave a mirthless laugh. "From what I understand, she hated Papa the moment she saw him holding Yehudit when she was a babe. She still despises him. I feel like I'm being cut off from my family. I can't even go to Mama in the healing room unless I know Yehudit's not there because she'll just follow me anywhere I want to go."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 318 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 23:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What about Mr Buckley?" Wulfsen asked. "Can he reason with her?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 683 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 00:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He's never had any luck with it. They usually end up fighting when he tries. If he could reason with her, she would like Papa."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 319 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 00:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Why is Mrs Buckley like that?" Wulfsen asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 684 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 00:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Honestly? I don't know. I mean, I know she had a hard life growing up and that she had spent some time in custody and that's why she doesn't like guards. But Papa wasn't a guard then. She was angry that Uncle Aron and Aunt Aislyn let him hold Yehudit without her permission. She didn't know him, and that was all that mattered."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 319 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Who held me without permission?" Yehudit's walking stick clunked angrily against the floor.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 685 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas took a step backwards. "You can't be here. I have been told in no uncertain times to not be around you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 320 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"**** that!" Yehudit said. "I'm old enough to decide where to go and who to be with."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 686 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas hung her head. "This is not going to end well." She glanced at Wulfsen. "Please tell your men to be gentle with me when Aunt Lia has me arrested for this."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 320 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If my men so much as lay a finger on you they'd have me to answer to." Wulfsen said. "Yehudit's of age, isn't she?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 321 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Mama hates guards and knights." Yehudit said. "If she wants to do something she'd come after you herself, and you can take her."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:56, Thu 14 Jan 2016.

Sileas
 PLAYER, 687 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, Yehudit's of age. Yehudit, I don't want to have to fight your mother. Even though she despises me, I love and admire her. I have no desire to fight."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 322 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 01:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then let her beat the tar out of you. I'm hanging out with you and she can't stop me." Yehudit said stubbornly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 688 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas bit her lower lip. "Fine. I know when I'm against a wall."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 408 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yehudit Buckley! I told you to keep away from her!" Liadan said angrily.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 689 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You see?" Sileas said to Wulfsen. "Aunt Lia is very overprotective of Yehudit. Always has been, always will be."
Questa Cort
 Player, 207 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They 'ad a good yellin' row." Questa said as she followed Liadan Buckley, she raised Sileas's bow over her head. "Can I wack 'er over the bloomin' noggin?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 323 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit swore at her mother. "And I'm going to Portside with Sileas!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 690 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Exasperated with her aunt, Sileas looked at Questa. "Don't break my bow."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 409 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan snatched the bow from Questa and looked like she might break it herself. "Yehudit is staying at the keep, it's too dangerous out there."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 691 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas had had enough. She stormed over and made a grab for her bow. "You need to understand Yehudit is of age and can do what she wants. Neither of us can control what she does. Now give me my bow and back off," Sileas snarled.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 410 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan shoved the bow into Sileas's hands.

"You have to understand how dangerous it is for Yehudit to leave the keep. Tabor hated me because I saw through him and didn't keep my mouth shut. What do you think he and his friends would do to my daughter if given a chance?" Liadan snarled back.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 692 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If you would have bothered to ask, Wulfsen is not letting us go without protection. It's not going to be just us. You should have known full well that even if I tried to push Yehudit away, she is going to follow. With or without me agreeing. I think it's a bit safer if she's with others." Sileas narrowed her gaze. "And didn't I hear that Tabor has already been IN the keep, trying to take Aunt Aislyn?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 411 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And Millie was almost grabbed just outside the keep!" Liadan snapped back. "Yehudit can be better protected inside with her parents."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 693 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas roared and turned away. Then she turned back. "Well if you'd rather her just follow on her own with no protection, that's not on me. It's not my job to set boundaries and teach her to mind them." Sileas turned to Wulfsen. "I'll be in the stables."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 412 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan was furious and wished Aron was well enough to help her in this. "Yehudit, it's too dangerous out there."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 324 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I am going with Sileas." Yehudit said and hobbled after Sileas.
Aislyn
 NPC, 368 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 00:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn stood in the main hall with Brie, directing a few of the young ladies who decided to help out in the kitchen with setting up the tables for lunch.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 00:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hurry up with that food!" The person complained to Aislyn. "Have you found your daughter yet? Was she still wearing any clothes?"
Aislyn
 NPC, 369 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 00:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn watched one of the girls carrying a trencher to the person. She longed to respond but Brie simply held her by her upper arm, shaking her head.
Ila
 Player, 148 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 00:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila reminded herself that she did not have to fear running into Tirto or any of the other Ragans in the main hall. The Ragan family had taken their midday meal to eat together as a family, away from the other refugees. Even so she was still very nervous and her hands shook as she set the tables. She was carrying a tray of silverware when she heard that rude person ask Mrs Gerthrim. It so startled her she dropped the tray. The silverware spilled onto the floor with an even louder crash.

Ila knelt down to collect the silverware from the rushes. "I'm sorry... I'll go down and get more." Ila stammered.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Can't you get any decent help around here?" The random person glared at Ila. "Are we to eat with our hands like savages? We're not all Buckleys you know. Not everyone is a slut or a bastard."
Ila
 Player, 149 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila cringed, her vision was blurring with tears. She had to get out of here, away from that rude person. The insults were directed at Mrs Gerthrim's family but they hit too close to home for Ila to feel comfortable.

Ila hoped she had gotten all the dropped silverware. She picked up the tray and fled the main hall.
Aislyn
 NPC, 370 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn had had enough. She broke free of Brie and stormed over to the table. "You don't have to eat here, you know. You can always ask for a horse and ride to Portside for your meals. Maybe you'd find company more to your liking there."
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I have as much right to be here as you or anyone else does!" The random person snapped. "Just because you were a mediocre baker at home does not make you a great chef here. You can't feed us pig slop and expect us to swallow it without complaint!"
Aislyn
 NPC, 371 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And as I said, you don't have to eat it." Aislyn was very tempted to grab his knife and drive it into his back.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If you're going to feed us it's your duty to feed us something edible." The person said. "Stop spending so much time rolling in the hay and actually cook something decent."
Aislyn
 NPC, 372 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn snapped. In a flash, she grabbed his knife from the table and brought down in his back before Brie could reach her to stop it from happening. Aislyn drove the knife in as far as she could.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 01:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
The person screamed bloody murder. No one was sitting near this person because this was the worst person to sit near (Including Open-mouth-chewer Harry), but the closest jumped up from their benches.
Aislyn
 NPC, 373 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn backed away slowly, mortified by having lost control. She looked to Brie helplessly.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
The person continued to scream. "Not only are you a terrible cook and mother of a slut you're a murderer!"
Aislyn
 NPC, 374 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn rushed back over and yanked the knife out before plunging it in again.
Random person
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
The person shrieked. "You can't even stab properly!" He added an inappropriate comment about Aislyn's marital relations with her husband.
Aislyn
 NPC, 375 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn twisted the knife. Then she grabbed his head and began slamming it against the table.
Sir Excessive Force
Wed 11 May 2016
at 02:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Stop, milady!" Sir Excessive Force grabbed Aislyn's arms and began to drag her away.
Aislyn
 NPC, 376 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 11:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn burst into tears. "I don't want him in my kitchen or anywhere near me or my family!" Aislyn cried out, going along quietly. "I can't take any more."
Sir Excessive Force
Wed 11 May 2016
at 15:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Come along now." Sir Excessive Force was almost gentle as he escorted Aislyn out of the main hall to take her to the dungeon.

Meanwhile Green the medic began examining the stab wounds.
Helen
 player, 38 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 16:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall

This message was deleted by the player at 16:54, Wed 11 May 2016.

Aislyn
 NPC, 377 posts
Thu 12 May 2016
at 01:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sir Excessive Force (msg # 230):

Aislyn wiped at her eyes, tears streaking down her cheeks. Her breath hitched in her throat.
Ila
 Player, 151 posts
Sat 14 May 2016
at 14:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila was afraid of what Tirto would do if he caught her alone again so she slipped back into the main hall. She was worried that she would get in trouble for not bringing the silverware, but not many people eating. It looked like everybody was distracted by a bloody person laying on a table with a grim looking medic working on it. She heard Aislyn had done it.

Ila was shocked. Mrs Gerthim had been so kind to her as she taught her how to bake. But Ila remembered when they first met, how Aislyn had beaten Mazi with a broom- Mazi deserved it. Aislyn was capable of violence, but "She must have had a very good reason." Ila said quietly.

Ila felt eyes on her, she turned to see Tirto standing on the dais. Ila was afraid he was going to announce to everyone in the hall of what she is. But he only mouthed I will ruin you. He got down from the dais and left the main hall, going outside.

Ila shivered and sought out Brighid Spenser.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 145 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brighid ws being run ragged. "Oh, Ila. Thank goodness, there you are."
Ila
 Player, 152 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila wondered if Mrs Spenser would be so glad if she knew what Ila used to be. Ila shivered. "What happened? Did Mrs Gerthim really do that?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 146 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I think she finally had enough," Brie said softly, nodding a bit. "He was bad-mouthing her daughter and wouldn't stop. Between losing her children and finding out her husband was an imposter, it was more than she could take."
Ila
 Player, 153 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I heard him earlier." Ila said uncomfortably. "Millie is a good girl."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 147 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, she is. He also said some horrible things about Aislyn's cooking. She told him he was free to eat elsewhere."
Ila
 Player, 154 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What should I do?" Ila asked. She was feeling strung out.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 148 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just stay with me and help fill trenchers when people come in for food."
Ila
 Player, 155 posts
Sun 15 May 2016
at 00:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila nodded, though she felt anxious and wanted to hide somewhere.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 266 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 19:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Helen:
"Okay," Helen replied. "I was looking for Aislyn because I thought she could explain the terrible racket earlier. It sounded as if someone was being murdered." She followed the boy up the stairs and to the Main Hall.

---> Main Hall


"Murdered?" Lek was surprised, but even more surprised when he pushed open the door to the Hall and saw what looked like a bleeding dead man on one of the tables. He ran over to Aunt Brighid. "Brie- what happened?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 149 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 20:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh, Lek," Brie whispered softly. "It's the worst thing imaginable. That man was being horrible and kept pushing and pushing. Your mother, she was pushed too far and went after him," she told the boy.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 267 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 20:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek was horrified. "Mama killed him?" He couldn't believe it. He thought everything was going to be all right now, he had found Papa.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 150 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 20:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She did. He even continued to insult her when she had stopped. Lek, you have to understand. Your mother has been walking on the edge for quite a while. He was saying vile things about Millie and she couldn't take it. She asked him to leave and he refused."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 268 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 21:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Where is she?" Lek asked, tearing up. "I found Papa, Uncle Shawn put him in the dungeon."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 151 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 21:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"One of the knights took her to the dungeon," Brie said sadly.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 269 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 21:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek almost perked up. "Then she and Papa must be back together already!"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 152 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 23:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Maybe. Though they might not even allow anyone to see her."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 270 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 00:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But Papa being gone was part of the problem!" Lek nearly howled.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 153 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 01:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I understand that. But the knights won't know that," Brie said quietly.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 271 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 01:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek shoved a hand through his hair. The knights had to see, surely Xavier would understand. Lek turned and ran for the dungeon.
Helen
 player, 45 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 05:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Helen stood in shock at the whole scene. A murdered man on the table, the boy talking to Brighid, mention of Aislyn in the dungeon... All these things spun through Helen's mind as she tried to think of something to do. This is probably none of my business anyways, she thought, but the idea of the sweet young woman she knew as Aislyn murdering someone was too much for her. Trembling, she turned to Brighid, hoping that she could help her figure out what to do next.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 154 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 11:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie let out a sad sigh. At least Shawn was back, hopefully he could help extricate Aislyn from the trouble she was in. It seemed obvious to Brighid that her friend had broken from reality, at least for a while. Then she blinked. "Yes, Helen? Do you or Elizabeth need something?"
Helen
 player, 46 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 15:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, she replied hesitantly. "I was just awoken by a horrible racket and came to find out what was going on." She then remembered that Elizabeth was still in her room. "Well, if everything is taken care of, then I guess I'd better be heading back," she said quickly, turning to leave the room.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 155 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 18:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All right," Brie said. "You know where to find us if you need anything."
Ila
 Player, 156 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 20:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
People were beginning to complain about the lack of clean spoons in the hall. Ila shifted uncomfortably. She was afraid of getting cornered by Tirto again if she went back down to the kitchen. But if someone else went down there would probably be questions about why silverware was all over the floor.
Helen
 player, 47 posts
Wed 18 May 2016
at 22:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Brighid Spenser (msg # 256):

"Thank you!" Helen replied. She went down the stairs and back to her room.
Cort
Sun 22 May 2016
at 21:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Where are the spoons?! Am I supposed to eat this with my fingers?" An angry voice demanded.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 156 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie glared at the man. It seemed like everyone was trying to cause trouble in the hall. "Ila, we need more spoons," she said quietly, handing a handful to one of the girls serving the tables.
Ila
 Player, 157 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh." Ila paled. She did not want to go down there alone, Tirto could corner her again and she did not think she could fight him off a second time. But if she refused something as simple as fetching spoons she could get herself kicked out of the kitchen entirely. Ila hesitated.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 157 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie glanced at her. "Is something wrong in the kitchen?"
Ila
 Player, 158 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Silverware strewn on the floor, a tray that probably is cracked. Oh, and a guy who wants to have his way with me and to charge other guys to have their way with me might be waiting for me to go back down there so he can try again. Ila thought but did not say it aloud. She looked down.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 158 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie sighed. "Maria? Can you go to the kitchen and retrieve more spoons?" she asked one of the other girls.
Ila
 Player, 159 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No." Ila realized that Maria was bound to notice the mess, and mention it. "I'll- I'll get them." She stammered.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 159 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 00:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All right," Brie said. "Never mind, Maria."
Ila
 Player, 160 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 01:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila shook as she headed for the kitchen. She looked as if she was going to her own death.
Ila
 Player, 162 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila returned, still shaking and panting slightly from running all the way from the kitchen. She offered Brighid the wet spoons.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 160 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Thank you Ila," Brie said, taking the spoons to lay  beside the knives.
Cort
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They're wet!" Cort complained. "Are these even clean?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 161 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Of course they are. Freshly washed," Brie stated.
Cort
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'll bet she only dunked them in water." Cort picked up his spoon between two fingers and deliberately dropped it on the floor. "Get me a clean spoon."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 162 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie wiped a spoon off on her apron and took it over. She set it on the table in front of him. "I don't know why every one has decided to be arses today but feel free to eat your evening meal in Portside."
Cort
Mon 23 May 2016
at 02:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"First you people are too uppity for a couple maggots in your meat, next you try feeding us like we're pigs at a trough." Cort picked up the spoon and threw it at Brighid.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 163 posts
Tue 24 May 2016
at 01:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Maggots in meat is not healthy, it has nothing to do with maggots. If you want to be ornery, go to Portside. Now."
Cort
Tue 24 May 2016
at 01:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'll be as ornery as I want!" Cort snapped. "Especially if you have filthy spoons!"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 164 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And we don't have to serve you." Brie turned on her heel and walked off.
Ila
 Player, 163 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Tough crowd." Ila nervously said to Brighid.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 165 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't know what's gotten into them, but they're less behaved than most small children and Questa when she had first arrived."
Ila
 Player, 164 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If they can get away with behaving badly they will." Ila said unhappily.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 166 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That's why I told him he won't be served. If he keeps wreaking havoc, I'll get one of the guards to remove him."
Ila
 Player, 165 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila crossed her arms over her chest. She had a feeling things were only going to get worse. Especially with Tirto causing her trouble. She did not feel safe. She shivered.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 167 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'll speak with Wulfsen or Xavier about having some guards here at meal times. Obviously it's needed."
Ila
 Player, 166 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila thought if Tirto told the guards that she was a whore it could make things even worse. She had entertained guards and even knights at the Crimson Dove. Her mouth felt dry and her hands shook. She realized she was beginning to panic.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 168 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"The time for afternoon meal is almost over. Why don't you return to the kitchen and begin clean up?"
Ila
 Player, 167 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 01:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Uhm." Ila had picked up the tray and most of the scattered silverware- enough to prevent any questions. She did not want to be here, but she still was afraid to go in the kitchen alone. She felt like something was squeezing her throat and it was getting hard to breath.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 169 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 02:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Ila? What's wrong?"
Ila
 Player, 168 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 02:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila shook her head and touched her throat. She felt like an invisible hand was strangling her. She was getting dizzy but she tried to calm herself down.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 170 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 16:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie hooked a chair with her foot and dragged it over. She guided Ila to sit down on it. "Lean forward," she said. "Someone go get one of the healers."
Ila
 Player, 169 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 16:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila perched on the edge of the chair. Her chest felt so tight. It was hard to breath. She clenched her fists.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 171 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 18:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie rubbed her back and spoke gently to her as one of the girls flew to the healing room.
Ila
 Player, 170 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 18:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If you knew you wouldn't be so kind." Ila whispered and flinched away from Brighid.
Lyssa
 NPC, 250 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 18:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aalyssa hurried into the hall and passed everyone. She knelt in front of Ila. "What is it, Ila?"
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 186 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 19:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper could hear all the commotion once she entered and quietly remained on the far side of the room, watching the events unfold.
Ila
 Player, 171 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 21:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I need to get out of here." Ila told Aalyssa.
Lyssa
 NPC, 251 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 22:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Why don't we go to my...no...your room and we can talk?"
Ila
 Player, 172 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 22:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila nodded. Her chest was still really tight but it was getting a little easier to breath.
Lyssa
 NPC, 252 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 22:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aalyssa slipped her arm around Ila and waited for her to stand.
Ila
 Player, 173 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 22:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila avoided looking at Brighid, certain that her apprenticeship was gone. She kept her head down as she let Aalyssa lead her out of the hall.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 172 posts
Wed 25 May 2016
at 22:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie watched, confused. She could see Ila was afraid but didn't understand why she wouldn't tell Brie what was wrong, so she could help.
Cort
Thu 26 May 2016
at 01:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just sit down and leave whenever they feel like it!" Cort mocked.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 173 posts
Thu 26 May 2016
at 01:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie rolled her eyes and ignored him.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 187 posts
Thu 26 May 2016
at 14:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper slowly approach from the shadows, towering above the others in the room.

"Hello. I was told there was a doctor in this keep. Could you direct me?"

She was filthy and was in much need of a bath. Covered in dirt and blood that wasn't hers. She was quite jarring.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 174 posts
Thu 26 May 2016
at 23:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie, of course, was quite accustomed to Shawn coming home in somewhat the same shape. To some extent, Sileas too. She and Yehudit had always been off exploring. "Aalyssa just left with Ila, but I can take you to the healing room and check if Difyr is there."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 188 posts
Fri 27 May 2016
at 00:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Many thanks."

Juniper bowed her head slightly and followed the stranger to the healing room, the pain numbing effects of her earlier portion had worn off and she was feeling the full effects of her wounds.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 175 posts
Fri 27 May 2016
at 00:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
---to The Keep
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 53 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 23:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas:
"No, not yet you're not a gentleman. Yes, let's go eat." Keeping Oscar in front of her, Sileas headed into the keep.


"Food! Struth!" Oscar started helping himself to someone's plate.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1218 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas was mortified. She grabbed his arm to pull him back. "They are still serving, so we'll find a table and sit down. I don't see Mama or Aunt Aislyn though." She gave Wulfsen a concerned look.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 528 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen saw what looked like blood on one of the tables. He frowned. "I'll be right back."

He went over to talk to some of his men for a few minutes, when he returned he looked even more bothered.

"Mrs Gerthrim has... gotten into some trouble. She was taken to the dungeons but I don't think Xavier would keep her in that place for long. I need to go find out what's going on." Wulfsen wanted to eat with Sileas and Oscar, but damned responsibilities like supposed to be running the Keep. He kissed Sileas's cheek.
Cort
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Damned filthy hoodlum!" Cort complained.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1219 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Aunt Aislyn? In trouble? Do you want us to come along?" Sileas inquired. She glared at the man who spoke. If looks were capable of killing, he would have been face down on the table. He was right about one thing. She glanced at Oscar. Yes, next stop would be a bath.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 529 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She stabbed a man to death on that table." Wulfsen said in a low voice in Sileas's ear. "From what I understand he probably deserved it but it doesn't sound like she has been doing well. You can stay here and eat if you want. Hopefully this won't take long."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1220 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas paled. That didn't sound like Aunt Aislyn, no matter how he might have deserved it. "We'll stay here and then I'm going to have someone bring bathing supplies to my rooms. Someone needs a b-a-t-h."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 530 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen slipped his arms around Sileas and kissed her. Then he tousled Oscar's hair and headed for the keep.
Server
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
One of the serving girls brought two trenchers over and filled their glasses with water.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 54 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar did not know what Sileas was talking about, and flinched away when Wulfsen tousled his hair, expecting a smack. Then food was brought before him. Oscar dug in like a ravenous wolf.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1221 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 00:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Eat slowly, you don't want to make yourself sick. No one will take your food from you," Sileas said as she tucked into her own.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 55 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar hunched over his food. He did not slow down. What he didn't stuff into his mouth he stuck in his pockets.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1222 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas thought back to her first days with the Spensers. All the food she nicked from Aunt Aislyn and all the lectures from Yehudit at the market. He would calm down with time.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 56 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar swallowed without chewing first. Now he was choking. He fell to the floor.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1223 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas jumped to her feet and scooped him up to a standing position. She began applying pressure beneath his rib cage.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 57 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar gasped and spat a slimy chunk of food right into Liam's face. More food spilled from his pockets.
Liam
 npc, 5 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"EWWWW" Liam exclaimed, wiping at his face.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 58 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar then proceeded to throw up on the floor.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1224 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas knelt behind him and rubbed his back lightly.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 59 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar turned and threw up on Sileas.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1225 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grimaced, but her sisters and a few of the school children had been sick on her before. If she was going to be a mother, she would have to get used to it."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 60 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar wiped his mouth with his sleeve. He had never had that much in his stomach before, and had never thrown up so much before. He wondered if he was going to die.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1226 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas accepted a napkin one of the serving girls rushed over to her and wiped herself off. "This is why I suggested eating slower. You don't have to worry about someone taking your food any longer. You need to slow down and chew."

She felt for the girl who was cleaning the floor.
Cort
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That filthy urchin brought plague!" Cort shouted, trying to start a hysteria. "All streetkids should be drowned like kittens! They spread disease!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1227 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh honestly! Maybe you should learn about the symptoms of the plague before you make ignorant comments. Personally I think bigots should be drowned."
Cort
Sun 29 May 2016
at 01:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're nothing but street trash too! Shawn was daft to take you in." Cort said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1228 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas decided it was probably a good idea to not let Oscar eat more. Ignoring the ignorant man, she looked at Oscar. "Come, let's find someone to get what I need and we'll go down to our rooms."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 61 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar drew his knife. "Let me open 'is froat first."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1229 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, Oscar, as tempting as that is, I suspect there's been enough violence today. It also won't solve anything, it would simply land you in trouble."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 62 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar angrily glared at the man. "If yer let 'im walk on yor 'e'll keep stompin' on yer."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1230 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Or he'll grow tired of his little game because he gets no response. Come, we have much more important things to do."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 63 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But the bleedin' food..." Oscar looked longingly at what little remained on his plate.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1231 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Evening meal. Once your stomach has settled. We'll make certain to get a smaller portion, and I want your promise you will slow down and chew your food."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 64 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar pouted. "But I want a bit of food. Yer said I'd cop lots and a bit of food."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1232 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Well I'd say you copped plenty of food if I can go by your pockets," Sileas told him. "We'll go to the kitchen and get something, but there's no point in your eating until your stomach is settled down."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 65 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not fair." Oscar sulked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1233 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You don't want to throw up again. That makes eating kind of pointless, don't you think?"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 66 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 02:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I shouldn't've frown up. I'm not drunk and I'm not sick." Oscar was confused.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1234 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It was simply because you ate far too fast and without chewing it up properly. It's as simple as that."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 67 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not 'avin' food makes a geezer sick. Havin' food can't make some bloke sick." Oscar argued.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1235 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh, Oscar...yes it can."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 68 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Unpossible." Oscar insisted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1236 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"The body is very strange and there's a lot we don't know about it. I wouldn't discount anything as un...er...impossible."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 69 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Like 'ow girls can't pee standin' up?" Oscar asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1237 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That's not impossible either," Sileas said. When on the streets, she had known a few girls on the gang that had done just that.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 70 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Cop pee all over yor legs." Oscar said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1238 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I never said it was pleasant."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 71 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar then turned to a support post and looked like he was going to pee on it.
Cort
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Cort exploded.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1239 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oscar! Oi! Stop!"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 72 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I won't cop pee all over my legs." Oscar said calmly.
Questa Cort
 Player, 302 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Questa was munching on some bread and thought the scene was hilarious.

"Is 'e markin' territory?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1240 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I never said you would. All bathroom activities are to be performed in the privy," she told Oscar. "No, he was trying to make a point," she said to Questa.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 73 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, this is me territory! Blimey!" Oscar exclaimed.
Questa Cort
 Player, 303 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 03:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No one will take that post from yer- they won't want it." Questa told Oscar, laughing.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1241 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 14:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas wasn't at all certain she was going to survive trying to retrain Oscar, not with Questa around. They were already becoming two peas in a pod. "Let's get to the kitchen and then our room. Hopefully we'll bump in to Xavier so we can request a bed for Oscar."
Questa Cort
 Player, 304 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 14:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Beds are overrated." Questa said. Even after years of being 'civilized', Questa preferred sleeping on the floor. Beds were too soft, unnatural.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1242 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 15:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, beds are the best things ever," Sileas argued as they walked.
Questa Cort
 Player, 305 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 15:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Too soft, like sinkin', right? Can't sleep in them fings." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1243 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 15:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's like being wrapped in the safety of a cocoon."
Questa Cort
 Player, 306 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 16:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Trapped." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1245 posts
Sun 29 May 2016
at 16:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Safe. Warm."
Alastair
 player, 1 post
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 21:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Alastair went to go get food at the main hall, sitting, as usual, by himself. That was fine, though- whenever someone decided to get close to him, it was rarely to make friends. It was the price of having fiendish blood in your veins- lots of strength and endurance, but your social life tended to suffer. Which was why he only came out into the main keep for food.

He looked around him as he ate, lacking table manners and eating and drinking noisily. The food was good, today- meaty and filling, just as he liked it.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 229 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper was sore. From the fight she had had to the long journey here and the bed that was much too small. She entered the main hall wearing a simple set of some dark tunic and pants. Few heads turned to see the giantess as the news of her arrival had already circulated the keep. She saw the open food and sleepily stepped over, yawning and stretching.
Alastair
 player, 2 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Alastair paused as he saw Juniper enter. He had heard of the woman before, of course- it was hard not to notice a woman of her size and, he had to admit, attractiveness- but he had never actually seen her in person. He certainly had never actually talked to her, as she moved closer towards him.

"Uh, um, hello," he said as she approached, rather awkwardly. "I, uh, I'm Albion." He gulped. "N-nice to... meet you?"
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 230 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Junipers first thought of the day was her stomach. The sounds and smells of her breakfast was barely enough to rouse her from her warm bed. So once someone spoke to her it took a minute for her to actually process the person she was being spoken to by.

" Uh...Morning? Hello."

She sauntered on, making a mental note to return to the table once her plate was full.
Alastair
 player, 3 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
It was presumptuous of Alastair to think she would want to speak to him, he thought to himself glumly. He was eating rather slowly- in no small part because he tended to eat far more than most other people- and he knew he would be there a while. And yet, he was feeling embarrassed enough to wish to depart right away, his growling stomach be damned.

He simply kept his head down, in silence. He'd already made a fool of himself once today, he wasn't going to do so again.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 704 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn Spenser:
"I'll see you later, sweetling," Shawn said before following Wulfsen from the kitchen.


Wulfsen tried not to think about how he would rather be waking Sileas with kisses than eating breakfast with her father. He picked up a bowl and put a ladle of porridge in it.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 293 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn fixed a plate with toasted bread, some chunks of cheese and a small pile of fruit. He found a spot to sit down, noticing Juniper in conversation with a young man he didn't know.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 231 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
After a moment Juniper took a seat across from Alastair, plate and mouth full. She was more awake now and blinked slowly as she spoke.

"Have we met before? I do not recall seeing you here before."

She took another bite of the meal she had taken. She had taken only as much as she needed and left plenty for the others of this castle.

"I'm Juniper."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 705 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen looked at his porridge. He was so, so tempted to slip off and sneak to Sileas's rooms.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 294 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn took a bite of his cheese. He eyed Wulfsen. "I'd like you to join Brie and myself at the farm site. I'd like your opinion and if we all agree, get your blessing on the location."
Alastair
 player, 4 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Alastair froze, unsure of how to go forward with the situation. He had expected the woman to leave- he hadn't expected her to come back.

"Uh, I'm, uh, Alastair," he said, nervously. "Blacksmith. I, uh, don't usually leave the armory. So, uh, you know, I don't really see a lot of people. Or get seen by, uh, a lot of people." He looked down at his plate. "Probably for the best, anyway."

He looked up at her, and blushed before immediately looking back down. "So, um, what is it that you do? Here, I mean. Professionally."

This message was lightly edited by the player at 02:16, Mon 17 Oct 2016.

Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 706 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Okay." Wulfsen agreed, not listening.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 232 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper nodded her head slightly as she listened to him speak, still eating. She has made a point to check out the armory but hadn't in her short time here.

"Well originally I was only her for a short time. But I've been asked to stay as a commanding officer of the troops here."
Alastair
 player, 5 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh. Um, that's, uh, pretty cool," he said, still gazing mostly at his food. "And, uh, that's fine. Most people don't, you know, unless there's a fight going on, or their weapons or armor need repair. I also shoe horses," he blurts out.

He looked up at her, and gazed into her eyes. Immediately, he could feel himself blushing. "So, um, you're a commander? You been in the military for long?"
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 233 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 03:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes actually. Born and raised back home. The keep here needed someone to help and I accepted. Im a friend of Sileas."

Juniper continued to eat as she spoke and gave a slight wave to Shawn sitting a short distance away.
Alastair
 player, 6 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 03:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh. Um, I don't really know Sileas. Or... anyone, really," he said, looking away again. "Sorry. I'm sure you have better things you could be doing than talking to me."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 234 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 10:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Junipers plate had almost run dry now and she was feeling much more awake.

" Nonsense! Until the others say otherwise Im free all day. What are your plans?"
Alastair
 player, 7 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 15:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I was, uh, just gonna get ahead on smelting some iron..." He was beet red now, and quickly polished off what remained of his food.

"I mean, um, to... uh, what would you like to do?" He said, having trouble looking her in the eye.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 235 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 16:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If you wouldn't mind giving my blade a hone if appreciate it. I have gotten it worked on in weeks. I'll bring it round in a few?"

Juniper stood, leaving her plate and not waiting for a response. She made her way towards her lodging to retriev her gear and clothing.
Alastair
 player, 8 posts
 Cambion
 Blacksmith
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 16:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Weeks? Uh, I mean, I guess, yeah. I'll meet you down by the forge."

He hustled down to get ready. It was the closest he had ever come to social interaction with a pretty woman, and he wasn't going to blow it. He hoped.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 295 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 02:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 380):

Shawn knew Wulfsen well enough to know when he wasn't paying any attention. "Only problem with the site is the naked green man who I spotted among the trees. He doesn't seem dangerous, bt who can tell?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 707 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 05:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not like he can hide a dagger anywhere." Wulfsen wondered how late Sileas was going to sleep in today.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 296 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 13:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Well, that's true, but I don't want him exposing himself to Brie and the girls. There also seems to be some sort of circle scorched into the ground near where he stays close to."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 241 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 00:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper stormed into the Main hall, sword and armor in hand. She was confused and annoyed and needed to distract herself. She sees Shawn and Wulfsen sitting and decides to join them.

"Morning."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 708 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 00:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That's nice." Wulfsen wondered if Sileas would always sleep in this late. He barely nodded to Juniper.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 297 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Morning, Juniper." His eyes were full of laughter. He motioned his head toward Wulfsen. "He's not paying a bit of attention to what I'm saying. "What I'm really worried about though, Wulfsen, is that huge purple elephant with him. It might trample crops or someone."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 242 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper chuckled at the joke, patting Wulfsen on the back.

"What are we talking about gentlemen? " 
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 298 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"His mind is focused on Sileas's room, since she doesn't seem to be up yet. I was trying to talk to him about farmland, but I wasn't getting any real answers."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 243 posts
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 02:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Farmland aye? Where is this farm set? Is it near? "

Juniper had waved over a server carrying a few mugs of liquid, taking one in hand and giving it a quick look before drinking a mouthful and sighing.

"And where is Mrs lovely? Still in bed after a long night?"Juniper joked with the dreamy eyed Wulfsen, giving a quick shove and laughing.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 709 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 21:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen blinked, then blushed. "We're not married yet, but soon."
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 299 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Juniper Alva Sparks (msg # 397):

"Aye, I have a spot all picked out, I'm just waiting on Wulfsen to approve it so I can start on the house," Shawn replied.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 601 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Difyr hurried in. "Mrs Gerthrim wants to see you." Difyr said to Wulfsen.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 710 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But Sileas should be coming up soon." Wulfsen was aching to see her.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 602 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She's very upset and insistent." Difyr said. "Something about Lek becoming a knight?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 711 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Lek, a knight?" Wulfsen was surprised. "Where would he get an idea like that?"
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 300 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He mentioned it to me, but I was hoping it would dissuade him when I said I would talk to his parents. Or better yet, that his parents would have dissuaded him."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 712 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He's of age, the best we can hope for is he's dissuaded." Wulfsen said.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 301 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If Aislyn is asking for you, it doesn't sound like he is. He's really not qualified to be a knight, he has no fight experience at all."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 713 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It would be years of training before he can become a knight." Wulfsen said. "He'll probably quit before then."
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 302 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If he can't be dissuaded by words, perhaps you can have the master-at-arms make it so difficult on him that he quits," Shawn suggested.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 714 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's not easy to begin with." Wulfsen said. "Why would he want to become a knight in the first place?"
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 303 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 22:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Because he's fancied himself in love with someone and wants to be able to protect her. And he wants to kill people like Jack who wants to harm women. Noble endeavors to be certain, but it's just not the lad."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 715 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 23:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then it's going to be even harder to dissuade him." Wulfsen groaned.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 304 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 01:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Aye, it is. That's why I'm thinking that pushing him past his limits is going to be the way to go."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 716 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 01:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was not sure Lek could be dissuaded. "Well, I'll try talking to Mrs Gerthrim."
He longingly looked towards the kitchen, certain Sileas would come up at any moment.
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 305 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 01:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Good luck," Shawn wished him. "When you get a chance, I have a spot of land I'd like to discuss with you."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 244 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 22:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper had sat back for most of the conversation, until now. She leaned over the table to get closer to each of them.

"Why not let the boy learn to fight? Its a dangerous world out there. Hell even i could teach him. It'll teach him to be more self sufficient."
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 306 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 04:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Several years ago, Lek and his younger cousin Ertzel were kidnapped. He killed a man to protect her, and was guilt ridden until even now. Learning to fight is one thing, but he wants to face down people like the raiders," Shawn said with concern. "If he had ever shown any inclination before about wanting to fight, I would perhaps feel differently. Ultimately, it's not up to me. His mother lost most of her younger children in the raid, I doubt she will accept him putting himself in harm's way."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 245 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 04:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall

This message was deleted by the player at 04:51, Sun 20 Nov 2016.

Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 246 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 04:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Juniper furrowed her brow as she began to speak, slightly more fired up than before. She was strongly against the idea of anyone being refused their right to defend themselves.

"And does she believe the best way to keep him safe is to keep him unarmed? Sheltering him cannot save him forever. I want to speak to the woman. Where is she?"
Shawn Spenser
 NPC, 307 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 18:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I believe she is down in one of the healing rooms. She lost three of her children in the raid, and Lek is the only remaining son. She is just scared. He's never shown himself to be much of a fighter in the past, so I'm sure this has taken her by surprise."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 692 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Fighting back tears, Liadan made sure all of her younger children were fed. But Liadan only picked at her food, her appetite gone in the absence of her husband.
Vikki
Wed 5 Jul 2017
at 19:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Vikki began throwing things at a kid sitting at another table, starting with a plate.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 861 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
 
Sileas Spenser:
Sileas followed him, her fingers curled around his. It felt like a million butterflies were on the loose in her stomach.


Wulfsen pulled out Sileas's chair before the Lek could get it. He politely waited for her to sit down.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 375 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas sat down, looking up at Wulfsen and smiling.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 862 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen went to push Sileas's chair back in. It caught on the rug so he had to push a little to hard and smashed Sileas's ribs against the table.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 376 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 04:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Owwww!" Sileas exclaimed.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 863 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 04:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh no! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!" Wulfsen yanked Sileas's chair back.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 377 posts
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 04:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas rubbed her side. "I just wasn't expecting that."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 864 posts
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 00:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Are you all right?" Wulfsen fretted, feeling like a horrible person.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 378 posts
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 04:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm fine," Sileas assured him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 865 posts
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 04:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Are you sure? I saw Difyr..." Wulfsen continued to fret.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 379 posts
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 14:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm fine, but if it will set your mind at ease..."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 866 posts
Sun 26 Nov 2017
at 18:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen anxiously waved over the healer.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 380 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas reddened with embarrassment.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 671 posts
Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 06:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Difyr hurried over to the high table.

"What happened?" She asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 381 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 02:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas was reluctant to answer...she truly believed it was no big problem. "The chair slipped when Wulfsen was seating me, and I hit my ribs against the table. I told him I was fine, but...he would feel better if you told him I was just fine."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 672 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 03:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Is there any pain?" Difyr asked, lightly prodding Sileas's ribs.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 382 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 04:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Only at first. Now there's no pain." She squirmed just slightly when Difyr reached one of her ticklish spots.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 673 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 05:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You seem okay." Difyr said, stepping back.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 383 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 16:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Seem?" Sileas gulped. "Does that mean something could be wrong?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 674 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 23:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh no! I don't see any signs of injury. Wulfsen did not slam you against the table hard enough to cause any damage." Difyr hurried to calm Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 384 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 01:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas let out a breath of relief. "Good. As I thought."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 867 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 02:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was relieved. He squeezed Sileas's hand.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 385 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
She squeezed his hand back.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 868 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 04:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen flopped down in the chair next to Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 386 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 04:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hope they bring the food out soon," Sileas said absently.
Dyfrig
 player, 43 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 09:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
As if on cue, Dyfrig came in bearing a platter with a steaming roast on it, followed by the rest of the kitchen brigade with other dishes.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 869 posts
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 19:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
OOC> I've had such brain fog the past two weeks. :(

IC>
Wulfsen's eyes lit up.

"Dyfrig, it smells wonderful." He said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 387 posts
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 20:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh it does, indeed. Thank you so much, Dyfrig. You have outdone yourself."
Dyfrig
 player, 44 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 13:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Roast lamb, here... there is a rabbit pie over there, vegetables, a salmon..."

Dyfrig beamed as he pointed out the dishes.

"I hope you enjoy them."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 870 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 16:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I will if it tastes half as good as it smells." Wulfsen said, hungrily looking at the roasted lamb.
Dyfrig
 player, 45 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 16:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig picked up a large knife.

"Let me carve you a portion..."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 871 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 18:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"An end piece would be fine, I like my meat well done." Wulfsen's eyes lit up.
Dyfrig
 player, 46 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 15:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig obliged, picking out some choice (but well done) slices off the end of the roast.

"What would the rest of you like?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 388 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 16:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grinned. "I want some of everything." Her stomach rumbled to testify the truth of her words.
Dyfrig
 player, 47 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 18:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig gestured to the brigade.

"Get Sileas a bit of everything."

He smiled at her.

"Once you have tasted, you can decide what you'd like more of."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 389 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 20:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grinned. "That sounds good. Everything smells and looks so good."
Ila
 Player, 256 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 18:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila had been laying low, avoiding people. The few times she had to be around others she had gotten sneers, and even a few propositions. Fortunately Sneering was all they dared, and the others did not press her.
However, today, with so many people at the feast they needed all the servers they could get. Ila was visibly nervous as she doled out meat and vegetables, hoping nobody started anything.
Dyfrig
 player, 48 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 09:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig was bustling about making sure that everyone was supplied.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 390 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 15:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas peered over to see what Ila was serving up. Whatever it was, it certainly smelled delicious. She ate the last bit as she waited, making certain Ila would see her plate was empty.
Ila
 Player, 257 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 18:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila noticed that Sileas's plate was empty.

"What can I get you?" Ila asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 391 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 05:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I would like a bit of everything," Sileas replied. She was still hungry and was lucky she wasn't drooling as she eyed the food Ila carried.
Ila
 Player, 258 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 05:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila put a little of everything on Sileas's plate.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 392 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 15:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Thank you. Ila, isn't it?" Sileas said.
Ila
 Player, 259 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila nodded, hoping that Sileas was no upset at her being there.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 393 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas smiled, "I'd like to thank you for being such a help to Mama when she was running the kitchen."
Ila
 Player, 260 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila blushed. "She is kind to me."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 394 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If ever you should need anything, please let me know."
Ila
 Player, 261 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ila absently scratched her sleeve over the dove tattoo.

"This feast is for you and Lord Thornblade.;
Sileas Spenser
 player, 395 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 00:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I meant ever, in the future. Or tonight, if need be."
Ila
 Player, 262 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 01:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Er, thank you." Ila said awkwardly.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 396 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 02:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas nodded then turned her attention to her food before making Ila any more unsettled.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 158 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Thu 1 Feb 2018
at 22:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar wrapped his arms around the roasted goose and took off running.
Dyfrig
 player, 49 posts
Fri 2 Feb 2018
at 09:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"OY!"

Dyfrig took off after him.

"There is more than enough for everyone..."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 158 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 00:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar fled the main hall, one of the duck's wings came off and fell on the floor. He ran for the closest tower.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 00:44, Sat 03 Feb 2018.

Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 76 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 02:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie was hurrying back to the main hall from the opposite direction. In her rush to return, she didn't watch where she was going. She slipped on the goose wing, flew up in the air and landed on her derriere. She blinked in shock.
Dyfrig
 player, 50 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 12:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig came hurtling out of the hall, virtually leaped over poor Millicent and followed Oscar towards the tower, reaching out to catch him by the collar.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 511 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 01:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 475):

"Millie!" Lek cried in alarm. He abandoned his post behind Wulfsen. He ducked under the great table and hopped off the dais to the floor. He ran to his twin's side. "Are you all right?"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 159 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 01:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Dyfrig (msg # 476):

Oscar screamed like the cook was skinning him alive. He drew his shiv.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 77 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 477):

Millie checked herself for any broken bones. "I think so. What did I slip on?" She looked up at her brother.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 43 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 01:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Oscar the Knife (msg # 478):

His senses still tuned to any sort of trouble near him, Shawn heard the scream of a young child. "I'll be right back," he said softly to Brie and hurried from the hall.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 512 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 02:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 479):

"A goose wing." Lek answered and reached down to help Millie to her feet.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 78 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 02:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie accepted her twin's assistance. "A goose wing? Why in the world was a goose wing way out here?" She twisted, trying to check the condition of her dress.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 513 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 02:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oscar must have dropped it." Lek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 79 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 03:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He stole a goose?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 514 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It wasn't tied down." Lek said simply.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 80 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 04:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And he hasn't learned yet that he doesn't need to steal, that no one will let him go hungry?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 515 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 04:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It doesn't look like it." Lek said. "Are you sure you're all right?"
Dyfrig
 player, 51 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 15:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Quit yelling," said Dyfrig.

"Come and sit down to eat your goose like a civilised person. Then you may have vegetables and gravy with it, and something to wash it down."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 160 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If there's enough then the rest can cop ffeir own geese. I'm bloody well keepin' this one!" To emphasize his point Oscar hugged the goose tighter to his chest, squeezing fat drops of grease onto his bare feet.
Dyfrig
 player, 52 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig sighed.

"I didn't say that you had to give it back, lad. I invited you to come and eat it in a civilised manner, off a plate with vegetables and gravy. It's getting cold - and you are getting grease all over yourself. You'll have to go under the pump!"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 161 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't want a plate and vegetables." Oscar said stubbornly.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 44 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn caught up with Oscar and Difryg. "Oscar! What did you do?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 81 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek Gerthrim:
"It doesn't look like it." Lek said. "Are you sure you're all right?"



"I'll probably have a few bruises, but the only thing broken is my pride," Millie replied.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 162 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 22:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Shawn Spenser (msg # 492):

"Nuffink! It's me goose!" Oscar snapped.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 516 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 22:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 493):

"I don't think anyone noticed." Lek said, ignoring several women still giggling at Millie's fall.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 45 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 00:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Oscar the Knife (msg # 494):

"Ahh. Did you ask if you could have the entire goose?"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 163 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 01:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar bristled and took a large bite of goose.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 46 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 02:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm going to take that as a no. If you wanted more to eat, all you had to do was ask me, Brighid or one of the servers. Stealing is wrong."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 164 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 02:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It were free." Oscar said, mouth full of goose.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 47 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It still wasn't yours to take, Oscar. You're not on the streets any longer, my boy. You need to learn to ask," Shawn said gently.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 165 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Wed 7 Feb 2018
at 23:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It were as much mine as anyone else!" Oscar said.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 48 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 00:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn glanced at Dyfrig before squatting down to eye level with Oscar. "The food in the main kitchen is for everyone. Every person here has equal claim to the food. No one received a whole goose to themselves."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 166 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 01:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not all of them are as 'ungry as I am." Oscar said.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 49 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Which is why you can ask for extra helpings. But what if you take a goose and we run out, and someone does indeed have to go hungry because of a missing goose. You don't want to be responsible for someone going hungry, do you?"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 167 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 06:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They weren't missin' any meals wen I were the bloomin' one gahn 'ungry." Oscar was unrepentant.
Dyfrig
 player, 53 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 10:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Come back to the hall. There is plenty of food for everyone, however hungry they are."

Dyfrig took Oscar by the shoulder and led him in the right direction, leaving the goose in the boy's arms.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 168 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 01:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar cringed, as if he expected Dyfrig to hit him. When all the cook did was take his shoulder he relaxed and gave Shawn a cocky smirk.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 50 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 05:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn rose with a sigh. It had been much easier to turn Sileas in the right direction. He returned to the main hall.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 852 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 05:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit nervously entered the main hall. She hoped she did not kill anyone.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 111 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 06:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron followed quietly.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 790 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 06:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan walked protectively close to her daughter. She was not going to let anyone harm or provoke Yehudit.
Dyfrig
 player, 54 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 09:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Right, everybody, come and sit down," said Dyfrig, brightly.

Leaving Oscar with his goose, he fetched another for the others who had come in.

"Sit down, sit down. What will you have?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 791 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 12:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan stared at all the food. After the days of near starvation after the raid such a feast did not seem real.

"Some beef would be good." Liadan said dreamily. [Private to Aron Buckley: And since Lia thinks she's in a dream she begins snogging Aron. :P]
Dyfrig
 player, 55 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 12:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Right you are... What did you say your name was? I don't think I've seen you around."

Dyfrig hustled off and came back with a platter of roast beef and began carving chunks off.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 112 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 13:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Beef for me as well," Aron replied, also keeping a watchful eye over Yehudit. He glanced at Dyfrig. "I'm Aron Buckley, this is my wife Lia and our eldest daughter, Yehudit."
Dyfrig
 player, 56 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 14:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It is my pleasure to meet you and even more to feed you," said Dyfrig.

"My name is Dyfrig and as you might guess I'm the cook. I wandered in here a while back and just... stayed. People seem to like the food. More beef then, and what about you, Yehudit? There's goose, beef, pork or salmon... or, of course, a combination thereof."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 853 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 23:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
This whole being a child of Molech had Yehudit questioning everything she wanted. Was it okay to want something or was she giving in to some demon urges? The pork looked good, and the goose smelled good... Her parents both asked for beef so that must be okay.

"Some beef." Yehudit said nervously.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 113 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 00:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You can ask for whichever one you want," Aron said gently. "Or a bit of each."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 854 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 01:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just beef." Yehudit said.
Dyfrig
 player, 57 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 14:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Here you go, my dear," said Dyfrig, setting some beef in front of Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 855 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 02:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit looked at her beef.
Dyfrig
 player, 58 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 15:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Go on... eat up," Dyfrig coaxed.

"Do you have a knife? Here's a piece of bread to mop up the juices."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 856 posts
Mon 12 Feb 2018
at 00:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"A knife?" Yehudit looked panicked. She had not touched a knife since she gave hers to Sileas.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 169 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Mon 12 Feb 2018
at 02:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Oscar flopped down in his chair. He lifted the goose to his mouth and happily ate like a starving wolf.
Nelek
 Player, 333 posts
Mon 12 Feb 2018
at 03:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek rubbed Aislyn's arm. He still had not gotten over his separation from her and was noticeably clingy.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 517 posts
Tue 13 Feb 2018
at 22:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek escorted Millie to a seat.

"I wish Pinja could be here." Lek said, jealously noticing how happy Wulfsen looked with Sileas at his side.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 27 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2018
at 20:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Fortune came up to Millie.

"That dress Sileas is wearing is beautiful. Did you make it?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 82 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek Gerthrim:
Lek escorted Millie to a seat.

"I wish Pinja could be here." Lek said, jealously noticing how happy Wulfsen looked with Sileas at his side.



"I know you do. I wish she would have come as well," Millie replied as she sat down.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 83 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 527):

Mille turned to Fortune, her best customer. "I did. She is a challenge to make dresses for."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 28 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 04:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You would never know it to see her in that dress, it all looks so natural." Fortune said. "Sileas could have gone to every dress shop in Portside and not found a better dress, or a better fit."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 518 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 04:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 528):

Lek sighed. He wished he could see Pinja, talk to her. Having any kind of relationship with her was hopeless if he could not even communicate. His shoulders slumped.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 84 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 04:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 530):

Millie blushed at the compliment. "I've been secretly sketching ideas for her for a few years," she admitted.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 29 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 04:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I can't wait to see the wedding dress." Fortune said, her eyes bright.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 85 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 04:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I will just say it is perfect for Sileas. No frills but still gorgeous."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 30 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 05:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'd get married again just to have you make me a wedding dress." Fortune said. "I have made sketches of dresses that I would like to have made... Will you be free to make them soon?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 86 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 01:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I will. I'm putting the finishing touches on Sileas's last dress," Millie replied. "I have to do a trip soon to replenish fabrics, so just let me know what colours and textures you are looking for."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 31 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 01:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Red would be nice, and purple if you're able to find it- I can pay up front for some violet fabric for a dress." Fortune said happily. "Has your helper been well enough to help you with your work?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 87 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 02:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Violet sounds very pretty. If I find it, I'll pick up a bolt or two. Red and purple sounds good. I'll see what I can find," Millie replied.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 32 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I made a few sketches of what I would like." Fortune said. "If you need help with your sewing I might know someone who could lend a hand."
Dyfrig
 player, 59 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 09:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig continued pottering about making sure that everyone was fed.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 88 posts
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 05:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Fortune Calm:
"I made a few sketches of what I would like." Fortune said. "If you need help with your sewing I might know someone who could lend a hand."



"I will be happy to receive your drawings after the wedding." She looked thoughtful. "For now, I think I can handle the sewing on my own, but as people begin building their homes and begin to want more than basics, I might take you up on that."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 33 posts
Sat 10 Mar 2018
at 21:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"My granddaughter has little else to do these days, I would be glad for her to practice her sewing." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 89 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie pondered it. Unlike Ursula, she would love to be able to apprentice a young seamstress. If only she knew what that entailed. "How old is your granddaughter?"
Fortune Calm
 Player, 34 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She is almost seventeen." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 90 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 03:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I won't be able to pay her alot, at least not yet. Not until we're back to normal," Millie pointed out.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 35 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"The learning experience is worth more than coin." Fortune smiled.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 91 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 04:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That is true. All right, once I have a shop set up, I'll be happy to meet with her. I'll want to see some of her work, of course."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 36 posts
Sun 11 Mar 2018
at 04:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Of course." Fortune agreed. "She's a fast learner."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 92 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 00:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Always an advantage, to be certain."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 37 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 01:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then I will get a dressmaker in the family." Fortune said cheerfully.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 93 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sort of. Under an apprenticeship, the apprentice's work belongs to the teacher until such time they are ready to set up their own  business," Millie pointed out.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 38 posts
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 15:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Eventually I will have a dressmaker in the family, one way or other." Fortune said. "Her parents are hoping she would find a husband since there are so many men here, and your brother is single, is he not?" She asked slyly.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 94 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 02:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie schooled her expression so her face didn't show how that had stung her heart. It was true, all these young eligible men. None destined to be hers, it seemed. She cleared her throat. "He is single, but he has his eye on someone."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 39 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 02:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But he is not courting this someone." Fortune said. "I have never seen him with any young ladies, besides your apprentice, but I have not seen him with her for months."

[Private to Millicent Gerthrim: "Mutta hän ei suostu tyttöön." Fortune sanoi. "En ole koskaan nähnyt häntä minkään nuoren naisen kanssa oppilaanne lisäksi, mutta en ole nähnyt häntä hänen kanssaan kuukausia."]
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 95 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 02:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No, no he is not courting anyone," Millie was forced to admit.

[Private to Fortune Calm: *glares*]
Sileas Spenser
 player, 397 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 02:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas held a turkey leg in her hand. Her eyes drifted closed and her head drooped forward. Her turkey leg whacked Wulfsen in the shoulder.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 40 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 555):

"So he is available. Though he will probably not be available for long, it is something of a wonder he is still single. Your brother has always been a diligent worker, honest, handsome, and now he is on his way to a knighthood." Fortune said. "He could marry nearly any single young woman that he wants in the Keep."

[Private to Millicent Gerthrim: "Joten hän on käytettävissä, vaikka hän todennäköisesti ei ole pitkäkestoinen, on ihme, että hän on edelleen yksin." Veljesi on aina ollut ahkera työntekijä, rehellinen, komea ja nyt hän on matkalla ritarikuntaan ." Fortune sanoi. "Hän voisi mennä naimisiin lähes minkä tahansa yksittäisen nuoren naisen kanssa, jota hän haluaa Torni."]
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 96 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Except the one he really wants. "I suppose, though I don't know that his heart will ever be available.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 872 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 556):

Wulfsen blinked, then quickly cradled Sileas's head before it could hit the table.

"Sileas," He said softly. "Are you tired?"

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Wulfsen vilkasteli, ja sitten Sleas pään karahti nopeasti, ennen kuin se osui pöydälle.  "Sileas", hän sanoi pehmeästi. "Oletko väsynyt?"]
Fortune Calm
 Player, 41 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 558):

Fortune frowned. "Is he one of those that prefers the company of other men? Because the way I had seen him looking at your apprentice did not give me that impression."

[Private to Millicent Gerthrim: Fortune yritti kaventaa. "Onko hän yksi niistä, jotka mieluummin suosivat muiden miesten yhtiöt? Koska tapa, jolla olin nähnyt hänet katsomasta oppilaanne, ei antanut minulle sellaista vaikutelmaa."]
Sileas Spenser
 player, 398 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 559):

Sileas opened her eyes and blinked. "What? Oh. A little, but not enough to call it a night yet. I want to dance." And she hoped she wouldn't embarrass him with her lack of dancing skills.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 97 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 560):

"What? Oh. No, that's not it at all. He simply doesn't accept the rejection of his suit, and I fear he will never allow his heart to be free."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 873 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 561):

Wulfsen grinned and wrapped an arm around Sileas's back. "I want to dance too."

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Wulfsen virnisti ja kääri kätensä Sileas selkään. "Haluan tanssia myös."]
Fortune Calm
 Player, 42 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 562):

Fortune raised her eyebrows. "You mean he proposed to someone and she rejected him? Was she already betrothed to another?"

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Fortune kohotti kulmakarvat. "Sinä tarkoitat, että hän ehdotti jollekulle, ja hän hylkäsi hänet? Oliko hän jo menestynyt toiseen?"]

This message was last edited by the player at 03:17, Tue 13 Mar 2018.

Sileas Spenser
 player, 399 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 563):

Sileas lay her head on his shoulder. "I wonder what is for dessert."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 98 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Fortune Calm:
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 562):

Fortune raised her eyebrows. "You mean he proposed to someone and she rejected him? Was she already betrothed to another?"


"No, she's just not had an easy life," Millie replied, growing uncomfortable with the conversation.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 874 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 565):

"You're sweeter than any dessert." Wulfsen said, gently running a finger across Sileas's jaw and under her ear.

[Private to Sileas Spenser: "Olet makeampi kuin mikään jälkiruoka." Wulfsen sanoi, viekkaen sormen varovasti Sileasin leuan yli ja hänen korvaansa.]
Fortune Calm
 Player, 43 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 566):

"Little can make life easier than a good marriage. This woman must be a fool, Lek deserves a smarter woman for a wife." Fortune said dismissively. "My granddaughter is very bright."

[Private to Millicent Gerthrim: "Pieni voi helpottaa elämää kuin hyvää avioliittoa. Tämä nainen on tyhmä, Lek ansaitsee älykkäämpää naisen vaimolle." Fortune sanoi hylkäävästi. "Oma tyttärentytär on hyvin kirkas."]
Sileas Spenser
 player, 400 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 567):


Sileas smiled shyly, a warmth beginning deep within her and spreading out. She pressed closer to him.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 99 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 568):

"It's not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of a very deep hurt," Millie replied. "Not all hurts heal."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 875 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 569):

Wulfsen wrapped his arms around Sileas, drawing her close and kissing her deeply. His ears were filed with the clinking sound of laughing diners tapping their glasses.

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Wulfsen kääri kätensä Sileaksen ympärille, piirsi hänet lähelle ja suuteli häntä syvälle. Hänen korvilleen jätettiin naurettavan ruokailijan kynsivä ääni, joka nappasi lasit.]
Fortune Calm
 Player, 44 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 570):

Fortune began to narrow her eyes, then they suddenly widened. "It's your apprentice isn't it? I know she survived the raid but I've scarcely seen her since and never with Lek though he was around her often before the raid. I had heard of what they did to the women not fortunate enough to escape, the poor lass! She's not a fool, the poor dear."

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Fortune alkoi kaventaa silmiään, sitten ne yhtäkkiä laajenivat. "En tiedä, että hän selviytyi raidasta, mutta en ole tuskin nähnyt häntä siitä lähtien eikä koskaan Lekin kanssa, vaikka hän olikin hänen ympärillään usein ennen raidaa.Olen kuulleet, mitä he tekivät naisille, jotka eivät ole onnellisia paeta, huono lass! Hän ei ole tyhmä, köyhä rakas. "]
Sileas Spenser
 player, 401 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 04:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 571):

Sileas's arms went around Wulfsen as she lost herself in the kiss. She barely heard the people around them.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 100 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 04:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 572):

"I will not confirm or deny, I will simply reiterate the girl who caught Lek's eye has been badly hurt."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 876 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 04:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 573):

The others sounded far away as Wulfsen's attention focused completely on Sileas. He rose from his chair with her in his arms.

[Private to Sileas Spenser: Muut kuulivat kaukana, kun Wulfsenin painopiste keskittyi kokonaan Sileasille. Hän nousi tuoliltaan hänen kädellään.]
Fortune Calm
 Player, 45 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 04:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 574):

"You did not tell me, but I know." Fortune said. "After that I imagine she would not want to be close to any man much less married, even to one such as your brother... Your brother needs to let go and move on. There are plenty of other young women out there."

[Private to Millicent Gerthrim: "Et kerro minulle, mutta tiedän." Fortune sanoi. "Sen jälkeen kuvittelen, että hän ei halua olla lähellä toisia, jotka ovat paljon vähemmän avioliitossa, jopa sellaiseen kuin veljellesi. Veljesi tarvitsee päästä irti ja liikkua eteenpäin. Siellä on paljon muita nuoria naisia."]
Questa Cort
 Player, 407 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 04:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 575):

"Yor gonna do it on the table. I knew it." Questa noted.
Xochilt
 Player, 1 post
 Xo
Tue 13 Mar 2018
at 18:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
OOC> The following is written with Wynn's player... because I play Wynn too and I don't feel like going back and forth with ten short posts.

IC>


Xo followed Wynn into the Great Hall, hesitated, then reluctantly followed him to a vacated spot in a corner. She was nervous and her eyes were haunted. Wynn pulled out one of the chairs and Xo stiffly sat down and Wynn gently pushed the chair up to the table before flopping in the chair next to her.

One of the servers removed old plates and set down clean ones. When asked what she would like to eat Xo shrugged. She did not have much of an appetite. The server put a few pieces of meat and vegetables on Xo's plate. Xo scanned the faces of the diners. Several women that had been taken captive by the raiders were there. Xo caught some angry and disgusted looks from more than a few of these former captives. She was not sure if the looks were from what she did while captive, or because she reminded them of the worst days of their lives.

Either way, Xo knew they did not want her there. And Xo wanted to be here less and less. She only came because she knew she should not be shutting herself off from everyone else, and out of respect to Sileas and her family. Sileas's father had saved Xo's life once, Sileas's whole family was good people.

But Xo did not feel like a good person. She did not think of herself as evil or anything like that, but as a filthy, ratlike creature doing anything to survive. She had done what she could to help those other women didn't she? Xo flinched at the memory of what she did during their captivity. It was not the sort of thing heroines did during adventures in stories.

"Xo, are you all right?" Wynn asked.

Xo shook her head. "This was a mistake. I thought it would be all right coming in late when there would be less people... but I still can't be here. I'm not ready for this... this much."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 101 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 576):

"We have tried to gently tell him that, but he's not open to listening. Yet," Millie admitted with a gentle sigh.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 402 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Questa Cort (msg # 577):

Sileas barely heard Questa, though she heard enough to blush to her toes.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 46 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 579):

"The best way to fix that is to push him back into the game. Introduce him to some women. If he fell for one apprentice of yours he could fall for another one." Fortune said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 877 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 580):

Even the clinking glasses had faded and all Wulfsen could hear were heartbeats, his and Sileas. He lifted her feet off the floor.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 102 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie shook her head. "The claim on his heart is too strong, he needs to let it go for anything to happen."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 403 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 582):

Sileas's arms went around his neck, her face pressing against him.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 47 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 583):

Fortune sighed. "He is too young to resign himself to a life alone."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 878 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 584):

"Sileas." Wulfsen whispered, kissing her cheek.
Nelek
 Player, 334 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek turned to his wife.

"Aislyn, do you remember the time we were in the inn's lobby but felt like we were home alone, and did not realize where we were until your father walked in?" He asked.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 857 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit looked at her plate and tried not to think about how Wulfsen looked without a shirt.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 103 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 585):

"Yes, well, it's not like we get a say in what happens in our lives," Millie said dejectedly.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 404 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 586):

"Yes, my Wulfsen," she whispered.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 78 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 587):

Aislyn tried to not smile. "Aye, I do." She cleared her throat. "Shawn? Brie? You might need to step in. I think they've gotten lost in one another."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 48 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 589):

Fortune shook her head. "He'll have to be introduced to my granddaughter, they could be perfect for each other."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 879 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 590):

"I love you." Wulfsen murmured, his lips moving to her throat below her ear.
Nelek
 Player, 335 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aislyn Gerthrim (msg # 591):

Nelek blushed at the memory. To be that young again... Nelek felt just as passionate as he had when they were newlyweds, but he was more aware of his surroundings now.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 519 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek fidgeted behind Wulfsen. This was incredibly awkward. He had not anticipated Wulfsen and his cousin getting so... physical.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 104 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 592):

"Once she's apprenticing for me, I'm sure they will meet."
Aalyssa
 Player, 83 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 593):


"I love you too." And it was true. Larrigan would always own a piece of her heart, but her heart had opened wide for Wulfsen's love as well.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 49 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 596):

Fortune nodded. "Yes, of course. Whatever attracted your brother to your previous apprentice in the first place?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 880 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aalyssa (msg # 597):

Wulfsen kissed the nape of her neck and ran his fingers down her back. "I've wanted to be alone with you for so long..."
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 51 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 599):

Shawn had glanced around the room when Aislyn called for his attention. He had wondered at first what she was talking about, but it took mere seconds to spot Wulfsen and Sileas. He got to his feet and walked up behind Wulfsen, giving a quiet nod to Lek. He tapped Wulfsen on the shoulder once he had spoken. "Except you're not alone, my boy."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 105 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 598):

"There's really no way to know what attracts a person. I certainly don't know it at least. But I think she brought out his protective side, for one thing."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 881 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Shawn Spenser (msg # 600):

"What-" Wulfsen nearly dropped Sileas and barely managed to set her down gently. His face was brighter than her hair. He could not believe he had been kissing her like that in front of everybody, before his future father-in-law had tapped him on the shoulder he had been about to try to do more than just kiss. His blush deepened.

"Oh Sileas, I'm sorry, I lost my head." Wulfsen apologized, afraid she would never forgive him for this.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 50 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 601):

"Hm, my granddaughter could use a protector." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 106 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 603):

"Couldn't we all," Millie mumbled under her breath. Then she took a deep breath. "If it is meant to be, it will happen."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 405 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 602):

Sileas let out a small yelp as he set her on her feet. She blinked at her father, then gazed up at Wulfsen. "It's not all your fault. I'm just as much to blame. I was lost as well."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 51 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 604):

"I'm sure there's a young man in your future too." Fortune said. "So many men here, especially soldiers. Do you have your eye on one?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 882 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 605):

Wulfsen was still blushing. He could not believe what they did, in front of everyone. Wulfsen decided he could not be with Sileas without one of her parents present until they were wed, it looked like no one else was going to intervene if they got carried away. At least it would not be much longer. He still had the urge to pick Sileas up and carry her off, he was reaching towards her again. He grabbed a goblet, it was empty.

"Some water, some cold water." He called, his face only seemed to grow redder. He glanced at Sileas and began to lose himself in her eyes.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 520 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek picked up a pitcher of cool spring water and filled Wulfsen's goblet.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 107 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't even look any more," Millie admitted. "It's too painful when you do, and decide you like someone and they won't even glance your way or pay you any attention. When I took my spill earlier, Difryg leaped right over me. If Lek hadn't come to my rescue, I would probably still be sitting on the floor." She let out another sigh. "No, I fear my destiny is to be alone."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 883 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Water trickled from the tilted goblet in Wulfsen's hand as he stared at Sileas.

"You're so beautiful." He said huskily.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 52 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 609):

"There must be someone you have a crush on." Fortune said. "There are so many... Is he married or otherwise taken?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 406 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 607):

Sileas smiled softly at him. She cringed when her father took a seat on the other side of Wulfsen. She supposed he didn't trust them to not get lost in one another again.

She reached over to straighten his goblet. Sileas had never considered herself beautiful, but at least he made her feel beautiful. But Wulfsen on the other hand..."And you are very very handsome," she said with a smile.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 884 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen did not even notice the goblet. "I love you. I can't wait for us to be wed."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 108 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 611):

"Nary a one. A person can only bear so much pain. I know a lot of the girls my age go down to the training grounds to watch the sparring. I'm too busy sewing and planning the rebuilding of my business. Besides, it's terribly embarrassing to have your favor rejected."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 407 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 613):

"Only one more day," Sileas reminded him. Though it did feel like forever. At least they were able to get a special dispensation to wed this soon.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 53 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 614):

"You should make time to go down there... My granddaughter can help lighten the load so you will have more free time." Fortune said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 885 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 615):

"Tomorrow is a lifetime away..." Wulfsen said softly.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 109 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 616):

"I guess I just don't see much reason to go down there. I have no more desire to subject myself to  pain and rejection. I would probably spend any free time creating new designs," Millie admitted.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 408 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 617):

"I know, but it's not. Not really. It just feels that way."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 54 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 618):

"Going to the training field won't hurt you, unless you try to fight someone." Fortune said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 886 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 619):

"I-" Wulfsen blinked hard. He took a gulp of water from his goblet.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 110 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 620):

Millie said nothing. Fortune wouldn't understand. She had a husband and family. No one could possibly understand unless they had spent so much time feeling unloved. "I'll think on it," she said finally.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 409 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 621):

"What?" Sileas asked.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 55 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 622):

"Your future husband could be training in the field." Fortune said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 887 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 623):

Wulfsen's blush had begun to fade, it rose again. "I think I had too much wine." Wulfsen lowered his voice. "I was about to suggest going to Garden Tower."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 111 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 624):

"I'll think on it,"  Millie repeated.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 410 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 625):

"It would be rather rude of us to leave a party being held in our honor. It is a shame we can't spend our wedding night there though."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 56 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 626):

Fortune bounced lightly on her toes. "Double wedding. My granddaughter and your brother, and you to your soldier."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 112 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I appreciate your optimism, but you are getting ahead of yourself," Millie pointed out.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 888 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 627):

"I know we can't leave the party- much less go to the garden tower right now. I'm out of my head." Wulfsen blushed. "If the garden tower is what you really want tomorrow night..."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 411 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's probably more of an impossible dream. There is far too much that would have to be done to get it ready. At least, far too much in such a short amount of time." Sileas sighed softly. "I just think it would be romantic."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 57 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 629):

"Of course, you're right." Fortune said. "You haven't even met my granddaughter yet."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 113 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"At the very least."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 889 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 631):

"Hmm." Wulfsen was already considering how to fix up the tower in time.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 58 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 633):

"She's sitting by the dais." Fortune said, gesturing towards a girl with ash blond hair.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 412 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 634):

"That sounded very deep and thoughtful."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 890 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 636):

Wulfsen smiled and wanted to kiss her again. But her father was right there and he did not want to get carried away again.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 114 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 635):

"I believe I've seen her about." Her brow furrowed. "We may have even had school together."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 413 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 637):

"Not going to tell me what that hmm was about?" Sileas batted her eyes innocently at him.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 59 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 638):

"Only if you went to school in Hartlepool." Fortune said. "But if she feels familiar to you that is a good sign. It could mean she is meant to be your apprentice and marry your brother."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 891 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 639):

"I was thinking about getting the Garden tower fixed up, but I don't want to get your hopes up." Wulfsen said. "And I want to kiss you again."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 115 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 640):

"Hmm." Millie didn't really believe in signs and omens.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 414 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 641):

"Ahh," Sileas replied. She really did think it was a far out of reach dream, so she wouldn't bother getting her hopes up. "Well, as long as you can stay on the straight and narrow path."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 60 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 642):

"You have to meet her." Fortune said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 892 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 643):

"After how carried away I got just a few minutes ago during our last kiss?" Wulfsen asked. "I don't think I will, even with your father here."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 116 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 644):

"And I have agreed to," Millie replied.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 415 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 645):

Sileas pouted. "How disappointing. I am very much in need of being kissed."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 61 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 646):

"Why not right now?" Fortune asked.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 893 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 647):

Wulfsen slipped an arm around Sileas and drew her close. He kissed her.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 117 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 648):

Millie replied yes, hoping that afterward she could find Difyr for something for a headache.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 416 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 04:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 649):

Sileas made a small sound, losing herself in the kiss.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 894 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 04:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 651):

Wulfsen trailed kisses across her cheek to her ear. "We should take a look at the Garden Tower, see what we need to do to fix it up for tomorrow night." He whispered.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 62 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 650):

Fortune half danced as she led Millie to her granddaughter.

"Tria, this is Millicent Gerthrim. Mille, this is my granddaughter Tria."
Dyfrig
 player, 60 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 09:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig, meanwhile, directed the kitchen team in removing the meats and brought in a selection of desserts.

These included a Quaking Pudding (a baked pudding made with cream, bread, currants, and nuts), an Auter Maner Leche Lumbarde (a honey and egg loaf with a sweet wine syrup), and Honey Cakes (light, delicate cakes topped with honey and almonds).

He began passing them around.

"Enjoy... there's plenty for everyone!"
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 52 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 17:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 652):

Shawn cleared his throat.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 118 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 17:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 653):

"Good evening, Tria. It's a pleasure to meet you," Millie said in greeting.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 79 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 17:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Dyfrig (msg # 654):

"They all look delicious. Quite a choice to be made," Aislyn said, finally selecting a Quaking Pudding which intrigued her.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 792 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Dyfrig (msg # 654):

Liadan began stuffing her face with dessert.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 895 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Shawn Spenser (msg # 655):

Wulfsen jumped as if Shawn had kicked him.

"I can't be trusted to only kiss you tonight." He said to Sileas, shamefaced.
Tria
 Player, 1 post
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 656):

Tria looked up at the other girl, shifting on her chair. "Good evening. It's a pleasure to meet you, too."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 417 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 659):

"Alas, I fear I can't be trusted to deter you either," Sileas admitted, blushing just as red as he was.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 119 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Tria (msg # 660):

"I hear you are interested in being a seamstress," Millie added.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 896 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 661):

Wulfsen awkwardly sat down. "Maybe we should hold off on kissing until we say our vows."
Tria
 Player, 2 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 662):

"Yes. Being your apprentice." Tria said. "Help you sew."

She was nervous to be meeting Millie.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 418 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 663):

"Disappointing but probably the most sensible idea." Sileas sat back down, looking nervous and shy.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 120 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Tria (msg # 664):

"I look forward to seeing your work. We can meet up the day after the wedding. How does that sound?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 897 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 665):

Of course seeing her looking like that made Wulfsen want to comfort her. He reached for her.
Tria
 Player, 3 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 20:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 666):

Tria fidgeted with her torc.

"That sounds... like meeting the day after tomorrow." Tria answered.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 419 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 667):

"We can't, Wulfsen. At least not yet. We'll be lucky if we manage to not embarrass ourselves dancing."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 121 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 03:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Tria (msg # 668):

Millie grinned. "It does indeed. I'll meet you in the main hall after breakfast."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 898 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 21:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 669):

Wulfsen sighed and slumped in his chair.
Tria
 Player, 4 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 21:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 670):

Tria nervously grinned back. "I will see you then."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 420 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 00:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 671):

Sileas' own disappointment reflected on her face. She stabbed her honeycake.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 122 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 00:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Tria (msg # 672):

"I'll see you then."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 899 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 00:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 673):

Wulfsen gave his future father in a law a pleading look.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 63 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 00:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 674):

"I can tell that you girls are going to be the best of friends." Fortune said, squeezing their shoulders.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 123 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 03:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Fortune Calm (msg # 676):

Millie wasn't as certain, but she would see where it lead. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find Difyr and see if she has anything for head pain."
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 53 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 675):


"If you two could stop losing yourselves in one another and settle for quick touches and chaste pecks on the cheek..." Shawn said.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 64 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 03:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 677):

"All right, dear." Fortune said, sitting down at the table next to Tria.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 900 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Shawn Spenser (msg # 678):

Wulfsen blushed. They had not been able to manage that.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 421 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 13:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Papa's right," Sileas admitted. "We need to learn how to do so even once we're wed. You are the lord here, we must project a certain image in public. It's going to be easier said than done though."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 124 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 13:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie left Fortune and Tria and went looking for Difyr. Truthfully, what she wanted was a private place to sit down and cry. Fortune had dredged up a lot of Millie's pains, regrets and disappointments. She supposed though she should go to the training grounds once in a while to support Lek. Yes, that would be acceptable. Anything else, Millie was well equipped to ignore and block out. She spotted Difyr and headed toward her. "Difyr?" she said when nearing her.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 901 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 17:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 681):

Wulfsen had not been thinking that far ahead. A lord he had to be in public a lot.

"This is not going to be easy."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 675 posts
Sun 18 Mar 2018
at 17:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 682):

"Millie- what's wrong?" Difyr could see that the girl was close to tears. She stood up and began leading Millie from the Hall.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 125 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 01:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie struggled to hold back her emotions. "I'm so sorry to bother you, I just wanted to know if you had something for a headache."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 422 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 01:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 683):

"No one ever said it was going to be easy." She grinned at him. "We'll figure it out."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 676 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 01:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 685):

"Not with me, but I have something in the healing room." Difyr said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 126 posts
Thu 22 Mar 2018
at 04:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"All right," Millie replied. "I can't enjoy the party anyway with my head pounding."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 902 posts
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 01:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 686):

Wulfsen threw his arms around Sileas and kissed her passionately.
Wynn Mynwyr
 Player, 1 post
Mon 9 Apr 2018
at 17:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Okay." Wynn said, giving the food a longing look. "Let's-"

Xo left.

Wynn grabbed a plate and piled it high with food. He filled a cup to the brim with water. He left the hall looking for Xo, carefully balancing food and drink.

Xochilt:
OOC> The following is written with Wynn's player... because I play Wynn too and I don't feel like going back and forth with ten short posts.

IC>


Xo shook her head. "This was a mistake. I thought it would be all right coming in late when there would be less people... but I still can't be here. I'm not ready for this... this much."

Sileas Spenser
 player, 423 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 689):

Sileas squeaked and wrapped her arms around him.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 521 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek blushed and looked at his shoes.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 903 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 691):

Wulfsen picked Sileas up from the floor. He began carrying her from the hall.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 54 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 05:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn started to say something and then fell silent. He couldn't blame the lad, she was already with child. It was probably a good thing, to help people believe the babe was his.
Nelek
 Player, 336 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 03:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Kadelyn had joined Aron and Lia's crowd of children. Nelek turned to Aislyn, smiling, his eyes glowing softly.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 80 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 03:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn smiled up at him before offering him a grape.
Nelek
 Player, 337 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek accepted the grape and offered Aislyn a honey cake.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 81 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn accepted the honey cake and broke it in half.
Nelek
 Player, 338 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It almost feels like our wedding feast." Nelek said.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 82 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It does indeed." She placed her palm against his cheek.
Nelek
 Player, 339 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek ran his fingers through Aislyn's hair. "But you're even more beautiful tonight."
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 83 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"And you are ever so much more handsome this night," she whispered.
Nelek
 Player, 340 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I've missed you so much." Nelek whispered back.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 84 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 04:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I've missed you too. I missed us." Aislyn teared up. "I missed feeling loved."
Nelek
 Player, 341 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 05:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek wrapped his arms around her and kissed her cheek.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 793 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 05:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh, just go and get on with it already." Liadan said sourly to Aislyn. "We got Kadey for the night."
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 85 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 12:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn nuzzled against Nelek, only to jump when Lia spoke. "Thank you. We owe you," she said quietly.
Dyfrig
 player, 61 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 14:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig wandered past with more cakes.

"Perchance you'd prefer to have your dessert served in your chambers?"
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 86 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 20:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn blushed slightly. "We would appreciate that very much."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 794 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 02:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hey everyone, guess where Ais and Nelek are going to be and what they're going to be doing tonight." Liadan said sarcastically, rather annoyed that right after she and Aron's marriage had gone on the mend that they were watching Aislyn's child.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 90 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Lia! Stop making a scene!" Brie hissed.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 795 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan scowled at Brighid. She still though Brighid and Shawn could watch the kids tonight.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 91 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie scowled back.
Nelek
 Player, 342 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek nearly glowed, but he was grinning.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 87 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn got to her feet and waited for him.
Nelek
 Player, 343 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek rose from his chair. He kissed Kadelyn on the forehead.

"Have fun with your cousins." He smoothed her hair, then turned to his wife. He offered Aislyn his arm.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 88 posts
Thu 3 May 2018
at 17:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
After kissing Kadelyn and making her promise to be good, Aislyn hooked her arms through his.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 147 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie raced into the hall, thankful the dancing had not begun yet. Her gaze swept the room, landing on her aunt and uncle. "Aunt Brie," she said when she neared her. She bent down and whispered "Difyr needs you out near the barracks. Sileas was thrown from a horse."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 92 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie paled and jumped to her feet. "Let Shawn what is happening, please," she said, then ran from the hall.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 522 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 01:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Lek ran over to Millie.

"What's wrong?" Lek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 148 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 01:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh, Lek. It's horrible. Sileas was thrown by a horse outside the barracks!" Millie cried.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 524 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh no!" Lek cried. "Is she still by the barracks?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 149 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I think so," Millie replied, wringing her hands.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 525 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I better go." Lek said. "Are you coming?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 150 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, I'm going with you," Millie said. She followed her brother out of the hall.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 41 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
After securing Midnight in his stall, Xavier returned to the hall in search of Yehudit to let her know about Sileas.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 913 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit flopped into her chair. Her ankle was still killing her.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 42 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Ah there you are, Miss Yehudit." Xavier decided to keep it formal and impersonal in case Mrs. Buckley was listening. "I wanted to let you know that Miss Sileas is still at the keep, and is with Wulfsen, her parents and Lek and Millie." He sighed, knowing what was going to happen when she learned the rest. "And the healer."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 914 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Healer?! What happened?" Yehudit demanded.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 43 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Apparently her horse threw her. She was awake and talking when I was there, I'm sure she's fine."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 915 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She was thrown by a horse?!" Yehudit's chair fell over as she shoved herself to her feet. "Where is she now?"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 44 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"In the healing room by now, I would think. Wulfsen's with her, let him handle it, Miss Yehudit. He's to be her husband, she's his responsibility now. And I'm sure they want to be alone."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 916 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm her best friend." Yehudit said, then continued in a low hiss. "What if she lost the baby? If that happened to me Sileas would be there for me."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 45 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I know you are her best friend. But Wulfsen and her parents are all with her. I didn't see any blood, so that should be promising, right?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 917 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What would you know about it?" Yehudit asked Xavier, clomping with her stick towards the door.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 46 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I know enough to know when I'd be considered an intrusion. You don't think I want to be there, supporting Wulfsen? They are going to be wed. That means leaning on one another and not others."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 918 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Just because they have each other doesn't mean they can't get support from their friends too." Yehudit said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 47 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If it's bad, we can support them later. Right now, they need space and time."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 919 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit scoffed at Xavier, then hobbled out of the room.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 48 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hope they have the door barred," Xavier grumbled.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 972 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 04:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen carried Yehudit back into the hall.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 556 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 04:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas was at his side.
Sir Excessive Force
Fri 25 May 2018
at 04:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
One of the knights gave a wolf whistle. Sir Excessive Force clobbered him.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 557 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 03:48
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas placed her hand on Wulfsen's arm. "We're behind Aunt Lia and she's not looking this way. Yehudit can make it from here, you can put her down," she whispered.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 973 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen dropped Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 942 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit landed on the floor with a thud. She cussed.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 558 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Truthfully I had placing her gently on her feet as more of an idea than dropping her." She narrowed her eyes. "You're not going to drop me after crossing the threshold are you?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 974 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 04:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen blushed. "Your mother won't be there wanting to kill me."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 559 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 12:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"True, but...isn't that all the more reason for not just dropping Yehudit on the floor?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 943 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 20:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I guess I can stay here. You don't have to help me up." Yehudit said. "Nothing untoward looking here at all."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 560 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 21:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas rolled her eyes and held her hand out to Yehudit.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 975 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 22:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I was just afraid of her seeing me holding her." Wulfsen felt like a horrible person. "I'm sorry Yehudit."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 944 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 22:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit heavily pulled herself up with Sileas's help. "Don't worry, the ankle I landed on was already messed up. I still have one good ankle. Mama won't kill you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 561 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 22:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas flinched inwardly. She was going to need to speak with Bai about a way to fix her cousin's ankle.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 976 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 23:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen rubbed Sileas's back.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 945 posts
Sat 26 May 2018
at 23:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Behave yourselves this time." Yehudit lectured as she flopped into a chair.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 562 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We'll do our best." Sileas sighed softly. She leaned into Wulfsen and closed her eyes, willing the tears to go away.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 977 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 01:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen slipped an arm around Sileas and drew her close as he led her away from Yehudit.

"What's wrong?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 563 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Noth--" she started to deny, then thought back to the conversation they'd just had. He wanted her to be open and she wanted to not have to be strong all the time. "It's my fault, you know. Her bad ankle," she whispered.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 978 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen shook his head. "You didn't break her ankle."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 564 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Maybe not, but he did it to hurt me. Instead of hiding all of that time, I should have been out hunting him down." A tear streaked down his cheek. "I should have known he would be back and would harm someone I love."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 979 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's not your fault." Wulfsen said. "And you killed him so he can never hurt anyone else ever again."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 565 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But I was too late to save Yehudit. She hadn't done anything to deserve what he did. Except being my friend."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 980 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But you saved her life, Andy would have killed her, wouldn't he?" Wulfsen said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 946 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hey! What the hell?" Yehudit was limping towards Sileas. "You're crying! What did he do to you?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 566 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I think he most likely he would have done to her what he did to me." Sileas shuddered at the memory. "He spent a good deal of time beating me before doing anything else. He took her to the same place and had her chained down in the same way," she whispered.

Sileas jumped sky high at Yehudit's yell. "Wulfsen did not do anything to me," she said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 947 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Then why are you crying?" Yehudit asked, glaring suspiciously at Wulfsen.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 567 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Because sometimes, I still get very upset over what Andy did to you," Sileas admitted.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 948 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 02:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That? Phht." Yehudit shook her head. "I got over what Andy did to me and tried to do ages ago. My ankle would heal if I'd just stop falling on the stupid thing. Or getting dropped on it."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 568 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 11:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas supposed it was due to actually living through the actual horror of Andy that she couldn't let it go. "I'm going to speak with Bai and see if there's a way for us to repair your ankle," she said shakily. Now that the problem was in her mind, she couldn't let it go.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 949 posts
Sun 27 May 2018
at 23:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Mama wouldn't like that, she hates magic." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 569 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 01:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I know, but would she really prefer you to be suffering?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 950 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 01:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She wouldn't trust magic to not make me worse." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 570 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 01:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas rolled her eyes and sighed. Her aunt really was impossible to please or get along with.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 951 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Good thing I don't listen to her." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 571 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 01:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"For now, you should get off of that ankle and rest it."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 952 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I was working on that before you started crying." Yehudit sniffed.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 572 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It was...well...Wulfsen could have handled it." I wanted him to handle it, Sileas thought dejectedly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 953 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're not getting rid of me that easily." Yehudit said. "And it's my ankle you were upset about, he couldn't tell you I'm not crippled for life."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 573 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That wasn't all of it. And it's not that I'm trying to get rid of you, but as my husband, he needs to know when I need comforting. And be the one offering it," Sileas said quietly. "It won't be your job to protect me after tomorrow."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 954 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit bristled. "I'm still going to be your friend, and protect you when I can."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 981 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen winced. He had been working on comforting Sileas. Then Yehudit was there.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 574 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 02:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I know you will still be my friend. Of course you will be. And when we're alone, it's fine to be protective. I just mean it won't primarily fall on you to do so. I'm not explaining it well. You never had trouble deferring to Larrigan to protect me. It's Wulfsen's turn right now," she whispered softly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 955 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're terrible at explaining this." Yehudit crossed her arms, an awkward pose while holding a cane. "Okay."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 575 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"At least I admit it," Sileas said. "All right, simply put...if I'm with Wulfsen, he is in charge of protecting and comforting me. If he's not, it's your job."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 956 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
I'm not backing off just because he's there." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 576 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas sighed. "I want you to. There are things that I want, no, need to tell him, so that he knows why I still have nightmares and such, and how to take care of me. I'm asking you to give us privacy. Please."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 957 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"After you're married I'm not gonna watch you and Wulfsen doing it." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 577 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 03:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I should hope not. But we need private time to speak with one another as well. We will have plenty of time when he's taking care of the keep. Though I may put you to work, since I have to run the household."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 958 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 04:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit laughed. "Me, help with the household?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 578 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 04:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas puffed slightly. "I doubt anyone will follow my instructions if they see me allowing you to laze about while I'm speaking with you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 959 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 04:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit laughed even harder and leaned against a table.

"I won't be lazing but you know I'll be destroying your household if I try to help you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 579 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 13:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You don't even know what I might put you to work doing."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 960 posts
Mon 28 May 2018
at 23:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You know I'll mess it up." Yehudit said. "I was useless at the inn."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 580 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 03:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It didn't help that you didn't want to do things around the inn," Sileas reminded her. And she realized why she still had so many bad memories locked inside. Yehudit wouldn't allow her private time with anyone to talk about anything.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 961 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 03:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"That too." Yehudit admitted.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 581 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 03:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Go rest your ankle. I want to get in at least one dance with  my betrothed before the music ends for the night."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 962 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 03:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Have fun, but not too much fun." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 582 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"We'll try our best," Sileas said, then turned to Wulfsen, tucking her hand in his arm.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 982 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen led her to the dance floor. He spun Sileas around.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 583 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grinned, following him over he lead. Her fingers curled around his.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 983 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen lifted Sileas off her feet and over his head.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 584 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas squeaked loudly. "Wulfsen! What are you doing?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 984 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:30
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen gently set Sileas on her feet. "I take it you don't like being twirled in the air then?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 585 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Not without warning," she replied, then quickly added, "Or on a full stomach. Or when freshly tossed from my horse."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 985 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen felt like a terrible person again.

"I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking." He blushed.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 586 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's all right," she placed her hand on his. "We have a lot to get to know about one another."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 986 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yeah, this isn't going to be easy." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 587 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It would have been easier with the proper length of a betrothal. And some privacy," Sileas sighed. "It's my fault." Maybe this is a mistake. Maybe I should say tomorrow we shouldn't be wed for...I can come up with some reason over night, certainly. He deserves better. Someone who can be open, someone not so damaged. Sileas dropped her head. "I guess it's my turn to ask if you've changed your mind? I will understand if you did."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 987 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 04:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It's not your fa- what? No!" Wulfsen's eyes widened in alarm. "I still want to marry you. You haven't changed your mind, have you?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 588 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas shook her head. "No, I've already said I've not changed my mind." She kept her head lowered. "I just don't want you to have regrets later down the road. Or decide it was a mistake."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 988 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"No." Wulfsen put a hand under her chin to gently raise her head. "I know this isn't a mistake. I still want to marry you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 589 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas gazed into his eyes. "You might change your mind after the first nightmare you go through with me. If I'm able, I'll do my best to not wake you and vacate the room."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 989 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I thought you wanted to be held when you have a nightmare. I can't hold you very well if I'm asleep, or you're out of the room." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 590 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I do," she whispered softly. "I do want to be held." Sileas wrapped her arms around him and pulled herself against him. "But I also don't want to be a burden."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 990 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You'd never be a burden. I love you." Wulfsen hugged her tight.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 591 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I love you too," she said against his chest. She rested her cheek against his heart. "We should probably sway like we're dancing so people don't feel we're getting randy once again."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 991 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen chuckled softly and began swaying to the music. He kissed the top of Sileas's head.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 592 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:24
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
She curled her fingers into him as she swayed with him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 992 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 05:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm not sure how long your chaperone will let us slow dance this close." Wulfsen whispered in Sileas's ear. "But I like this and think we should see how long it can last."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 593 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 14:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm too old for  a chaperone anyway. She needs to learn that. I'd like this to last all night, if not forever."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 993 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 14:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Once we're wed she'll have no excu-reason to chaperone you." Wulfsen said, kissing behind Sileas's ear. "Tomorrow!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 594 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 15:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She'll think...ohhhh!" Sileas gasped and shivered at the kiss. Tingles ran through her body.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 994 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sileas- are you all right?" Wulfsen asked anxiously, stepping back to get a better look at her. She was shivering.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 595 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I am absolutely perfect," she assured him.  Sileas grabbed his hands and pulled him closer. "I liked that very much. That kiss behind the ear."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 995 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Did you now?" Wulfsen grinned. "Would we get in trouble if I did that again?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 596 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, I did. It did...strange things to my insides. We might if we do it tonight," Sileas admitted. "Because I might lose myself. But after tomorrow..." She smiled up at him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 996 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen's grin broadened. "It's not much longer."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 597 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 17:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"So close and yet so far. It feels like eons yet."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 997 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 17:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes." Wulfsen sighed. "I'd go to bed to make tomorrow come sooner, but I don't think I could sleep."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 598 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 17:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I feel the same. Though I suppose I should at least try or the bags under my eyes will be huge."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 998 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 17:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"It would be nice for us to both get a good night's sleep." Wulfsen said. "I don't want to be falling asleep during a day like tomorrow."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 599 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 18:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I don't want to either." In fact, she had gotten a nice supply of her calming tea from Difyr in the hopes that it would give her a good night's sleep.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 999 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 18:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen glanced to the musicians. They were beginning to look like they would have no trouble sleeping tonight. Wulfsen hugged Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 600 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 18:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas wrapped her arms around him. She stifled her yawn against his chest. "Maybe we should have mercy on everyone and call it a night. There will be more feasting and dancing tomorrow, right?" She lifted her head and sought Oscar.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1000 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 18:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"So much more dancing and feasting." Wulfsen patted his stomach. "I hope you don't love me for my lean figure because by the time the feasting is done I will be fat."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 601 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 19:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas laughed. "I would say the same, but I'm going to get fat anyway," she laughed again. "I love you for your heart and what's in it," she assured him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1001 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 19:27
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen beamed and kissed Sileas on the lips.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 602 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 22:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas kissed him soundly and then took a step back to show they were indeed behaving.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1002 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 14:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen looked longingly at her.

"Tomorrow." He reminded himself.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 603 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 14:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas reached out to lay her hand against his cheek. Oh how she wished the wedding had been today.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1003 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 14:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen took her hand and kissed it. The wedding felt so far away.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 604 posts
Wed 30 May 2018
at 19:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
She smiled lovingly at him. She barely noticed the guests making their way out.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1004 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 00:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen reached to smooth Sileas's hair.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 605 posts
Thu 31 May 2018
at 00:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas pushed a lock of hair from his eyes.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1034 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 01:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen went to the Main Hall. He anxiously looked around for his bride.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 615 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Once Sileas stopped shaking with nerves, and her father had arrived, he walked her down to the main hall. Mama and Millie had gone ahead with Oscar. Oh how she prayed he would be a good boy today.

Her father hooked her arm around his and followed along until they arrived. When they walked in, he hugged her tightly before kissing her forehead and telling her she was beautiful. And so it was that she arrived blushing.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1035 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen stared at Sileas, amazed. Then he began to panic.

"Xavier? Xavier!"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 78 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier rubbed his ear. "I'm right next to you, you know. No need to shout."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1036 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Xavier- I'm just a king's bastard." Wulfsen grabbed the lapels of Xavier's coat. "I can't get to marry someone that beautiful!"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 79 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier gave him a look. "Firstly, you came here already with the king's blessings to wed her. Plus, while yes, she is beautiful, she is a commoner with even lesser beginnings than you had."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1037 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She's too beautiful to be just human... She looks like a goddess." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 80 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Xavier shook his head, smiling. "A warrior goddess, considering the plating on that dress. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was jealous."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1038 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Aye, a warrior goddess." Wulfsen stared at her.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 618 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas gave him a small shy smile as she and her father neared him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1039 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 04:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She's so beautiful she can marry anyone she chose. SOmeone even better than me- What if she changes her mind right here and now?" Wulfsen whispered to Xavier. His heart was beating so hard he was sure that Sileas could hear it.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 81 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 12:06
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If she was going to change her mind, she would have done it last night instead of listening to Yehudit and returning. Besides...I suspect she's just as nervous as you and might be thinking she's not good enough for you."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 619 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 01:44
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas stared at Wulfsen, her husband to be. Her hand tightened around her father's arm. "Papa. I'm not good enough for him. Look at him. He is the son of a king and I'm....I'm....a street rat. I mean, I was a street brat. I don't know anything about being a proper lady. It's not fair to him to be saddled with me for a wife."
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 59 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 02:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn studied his daughter. He expressly noticed signs of anxiety and the look of someone about to run and hide. "Sileas, the man loves you. He came here intending to wed you, he already had his father's permission. He had already made his choice. Your background does not matter to him, and your mother and aunts...er...Aunt Aislyn can help with teaching you what you need to know about being a lady. Perhaps Aalyssa as well, once she feels comfortable being social again. She was a princess. But for now..." He started walking toward Wulfsen and Xavier. Sileas would either have to follow or find herself being dragged in public. "For now, let's get you wed."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 620 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
An unruly red curl popped free. "I can't, Papa. I'm...I'm not princess material!" She dragged her feet.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:21, Mon 25 June 2018.

Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1040 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen began panicking again.

"Xavier- I think she's realized it- she's going to run!"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 82 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I think she's scared, not thinking you're not good enough for her. Go to her!" Xavier compelled. "Go!"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1041 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen barreled towards Sileas, his arms outstretched.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 621 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"He's not drunk, is he, Papa?" Sileas asked wide eyed. She couldn't remember ever seeing him move in such a manner.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1042 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen threw himself at Sileas's feet and wrapped his arms around her knees.

"Please marry me."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 622 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:05
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oy, please stand up, Wulfsen," Sileas said. "Are you certain you want a woman who is not ladylike? I mean, look, I've already had one curl pop free and Mama just did my hair half an hour ago. You remember I was a street rat, right?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1043 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen stood up.

"You're who I want to marry." Wulfsen said, panicky.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 623 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:21
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're absolutely positive. You won't resent me if I do something ridiculously stupid because I don't know how to be a lady?" Her voice dropped. "I'm scared I'll embarrass you. You're the son of a king, after all. And I'm...well...I'm me."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1044 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm just a bastard." Wulfsen said. "You're Sileas."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 624 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You still grew up in the palace. I grew up filthy and unwanted until I was twelve. And when I finally had a family, I was more interested in exploring and adventuring than anything lady-like." Tears pooled in her eyes. "I'm frightened that you will come to resent me and leave me some day."
Sir Thomas
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Thomas entered the hall and indicated a bench that Bran and Gareth could sit on.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1045 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 04:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"You're who I want to marry." Wulfsen said again. "I've never been interested in those kind of women."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 625 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 05:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas leaned forward so her forehead touched his chest. "As long as you are all right with what you're getting." She reached for his hand.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1046 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 05:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen pulled her close and squeezed her hand. "You're who I want."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 626 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 13:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas relaxed against him. "Then that is all that matters," she whispered.<tr></tr>
Sir Bran Kendrick
 Player, 26 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 02:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sir Bran and Sir Gareth quietly entered into the main hall, holding hands as they looked for an empty seat for both of them.
Sir Thomas
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Thomas pointed out a bench about midway from the front of the room. "There's an available seat. The bride has a rather large family, thus the seats up in the front are reserved."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 733 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 03:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Difyr quietly took her seat. She looked at the bride, and noted that she did not look like she needed to be sedated. Good. Difyr had hoped that Sileas's wedding would go well.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 100 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Brie and Millie sat down next to Difyr. Brie was beaming with pride.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 734 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Sileas is looking well today." Difyr said to Mrs Spenser.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 836 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 03:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron Buckley:
"Aye." Aron scooped up Vicki and made sure all the children were accounted for before leaving the room with his brood and heading for the main hall.


Liadan looked around the hall.

"Why isn't Yehudit here? Where's Yehudit?" She asked Aron.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 101 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:01
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Difyr Bateman (msg # 880):

"Thank you. Yes, she is. Hopefully her hair cooperates. I do really like the dress Millie created. It's very Sileas." Brie grinned. "Though I did have a spot of trouble with getting the smithy to allow me to borrow his forge for the metal work."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 628 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas touched Wulfsen's arm. "Where are Questa and Yehudit? They need to be here!"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1047 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:10
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 883):

Wulfsen frowned. "Is Yehudit still down about that Molech thing?"
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 629 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:11
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Most likely. I mean, honestly, it's got to be a hard thing to deal with."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 735 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Brighid Spenser (msg # 882):

"I couldn't picture her in a dress before this." Difyr said.
Questa Cort
 Player, 415 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 885):

Questa made her way over to Sileas.

"About ter start neckin'?" She asked.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 102 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Difyr Bateman (msg # 886):

"I'm not certain she realizes she will have to become accustomed to it. I saw some of Millie's other designs she has planned out, they are all gorgeous yet appropriate for Sileas."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 630 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:22
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Questa Cort (msg # 887):

Sileas shook her head. "No, at least we're not attempting to. Did Yehudit come down here with you?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 416 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 889):

"No. She's still sulkin' in that corner." Questa said.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 631 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas sighed and glanced around. She spotted Lia. "Aunt Lia!" she shouted over the din.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 837 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan drew on her childhood picking pockets in crowded streets to make her way over to Sileas without knocking anyone over.

"Where is Yehudit?"
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 632 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She's still in my room. Questa said she's sulking in the corner and wouldn't come," Sileas wailed.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 838 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 04:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"My children don't sulk!" Liadan scowled. "She's probably upset over this... that thing. Aron!" Liadan called her husband.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 633 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 22:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Questa's word, not mine. But you're probably right."
Aron Buckley
 Player, 162 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2018
at 22:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron made certain Ertzel was watching the younger children. He hurried over to Lia and Sileas. "Yes, Lia?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 839 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 01:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yehudit is still in Sileas's room... She's upset." Liadan said.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 163 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 02:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'll go find her. Don't let anything start without us." Aron left the hall and headed for Sileas's room.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 121 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 03:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn stepped into the main hall and looked for Millie. She headed for where she was sitting with Brie and Difyr.
Nelek
 Player, 377 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2018
at 20:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Hi-" Nelek tripped over some scoundrel's foot and fell forward.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 122 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 01:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn toppled forward. "Nelek! What are you doing?" she squealed as Brie and Millie reached out to try to steady them.
Nelek
 Player, 378 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 01:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek wrapped his free arm around Aislyn's chest and rolled so he would not crush her.

"I tripped!" He gasped.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 210 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 02:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Papa!" Millie hissed. "Why is your hand tied into Mama's laces?"
Nelek
 Player, 379 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 02:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek blushed. "I didn't know how to tie them... Does anyone have a cloak we can borrow?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 211 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 04:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Come over behind this tapestry," Millie said, indicating a long wide banner hanging near their seats.
Nelek
 Player, 380 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2018
at 00:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek awkwardly shuffled with Aislyn behind the tapestry.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 123 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 03:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn joined her daughter, her husband trailing behind her. "Obviously, my dresses going forward cannot lace up in the back," she fussed as Millie untangled the knots and tried to free her father.
Nelek
 Player, 381 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 03:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek blushed. "I can learn how to tie them."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 212 posts
Mon 23 Jul 2018
at 03:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie stifled a giggle. "I'll give you lessons as soon as I can, Papa."
Nelek
 Player, 382 posts
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 00:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek's blush only deepened. Why did women have to wear such complicated clothes?
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 840 posts
Tue 24 Jul 2018
at 01:03
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 896):

Liadan turned to her children and began fussing over Ertzel. Poor girl inherited Liadan's wild hair, if not the same color. Liadan tried to smooth Ertzel's hair.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 2 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 03:28
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Mama!" Ertzel wailed, ducking her head away. "You know it's pointless to try. Look! Even Sileas's hair isn't staying the way it was done up."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 841 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 03:40
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan looked at Sileas's rat's nest and thoughtfully touched her own hair.

"This family has horrible hair... What have we done to deserve it?" she mused.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 3 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Probably something way back in the past, not even done by one of us."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 842 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 03:49
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
That struck a chord. With all the things Liadan and the others had gotten into when they were young and only thought they had taken care of... There was worse than bad hair.
Liadan hugged Ertzel protectively.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 4 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 04:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Mama!" Ertzel squealed and gasped at the same time. "You're squashing me, I can't breathe!"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 213 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 04:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 910):


"There you are, Papa," Millie said as she freed his hand. Then she quickly relaced her mother's dress.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 843 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 14:19
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 916):

I'm a horrible mother. Liadan thought guiltily, letting her go. "I'm sorry."
Nelek
 Player, 383 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2018
at 14:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 917):

Nelek tried to memorize how Millie tied the laces. She made it look so simple.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 5 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 01:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 918):

"It's all right Mama, it was an accident."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 214 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 01:57
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 919):

"The first thing you need to remember, Papa, is to pull the laces taut after each pair of openings, rather than pulling them taut at the end."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 844 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 02:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 920):

"Did I hurt you?" Liadan fretted, already becoming overwhelmed with guilt. I hurt my daughter. I've turned into my father after all! Aron should have married another woman. Her eyes began to tear.
Nelek
 Player, 384 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 02:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 921):

"Oh, just the opposite of-" Nelek stopped talking very suddenly. He cleared his throat. "I see."
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 6 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 02:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 922):

"No, Mama, I promise you did not hurt me." Ertzel wrapped her arms around Lia.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 215 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 02:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 923):

Millie blushed and didn't answer.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 845 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 03:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 924):

Liadan quickly wiped the tears from her eyes with the back of her hand and gently hugged Ertzel.
Nelek
 Player, 385 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 03:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 925):

Nelek looked at Aislyn- she still looked as beautiful as the day he married her! He wanted to take her into his arms! "I suppose we can go back now."
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 7 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 926):

"I love you, Mama," Ertzel said softly.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 124 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:08
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 927):

"Yes, let's return to our seats," Aislyn said, reaching for his hand.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 846 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:09
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 928):

Full on tears now.

"I love you too." Liadan sniffled.
Nelek
 Player, 386 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:17
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aislyn Gerthrim (msg # 929):

Nelek squeezed her hand and kissed it. He led Aislyn to their seats.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 8 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 930):

Ertzel snuggled against her mother.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 125 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:33
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Nelek (msg # 931):

Aislyn let Millie take her spot next to Difyr and then sat down.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 847 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:41
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 932):

Liadan was alarmed at how tall Ertzel was. When had this happened? Next thing she'd know, Ertzel would be all grown up, and the younger children not far behind. She felt choked up.
Nelek
 Player, 387 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 04:43
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aislyn Gerthrim (msg # 933):

Nelek sat beside Aislyn, still holding her hand. He ran a finger up her arm.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 9 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 15:18
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 934):

"Mama? Are you all right?"
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 848 posts
Thu 26 Jul 2018
at 18:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes. You're just looking so grown up today." Liadan started to try smoothing Ertzel's hair, then stopped herself.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 10 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 01:38
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm not THAT grown up, Mama," Ertzel blushed.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 849 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 01:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Now I've embarrassed her. I really am the worst mother. Liadan could have kicked herself. She wished Aron was there.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 11 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 03:14
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel scooped up Vicki, who had started to fuss.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 850 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2018
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
My daughter is a better mother than I am. Liadan thought.
Ertzel Buckley
 NPC, 12 posts
Sat 28 Jul 2018
at 02:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Ertzel sat down on the bench, settling Vicki on her lap.
Sir Bran Kendrick
 Player, 30 posts
Sat 28 Jul 2018
at 02:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Quietly becoming more open to the people in the main hall, Sir Bran shyly smiled at the people in front of him, looking for an empty seat.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 851 posts
Sat 28 Jul 2018
at 03:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Ertzel Buckley (msg # 942):

Liadan sat next to Ertzel. She turned to look at the door, hoping to see Aron returning with Yehudit.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 181 posts
Sun 5 Aug 2018
at 23:02
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron entered the hall and took a deep breath. Lia was not going to be happy. He made his way to where his family was seated.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 852 posts
Sun 5 Aug 2018
at 23:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan was not happy. "Where's Yehudit?"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 182 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2018
at 17:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She refused to come." Aron shook his head. "She's afraid something will happen and she'll be blamed, and refuses to believe that Sileas wants her here."
Dyfrig
 player, 65 posts
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 11:20
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig came in to see if folks were ready for their meal.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 853 posts
Mon 13 Aug 2018
at 01:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Why didn't you carry her here?" Liadan asked.
Bai
 Player, 171 posts
 The Flame
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 01:46
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 895):

Bai walked over to Sileas. He had shadows under his eyes, his dress shirt was rumpled and the collar loosened, magic dust had powdered his clothes. He was so tired, he wanted to go to bed.

"I'm about to close the wards. Is that Molech's child cousin of yours coming or not?"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 183 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 949):

"I'm respecting her wishes," Aron replied.  "I'm not going to force her to do something she doesn't want to do."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 637 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:31
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Bai (msg # 950):

Sileas had seen her uncle had returned alone. She shook her head sadly. "It doesn't look like it. Uncle Aron went to get her but came back alone."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 854 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:37
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 951):

Liadan rolled her eyes. "She wants to be here, she's just scared from all this nonsense about demons. C'mon, I'm going to get her."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1048 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:39
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 952):

Wulfsen frowned, he knew Sileas was disappointed that her best friend wasn't there.

"Wait- maybe you should try talking to her?"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 184 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 953):

Aron sighed. "We're holding up the ceremony," he grumbled while following her out.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 638 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:51
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 954):

"I could try. I don't know if she'll listen, I think I really hurt her feelings last night."
Bai
 Player, 172 posts
 The Flame
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 02:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 956):

"If you're going to get her go and get it over with." Bai said impatiently. "I might need magic for something more dire than a wedding someday so if we could wrap this up today..."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 639 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2018
at 03:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
A not so friendly thought passed through Sileas's mind as she left the hall, trailing behind her aunt and uncle.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 65 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 01:12
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Millie! Yoohoo!" Widow Calm called to the seamstress from a few rows back. She was dressed up in one of the dressed Millie had made for her before the village was raided, a bright red dress. Apparently her granddaughter was not with her. "I love the bride's dress!"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 216 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 03:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie blushed, embarrassed by the outburst. "Excuse me," she said to her parents before getting up to go to speak to Mistress Calm. "Thank you very much. I thought it should reflect the bride."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 66 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 04:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"But where has the bride gone?" Fortune asked. "Lord Thornblade does not look jilted."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 217 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 01:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"She probably went to find our cousin. It doesn't look like she's here yet."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 67 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 02:07
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"If the marriage falls through I would be interested in that dress. It is beautiful." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 218 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 02:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I doubt the marriage will fall through," Millie replied, trying to keep an implication of anger from her voice. "Sileas loves Lord Thornblade very much."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 68 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 02:54
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Oh, I can see for myself how much they're in love. Especially last night." Fortune laughed. "I just wanted to make sure that dress doesn't go to waste in the unlikely event that the wedding doesn't go through today."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 219 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 03:26
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Millie gritted her teeth. "The wedding will go through. Excuse me." Millie walked away from her customer and then hurried out the door, heading toward Sileas's room.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 997 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 03:13
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas Spenser:
Sileas sighed but didn't respond. She simply moved ahead of Millie and Yehudit and headed back to the hall at her normal pace.


The gloomiest wedding guest followed Sileas into the hall.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 643 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas paused to speak to Bai. "As soon as Uncle Aron and Aunt Lia return, you can finish." She looked toward Wulfsen. "What would happen if they return after the wards are set and they try to come through?"
Bai
 Player, 173 posts
 The Flame
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 03:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"They don't get in. That's the point." Bai said. He twisted his staff in his hands.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 644 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas wanted to get married. She wanted to be Wulfsen's wife and she was tired of waiting. "All right. Give them five minutes, then finish. As long as they won't be injured."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 856 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:04
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan tripped into the hall, hanging on Aron's arm.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 185 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:16
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Aron steadied her.
Bai
 Player, 174 posts
 The Flame
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Now!" Bai said, striking the floor hard with his staff. The air around the hall glowed blue. Bai flopped down in a chair. "If anyone went out use the privy they're staying out."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 645 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I didn't see anyone else out and about in the keep," Sileas reported before hurrying to the front and Wulfsen. Finally!
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 857 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:35
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"What the hell was that?!" Liadan demanded, squeezing Aron's hand.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1049 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 974):

Wulfsen beamed at Sileas. She looked so beautiful.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 186 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:52
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 975):

Aron shrugged. "I'm not sure I can explain it, but it's supposed to keep bad, uninvited elements out of here so the wedding is peaceful."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 646 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:53
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen Thornblade:
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 974):

Wulfsen beamed at Sileas. She looked so beautiful.



Sileas smiled up at Wulfsen. She couldn't believe they were about to be finally wed. She slipped her hand into his.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 858 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 04:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 977):

"Magic?!" Liadan bristled. "Can we get out with that up? Are our children trapped in here?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1050 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 05:15
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 978):

Wulfsen rubbed the back of Sileas's hand with his thumb.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 187 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 14:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Liadan Buckley (msg # 979):

Aron shrugged lightly. "It would be better than some demon getting in here. And if we absolutely needed out due to an emergency, Bai could lower it."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 647 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 14:25
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen Thornblade:
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 978):

Wulfsen rubbed the back of Sileas's hand with his thumb.



Sileas leaned into him and sighed happily.
Dyfrig
 player, 66 posts
Sat 15 Sep 2018
at 15:00
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig, lurking quietly near the door to the kitchen, looked puzzled.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 859 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 02:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 981):

"Would he? Maybe he means to take our children prisoner!" Liadan fretted.
Ila
 Player, 265 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 02:36
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Dyfrig (msg # 983):

Ila had come up to ask Dyfrig about putting the sauce on one of the dishes, when the barrier sprang up right behind her. She jumped.

"What was that?" She asked.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 188 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:23
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan Buckley:
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 981):

"Would he? Maybe he means to take our children prisoner!" Liadan fretted.



"Why on earth would he do that?"
Overlooked Priest
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:29
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Slightly confused himself by the barrier, the priest cleared his throat and began speaking.

"We have come together here in celebration of the joining together of Sileas Spenser and Wulfsen Thornblade. There are many things to say about marriage. Much wisdom concerning the joining  together of two souls, has come our way through all paths of  belief, and from many cultures. With each union, more knowledge is gained and more wisdom gathered. Though we are unable to give all this knowledge to these two, who stand before us, we can hope to leave with them the knowledge of love and its strengths and the anticipation of the wisdom that comes with time. The law of life is love unto all beings. Without love, life is nothing, without love, death has no redemption. Love is anterior to Life, posterior to Death, initial of Creation and the exponent of Earth. If we learn no more in life, let it be this.

"Marriage is a bond to be entered into only after considerable thought and reflection. As with any aspect of life, it has its cycles, its ups and its downs, its trials and its triumphs. With full understanding of this, Wulfsen and Sileas have come here today to be joined as one in marriage. Others would ask, at this time, who gives the bride in marriage, but, as a woman is not property to be bought and sold, given and taken, I ask simply if she comes of her own will and if she has her family's blessing.

"Sileas, is it true that you come of your own free will and accord?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:31, Sun 16 Sept 2018.

Liadan Buckley
 Player, 860 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:32
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 986):

"Why do any evil momzers do these kinds of things?" Liadan hissed in a low voice to Aron.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 648 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"I, Sileas, come in my own free will and accord to wed the man that I love." She glanced over to Shawn and Brighid, "As well, I Have the blessings of my parents."

The Priest turned to Wulfsen. "Wulfsen, is it true that you come of your own free will and accord?"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 189 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:34
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan Buckley:
In reply to Aron Buckley (msg # 986):

"Why do any evil momzers do these kinds of things?" Liadan hissed in a low voice to Aron.



"I don't think he's evil. Now, shhh, the ceremony has begun."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1051 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:42
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 989):

"Oh yes I do." Wulfsen grinned, she hadn't changed her mind! This was happening! "I mean, I come here of my own free will and accord."
Overlooked Priest
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Not very formal, but it worked.

"Repeat after me;" The priest spoke slowly. "I, Wulfsen Thornblade, in the name of the spirit of God that   resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee Sileas to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one. To desire thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee, without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people, and thy ways as I respect myself."
Overlooked Priest
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:45
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
The priest took in the beaming expressions on the bride and groom. He glanced at the Spensers, and Shawn affirmed that the marriage indeed had their blessings.

"Do you Wulfsen, take Sileas, as your wife. To hold and to cherish, to honor and love, in sickness and in health, until the end of your days?
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1052 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:47
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Yeah." Wulfsen stumbled over the wording, but mostly got it right. "I, Wulfsen Thornblade, in the name of the spirit of God that   resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee Sileas to- Sileas Spenser- to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one. To desire y-thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee, without sin or shame, for it can't exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people, and thy ways as I respect myself."
Overlooked Priest
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:50
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"Do you Sileas, take Wulfsen, as your husband. To hold and to cherish, to honor and love, in sickness and in health, until the end of your days?" The Priest asked.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 649 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas had been rehearsing the ceremony in her mind and heart, since Wulfsen asked her. "I do," she replied with a smile meant just for Wulfsen, that sparkled in her eyes.  "I, Sileas Spenser, in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee Wulfsen Thornblade to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one. To desire thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee, without sin or shame, for it can't exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people, and thy ways as I respect myself."
Overlooked Priest
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:58
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
"With the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. May your love so endure that its flame remains a guiding light unto you." The priest said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1053 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:59
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen's grin widened. He wrapped his arms around Sileas and kissed her passionately.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 650 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 11:55
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas wrapped her arms around Wulfsen's neck, kissing him back with equal fervor. Her entire body thrummed with happiness.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 60 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 11:56
Re: The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn had pulled Brie close to him when he spotted her crying. He was just as happy for their daughter as she was. Shawn kissed her temple as he held her.