The Keep - Wolf Tower.   Posted by GM LW.Group: 0
GM LW
 GM, 37 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 02:21
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Wolf Tower stands on the northwestern corner of the Keep. It is the tallest tower in the Keep.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 287 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 02:36
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Lek suspected that he was not supposed to go up the towers- the stairs were rather crumbly and it was easy to lose one's footing- but he was desperate to find Millie. He hoped if he got high enough he could spot her.

Lek half-climbed, half-crawled up the spiraling staircase to the top of the tower.
Ila
 Player, 236 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 00:37
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila was having a bad time of it. While crossing the inner bailey to the tower she was confronted by several offended men and women, she was spat at, one woman even slapped her. Another man offered her coin.

Ila felt sick to her stomach as she ascended the spiral stairs.
Questa Cort
 Player, 354 posts
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 23:48
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Questa got into the tower she checked her weighted sock.

She could not remember the last time she got to sap so many people at once. She enjoyed the sound it made smacking skulls and flesh, but she was worried that Ila might do something stupid over so many people being after her. Questa was used to having people after her, she grew up on the street and survived by stealing. Questa had fled Guards, merchants and even people who knew they could get away with abusing a streetkid because she had no one to care about her nearly her entire life. But this Ila sounded like she came from a soft life, despite having been a Crimson Dove prostitute.

Questa climbed the stairs and caught up with Ila. "'Ave a looks, yor gonna cop some tough scars." Questa nodded to the scratches on Ila's arm.
Ila
 Player, 237 posts
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 23:53
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila had forgotten about the scratches Mrs Cort had given her. It looked like they were still bleeding. Mrs Cort must have had long arms to gouge such deep scratches. Ila knew she should get them cleaned so they would not get infected, but she did not care. All she cared about that her life as a respectable woman was over, again. Tirto had followed through on his threat, now she'd have every man in the keep after her. She couldn't fight them all off. Her cheek still stung from the slap.

"I never should have gone into the kitchen." Ila said softly, she loved working there. She had reached the top of the tower and looked down. The tower was so high she could see tree tops.
Questa Cort
 Player, 355 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 00:15
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"Don't be daft, right, there's a bit of food in the bleedin' kitchen. Why don't yer get oray from that ledge before yer splatter on the chuffin' ground?" Questa did not like how close Ila was to the opening.
Ila
 Player, 238 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:22
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila stayed where she was. "There must be something else you need to do more than watching me."
Questa Cort
 Player, 356 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:25
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"Not right." Questa said. She grabbed Ila by the back of her shirt and yanked her away from the opening and forced her to sit on the floor. "Now I told yer ter get oray from that before yer fall! I'm bloody well not gonna let yer do sumfink stewpid like jump out of a tower because some bints slapped yer 'round and a bunch of dirty blokes want ter have their way wiv yer." Questa said angrily.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:27, Sat 30 July 2016.

Ila
 Player, 239 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 21:17
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"I was not going to jump." Ila said, though she was thinking about it.
Questa Cort
 Player, 357 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 20:42
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"Yeah, right." Questa said sarcastically, then she heard footsteps on the stairs. "Oh wonderful, right, 'oo is that now?" Questa grumbled, drawing her shiv.
Ila
 Player, 240 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 00:35
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"These stairs don't look safe- look at that one! It's almost crumbled to dust!"

"They're safe enough. You're just looking for an excuse because you're afraid of your wife." The second voice made a whipping sound. "If you're wimping out I'll have her to myself."

"I'm not wimping out!"

Ila edged towards the window.
Questa Cort
 Player, 358 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 07:45
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"Get oray from that window, yer git. And get ready ter fight." Questa said in a low voice to Ila. "Pick up one of them rocks or sumfink."
Ila
 Player, 241 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 22:30
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila shook her head. "They'll just beat me and make me do what they want anyways... I can't do that again."

Two men came onto the landing from the crumbling stairs. They were vaguely familiar, hairy and smelled bad. They resembled each other, probably brothers.

"Hello." The taller of the two leered, a couple coins clinked in his hand. "I don't know if you remember us, you were tied up at the time."

Ila felt sick. She backed away until her foot touched the ledge.
Questa Cort
 Player, 359 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 23:11
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Questa quickly planned out what she would do. She would stab and sap those blokes, and with backup from Ila she would easily send them falling back down the stairs. But out of the corner of her eye she saw that Ila was not going to fight, Ila was going to go out the window.

"Oh goose and duck!" Questa swore She did not have time to plot out a plan B, Ila was about to kill herself. She had to stop her. Questa dropped her shiv so she would not stab Ila and tackled her, slamming her to the floor. "Yer stewpid idiot! Struth! This is the last time I'm bloody well pullin' yer from that damned window. Cor blimey... Now yer fight or I'll give yer a world of 'urt! Then I'll frow yer out the chuffin' bloody window!"

Questa picked up a brick and forced Ila's fingers around it. "It's not that 'ard. Just 'it them bastards until they put the mockers on tryin' ter hurt yer."

Questa heard a scraping sound and turned her head to see one of the filthy blokes picking up her shiv. Both of them had stepped away from the stairs, it was going to be a lot harder to fight them off now. Questa was so angry she was tempted to punch Ila, but now was a bad time. She got off the other girl and dragged her to her feet. Questa twirled her weighted sock.

"Are you for hire too?" The man with the shiv asked. "Is that all dirt?"

"None of us are for 'ire. Go ter hell or we'll kill yer." Questa growled.
Ila
 Player, 242 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 00:27
The Keep - Wolf Tower
The brick was heavy. Ila was not sure if she could do anything with it, but she held onto it. Questa was furious, and Ila already felt bruised from being tackled like that.

"I don't do that anymore. Just leave me alone." Ila said.

"What do you think you're going to do with that rock?" The man who held Questa's knife laughed. "People like you don't quit. Either you give or we'll take."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 265 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 01:19
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Xavier was taking a leisurely stroll around the keep, making certain everyone was settled in their beds or at least their rooms for the night. He still had so much to explore and find. Xavier found himself in one of the towers. He turned, about to leave, when he heard the sounds of a struggle. He drew his sword and ran up the stairs, a few of which crumbled at each step. It wasn't safe for man or mouse in here. "What goes on up there?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 360 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 01:27
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"Just some filthy blokes tryin' ter do Ila dirty." Questa swung her weighted sock at the hand holding her shiv and was pleased to hear something in the hand crunch and the bloke dropped her shiv. Questa grabbed her shiv, ignoring the man's screams and curses. "Get dahn them stairs before I gut yer and push yer dahn!"
Ila
 Player, 243 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 01:31
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila stiffened, recognizing Xavier's voice. He probably already knew, but in the off chance Tirto's rumors had not reached him yet she did not want him to know. Ila awkwardly swung her brick at the second man.

"Stop that! We were going to pay you, you crazy whores!" He backed off, looking disgusted.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 266 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 01:54
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Xavier came up behind the men. "I would be returning to your wives and family, if I were you. None of the ladies in this keep are for hire. Not a one. Now go or you can spend the night in a cell in the dungeon."
Questa Cort
 Player, 361 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 01:59
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"That dark one broke my hand! She has a knife! Is she going to get away with that?" He whined, cradling his hand.

Questly deftly sheathed her shiv and stuffed her sock in her pocket. "Clumsy oaf, I don't know wot 'e's goin' on about." She said innocently.

"We were not doing anyone any harm." The other man said. "We were going to pay her even more than we paid last time." He nodded towards Ila. "We were just going to have a little harm, not hurting anyone."
Ila
 Player, 244 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 02:00
The Keep - Wolf Tower
Ila looked at the floor, wishing she could melt into it. She dropped the brick to cover the tattoo on her arm, but she was pretty sure Xavier had already seen it.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 267 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 02:09
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"The ladies have every right to protect themselves. I don't care what you offered, the women in this keep and village are to be treated with the utmost respect. None of these women are for sale, no matter what you might think. Now go be with your families. I'm sure your wives could use some attentions from you."
Ila
 Player, 245 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Wolf Tower
"C'mon, you're a man, you know how it is. Can't get what you need at home but for a few coins you can find a willing woman. I'd hired her before and she never complained about it, we both did." He cajoled. "You're not married, right? You must hire these women all the time."

Ila glanced at the window, it was beginning to look good again.