The Keep- The Gate.   Posted by GM Killer.Group: 0
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 62 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 04:22
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"Those you have left need you." Wulfsen said. "If you hadn't survived the attack on the village, well I'd have..."

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Sileas
 PLAYER, 245 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 04:25
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"I know. I just can't help how I feel. If I'd have been more alert, I'd have had the chance to get my sisters and the children to safety. Larrigan and I built a safe place out in the forest for just such an event." Sileas eyed him curiously. "You'd have what?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 63 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 04:30
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"I would have... Been very upset." It was an understatement, but Wulfsen couldn't tell her he would be heartbroken while she was still heartbroken over losing Larrigan.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 246 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 04:35
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"Thankfully we both escaped the fate of me not having survived," Sileas said. "I am glad you are here."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 64 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 05:46
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"Yes." Wulfsen impulsively kissed her hand. Realizing he had just overstepped his bounds he blushed. "My lady." Wulfsen stammered and looked about. "We're almost to the village. We did not find your mother at your home, though looking there seems the logical place to begin... Where do you want to look first?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 247 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 13:07
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"We should start there and then spread out toward the inn. Though if she had been heading there, the babes would have been with her. She always took the girls with her," Sileas said. Then she frowned. "Unless Larrigan had been watching them. From time to time she left them with him because the girls adored him."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 65 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 16:04
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Wulfsen was worried about how Sileas would react to the fresh graves, but he agreed to start with the Spenser's home.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 248 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 16:23
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Truthfully, Sileas was beginning to feel nervous and frightened but what she might see or find. She fell silent as they headed for the forge, or what was left of it. Her eyes teared up just at the sight of the destruction, the homes and businesses that were destroyed. When Sileas thought she spotted the body of a child near an overturned market stall, she closed her eyes and pressed her head against Yehudit's back.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 153 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 19:49
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Yehudit woke to see what Sileas saw. She resumed weeping.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 249 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 20:03
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Sileas wrapped her other arm around her cousin, her tears still flowing. Her home, the only true home she had ever known was devastated. Sileas felt like a knife had been stabbed into her heart.
Questa Cort
 Player, 75 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 21:31
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Questa had been quiet for most of the journey, though she had a lot of things to say bout Yehudit's crying and crankiness and the way Wulfsen was acting towards Sileas. But Sileas was so cranky she kept her mouth shut, up till now. She had spent a much longer time on the streets in Portside living wit hthe poorest of the poor, thieves and beggars. She had seen a lot of dead people, including children, so she was not so emotional seeing a kid lying by the market stall. She went over to him and put a hand in front of his face.

"He's still breaffin'" Questa announced, setting on her heels. "Probably die soon fough. Wotcher want ter do wiv 'im?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 250 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 22:04
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Sileas lifted her head to look in Questa's direction. "How badly is he injured?" she asked, her voice shaking. She let go of Yehudit and dismounted to make her way over to the body. "James," she breathed. One of her best students, his parents ran a cheese stall. She knelt next to him. "James?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 154 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 22:37
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Thud! Yehudit fell off the horse. She sat up and dusted herself off.
Questa Cort
 Player, 76 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 22:52
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"He's 'urt bad." Questa said and stepped back for Sileas to look at the boy. She went over to the fallen stall and began pulling the canvas awning off of it.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 251 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2015
at 23:50
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Above all else, Questa was fairly good at judging injuries. Indeed James was badly injured but the injuries didn't appear life-threatening. The worst was his leg, Sileas could see bone sticking out. "I need some rags, including something long enough to wrap around his leg. And some sticks or wood for splints."

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Questa Cort
 Player, 77 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 00:42
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"'ere." Questa said, holding out the canvas. She went back to the knocked over stand and began tearing it apart for splints. A round of cheese rolled out of the stand, Questa absently picked it up and stashed it under her vest.

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Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 66 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 00:43
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Wulfsen put a hand on Sileas's shoulder and gently squeezed it.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 252 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 01:34
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Sileas pulled her dagger and cut the canvas into what she needed. She wished it was cleaner but she couldn't be choosy.  She bandaged the more minor injuries and waited for the splints. "Questa, do you see his parents anywhere?" she asked. "Wulfsen, when the splints are ready, I'll need you to hold James so I can set his leg."
Questa Cort
 Player, 78 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 01:39
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"No, right, I don't spot ffem." Questa came back with long, straight boards from the stand.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 67 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 01:40
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Wulfsen let go of Sileas's shoulder. He knelt next to the boy and gently held him down.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 253 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 01:51
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Sileas feared they may have been among those buried. It was unlikely they had fled and left their injured son behind. "Right." She arranged the strips of fabric beneath his leg and took the pieces of wood. "Questa, when I say, I need you to tie the strips tightly around his leg and the board."

Then she reached up and gently touched James' cheek. "This is going to hurt something horrible, darling. I wish I knew a way to do this painlessly for you. But I know you're a strong brave boy and can handle it. Right?"

James gave a tear eyed nod and set the piece of wood on either side of his leg. Sileas said a silent prayer and straightened his leg then held the wood tightly against it. "Now, Questa."
Questa Cort
 Player, 79 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 02:14
Re: The Keep- The Gate
"Put the mockers on tryin' ter squirm or yer'll wind up crippled forever like 'er soft mate." Questa scolded as she tied the strips of cloth tightly around his leg and the boards.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 254 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 02:21
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Sileas bit her tongue at the snipe against Yehudit. Right now she needed Questa, they all id, if they were going to survive this outing and have any hope of finding Sileas' mother.

James cried out but managed to not squirm, thanks in no small part to Wulfsen's hold and Sileas holding his leg still. Once all the  strips were tied and Sileas was satisfied that they were tight enough, Sileas let go. She reached up to wipe James' tears away. "You were a very brave boy, just like I knew you were."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 68 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 02:27
Re: The Keep- The Gate
Wulfsen gently picked the boy up. They would have to make a litter or find a cart for him.
GM Killer
 GM, 10 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 02:40
Re: The Keep- The Gate
((to the village ruins))