The Keep - Barracks.   Posted by GM LW.Group: 0
GM LW
 GM, 32 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 02:07
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Still in great disrepair, it's where most of the guard sleep.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 767 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 04:31
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Wulfsen did not expect Lek to be done cleaning his armor. The boy had never cleaned armor before. But even soiled armor would be better protection against elves than none at all.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 473 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 04:34
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Lek used to earn a few coins by polishing the silver for the inn. Cleaning armor was a little harder, but Lek had it cleaned and polished in no time.

Lek checked out his reflection in Wulfsen's breastplate, trying to decide if he would look tougher with a scar through his eye brow or across his cheek. He was thinking eyebrow.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 768 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 04:46
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Wulfsen was surprised.

"You got that done faster than I thought you would." Wulfsen said, taking the breastplate and examining it. "Good, it's good." Wulfsen said. "I'm going to be going, hopefully I'll be back by tomorrow but it may take a few days ago. You can probably have everything in the armory cleaned up by the time I return."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 474 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 04:52
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"Leaving- shouldn't I be going with you?" Lek asked.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 769 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 21:30
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Of course the boy wanted to come along. Wulfsen shook his head.

"There may be fighting and you haven't had any proper training yet. I don't want you to get hurt before you learn to defend yourself."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 475 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:44
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"You were supposed to be training me." Lek said, disappointed.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 770 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:49
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"I'll tell my men to allow you to train with them immediately." Wulfsen said.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 476 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:29
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Lek's shoulders slumped.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 771 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 06:35
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"Lad, they'll teach you how to fight!" Wulfsen clapped Lek on the shoulder, then headed out to let Sileas know he was going away for a while. Again. He wished he could just spend time with her.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 821 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 02:52
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Wulfsen's barber, Xander, finished shaving Wulfsen around the same time he finished his story.

"And it was in the sink!" Xander laughed, swishing off the apron and clapping Wulfsen on the shoulder.

Wulfsen chuckled nervously. He stood up and studied his face in the mirror. The bruises from the scuffle with the elves had faded nicely, no longer noticeable unless one looked closely.

"Lek, my jacket." Wulfsen called to his page.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 477 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 02:57
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Lek took the dress jacket from its hanger and helped Wulfsen put it on. Lek had his own bruises, the men he trained with had not gone easy on them, but at least they only left marks that were easily concealed with clothing so Mama would not worry.

Lek thought that they were so hard on him to try to get him to quit. Lek refused. During a bout yesterday Lek broke his opponents wooden sword and managed to give the man a bloody nose. His opponent wiped at the blood, laughed and told Lek that he was beginning to learn how to fight. Lek lost the last round but he was starting to feel more confident.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 822 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 03:01
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"Well done lad." Wulfsen said and headed for the Dormitory.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:16, Wed 27 Sept 2017.

Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 823 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 03:38
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Sileas Spenser:
Sileas headed for Wulfen's rooms.


Wulfsen was shocked to have Sileas bowl right past him. Instead of going to hte hall she went to his room in the barracks.

"Uhm, Sileas?" Wulfsen asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 318 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 03:46
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Sileas was continuing on to the main hall, but stopped when she heard Wulfsen's voice. She turned. "There you are!"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 824 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 03:50
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"What's wrong?" Wulfsen asked with concern, his arms going around her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 319 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 03:58
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"Nothing," Sileas lied, only to be betrayed by her voice coming out in a high squeak.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 825 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:06
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"Something is wrong." Wulfsen said, rubbing her back. "What is it?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 320 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:09
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She shook her head stubbornly. "I don't want to ruin tonight. I'm fine."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 826 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:10
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"You're upset." Wulfsen said. "Let me help you." He said gently.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 321 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:14
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"Lek was looking for advice on Pinja, and he had said it was like she blamed herself. I mentioned that is part of the whole thing, that I blamed myself a lot during my year in seclusion. To which he replied, "She did nothing wrong and hadn't deserved it." Which is true, but the way he said it clearly means he feels I had done something wrong and deserved it. I know I was never close with Lek and Millie but I had no idea he felt that way about me. It hurts."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 827 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:16
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"Surely he didn't mean- If Lek meant it I'll give him a whipping." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 322 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:18
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"He claims he didn't, but usually when things pop out of someone that way, they've usually been at least thinking it."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 828 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:24
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"Sileas, Lek is obsessed with Pinja. He was thinking about her, not you, not even subconsciously." Wulfsen said. "He thinks about her all the time, even when he's asleep I hear him say her name."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 323 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:31
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Sileas's eyes flashed. "Are you saying I've overreacted????"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 829 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:33
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"No, of course not." Wulfsen gently rubbed circles in Sileas's back. "You misunderstood him and thought he believed you deserved to be raped... Being upset would be a natural reaction to that."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 324 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:40
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"I still think he did. I bet everyone but Mama and Papa did," Sileas sniffled.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 830 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:41
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"Lek knows you better than Pinja." Wulfsen said. "Why would he think you deserved it when Pinja did not?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 325 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:45
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"Because of my background, growing up on the streets. Having a whore for a birth mother," Sileas pointed out.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 831 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 04:47
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"Lek doesn't put much stock in such things." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 326 posts
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 14:58
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"I hadn't thought anyone in the family did. But the only reason I didn't think they did is because I had convinced myself they didn't." Sileas lay her head against his chest.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 832 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 01:58
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"I'm sure none of them think that way of you." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 327 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 23:19
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Sileas let out a small sigh. It was hard to believe they didn't think of her that way after believing it herself. And there times and moments that she still felt that way. "I suppose," she said, unconvinced.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 833 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 23:44
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"Where you came from doesn't matter." Wulfsen said, rubbing her shoulder.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 328 posts
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 23:49
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She nodded against his chest, her cheek resting against him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 834 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 00:01
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Wulfsen kissed her. "Are you ready to go to dinner?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 329 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 01:11
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"I am," Sileas said, mentally pulling herself together.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 835 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 01:20
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Wulfsen stepped back to look at her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 330 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 01:57
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Sileas looked up at him. "What?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 836 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 02:07
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"Just admiring you." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 331 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 02:15
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Sileas couldn't stop her grin. "Oh. Well. Carry on then."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 837 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 02:22
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"And imagining... Ahem." Wulfsen blushed. "Let's go to dinner."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 332 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:19
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Sileas lightly swatted him. She wrapped her arm around his.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 508 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:22
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"I'm sorry Sileas!" Lek was close to tears. "I never meant that you deserved what happened to you, no one deserves what happened to you!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 333 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:32
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Sileas jumped when Lek appeared from nowhere. She hadn't even heard anyone coming near them. She wasn't quite ready to forgive him yet, but there was one thing she could do. "I accept your apology, Lek."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 509 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:33
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"Thank you!" Lek burst into tears of relief. "I never meant it that way."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 334 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:38
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"You're very welcome. Now you'd best get to the feast."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 510 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:49
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Lek nodded and hurried ahead.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 335 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 01:59
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Sileas pulled close to Wulfsen.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 838 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:04
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Wulfsen hugged her and wanted to hold her some more, but they were already late to their own feast.

"Let's go." He said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 336 posts
Mon 2 Oct 2017
at 02:06
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Sileas nodded and walked alongside him as they made their way to the hall.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 913 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 15:18
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Wulfsen did not find Sileas in her room, the Garden Tower, the Hall or the rooms beneath the cellar. Wulfsen then wondered if those... irresistible urges had struck her again. Wulfsen blushed and wondered if she was in his room, waiting for him. He went to the barracks and started to open the door to his room, then stopped himself. If Sileas was waiting in his room she may not be in a decent state.

"Ahem." Wulfsen cleared his throat. "Sileas? Are you in there? Are you wear- uh, er... Waiting one more night will be good for us. I'm coming in."

Holding one hand up to shield his eyes, Wulfsen slowly opened the door.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 914 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 17:32
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Sileas Spenser:
After riding around aimlessly, not really looking for another way out, but just lost in thought, Sileas headed for the stables. But she spotted light in the barracks and she made to turn the other direction so she wouldn't be spotted. Midnight let out a loud whinny, and tired of her indecision and her mood, he reared up and unseated her. Sileas landed in a heap on the ground.


Wulfsen finally got up the courage to peek out between his fingers. Sileas was not there. His shoulders slumped.

Then he heard a whinny. He looked out the window in time to see a rearing horse unseat a rider. Concerned that the rider may be hurt, Wulfsen ran out of the barracks towards the fallen rider.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 480 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 17:44
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Sileas remained in the heap, unmoving. The evening breeze ruffled her hair.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 915 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 17:53
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"Hey, are you all right?" Wulfsen asked. When he got closer he recognized her.

"Sileas!" Wulfsen knelt by her side. "Are you all right?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 481 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 17:58
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Sileas mumbled, willing the pain to stop. She was awake but remained still.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 916 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:01
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"What hurts?" Wulfsen asked anxiously.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 482 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:11
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"Everything," she mumbled. Her hand moved to lay over her abdomen. "Please be all right, please be all right, please be all right," she whispered over and over.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 917 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:13
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Wulfsen squeezed Sileas's hand. He glanced towards the keep.

"You need Difyr, but I hate to leave you alone."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 483 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:18
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"Where's Midnight?" she asked, lifting her head to look around. Then she lay back down. "If you have to, you have to."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 918 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:23
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"He's not far." Wulfsen said, clicking his tongue to call the horse over. "I really hate to leave you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 484 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:29
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"I'll be all right," she whispered.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 919 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:32
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"I can try calling for help." Wulfsen said, cupping his hands around his mouth and screaming for help.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 485 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:07
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"You're wasting time, there's no around. And if you bring Yehudit over here, I will never forgive you." She clenched her teeth and moaned.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 920 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:12
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"I'll be back as soon as I can." Wulfsen promised. He hated to do it but he stood up and ran towards the healing room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 486 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:15
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Sileas curled into a ball. "PLease be all right, please be all right, please be all right," she continued whispering. Tears streaked down her cheeks.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 923 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:46
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Difyr Bateman:
Difyr hurried after Wulfsen.


"She's right here!" Wulfsen knelt beside Sileas and gently touched her face. "Sileas, I got Difyr. You're going to be all right."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 698 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:54
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"Hold this." Difyr put the torch in Wulfsen's hand and set down her basket. Her hands gently moved over Sileas, checking for broken bones. "Are you feeling any pain?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 487 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:55
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Sileas nodded, her tears still streaming. She heard more footsteps, followed by her mother's voice. "Mama!" she cried out weakly. To Difyr she nodded. "Everything hurts."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 699 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 21:10
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Difyr rested her hands on Sileas's belly. "Can you feel your fingers and toes?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 488 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 21:28
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"Yes, I can feel them." She wiggled all of them for emphasis. Hands rested on her shoulders, Sileas gazed up at her mother.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 700 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 21:32
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"That's good. No cramping?" Difyr asked.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 924 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 21:34
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Wulfsen gently brushed the hair from Sileas's face with his free hand.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 489 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 21:55
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"I-I don't think so. But everything else hurts so bad, I'm having trouble distinguishing what pain is from what."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 701 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:01
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"It doesn't look like anything is broken." Difyr said, taking a bottle from her basket. "Mrs Spenser, could you help Sileas sit up so she can drink this? This is for the pain, Sileas."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 93 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:34
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"Of course." Brie changed position and gently lifted Sileas so she could accept the medicie.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 702 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:39
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Difyr tipped the bottle to Sileas's lips and allowed her to drink about a quarter of hte contents before taking the bottle away.

"You should start feeling less pain soon." Difyr said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 490 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 22:44
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"If there's nothing broken, why is there so much pain?" She looked worried. "And the babe?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 703 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 23:07
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"Possibly strained muscles, I'd like to get you inside to get a better look at you after I can determine it's safe to move you." Difyr said. "The babe seems fine for now."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 491 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 23:18
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"All right." Sileas relaxed, leaving her one hand over her abdomen. "I can't believe I was so stupid."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 925 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 23:22
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"You're not stupid." Wulfsen said, lifting Sileas's free hand and pressed his lips against it. He wanted to know why Sileas was riding her horse but was not sure it was something he wanted to bring up in front of Brighid and the healer.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 492 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 00:52
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"I was when I got on a horse knowing I was carrying a babe. One that might be a difficult pregnancy at that," Sileas sighed. "I let my emotions rule me."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 926 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 01:48
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"We all act on our emotions sometimes." Wulfsen said, stroking Sileas's cheek with a finger. "You're going to be all right, and so will our child." Wulfsen willed it to be true.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 493 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 01:53
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Sileas couldn't help the small smile. He had said our child. No hesitation or thinking on it. It made a small dent in the hurt he had inflicted on her. "Difyr will do everything she can."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 927 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:05
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Wulfsen noticed the small smile and smiled back.

"Are you feeling any better?" He asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 494 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:07
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"The pain is lessening. I will feel better when Difyr confirms the babe is all right."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 928 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:23
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Wulfsen glanced at his future mother in law and blushed scarlet. He wondered if he should tell her that he and Sileas did not do what it looked like they were going to do or if he should just try to forget the scene he must have made with Sileas in the hall and hope everyone else did the same. He squeezed Sileas's hand.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 94 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:28
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Brie just rubbed Sileas's shoulder. She spotted Shawn approaching. She cared very little about what had happened in the hall. All she cared about was her daughter and grandchild.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 929 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:31
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"Hello sir." Wulfsen greeted Shawn.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 55 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:51
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"Wulfsen. I'm confused by what happened after the two of you left the hall. My daughter being thrown by a horse was none of the possibilities going through my mind."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 930 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:54
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"We got separated." Wulfsen said, unwilling to admit that he did not know what Sileas was doing on a horse.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 56 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 02:56
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"Separated. I see. We'll speak on this later, because I do not understand how two people who couldn't keep their hands off one another got separated." Shawn was not pleased and it showed in his expression.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 931 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 03:06
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"It was my fault, sir." Wulfsen said. He was the one who carried Sileas off in the first place.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 57 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 12:52
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"Are you saying you tried to force yourself on her?" Shawn demanded, his anger growing. He had trusted this man to be the one to protect Sileas for the rest of her life.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 932 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 13:36
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"No! I would never do that." Wulfsen said. "When we were in the Hall it was as if I couldn't control myself. .. When we got out here I was able to stop.Bai said, er." Wulfsen was very red. He was still ashamed of his behavior.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 58 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 23:03
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"Bai said...?" Shawn prodded.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 95 posts
Sun 6 May 2018
at 23:04
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"Shawn! Wulfsen!" Brie hissed, cutting Shawn off. "This is not the time or place."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 704 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 00:05
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"How are you feeling now?" Difyr asked Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 495 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 00:14
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"Aside from worried and guilt-ridden? Better," Sileas replied.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 705 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 01:17
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"Stop that." Difyr said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 496 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 01:29
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Sileas arched an eyebrow. "Stop what?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 706 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:16
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"Worrying, and feeling guilty." Difyr said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 497 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 02:30
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"It's true though. I gave no thought to possible consequences. It was a bad decision."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 526 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 03:23
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Lek jogged over.

"Is Sileas okay? What can I do?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 151 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 03:38
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Millie had always wanted to be closer friends with her cousin and this could be her chance. Yehudit was nowhere around, and perhaps as a married woman, Sileas would be interested in things other than exploring and adventuring. She inched closer to her aunt and cousin, but allowed space for Sileas to breathe. "Is there anything I can do to help?" she inquired.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 933 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 04:02
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Wulfsen handed Lek the torch.

"She will be." Wulfsen insisted.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 96 posts
Mon 7 May 2018
at 13:01
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"Of course she is," Brie agreed. Her attention went to Millie. "Come sit next to me, just being here will comfort her.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 707 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 01:56
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"I don't see any signs of bleeding." Difyr said. "But it would be better to get you inside where there's better light."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 97 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:12
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"Someone should carry her in," Brie Said. "Best for her not to walk until we're certain."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 934 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:13
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"If it doesn't hurt her to be picked up I'll carry her." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 498 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:18
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"Oh, I'll let you know if you hurt me," Sileas said, barely keeping herself from being short with him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 935 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:27
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Wulfsen blinked. "If you prefer Lek..."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 499 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:33
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"No. I just meant if I felt any pain, I would let you know immediately."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 936 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:39
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Wulfsen sensed that Sileas was not happy with him and did not know why.

"Do you want me to carry you?" Wulfsen asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 500 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:49
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"Yes, please," Sileas replied.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 937 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 02:58
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"Let me know if I hurt you." Wulfsen said and gently picked Sileas up and cradled her against his chest.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 501 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 03:01
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Sileas had had every intention of folding her arms across her chest as he carried her inside. But the warmth of his arms and the comforting sound of his heartbeat broke her resolve. She leaned against him and wrapped one arm around him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 938 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 03:28
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Wulfsen smiled. He liked how Sileas felt in his arms. He began walking towards the healing room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 502 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 03:42
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Sileas was still angry with Wulfsen, but she was having great trouble maintaining her anger. But she knew they were going to need to talk. Tonight. But for now, she was just going to enjoy where she was.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1005 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 02:20
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Wulfsen examined his freshly shaved face in the mirror, making sure he did not miss anything. Perfectly smooth. Wulfsen smiled and started getting into his suit.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 49 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 02:32
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Xavier walked in, already dressed. "Do you need any help with anything? Or are you ready and filled with anticipation?" he teased.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1006 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 02:41
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"Anticipation, and terror." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 50 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:13
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"Did you and Sileas get everything worked out last night?" Xavier inquired. "I was a bit worried when I caught her at the gate."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1007 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:28
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Wulfsen nodded.

"We worked everything out. Getting married after such a short courtship isn't going to be easy... but we can do it."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 51 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:37
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"Good, I was a bit worried last night. The quick rush definitely hurt the two of you. Anything need doing that you know of?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1008 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:44
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"Nothing I can thing of." Wulfsen's heart sped up in panic. "I must be forgetting something!"
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 52 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:46
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"I'm sure Sileas's family is taking care of most things. But is there anything special Sileas wants that the family might not know of? There's a place already arranged for tonight? Anything special for the menu that I should let Dyfrig know of?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1009 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:52
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"We had talked about how nice it would be if the Garden Tower was fixed up... But we didn't think there would be enough time." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 53 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:59
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"I'll make that happen. I'll find a few of the servants and some of the pages. Anything else?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1010 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 04:24
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"Not that I can think of... I must be forgetting something important." Wulfsen fretted.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 54 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 15:07
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"I can help with pleasing a woman, but I know nothing about marriage plans," Xavier replied.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1011 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 17:56
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"I think we can handle that part ourselves." Wulfsen stammered, blushing.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 55 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:37
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Xavier snorted. 'That wasn't what I meant exactly."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1012 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:42
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"Then what did you mean?" Wulfsen asked, feeling even worse.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 56 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:45
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"I meant in the decorating or how to coax them out of a bad mood. Courtship. Flirting, that sort of thing."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1013 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:50
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Wulfsen sighed. "We didn't have much time for courting."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 57 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:56
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"I know. So, some tips...women love attention being lavished on them, getting flowers and sweets for no reason. They like knowing they are the most important thing in your life. That's even more important later in the pregnancy. For some reason, they start thinking everything you do for them is about the baby and that they don't matter." Xavier shrugged. "I'll never understand that one. Take time for quiet moments-walks in the garden or by the river. Picnics. After she has the babe, take her riding. I understand she loves to read, so make one room in the keep a cozy library for her, filled with books."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1014 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 02:59
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"Okay." Wulfsen said. "I'll have to get some more books from Portside."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 58 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 03:02
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"Cushiony chairs to." Xavier thought for a moment. "Perhaps talk to Nelek about an alcove facing the courtyard."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1015 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 03:14
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"My page is really good at fixing and building things." Wulfsen said. "He could help."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 59 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 13:00
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"There you go. You could make it the room where she and her ladies gather. She can read while the others sew or play music. Unless of course Sileas likes sewing and playing music."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1016 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 22:04
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"Sileas does not like sewing... Whether or not she likes music has never come up." Wulfsen winced as he realized how much he didn't know about the woman who was to become his bride today.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 60 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 01:51
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"That doesn't surprise me, that she doesn't like sewing. She should have Millie as part of her ladies to take care of that around the keep. And Sileas's clothing."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1017 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 02:06
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"Millie does good work." Wulfsen said. "And Lek would like to have his sister around, they're very close."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 61 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 02:32
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"Millie would also be a more...reliable companion for her as well. Much more suited for life in a keep. Both will need to learn about the ways of court before any convenes here. They're hard enough on those who grew up in that atmosphere."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1018 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:03
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"It would be good for Sileas to have at least one friend who isn't awkward in court." Wulfsen said. "Though Questa isn't awkward so much that she doesn't care if she fits or not... Life in court will be interesting."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 62 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:09
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"While one part of me would love to be a fly on the wall to observe, I think I'll be asking for away from the keep tasks while court is in session. Wait until one of those snobby court women hurts Sileas's feelings and sets Yehudit off. I don't even want to think on it."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1019 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:14
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Wulfsen groaned. "People are going to get hurt."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 63 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:19
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"Yes, they are. And you know as well as I do how those women can get."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1020 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:31
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"Silas will want her closest friends with her." Wulfsen rubbed his temples.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 64 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:33
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"I never said I had a solution to this one," Xavier admitted. "I don't see Yehudit going along with being sent on any sort of mission."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1021 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:40
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Wulfsen groaned. "Why didn't I think about this sooner? Sileas wouldn't send Yehudit away any sooner than Yehudit would leave her. I wouldn't force them to separate either, they're closer than sisters. There's going to be blood spilled all over court."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 65 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:46
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"Aye. I would suggest training Questa to keep the peace, but I think she dislikes Yehudit so much, she would seize the opportunity to take her out." Xavier thought for a moment. "Actually...why don't we have a festival and tournament that runs the length of court. I can almost guarantee that Sileas would be out there nearly every day. I don't see her having much patience with sitting around gossiping. Especially if there are activities to watch and...dare I say, oversee?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1022 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:54
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"But as a future queen Sileas has to take some part in court." Wulfsen said. "She can't spend the entire time outside and away."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 66 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 04:57
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Xavier rubbed his chin. "There's really not a good answer for this, is there? Other than some discreet knights guarding the ladies to step in when there is trouble."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1023 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:02
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"No." Wulfsen sighed. "We'll need to find someone to help hide the bodies."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 67 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:05
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"Hiding the bodies won't help. The husbands will start questioning when the women go missing." He paused. "Some will anyway. Some of those women are such shrews, the husbands will probably reward Yehudit."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1024 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:08
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"Maybe their husbands can help dispose of the bodies then." Wulfsen said hopefully.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 68 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:14
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Xavier snorted. "I still like the tournament and festival. All of the ladies could attend together, that way Sileas would still be attending court. Plus she'll gain experience when you go...oh geeze. What are you going to do about Yehudit when you and Sileas are traveling? Her mother's not going to want her to go."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1025 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:16
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"Yehudit will have to get used to being away from Sileas. After all, Yehudit isn't going with us on our honeymoon... I don't think." Wulfsen frowned.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 69 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:26
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"I don't envy you at all."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1026 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:27
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"When you fall in love you'll see how it's all worth it." Wulfsen said, still looking worried.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 70 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:33
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"I suppose so," Xavier admitted. "One day."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1027 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:43
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Wulfsen thumped Xavier's shoulder. "Next you'll be the one worrying about your future wife's friends killing people in court."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 71 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 05:56
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Xavier laughed. "I don't know about being the next one, but you are probably right. I would never choose someone tame and demure."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1028 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 06:00
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"You'll probably fall for some wild woman that eats raw meat that she hunts with her own teeth." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 72 posts
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 18:25
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Xavier's laughter grew. "You're probably right. Let's face it, quiet and demure...seems...kind of dull."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1029 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 00:33
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"So, do I look presentable?" Wulfsen asked.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 73 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 00:56
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"Aye, Sileas will be well pleased."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1030 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:06
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"Now all I need is my bride." Wulfsen grinned.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 74 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:15
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"You know the women are going to take hours making her all pretty and all that."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1031 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:17
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"She's already beautiful, it shouldn't take long." Wulfsen said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 75 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:22
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Xavier smiled and nodded. "Aye, but women...they do love all that frippery on wedding days."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1032 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:27
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"Sileas isn't like that." Wulfsen said. "She's probably waiting for me."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 76 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:37
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"She might not be like that, but...the other women helping her dress...well...they may have other plans."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1033 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 01:40
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"Sileas wouldn't stand for that." Wulfsen said, striding out the door.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 77 posts
Mon 4 Jun 2018
at 02:00
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"Mm hmm. I bet they don't give her any choice at all."