The Keep - Inner Bailey.   Posted by GM LW.Group: 0
GM LW
 GM, 31 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 02:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
AKA "Upper Bailey", "Inner Ward" or "Upper Ward". The Inner Bailey has taller and thicker walls than the Outer Bailey.

Contains the Keep, the Main building (including the Main hall), the dormitories, the barracks, Stables, Smithy, and three wells. The Main Gate exists to the west- the road leads to Portside Road. The Inner Gate leads to the Outer Bailey.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 523 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 03:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen sniffed the air. He turned to Sileas. "I smell food. If it's mealtime we will probably find your mother in the Main Hall."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:17, Sat 28 May 2016.

Sileas
 PLAYER, 1207 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 15:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Most likely," Sileas agreed.  Despite the meat pie she had eaten at Portside, her stomach rumbled loudly.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 524 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 15:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen laughed and kissed her. "Someone is hungry."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1208 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 15:55
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I am. And I need to spend time with Mama, I left at the worst time possible for her." Sileas' smile faded. "I should  have been here with her, and even worse, I caused Papa to leave her side when she needed him the most."
Liam
 npc, 1 post
Sat 28 May 2016
at 15:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Liam walked quickly behind them, shouting "I wanna be a knight! I wanna be a knight! I wanna be a knight!"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 525 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 16:14
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You were worried about your uncle, and keeping Lek from getting himself killed- that boy is not an adventurer." Wulfsen turned to Liam and grinned. "Do you? Well you have to work your way up. Start off as a page."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1209 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:08
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas nodded, "I couldn't believe it when he just boarded Juniper's ship, he didn't even know her name. He was just going to go. Mama will understand....I hope." Sileas laughed at Liam's outburst.
Liam
 npc, 2 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 7):

Liam's nose wrinkled as he looked up at Wulfsen. "A page? Wassat? What d' they do huh?" Liam didn't care much about having a family but fighting, horse riding and wearing armor? He was definitely interested in that.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 526 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:21
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"The first step to becoming a knight." Wulfsen said. "You need to be trained to become a knight."
Liam
 npc, 3 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'll gets ta fight with swords and stuff?" Liam's eyes sparkled at the possiblity.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 527 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Not until you learn and practice." Wulfsen said.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 44 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:41
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I could still beat yer." Oscar knocked the smaller boy down.
Liam
 npc, 4 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Liam scowled and got to his feet. He glared at Oscar. "You don't be doing that once I've learned ta fight. Then I'll make ye sorry."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 45 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 17:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Yer'll never make me sorry, yer runt." Oscar said and pushed Liam down again.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1210 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 18:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oscar!" Sileas exclaimed. "That is quite enough! One more move against Liam and you will be missing this meal," she stated.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 46 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 18:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Oscar bunched his bony hands into fists, considering it. "I've nicked food before."

He did not want to lose face in front of the other boy, but he had never gotten food that smelled as good as the scents wafting from the main building.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1211 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 18:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas arched an eyebrow at Oscar. "Young men don't go around beating up people for no reason, especially when they are to be family."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 47 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 18:41
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But I'm bloody well the chuffin' boss of 'im." Oscar argued.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1212 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 19:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No, which ever knight he gets assigned to as page will be his boss. Liam has expressed his wishes for what he wants to do. And hitting someone does not make you the boss, it makes you a bully. A bully is never something to aspire to be. You should only fight when you absolutely have to, to defend your home, your family or your friends."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 48 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:21
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm the boss because I'm bigger and stronger than 'im." Oscar insisted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1213 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:32
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If that is the qualifications, then I am your boss. And I am telling you, no more picking fights."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 49 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Yer might be the boss of me but I'm still the bloody boss of 'im." Oscar was stiffening his shoulders.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1214 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No, you aren't. And he'll be going with the knights and squires. You won't even be seeing him that much. And when you do, young man, you will be on your best of behaviors."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 50 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm bloody well always the chuffin' best! Honest guv!" Oscar exclaimed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1215 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Then we will have to set about improving your behaviors. A young man does not act in such a manner."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 51 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"A bit of them do and worse. At least I didn't cut up 'is face wiv a broken bottle." Oscar made a violent motion in the air about level to his own face.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1216 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 20:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Then a young gentleman doesn't act in such a manner. And just because others do doesn't make it right."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 52 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 28 May 2016
at 21:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm not a gentleman." Oscar said. "Can I go eat now?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1217 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 23:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No, not yet you're not a gentleman. Yes, let's go eat." Keeping Oscar in front of her, Sileas headed into the keep.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 324 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 01:31
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek stalked out into the Inner Bailey angry and confused. He spotted his cousins playing with Uncle Aron and lightened up a little. Aron would be the perfect person to talk to.

"Aron!" Lek called, running over to his uncle.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 234 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 01:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron looked up from playing with the little ones and smiled. "Hey Lek!"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 325 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 01:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I need to talk to you about something." Lek said.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 235 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Sounds serious. Let's go over here." He moved a few feet from the children so they couldn't overhear. But he wanted to make certain he could keep an eye on them.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 326 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek made up his mind not to tell Aron about what happened to Pinja, or that she was pregnant.

"You married Aunt Lia?" Lek realized that the question had an obvious answer after he said it. "I mean, she had Yehudit and you married her?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 236 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Of course. My heart was claimed by Lia and I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. Yehudit was an innocent in what happened, and totally adorable. I couldn't help but fall in love with her too."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 327 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:31
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You married Aunt Lia right away, right? As soon as you knew?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 237 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"As soon as I knew what? And no, she dug her heels in and kept refusing for a long time."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 328 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 02:46
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Knew she had a baby." Lek said.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 238 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 18:36
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I was proposing long before that. I campaigned harder once I learned of the baby. But because she kept refusing me, my answer would have to be no, I didn't marry her as soon as I knew."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 329 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But you would have married her sooner if you could have." Lek said.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 239 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Yes, I would have." He eyed his nephew quizzically. "Is there a specific reason for these questions?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 330 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No." Lek lied. "Didn't you have the dates faked or something saying you married her a year before Yehudit was born?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 240 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron could feel something was up. What it was, he wasn't certain of. But..."How did you know that?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 331 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You always celebrate your anniversary around Yehudit's birthday and say you were married a year before she was born. But it's not true." Lek said. "You married Aunt Liadan after but nobody questions Yehudit's parentage."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 241 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:58
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I would appreciate if you don't spread that around. It could get a lot of people in trouble, including a magistrate."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 332 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 21:58
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek's eyes widened.

"I'd never spread that around." Lek was hurt that Aron was worried he would ruin what Aron did for Aunt Lia and Yehudit.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 242 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:06
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't believe you would. I just know how sometimes things slip out during a casual conversation."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 333 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:17
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wouldn't tell anyone." Lek said, and continued. "It all worked, didn't it? If it wasn't for Galina coming so you had to tell us no one would have been the wiser. Even Yehudit could have never known you're not her father by blood. Aunt Lia doesn't regret marrying you, right?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 243 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You are correct, if Galina hadn't reared her ug--her head, no one would have known any of it." Aron thought for a moment. "To the best of my knowledge, Lia has never regretted our marriage."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 334 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Maybe even wishes she married you sooner?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 244 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:52
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I don't know if I would go that far. You would have to ask your Aunt that question." He studied Lek. "Are you sure there's not a specific reason for these questions?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 335 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No reason." Lek lied again.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 245 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 23:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Lek," Aron said, giving him the look he reserved for when one of his kids were lying to him.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 336 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 00:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I just wanted to know." Lek said, edging away from his uncle. "Did you need flowers when you proposed to her?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 246 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 00:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron barely managed to not laugh. "Your Aunt Lia could not care less about flowers. It is a nice touch though."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 337 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 00:50
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But don't most girls like flowers?" Lek frowned. "And a ring?" He knew he could not afford a ring, but hopefully that would not matter.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 247 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 00:55
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Yes, most girls like flowers. It doesn't have to be a ring, the bracelet Larrigan made for Sileas was spectacular. It could even be a necklace."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 338 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 01:13
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek was getting some ideas. He was good with his hands. He could make something. "Okay..."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 248 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 01:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I still think you are up to something."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 339 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 01:17
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm not doing anything bad." Lek said defensively.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 249 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 01:19
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't say you were doing anything bad."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 340 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 01:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You proposed to her after Yehudit was born?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 250 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:02
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I had actually proposed several times before things happened. Your Aunt left the village and disappeared when she was carrying Yehudit, so I couldn't propose then."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 341 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:08
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Why didn't she marry you before she left?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 251 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:19
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Well, you might not believe this but your Aunt Lia used to be fairly wild. She didn't think she would make a good wife or be a good mother to our children."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 342 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"She's crazy and weirdly overprotective of Yehudit... But I don't think she's bad." Lek said. "Why didn't she marry you when she found out she was pregnant?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 252 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Because of what she went through. She ran because she was frightened and probably ashamed. Women don't tend to like a man's attentions because they can have flashbacks and they have to learn to trust again. And no she's not a bad mother at all."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 343 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If she felt that way then why did she marry you after Yehudit was born?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 253 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It wasn't right away and it took a lot of convincing of her."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 344 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"How did you convince her?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 254 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron grinned. "I think I finally got on her nerves that she simply gave in. I had to make concessions though. I had to promise to not touch without getting permission, separate beds, keeping my distance. Things like that."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 345 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek blushed, but it explained why there was so much space between Yehudit and Ertzel's birthdays. "Oh, I see."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 255 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 15:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron tousled his hair. "All of your questions answered?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 346 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 16:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Were you alone with Aunt Liadan when she agreed to marry you?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 256 posts
Sun 12 Jun 2016
at 00:45
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron thought about it. "Sort of. We were alone at our table at the inn."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 347 posts
Sun 12 Jun 2016
at 01:15
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"My mother and Aunt Brie weren't there?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 257 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"They were probably in the dining room, but not at our table. I remember Papa watching us from a distance though."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 348 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Do you think having them nearby helped?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 258 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:29
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Truthfully, it made me a little nervous."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 349 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But what about her?" Lek asked. "Do you think she was more comfortable not being alone with you?"
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 259 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Probably," Aron admitted.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 350 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:39
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Was she afraid to be alone with you?" Lek asked.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 260 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I don't know that afraid was the word. She was uneasy and untrusting."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 351 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 01:48
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But it was better if Mama or Aunt Brie were with her too." Lek said.
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 261 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Yes." Aron was growing suspicious again. His nephew was up to something, he just couldn't put his finger on what.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 352 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 02:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek smiled and nodded. "I think that's all."
Aron Buckley
 PLAYER, 262 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 02:33
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Glad I could help," Aron replied.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 353 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2016
at 02:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Thank you." Lek said and headed for the garden. Aunt Liadan did not care about flowers but he thought Pinja would.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:56, Sun 26 June 2016.

Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 622 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 00:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit stalked towards the War Room. She was going to make sure Wulfsen didn't go breaking Sileas's heart.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 378 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:15
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aalyssa:
Aalyssa followed quietly.


Pinja walked towards the dormitory. It was a short walk between the main building and the dorm, but it felt like miles.
Aalyssa
 Player, 90 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aalyssa followed Pinja, every sense on high alert.
Rabbits
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Four dozen rabbits raced by.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 379 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:52
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Pinja yelped and jumped closer to Aalyssa.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 904 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 05:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen was halfway to the barracks when he came to his senses.
"What am I doing?" He dropped Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 424 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 11:21
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Still lost in their kiss, it was only when she was falling that Sileas realize he was dropping her. She wrapped her arms tight around his neck and held on until her feet were on the floor.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 905 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 00:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen stared around him, surprised to be in the yard.

"I don't even remember leaving the hall." He said, blushing.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 425 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 01:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I don't remember us leaving either," Sileas agreed.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 906 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 02:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen hated that he let himself get so out of control. "What everyone must think of me now."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 426 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 02:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Papa must have given up on me. He didn't even try to stop us apparently."
Bai
 Player, 152 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Bai's staff clicked on the ground.

"Well! I don't know how you two act in the privacy behind closed doors but I have a feeling you usually don't act like that in front of everybody."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 427 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas blushed fiercely. "No, no we don't."
Bai
 Player, 153 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I thought so." Bai said. "There was some, er, influences going on in the hall... perhaps from your cousin."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 428 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't notice anyone else being affected though," Sileas replied. "Shouldn't it have affected everyone?"
Bai
 Player, 154 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:18
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Were you paying attention to anyone but Wulfsen in there?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 429 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I was paying attention to Papa. He was trying to keep us out of trouble, so I know he wasn't affected, or he would have been all over Mama."
Bai
 Player, 155 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"He wasn't being focused on... Or maybe you two are in need of finding your self control." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 430 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I...uhm...well..." There was little she could say. She and Wulfsen did have a problem with that.
Bai
 Player, 156 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Bai cocked an eyebrow at her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 431 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas blushed again and ducked behind Wulfsen's shoulder. "What?"
Bai
 Player, 157 posts
 The Flame
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:59
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Do you need an exorcism or a bucket of cold water?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 432 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 14:23
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Neither?" Sileas said from beind Wulfsen. She pressed her heated face against his back.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 907 posts
Sun 15 Apr 2018
at 02:46
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I-I think I'm going to jump in the spring." Wulfsen said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 858 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Sileas!" Yehudit hobbled hurriedly towards Sileas. "You're not even trying to be discreet now! Are you trying to make me look stupid to your mother or something?!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 433 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:14
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas had started to reply to Wulfsen when her cousin came in. "How on earth is anything I do going to make you look stupid to Mama?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 859 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:18
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"What you did with Larrigan on my watch." Yehudit scowled at Sileas. "Then now going to do what you were going to do with Wulfsen and making it obvious to everyone in the Hall."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 434 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:22
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas frowned. "Mama's never expected you to keep me in line. And if she were to be angry with anyone about tonight, it would be Papa. He's the one that moved up there to keep his eye on me." She sighed. "I can't help if we...forgot ourselves."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 860 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit angrily hit the ground with her stick.

"You get married tomorrow! You can forget yourselves all you want tomorrow! Tonight you behave yourselves!" Yehudit tugged on Sileas's arm to pull her away from Wulfsen.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 435 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas took a step back. The locket, tucked under the bodice of her dress, heated against her flesh. "You are right of course, and we were just getting ourselves back under control when you came in. Though I am not entirely certain that it is unusual for betrothed couples to behave in such a manner."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 861 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It's not usual for them to be so obvious about it." Yehudit said. "You should hear some of the jokes going on in the hall. I left three guys laying on the floor holding themselves back there."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 436 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"They probably deserved it anyway. I am not sure what happened back there, we instantly became aware once we reached here, and stopped."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 908 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen felt like kicking himself. That was not the kind of talk he wanted to be going on about his future wife.

"Maybe we should go back..." But the thought of facing so many people was daunting.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 862 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 121):

"I guess you only feel like it when you have an audience or are at risk of someone walking in or me breaking out of the cloak room." Yehudit said irritably.
Bai
 Player, 158 posts
 The Flame
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
The end of Bai's staff glowed as he summoned magic in case Yehudit became violent.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 437 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas shook her head. "No, it wasn't like that. It was almost like...someone else was controlling me. This time. No one would have had to lock you in the cloak room if you would have bloody well gave me and Larrigan any time to ourselves."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 863 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:55
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Excuses excuses." Yehudit sneered. "When I'm hiding in the bushes watching the knights train I control myself, even when they take their shirts off."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 438 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 12:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Why in the world are you hiding in the bushes to watch the knights train? Every other single girl simply stands at the rails to watch."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 864 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 13:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit blushed but did not answer.

"You can control yourself."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 439 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 20:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Didn't we just disprove that theory?" Sileas said uncomfortably.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 865 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 01:02
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You're going to control yourselves because I'm not giving you any other choice." Yehudit said. "I'm separating you two."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 440 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 01:33
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I fully intend to dance with my betrothed tonight," Sileas stated matter-of-factly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 866 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 01:48
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You can't be trusted to only dance." Yehudit shook her head.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 441 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 01:58
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Does not matter. I will only dance with my betrothed this night."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 867 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 02:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Dance and lock me in the cloak room!" Yehudit snapped irritably.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 442 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 02:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If I must, I must. Tonight is part of our wedding celebration. I shall not spend the dance apart from my betrothed."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 868 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 02:58
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You'll wind up canoodling in front of everyone!" Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 443 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 03:11
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Not if whatever is making us act this way should stop influencing us,' Sileas said quietly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 869 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You're all hormonal." Yehudit said. "And Wulfsen has the hots for you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 444 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 03:31
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Perhaps. But we have managed to behave up until tonight. So why did we lose control tonight, if there is nothing in the air influencing us?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 870 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You're being stupid because your wedding is tomorrow." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 445 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 11:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas shook her head. "If that were true, we would have been sneaking off all day at every opportunity, and we were not. Everything was fine until tonight."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 871 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 18:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit scoffed. "You're just making up excuses."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 446 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 18:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas glared at her, very tempted to ask just what she had been thinking about all evening.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 872 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 20:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"What are you mad at me for? Because I'm not letting you go at it like weasels?" Yehudit asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 447 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 21:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm not mad," Sileas stated. "Other than being aggravated that you think you're in charge of me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 873 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2018
at 22:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Would you let me behave like this?" Yehudit asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 448 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 01:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No, but you're not betrothed. The odd thing is, we were fine once we got out here in the bailey. Like a spell or something was lifted." She eyed her cousin.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 874 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 02:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"So you're only turned on in front of a crowd." Yehudit grimaced. "I didn't need to know that."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 449 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:15
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No, that's not it. We were fine in the hall earlier as well."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 875 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:23
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"And what, got a few drinks in you?" Yehudit asked irritably. "Stop making excuses, no one was forcing you to make a fool out of yourself."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 450 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:26
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wasn't drinking anything stronger than milk. And no, probably not intentionally. But I suspect there was an unintended spell in the air tonight. Probably caused by someones thoughts, not knowing they were setting off a spell."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 876 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:29
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"What pervert did that?" Yehudit asked angrily.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 451 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wouldn't know until we question every one, especially since the person is probably unaware. Let's start with you, shall we? What were you thinking about while at the party?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 877 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"What- you think it was me?!" Yehudit was clearly upset. "I was thinking about how I shouldn't be there because I would probably end up hurting or killing someone."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 452 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't say it was you. I said we'd have to ask everyone. I was just being curious. And even if it were you, you didn't harm or kill anyone. What else did you think of?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 878 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 04:51
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"About the momzer I stabbed a couple hundred times." Yehudit said, still sounding upset. "I shouldn't have come."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 453 posts
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 21:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Nothing about shirtless guys?" Sileas turned to Bai. "We've got an actual magic user in the hall then."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 879 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 00:46
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I don't think about shirtless guys all the time." Yehudit scowled.
Bai
 Player, 159 posts
 The Flame
Tue 1 May 2018
at 00:48
The Keep - Inner Bailey
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 157):

Bai was unconvinced. Molech's children were not known for being honest.

"If someone competent was trying to cause trouble I think they would have done more than this."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 454 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 00:52
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas thought of all the times Yehudit tried to see Larrigan shirtless. "Hmm." Then she turned to Bai. "Well I never said they were competent, did I? Or maybe they just wanted miscief and no harm."
Bai
 Player, 160 posts
 The Flame
Tue 1 May 2018
at 01:18
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Most of the time the most likely culprit is the one responsible." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 455 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 01:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"That's true. But based on the thoughts Yehudit admitted to, it doesn't seem likely it was her. Unless she's not telling me everything."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 880 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 01:42
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit bristled. "I'm not the one who keeps secrets."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 456 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 01:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"And what's that supposed to mean? What secret did I keep? That I made love with my betrothed?" Sileas shook her head. "It was no one's business."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 881 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"That was just one of them." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 457 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas narrowed her eyes. "All right then. Here's one secret I won't keep. I DO think you were thinking of shirtless men in the hall. I think you were imagining each one shirtless, and it affected the air in the hall. It might not have been intentional, but I do think you did it."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 882 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wasn't thinking about shirtless men in the hall!" Yehudit insisted. "I think you're just looking for excuses and are trying to blame me for misbehaving!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 458 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If you think that, if you think I keep secrets, you truly know nothing about me at all. I'm returning to the hall." She turned to Wulfsen. "Shall we go?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 909 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:50
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Wulfsen was still blushing beat red. "Yes."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 883 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 02:51
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit threw herself between Sileas and Wulfsen. "And you must not know me either!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 459 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 03:04
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas stumbled backward. "I thought I did, but the Yehudit that I thought I knew would never lie to me. The Yehudit that I thought I knew would know I would not blame her for something she cannot control."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 884 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 03:13
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't do anything!" Yehudit said. "All I did was eat and tried not to hurt anyone."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 460 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You have not listened to a word I said. I know it was not intentional. It just happened because of thoughts." Sileas sighed. "This is always the problem. You do not listen."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 885 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 03:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wasn't thinking about shirtless guys or anything like that!" Yehudit said. "I'm not a liar."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 461 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 03:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Not even once? Even for the briefest of moments?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 886 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"No!" Yehudit said angrily. "I was too afraid of killing someone to enjoy myself."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 462 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:15
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I don't believe she's lying, Bai. There must be someone else."
Bai
 Player, 161 posts
 The Flame
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:21
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Bai raised an eyebrow skeptically. "Would she know she is lying?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 463 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:26
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Surely she remembers what she thought of." Sileas was silent for a moment. "Is it possible there's a merman in the hall? They seem to know nothing else but those sorts of thoughts. And they know magic."
Bai
 Player, 162 posts
 The Flame
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Bai shrugged. "Possible if one managed to get in and knows that sort of magic..."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 464 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"We do not even know if we caught all of them initially. So what do we do? Go back and act like nothing happened? If so, I need to stop by my room for a weapon. I don't think my small dagger I brought for eating is going to do much to stop one."
Bai
 Player, 163 posts
 The Flame
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:45
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You should be able to resist it now... I still think if someone was intentionally casting spells more would have happened than what did." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 465 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:48
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"All right. Good. I think the intention was mischief, unless others were affected that we weren't aware of. I admit I wasn't paying that close of attention."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 887 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 04:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit grumbled under her breath. She was still very angry.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 466 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 05:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Go on back to the hall, Yehudit. We'll be along shortly."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 888 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 05:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'm not leaving you unattended." Yehudit said sourly.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 467 posts
Tue 1 May 2018
at 12:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas closed her eyes, hiding the tears that were forming. "Right now, I want everyone to leave me alone. I'm going to my room. Do. Not. Follow. Me." She turned on her heel and fled the bailey.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 889 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 00:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
That never worked. Yehudit hobbled after Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 468 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 02:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Sileas heard the distinctive sound of Yehudit's walking stick striking the stone floor. She took off at a run, leaving Yehudit far behind her. She ducked outside and barred the door from the outside.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 890 posts
Wed 2 May 2018
at 02:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit's bad ankle was killing her and she could not keep up.

"Sileas!"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 36 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:06
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit Buckley:
Yehudit sighed and slumped. "I'm never going to get there."



"We're there," Xavier replied, pointing out the obvious.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 909 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit flopped off the horse and on top of Xavier.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 37 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:14
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Not expecting it, Xavier toppled over. Ever the gentleman, he made certain Yehudit landed on top.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 910 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:27
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Yehudit sat on Xavier's throat. "You're not very good at catching people."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 38 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Two seconds. You needed to wait two seconds for me to get you off safely," Xavier gasped it out.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 911 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You waste a lot of time too." Yehudit rolled off of Xavier and unsteadily stood up, leaning on her stick. Her ankle throbbed.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 39 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If you're all right from here, I'll go back out to look for Sileas."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 912 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I can crawl to the hall from here." Yehudit said bravely.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 40 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:53
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"All right. I'll find her." DeVale swung himself up on Warrior and rode off.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 529 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millicent Gerthrim:
She eyed her twin quizzically. "Sure."


"I was thinking that Pinja would feel safer if she knew how to defend herself... You should learn how to defend yourself too." Lek said. "I'm going to be going away with Wulfsen, and I'll probably be traveling with him a lot so I won't be around to protect her or you... what little protection I can offer." Lek patted his sword hilt which was more for show than for fighting with, he still had a lot of training to do.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 155 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:46
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wouldn't mind learning to defend myself," Millie admitted. "Difyr had mentioned that Sileas would be traveling with Wulfsen a lot, and someone would need to travel with her for clothing repair and the like, and she possibly could choose me to be her seamstress. Which would mean I would be traveling as well. And anything can happen out on the roads."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 530 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:50
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek nodded. "Pinja is probably too weak now, but you should find someone to teach you right away... Pinja would probably be more comfortable being taught by a woman."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 156 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:54
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oh, I know she would. Maybe Sileas when she returns from her honeymoon." Then her shoulder slumped. "I don't know of anyone to ask. Uncle Shawn is busy setting up the farm, and Papa and Uncle Aron wouldn't know any more than we do about defense."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 531 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:59
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"There are knights staying behind.... And maybe Aunt Lia." Lek said. "She grew up on the streets, she must have known how to defend herself to survive before she got to Buckley Village."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 157 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:02
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But I don't know any of them, I wouldn't feel comfortable asking. I've never even been to the training area like the other girls in the keep."

Millie considered the other. "I don't know, I think Aunt Lia might frighten her."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 532 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I'd rather Sileas taught Pinja... But you'r not afraid of Aunt Lia, are you?" Lek asked with a grin. "I know the knights, I usually train with Bruce, but he might get too rough." Lek thought of the colorful bruises hidden by his clothes.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 158 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:10
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Not normally, no," Millie admitted. So much for her going to the training ground to watch Lek train. He obviously didn't want her there. "I suppose I can ask her."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 533 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It might be good to train with the knights too." Lek said. "Anyone who attacks you will probably be bigger and stronger than Aunt Lia."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 159 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:13
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oooh, don't let her hear you say that," Millie giggled.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 534 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:21
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I mean, I'm more worried about a man attacking you than I'm afraid of you being attacked by another woman." Lek said. "It would be better for you to practice fighting men... I don't know if Pinja would ever feel comfortable practice fighting a man."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 160 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 10:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"A woman could probably be stopped fairly easily with a pair of shears," Millie replied. "I suppose I could ask Uncle Shawn for an hour each day. Perhaps he'd be willing to give me that amount of time away from his work."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 535 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 21:43
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"If he won't all ask Bruce." Lek smiled. "Is there anything you'd like me to get you or Pinja while I'm away?" Lek hated that he was leaving his twin and Pinja.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 161 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 00:54
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie thought for a moment then shook her head. "I can't think of anything."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 536 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Is there anything I could get Pinja that she wouldn't be... afraid of?" Lek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 162 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Hmm." Millie thought it over. "Maybe some fabric. Two bolts, and I can just ask which one she would like a dress from," she finally said.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 537 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Okay." Lek said, wishing he could get Pinja something more personal.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 163 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Please understand that it would need to be something that you would also get me, so I could just say it was extra or whatever, so that she wouldn't be frightened," Millie explained.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 538 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek's eyes brightened. "What would you like to have that Pinja would like too? Anything at all."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 164 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 02:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Gosh, Lek, I don't know. Things that I might like would frighten her." Millie bit her lower lip. "Unusual fruits and pastries! Things that Mama has never made and we've never had here."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 539 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 02:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Okay. If you think of anything else let me know." Lek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 165 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 02:59
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I will, I promise."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 540 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:14
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek looked wistfully towards the dormitory. "I wish I could see her."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 166 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I know you do. I wish she wasn't so frightened that she feels she can't trust you. But it's understandable, with what she's been through."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 541 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:54
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek's shoulder's slumped. "I'm not any closer than when she was first brought here, am I?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 167 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie shook her head sadly. "I'm afraid not. Lek..." she clasped her hands. "I know your heart is set on Pinja, but...I it pains me to watch you chase after something that's not going to happen. One of us should be happy. Perhaps  it's time you...try to move on."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 542 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:58
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek shook his head. "She's the only one I've ever felt this way about."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 168 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:03
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I know." She glanced out the small window. "None of the girls who come to the training ground have caught your eye?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 543 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:09
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek shook his head. "No, none of them."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 169 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie's shoulders slumped. "It's just not right that we should both end up alone."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 544 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You'll find someone and get married and be happy." Lek insisted. "But me... If Pinja won't have me I don't want anyone else."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 170 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 11:53
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"You are the only person who even knows I'm alive. I've known for quite a while that marriage isn't in my future." Millie sighed. "You should be warned that Mistress Calm has set her mind on matching you with her granddaughter. I tried to dissuade her, but...she's not one to be dissuaded from anything once she makes up her mind."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 545 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 21:29
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Eventually you'll meet a man who isn't blind and- what?!" Lek looked panicked. "I don't want anyone but Pinja."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 171 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:22
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Perhaps, but I'd prefer to not hold my breath and start each day with a dream of it." Millie took his hand. "I tried to tell her that, I truly did. But since you're in knight training, you have been deemed a catch among matchmaking mothers it seems."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 546 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek blushed. "I'm barely even a page. There are actual knights they should be setting their caps for."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 172 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I suppose it's because you're closer in age to them. Plus those who grew up with us know your personality and heart,"  Millie explained.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 547 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek shook his head. "I don't want them."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 173 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:49
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"All I can do is warn you," Millie replied. "Nothing I said would dissuade her."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 548 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It's almost a good thing that I'm going away for a while." Lek said miserably.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 174 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:09
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I suppose so, though somehow I don't think it will make any difference."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 549 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:15
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"There must be a way to let them know I'm not interested." Lek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 175 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I haven't any idea. None of my ideas worked."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 713 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:41
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It will probably be best if we leave you here, Lek." Difyr said, sympathetically patting the boy on the shoulder.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 550 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 21:39
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Tell Pinja hi-" He sighed. "Are there any messages I can send that wouldn't frighten her?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 176 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie shook her head sadly. "The very idea that it was a man who sent her a message..." she explained.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 551 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:11
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"There's really nothing I can do or even say." Lek looked like he would sink into the ground.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 177 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:44
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I worry that she was far too injured mentally to ever get past it," Millie admitted. "That's the only reason I suggested moving on. I hate seeing you hurting."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 552 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:54
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I wouldn't be happy with anyone else." Lek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 178 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:08
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"But you're not happy this way either," Millie said sadly.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 553 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:13
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Would you be happy settling for someone you don't want?" Lek asked Millie.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 179 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:57
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I suppose not."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 554 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:02
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"All I can do is hope she gets better." Lek said. "I hate not being able to help her."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 180 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:23
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I feel almost as helpless," Millie admitted.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 714 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:33
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"All there is to do is wait." Difyr said. "At least Pinja still feels safe with you, Millie."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 181 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:38
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"And hopefully she continues to feel safe with me."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 715 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:48
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I doubt you'll do anything to make her not trust you." Difyr said. "Though she really needs to be getting more fresh air and exercise..."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 182 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:56
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I won't argue you that, she refused to go with me to the feast. I was kind of surprised to learn she left our room to come to the healing room."

This message was last edited by the player at 04:04, Thu 24 May 2018.

Difyr Bateman
 Player, 716 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:06
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Did she?" Difyr had not spoken to Aalyssa since she had gone to the feast. She had assumed that the elf had either gone to Pinja or had to see another patient. The healing room was the only other place that Pinja would go to, but she hated to travel between the buildings, especially alone.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 183 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:17
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I saw two fairly empty plates that had remnants of fish in the healing room. I know that is Pinja's favorite food."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 717 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:22
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Difyr smiled slightly.

"It's good that she's eating. For so long it was a struggle for her to eat anything."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 184 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:23
The Keep - Inner Bailey
In reply to Difyr Bateman (msg # 259):

"I know," Millie said softly.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 555 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:25
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Lek perked up a little.

"Maybe I can bring her fish..."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 185 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 15:22
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Would it survive the trip?" Millie chewed her lower lip. "We wouldn't be able to tell her it was from you."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 556 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 22:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I was thinking about already dead, dried and salted fish." Lek said. "But now that you mention it... Does she like watching fish or just eating fish?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 186 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 00:01
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oh." Fish wasn't one of Millie's favorites, so she knew little about it. "I am not sure how to answer that...there's not a lot of fish around here to watch, so I don't know."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 557 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 00:20
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oh." Lek said. "I guess I'll stick to dried fish."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 187 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 01:16
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Probably a good idea."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 718 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 01:54
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Let's go." Difyr said to Millie.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 188 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 02:26
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie nodded. "I'll see you tomorrow, Lek."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 558 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 02:35
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Bye." Lek sadly walked away.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 189 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie felt like crying for him.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 719 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:17
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Difyr went into the dormitory.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 190 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:30
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Millie followed.
Bai
 Player, 164 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:59
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Bai paced around the main building, casting wards and sprinkling dust every couple of steps. He wished there were not so many people going in and out.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 146 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:02
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron watched aimlessly, unsure of where to search for Bai. After a time, he spotted him. "Ah there you are, Bai. Do you have a minute?"
Bai
 Player, 165 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:12
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"With luck I have millions of minutes." Bai said distractedly. "Nearly all of them already being spent. What is it?"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 147 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:17
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I see," Aron said, though he didn't really. "Lia and I were getting ready for the wedding, and I know you're in a hurry to get there, but..." Aron sighed. "Lia brought something else that I thought was worth mentioning. She fears this is the exact type of event that Galina would show up to distrupt. With so many people in one spot, it would be a disaster. I'm pretty certain we killed her a few years ago, but we've thought that before. So...with you knowing magic, I thought it was worth mentioning to you."
Bai
 Player, 166 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:24
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Ah yes, minutes before the wedding begins is a wonderful time to be informed of a woman with demonic powers that hates your entire family because your sister fired her. I had better start setting wards now and not three hours ago." Bai yawned and tried to remember if he had gone through the finger motions at this particular spot two or three times. He muttered a curse, tossed a pinch of dust and started all over again. The dust was making his eyes itch. The fatigue did not help.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 148 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"My apologies, it took me a while to find you. You're a hard man to track down. I'm surprised Shawn or Brie didn't think of it, though."
Bai
 Player, 167 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:31
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I didn't realize that sarcasm was a language exclusive to magic wielders." Bai lost count again. He was not used to having to channel magic for so long with so many distractions. Having been up late preparing and getting up early was not helping his concentration, or his mood. Sileas's actual marriage seemed a small thing compared to all the trouble involved in preventing trouble.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 149 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron blinked and pressed his lips together. "I'll let you to it then."
Bai
 Player, 168 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:37
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Are you sure?" Bai made as if to hand his staff to the innkeeper. "If you can do a better job have at it."
Aron Buckley
 Player, 150 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:40
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Oh, I am certain. I know nothing about what it is you."
Bai
 Player, 169 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:45
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"Are you sure? It can't be that hard. All it is is just tossing dust and doing these hand motions while saying the incantation in your head every three paces." Bai said, tossing the dust and quickly making the hand motions three times. "Even an innkeeper can do it."
Aron Buckley
 Player, 151 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:47
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"I am quite certain. I have no desire to dabble in magic, thank you. No matter how easy it might be."
Bai
 Player, 170 posts
 The Flame
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 04:00
The Keep - Inner Bailey
"It's not like it takes a lifetime of study and discipline to master." Bai said.
Aron Buckley
 Player, 152 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 12:04
The Keep - Inner Bailey
Aron walked toward the door. "Have a good day, Bai."