The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms.   Posted by GM LW.Group: 0
GM LW
 GM, 48 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 01:02
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
In the Main Building, located beneath the kitchen, just off the wine cellar.

The room is more of a suite, in that it consists of three rooms. Two to be used as bedrooms and one with two walls lined with shelves. There are no windows but plenty of candles spaced around the rooms.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1256 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 01:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas stepped into the first room, her eyes rounded at the sight of all the crates and trunks. "The manor must have been intact." There were a few that were familiar, they must have come from the forge. She knew the schoolhouse was no more. The first crate she looked in was the one with the baby clothing. Sileas dropped the lid with a bang. "I told Lek to burn this."

She moved forward and looked into the two rooms they would use for bedrooms. "Well we have beds and wardrobes. Xavier has us set up, he just left the unpacking to us."
Questa Cort
 Player, 311 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 01:22
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Questa looked around, then at the door. "Yor right gonna try ter keep Yehudit out of 'ere?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1257 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 01:33
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"I doubt it will work, but I would like to. I doubt Aunt Lia is inclined to let us spend time together now after Yehudit ran off and went to sea for two weeks."
Questa Cort
 Player, 312 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:17
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"Yehudit weren't 'urt, and yor millstone is big enough ter make up 'er own mind, right, even if she's a cripple. Yer need ter nick that crazy tart's nose and tell 'er ter leave yer alone if Yehudit wants ter be 'round yer so badly." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1258 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:34
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"Aside from nicking her nose, I did tell her that it was Yehudit's choice. I mean, Yehudit is an adult now. Maybe she will back off now that I have decided I am done with adventuring. I can't just go off all scattered now that I have Oscar. And I want to go through these things to try to learn a way to defeat those mermen."
Questa Cort
 Player, 313 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:37
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"But we 'ave a gang now. Even better adventures." Questa said, prying open a crate.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1259 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:40
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Sileas walked over to the table  in the center of the room, absently rubbing her stomach. "Would you believe that I am feeling sea sick aga...hello, what's this?" she said spying a small box on the table. "This...this has my name on it. It's not Xavier's writing either."
Questa Cort
 Player, 314 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:44
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"Don't puke dahn 'ere. There ain't any windows, we'll never cop the bloody smell out." Questa could not read, much less determine whose handwriting it was.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1260 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas opened the box and found a beautiful pendant along with a folded piece of parchment. A letter. To her! Perplexed and curious, she hooked a chair over with her foot and sat down. As she read, the color drained from her face and her jaw dropped. Then she looked up and stood. "Watch Oscar for me, please. I want to read this in private.
Questa Cort
 Player, 315 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:49
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"Wot, then, mate? It's not like I'll read over yor shoulder." Questa pointed out.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1261 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 02:52
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"I know, it's not that. I just...I need to just really read this without distractions. I'm only going in the bedroom. Which one did you want?" she asked.
Questa Cort
 Player, 316 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:08
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"I don't care." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1262 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:15
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"Then I'll take the one on the right." It was a slightly larger room, but Sileas would need the room for Oscar. She picked up the box and the package of Oscar's clothing and disappeared into the bedroom. After a while, the sounds of crying could be heard.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 546 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:18
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The sound of someone banging a walking stick on the door could be heard.
Questa Cort
 Player, 317 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:20
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In reply to Sileas (msg # 14):

"Oi! Wotcher cryin' for?" Questa called to Sileas, then heard the banging. "Oh hell fire."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1263 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:25
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"Because according to this, Keegan Lowell was my father. He knew of me but she who gave birth to me wouldn't let him see me and then she left town with me. It must have been before I was in Portside, probably still a baby because I don't remember being elsewhere. When he had finally caught up to her, it was too late, she had sold me to Jeremy." Sileas shook. "My real father wanted me. And Mama would have been my Mama still if he'd found me."

She fingered the pendant. Sileas had removed it from the box. "He says this is a family heirloom and I should never remove it."
Questa Cort
 Player, 318 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:31
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"Yor muvver were a 'oore." Questa said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 547 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 03:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Sileas!" Bang bang bang! I know you're in there! Let me in!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1264 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 13:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
In reply to Questa Cort (msg # 18):

"She who gave birth to me was no mother. She didn't know the meaning of the word. I didn't have a mother until Mama and Papa adopted me." Sileas stiffened. "I wonder if Jeremy knew? What if that's why he killed Jeremy and Eden?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 319 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 14:41
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"How would I know, isit?I'm bloody well not some mean kid beatin' bastard." Questa listened to Yehudit banging. "She's not gonna put the mockers on."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1265 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 15:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No, she's not," Sileas said. "I hope she doesn't upset Oscar." She unfastened the chain the pendant dangled from. She looked at Questa for a moment before putting the pendant on. A blinding light filled the room.
Questa Cort
 Player, 320 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 15:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Questa shielded her eyes with her arm, but still she saw spots and her vision was darkened. "Wot the chuffin' hell were that?!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1266 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 15:37
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"Why do you think I know? The letter just said to wear it and never take it off. It didn't say anything at all about a blinding light!" Sileas cried out. The light returned to the pendant and seemed to make Sileas glow from the inside. "What the..."
Questa Cort
 Player, 321 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 15:57
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"Maybe yer should take the bleedin' damned fin' off before we all go blind." Questa squinted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1267 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 16:03
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Sileas reached behind her neck. "The clasp! It's gone!"  As she spoke, the light went away. Sileas let out a breath.
Questa Cort
 Player, 322 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 16:59
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Questa swore. "That muvver geezer of yors were a blacksmiff- do yer fink she could break it off wivout takin' yor head off wiv it?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1268 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 17:08
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"She probably could.  But how and why would it just disappear? But what if something else bad happens if I take it off? My father's letter said to never remove it," Sileas replied.
Questa Cort
 Player, 323 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 17:19
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"Oh, right, now 'e's yor favver. Yer've been insistin' that captain of the bloomin' guard were." Questa looked at the chain, unable to find the clasp. "She can put on a new clasp so yer can take it off and stick it on wen yer want."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1269 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 17:28
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Sileas shook her head. "He may be my father but Papa is still my Papa. Not everyone can be a papa, much much closer to the heart." Even if she learned more about her father, no one would ever be able to replace her Papa in her heart.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 548 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 17:36
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"I'll get an axe!" Yehudit shouted through the door.
Questa Cort
 Player, 324 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 17:38
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"She'll chop off 'er foot." Questa said. "Probably 'er good foot, too."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1270 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 18:35
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"Probably. How the devil did she find us that fast?" Sileas got to her feet. "I guess I'll have to let her in before she injures herself."
Questa Cort
 Player, 325 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 19:35
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"Don't know." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1271 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 21:21
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Sileas tucked the pendant under her tunic, not wanting to answer any questions just now. She unbarred the door and opened it. "Hullo."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 549 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 22:29
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"What took you so long?" Yehudit hobbled in the room as if she owned the place.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1272 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 22:51
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Sileas felt her pocket to make certain the note was safely tucked there. "Oh, just deciding what would go where. How did you find the room?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 550 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:05
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"You just disappeared, I knew you didn't go upstairs. So I banged on walls until I found the door." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1273 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:11
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"Maybe I had just developed the power to turn invisible," Sileas joked.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 551 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:18
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"And I could sort of hear you... Muffled but I knew it was your voice." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1274 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:20
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"I never said I would have been mute, just invisible."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 552 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:23
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"So what is this?" Yehudit asked. "And why were you keeping me out?" Yehudit gave Sileas a hurt look.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1275 posts
Mon 30 May 2016
at 23:27
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"What is what? The boxes? Some are things they salvaged from the keep that are mine and Questa's. Xavier brought the contents of the manor here as well, I want to find a way to end the mermen problem. And you know perfectly well why I was keeping you out. Besides, there's really only room for three to live here."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 553 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:01
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Yehudit crossed her arms stubbornly. "I go where I want to go, not where Mama wants me to go. And it's not that small down here."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1276 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:05
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"It is that small. As it is we only have two beds and three people. And once we get things unpacked, there will be even less room."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 554 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:25
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"I'm staying with you." Yehudit said. "I'm not going to stay with my family, with her. That will probably be even more crowded."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1277 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:29
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Sileas looked helplessly at Questa. "You would have to sleep out here in the main room. On the floor. I don't even know if we have enough blankets and pillows. You could ask Mama and Papa about staying with them."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 555 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:29
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"I'm staying with you." Yehudit stated.
Questa Cort
 Player, 326 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:30
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"Don't 'ave a look at me. I don't sleep in a bed." Questa told Sileas.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1278 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:36
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Sileas sighed. Questa was of no help. "Fine but it's going to be crowded down here. And now I don't know if we nicked enough food to tide us over tonight."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 556 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:40
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"The kitchen is just up there, we can get more food." Yehudit said, sitting on a box to take some weight off her ankle.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1279 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:41
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"I don't know if they were able to salvage anything from the inn that might be yours, you'll have to ask Xavier."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 557 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:44
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Yehudit shrugged. She was not overly worried about things.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1280 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:48
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Sileas looked in another trunk and found her weapons. "Help me move this into my room."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 558 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 01:51
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Yehudit hobbled over as if she could easily move a heavy trunk.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1281 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 02:38
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Sileas frowned. "And what do you think you're doing?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 559 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 02:42
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Yehudit put her hands on her side of the crate. "Helping you."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1282 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 13:11
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"All right then." Sileas didn't feel like arguing. "On three. One. Two. Three." She lifted her end of the trunk.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 560 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 16:06
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Yehudit's side of the trunk lurched for almost a second, then went motionless.

"I think it's caught on something." Was Yehudit's excuse.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1283 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 18:33
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Sileas gave her a skeptical look but said nothing. "Did you find what it's hooked on?" Siles finally asked, playing along.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 561 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 18:49
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Yehudit looked at the floor around her end of the crate. "No. Maybe it's caught on your end."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1284 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 19:05
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Sileas scowled at her. "My end is up in the air. Nothing to be caught on. Questa, come help me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 562 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 19:16
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Yehudit scowled back. "I can do it!" She dropped her walking stick and managed to lift her end while standing on one leg.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1285 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 19:54
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Sileas's scowl deepened. "Now. How are you going to walk and hold the trunk?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 563 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:00
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"Just let me do it." Yehudit said, balancing on one foot. "Now where re we going with this thing?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1286 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:02
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"That room over there," Sileas said, pointing to the bedroom she had chosen. "We'll put it at the foot of...no, between the bed and the wall."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 564 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:05
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"Then let's go." Yehudit hopped.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1287 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:18
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Sileas started toward the bedroom, walking backwards. She felt like she was bearing all of the weight of the trunk. "Questa, would you mind pulling the bed away from the wall?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 327 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:22
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"Why can't Yehudit do that too?" Questa asked, eating a sticky bun and enjoying the show.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1288 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:35
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"Because she's not an octopus."
Questa Cort
 Player, 328 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:40
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"Maybe she just needs ter believe she's an octopus." Questa suggested.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1289 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 20:46
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"Nope, it's physically impossible."
Questa Cort
 Player, 329 posts
Tue 31 May 2016
at 21:00
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"Yer 'ave magic stuff. Give 'er some extra arms and legs. Make 'er useful." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1290 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 00:27
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"I don't know how to use anything yet. And for all I know, all I have are books," Sileas pointed out. "Since I haven't started unpacking any of it."
Questa Cort
 Player, 330 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 01:04
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"Why would they waste time and space on books?" Questa was disgusted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1291 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 01:21
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"To explain how to use the magical items and how to make potions and the such, of course." Sileas rolled her eyes.
Questa Cort
 Player, 331 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 02:27
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"Yer don't need ter read ter know that." Questa pried open a box, hoping it wasn't just books.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1292 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 02:52
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"You do if you don't want to accidentally turn someone in to a frog or make them go poof! never to be seen again."
Questa Cort
 Player, 332 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 03:07
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"That might not be so bad." Questa eyed Yehudit as she pulled out some sparkly orange rock.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1293 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 03:16
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Sileas scowled. "Oooh that's pretty."
Questa Cort
 Player, 333 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 03:55
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"Wotcher ffink it does?" Questa asked, turning the stone in her hand. "I bet it's worff a bit."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1294 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 13:01
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"We're not selling anything, even after we find out what it is. We don't know what any of it does and if it gets in the wrong hands, we're sunk. It all stays. Now come on and move the bed, this trunk is getting heavy."
Questa Cort
 Player, 334 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 15:26
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"It might just be a pretty rock." Questa dropped the pretty rock back int the crate. She went over and moved the bed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1295 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 18:54
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"It could be, but until we know for certain," Sileas grunted as she hauled the trunk in where she wanted it. Once it was in place the way she wanted it, Sileas moved the bed over, leaving enough room to slip a lock in the hasp. She couldn't have Oscar getting into dangerous weapons.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 565 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 22:24
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Yehudit tiredly flopped down on the bed. Her ankle was killing her.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1296 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 23:37
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Sileas gave her a look that clearly said she wanted to say she told her so, but Sileas refrained.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 566 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 00:16
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"I helped." Yehudit said stubbornly, not wanting her damned ankle to make her useless.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1297 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 00:28
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"I didn't say a word. But I do need someone to go see if I can get a lock and key for this trunk."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 567 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 00:39
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"I don't know where we'd get one." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1298 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 00:48
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"There must be one somewhere. We can probably ask at the stables. They should know."
Questa Cort
 Player, 335 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 01:42
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"Any lock can be picked." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1299 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 01:49
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"I suppose I could put it right against the bed, though it will be terribly inconvenient if I have need of them."
Questa Cort
 Player, 336 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 02:02
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"Stick 'em on yor belt and 'ang wot yer can fit on the bleedin' walls. Why are yer puttin' them in a trunk any roads, then, eh? Can't use a weapon in a trunk." Questa asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1300 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 02:26
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"Trying to keep them out of inquistive little fingers. Besides, I can't wear all of them at once. These are for times of trouble, not everyday."
Questa Cort
 Player, 337 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 02:30
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"Times of trubble come wen yor not expectin' them." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1301 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 20:58
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"It's not like I walk about unarmed. But I think being heavily armed all of the time might unnerve people."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 80 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 22:36
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Oscar was feeling like throwing up again. It might have something to do with the fact that he ate everything in the basket while Sileas was distracted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1302 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 19:33
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Sileas left the bedroom area. She spotted Oscar looking a little green and an empty basket. She sighed. "I might need a locking trunk for food. I'm going to take Oscar outside."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 81 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 19:42
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"Maybe I've been poisoned." Oscar said unhappily.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1303 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 20:10
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"Only by gluttony. Come along, Oscar." She led him from the rooms, through the kitchen and out to the garden area.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 568 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 20:37
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Yehudit sadly looked at the empty basket.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1309 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:16
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Sileas helped Ila down the stairs and into her room. She passed Yehudit and Questa and sat her down on the bed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 569 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:19
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Yehudit was bruised up from tripping over her walking stick trying to go up to Sileas.

"What happened? What's going on up there?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1310 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:21
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Sileas' face was a mask of anger. She doubted she had ever felt such rage. "A bunch of judgmental hypocrites who think they're better than everyone else. They're trying to push Ila from the kitchen because of her past. They are telling lies and are refusing her a second start in life."
Ila
 Player, 216 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:23
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Ila looked down at her arm and covered the tattoo with her hand. "I should have known better than to think I could find a place in a kitchen. I'm sorry I brought your mother trouble."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1311 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:24
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"You are not the one who brought her trouble. You are not the one in the wrong."
Ila
 Player, 217 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:28
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Ila stared at her bleeding arms. "I never wanted any of that."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1312 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:33
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"None of what? The Crimson Dove? I have no doubt you didn't. I suspect you were forced into it," Sileas said softly. "You don't seem like the sort of person who would want to have that life."
Ila
 Player, 218 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:46
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"Forced? I made a stupid decision that put me there." Ila's shoulders shook as she tried to keep from crying. "Another stupid choice I made got me out of there, but with those pretending to be your uncle."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1313 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:48
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"And who hasn't made stupid choices when they were young?" Sileas asked. "There was no way for you to know what Mazi was about until it was too late."
Ila
 Player, 219 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 23:04
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"I was only two years younger than I am now when I made my first stupid choice that first got me into trouble. Just because I was younger doesn't mean it doesn't still effect me." Ila wiped her eyes. "It was the other one, Onyi, that I went with to get away from the Crimson Dove... A couple months later Mazi took Onyi's place at masquerading as your uncle."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1314 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 23:27
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"And you're still young. Life is all about choices. Some are good, some are bad. It's how we deal with them that matters."
Ila
 Player, 220 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 23:31
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"This is one that's going to keep following me." Ila said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1315 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 23:42
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Sileas cringed at the sound upstairs. "Questa? Can you get through there without getting hurt and find Wulfsen or Xavier? It sounds like Papa and Mama need help."
Questa Cort
 Player, 338 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I could cut them up for yer." Questa offered, pulling her shiv.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1316 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:27
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"You don't know how tempting that offer is. I already told them they were the perfect marks for pick-pocketers and no one deserved it more."
Questa Cort
 Player, 339 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:29
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"Do yer want their noses or their ears?" Questa asked, testing the edge of her shiv. Sharp as a razor.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1317 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:33
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"Ears. The nose just sounds nasty."
Questa Cort
 Player, 340 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:34
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"Will do! Right!" Cheerfully, Questa headed up the stairs to do some slicing.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1318 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:36
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Sileas sighed. She had only been joking. Well, halfway. She hoped Questa did what she should, and get Wulfsen or Xavier.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 570 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What are you going to do with those ears?" Yehudit asked curiously.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1319 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:42
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"I'm hoping she'll do the sensible thing and find Wulfsen or Xavier. Just once, I would like it if someone did what I asked. At the very least she could find your mother. Your mother always did enjoy a good brawl." Now that she was out of the fray, Sileas began to look a little on the edge herself over the things they had said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 571 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:05
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Yehudit started to laugh, but stopped when she realized Sileas really hoped Questa was getting Wulfsen or Xavier. "They're making enough commotion, maybe Mama will hear it and come."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1320 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:08
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"Maybe. I'd go back up but Ila needs me. And I seemed to make everything worse," Sileas said sadly.
Ila
 Player, 221 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:16
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"If they see me leaving the kitchen they might stop." Ila said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1321 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:22
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"Don't even think about giving in to them."
Ila
 Player, 222 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:29
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"It might be the only way to stop them." Ila said, worriedly looking towards the kitchen. "It sounds like someone is getting really hurt."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1322 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:35
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"They are already hurting others, and they will just move on to a new target. Hateful bigots can't be stopped by giving in to them."
Ila
 Player, 223 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:39
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"But they have a point. Maybe I don't belong in a kitchen. I'm not going back to a brothel or anything like it but more people will want me out of the kitchen than in it." Ila said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1323 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:40
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"The only points they  have are the ones on their heads," Sileas grumbled. "Ila, they'll run you out anywhere you go now because you'll be giving them permission."
Ila
 Player, 224 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:43
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"Tirto said he'd make it hard for me, that I'd have to fight off every man in the keep." Ila shivered.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1324 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:46
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"And you think it would be any different at any other position?"
Ila
 Player, 225 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:49
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Ila could feel fear creeping up her. Another of her panic attacks was coming on.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1325 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:51
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"Lean forward and close your eyes. Count to ten."
Ila
 Player, 226 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:53
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Ila tried to do what Sileas told her but she was terrified. "I can't go back to that. I don't want them touching me."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1326 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:54
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"And you won't go back to that. We will figure something out."
Ila
 Player, 227 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:58
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"They won't take 'No' for an answer, like Jago." Il's chest felt tight. "Not again."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1327 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:00
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"Shhh. Try not to think on them, try to relax. Yehudit, I have some of my tea in that bag I took along. It's in the corner on one of the crates. Can you make her some tea?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 572 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:05
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"Are you serious about that, too?" Yehudit asked, knowing she would spill half, and lose the rest when she dropped and broke the pot.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1328 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:32
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"Yes, that I'm serious about. I could do with a spot of it myself."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 573 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You might not get any of it if it's me getting it." Yehudit said as she hobbled to where the tea things were.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1329 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Once Ila's calm, I can make more for myself then."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 574 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 02:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit clumsily attempted to make tea, dropping leaves and spilling water.
Ila
 Player, 228 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 15:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't have to be waited on." Ila said, though she was trembling too much to make tea.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1330 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 19:54
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"Maybe, maybe not. But for now, let us take care of you."
Ila
 Player, 229 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 21:41
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"Maybe I just don't deserve to be waited on." Ila said. "You all must have more important things to do."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1331 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 22:28
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"Not particularly."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 575 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 23:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit stumbled over with half a cup of tea.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 576 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 14:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit cocked an ear. "I hear Mama, I think they're all dead."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1332 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 18:34
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"What?" Sileas yelled, rushing to the door.
Ila
 Player, 230 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I didn't want anyone to get hurt!" Ila was horrified.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1333 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas raced up the stairs. "Mama!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 577 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 19:26
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit hobbled after Sileas.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 544 posts
Fri 17 Jun 2016
at 02:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas:
Sileas nodded uncertainly and headed for her rooms.  She hoped what ever the problem wasn't too horrible and life threatening.


"So, how long ago?" Difyr asked Sileas.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 245 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 00:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie closed the door behind her and did her very best to not appear judgmental.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1363 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 00:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
In reply to Difyr Bateman (msg # 154):

Sileas paced. "About a month and a half before the raid. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to be intimate with Larrigan and I didn't wish to consign him to that type of marriage. It was only one time." Sileas looked at her mother and cringed. She didn't like the look she was getting.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 545 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 02:45
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"Sometimes just once is enough." Difyr said quietly. "You've been throwing up every day but haven't you noticed weight gain?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 597 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 02:46
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit let herself in the room as if she belonged there.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1364 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 00:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas arched her eyebrow, still not quite grasping what Difyr was saying. "I don't really pay attention, I guess. But I guess I'm a little rounder in a few places."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 546 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 00:56
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"This..." Difyr gently felt Sileas's belly. "You may be pregnant."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1365 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 00:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh come now," Sileas scoffed. Then she laughed. "I can't be. You told me yourself there was far too much damage. Something disagreed with me, that's all."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 547 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:04
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"I said it was very unlikely you would ever get pregnant." Difyr said. "I didn't want you to hope for something that would probably never happen and live in disappointment."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1366 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas gave another laugh then sobered, blinking at Difyr. "You're serious."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 548 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I could be mistaken again." Difyr admitted. "But everything indicates that you're pregnant."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1367 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas glanced at her mother, then quickly away. Her mother was angry. Sileas had never seen her Mama so angry. What would she do now? Wulfsen wouldn't want her, she had probably pushed her luck bringing Oscar home. Oh why did the raiders have to murder her Larrigan? She sunk down on the bed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 598 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:21
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Yehudit indignantly stomp-hobbled over to Sileas.

"You should keep on not telling jokes Difyr, you're not funny." Yehudit snarled at the healer and flopped on the bed next to Sileas. "She can't be pregnant, even if she hadn't gotten hurt she never got a chance. I made sure of it."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1368 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:26
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Do you remember the night you were following the sugar clouds that had spilled and you had gotten trapped in the cloakroom in the schoolhouse?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 599 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yeah, you and Larrigan wore yourselves out looking all over the village for me." Yehudit said. "I thought I was never going to get out of there. It was terrifying."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1369 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas blushed and scooted over from Yehudit. She grabbed a pillow and hugged it. "You just thought that was why we were exhausted."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 600 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Wait- you were canoodling while I was breaking my walking stick on the cloakroom door?!" Yehudit was incredulous.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1370 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas blushed a red deeper than her hair color. "We needed to distract you so we could have some alone time."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 601 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Were you at it all night?! I had to pee in someone's shoes!" Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1371 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 01:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No, most of that time we were either cuddling and enjoying time alone or we were sleeping," Sileas admitted.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 602 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit scowled. "I let myself get distracted by some sugar clouds and this happens." She was angry at Sileas for leaving her trapped, and at herself for letting herself get trapped.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1372 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Giving up those sugar clouds for the cause was a huge sacrifice," Sileas admitted.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 603 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:20
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Yehudit scowled.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 246 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:20
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Brie stepped forward. "Yehudit, I need some time alone with my daughter, if you wouldn't mind going to join your family." Her voice was cold, calm, controlled. Much like a volcano preparing to explode.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 604 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit stubbornly crossed her arms. "I stay with Sileas, even if she locked me in a cloak room so she and Larrigan could canoodle and she got herself knocked up."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 549 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Well... At least knowing when it happened will make it easy to pin down a due date." Difyr said, trying to break some of the tension.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 247 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:26
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie glared at Yehudit. "Trust me, you don't want to be here for this." Brie rubbed her temple. Difyr wasn't helping.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 605 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 02:39
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit put an arm around Sileas's slightly widening waist. "I'm staying."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 248 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 19:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Be prepared to take some of the blame then. Distraction by sugar cloud indeed," Brie humphed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 606 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:16
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Yehudit scowled. "Then where were you?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 249 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I wasn't living with her. You were."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 607 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You were the one who was supposed to teach her where babies come from!" Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 250 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I am in no mood to argue with you, Yehudit. You stay and accept part of the blame or go find your family."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 608 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Sileas is my cousin, we are family." Yehudit said angrily.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 251 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:27
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"I meant you should probably find your mother. She was heading for the dungeons to face down mermen. By now she's probably gotten herself in trouble."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 609 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Mama can take care of herself." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1373 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shook her head. "I'll be all right. The dungeons could be a problem for your Mama. My Mama won't hurt me. She might yell, but she won't hurt me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 610 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit bristled. "I'm not leaving you like this."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1374 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"But I'm fine. I'm in shock and I'm confused, but I'm fine."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 611 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 20:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I am not leaving." Yehudit said stubbornly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1375 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas and her mother sighed in unison.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 612 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"So if you're going to scream at her don't let me hold you up." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 252 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm not going to scream. That's your mother's style. But I am going to express how very disappointed I am. I understand why you did it and why you felt it was safe to, but you should have learned from me that sometimes the healers are wrong. Or our bodies heal better than expected. Now you have messed up any chance you had for a good future."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 613 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:26
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit took offense and swung her walking stick at Aunt Brie.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 253 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie grabbed Yehudit by the ear and started to pull her up from her seat. "Your mother is violent and she condones violence. I don't. Go. I don't want you near my daughter or my grandchild. You are a bad influence."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 614 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit yelped and clumsily kicked at Brighid's shins.

"Do you think Sileas is too stupid to know what she did?" Yehudit said angrily. "Do you have to rub it in like all the other judgemental bitches who are going to be tearing her down?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 254 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie started dragging Yehudit to the door. "I'm not rubbing it in, but it is my responsibility to make her realize what her life will be like now. Leave the parenting to me and my husband little girl."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 615 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit dug in her heels, ignoring how much it made her ankle hurt.

"I think Sileas realizes it well enough! She was engaged! If the raid hadn't happened she and Larrigan would have been married by now!" Yehudit growled. "I bet you canoodled before you were properly wed- you just didn't get knocked up so you think you're better than her."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1376 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Mama! Yehudit! Stop!" Sileas clutched her stomach, the stress making her feel sick again.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 550 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 21:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Difyr touched Sileas's shoulder. "I'll make some ginger tea to settle your stomach." She frowned at Brighid and Yehudit. "If you are going to fight please take it outside. Mrs Spenser, if you are going to scold Sileas please at least give her time to digest this. You yourself were quite shocked to learn that you were pregnant."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 255 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 23:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I have done all of my scolding. I don't know that Shawn will not want to do some himself but I won't see him until later." She released Yehudit's ear and hurried to Sileas. She sat down next to her and wrapped her arm around her.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 551 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 00:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Difyr relaxed as she saw that Mrs Spenser was done scolding.

"Okay. Do you know what became of Ila?" Difyr asked.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 256 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 00:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No, I'm sorry, I don't," Brie said as she rubbed Sileas' arm.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 616 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit flopped back down on the bed one Sileas's other side, trying to hide how much her ankle was hurting.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 552 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Why do so many things have to happen at once? Difyr prayed that Ila was all right and not doing something rash.

"I'll send down some ginger tea... And something for Yehudit's ankle." Difyr said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1377 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Thank you, Difyr," Sileas said before snuggling against her mother. She wondered if her stuffed animal was in one of the trunks.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 553 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:13
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
As she headed out Difyr remembered that she had put water on the fire to heat for Kadelyn's bath. She ran the rest of the way up the stairs.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 617 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Are you going to name it after me?" Yehudit asked randomly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1378 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas blinked. "I haven't had enough time to think of names. Though It think if it's a boy, I'll name him Larrigan." Her eyes welled with tears. He would have been so overjoyed at this news and he wasn't here to share it with her.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 618 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:31
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yehudit isn't a very good boy's name." Yehudit admitted and hugged Sileas. "You... You still have part of Larrigan. It's not all bad."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1379 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas nodded, pressing her face against Brie's shoulder. "It's not fair. He should still be here to raise his child. He would have been so happy with this turn of events."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 619 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know... But now you got..." Yehudit trailed off, realizing that Wulfsen might not be all right with raising another man's child. Yehudit tightened her hands into fists.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 256 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie wrapped both arms around Sileas. She was so hoping Sileas might yet find someone to love her but this...Brie managed to silently sigh. She was happy, angry and disappointed, all rolled into one.

This message was last updated by the player at 01:51, Wed 22 June 2016.

Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 620 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit stood up, careful not to put any weight on her bad ankle. She limped to the door.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1381 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas curled against her mother. She would have to tell Wulfsen very soon. She didn't know what she would do then.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 621 posts
Wed 22 Jun 2016
at 01:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit began trying to climb the stairs.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 562 posts
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 00:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Difyr returned with a pot of ginger tea and a bottle of pain remedy for Yehudit's ankle.

"This should help settle your stomach." Difyr told Sileas.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1382 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 00:47
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"Thank you, Difyr." She appeared to be on the verge of sleep as her mother fixed a cup of the tea for her.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 563 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 00:55
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"How are you feeling?" Difyr asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1383 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:22
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"Better. Tired out, a nap wouldn't be amiss." Sileas half laughed. "Did anyone ever expect to her me ever say I could use a nap?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 564 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:29
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"You probably need one." Difyr smoothed Sileas's hair. "Where did Yehudit go? I brought her something for her ankle."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1384 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:31
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"I'm not sure. I lost track of her after you left, I needed Mama attention." Sileas sipped the tea, wrinkling her nose a bit. Ginger had never been one of her favorite things. "Is there anything I should know or do differently?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 565 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:36
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"Try to avoid trouble." Difyr said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1385 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:42
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"Well I had already resolved to my best to avoid trouble and stop adventuring. I brought a little boy from Portside back with me, hopefully I can take care of him without it causing trouble. Where is Oscar anyway?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 566 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 01:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Around 10 years old with brown hair?" Difyr asked. "I discovered a boy who had eaten himself sick and brought him to the healing room."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1386 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 13:07
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Sileas sighed. "Yes, that would be Oscar. He's done that like three times today. I've told him over and over he can eat slower and chew, and that he doesn't have to eat everything at once." Sileas had clearly forgotten what she had been like upon arrival in the village. Her mother snorted and she glanced at her.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 567 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 14:13
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"If he learns to eat more slowly he should be fine." Difyr said, also reminded of when Sileas first came to the village.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1387 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 14:40
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"I'll keep reminding him. And all the snacks we grabbed from the kitchen to tide us over for the night were all eaten by him too."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 568 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 14:50
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"If he doesn't make a habit of overeating he should be fine." Difyr felt like all she did was treat vomiting patients.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 257 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 14:56
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"I'll move everything in the kitchen up higher,"  Brie offered.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 569 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 14:59
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"That could help. But isn't he a streetkid? They are resourceful." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 258 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 20:08
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"I suppose I'll have to remember what I used to do when I had a certain child eating everything in sight." Brie looked at Sileas and then smiled when she blushed.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 570 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 00:31
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"If you're all set-" Difyr was interrupted by a shriek upstairs.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1388 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 00:48
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"I think we have it under control." The shriek from upstairs made Sileas shriek. She jumped to her feet. "What was that?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 571 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 00:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Sit down." Difyr said. She looked to Brighid for backup.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 259 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 01:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie gently pushed Sileas's shoulder. "You can't go off every time someone is in danger now. You said you needed a nap and you should take your nap. Your priority is Oscar and that little one," she said, gently tapping her stomach.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 572 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 01:09
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DIfyr started up the stairs, steeling herself.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 260 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 01:16
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Brie fussed at Sileas, getting her tucked into the bed. She tucked a blanket around her. "I'll be out in the outer room waiting for your Oscar." She brushed a kiss on Sileas's temple.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 631 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:18
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Yehudit ignored Difyr and fell down the stairs.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 261 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie heard the thudding sound of someone falling down the stairs. She facepalmed, knowing it was Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 632 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:28
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Yehudit dusted herself off and limped to Sileas's bedroom. She sat on the edge of her cousin's bed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1390 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:32
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Sileas was sound asleep, the first good sleep she had since leaving Portside to find her Uncle. She didn't hear Yehudit or feel the mattress go down when she sat down.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 633 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:33
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"Psst! Hey, Sileas!" Yehudit poked Sileas. "Wulfen wants to see you after he gets done killing some momzer."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 262 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:35
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"Yehudit, let her sleep. Her body needs some rest," Brie said from the doorway. "Come out here and tell me what all this stuff is."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 634 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:38
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Yehudit shook her head. "She'll have to wake up soon, Wulfsen is coming to see her soon."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 263 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:41
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"She will wake when she is ready and not before."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 635 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:42
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"You want Wulfsen to find out she drools in her sleep tonight?" Yehudit asked.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 264 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:43
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"If she's still asleep when he arrives, and it's important, he'll wait patiently. Out here in the main room, where you should be right now."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 636 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:46
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"I go where Sileas goes." Yehudit curled up in a corner on the bed. "I talked to Wulfsen, he's going to want to talk to Sileas."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 265 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:49
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"It's not like you would be leaving her alone, you would just be letting her sleep. And I am emphatic in this. Sileas is not to be awakened until she is ready."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 637 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 01:52
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"I'm letting her sleep, I'm even letting her keep all the blankets." Yehudit said. "Sileas is going to want to talk to him."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 266 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 02:00
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"He will be welcome to take a seat and wait. I think Wulfsen would understand that she needs her rest."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 638 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 02:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"He doesn't know she's pregnant yet." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 267 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 12:06
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"He'd best not. I meant that after being away from home and on the ocean for so long, and sick for so much of that, he would know she needs her rest."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 639 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 16:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
''He'll want to see that she's okay for himself." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 268 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 18:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie narrowed her gaze. "What exactly is going on? Why are you pressing his case so hard?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 640 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 19:30
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"Nothing that you don't already know about." Yehudit said, then added casually. "Oh, I let Wulfsen know I'd hurt him if he hurt Sileas."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 269 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 20:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You...you threatened a royal?" Brie said in disbelief. Even Lia had never done that.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 641 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 21:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I didn't threaten him, I just let him know what I would do to him if he broke Sileas's heart." Yehudit thought about it for a minute. "You might think it was a threat but it really was purely informational."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 270 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 22:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie was skeptical. "You are starting to remind me of your mother at your age."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 642 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 22:20
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What? It only seems fair to warn him first so if he breaks Sileas's heart he'll know what to expect." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 271 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 22:22
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"You're just lucky you didn't get tossed in a cell."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 643 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 22:23
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"My parents wouldn't allow it." Yehudit said. "Besides, I think they're going to be killing some of those momzers and didn't want me seeing it."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 272 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 22:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Good, glad to hear they'll be paying for their crimes."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 644 posts
Wed 29 Jun 2016
at 23:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"They'll probably let you watch..." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 273 posts
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 00:58
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"I've seen too much violence. I will place my faith in Wulfsen and Xavier to do what's necessary."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 645 posts
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 01:30
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Yehudit was disappointed. "Wulfsen had a big axe. I think he was going to chop off their heads!"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 274 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 00:42
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"That is generally how executions are carried out."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 646 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 01:12
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"Sometimes they hang them, or burn them, or stone them, or crucify them." Yehudit said. "Or draw and quarter them."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 275 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 01:53
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"Sometimes, yes. Generally though,  it's an axe to the neck, like a chicken or turkey."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 647 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 02:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Slaughtering chickens isn't very exciting..." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 276 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 02:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You've got your mother's thirst for blood. And she said Sileas was a bad example." Brie shook her head.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 648 posts
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 02:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"They're momzers. I'd have liked to see them die after what they did." Yehudit said defensively.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 277 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 00:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
And like her mother, no reasoning with her. Brie went out to the other room, pondering peeking in one of the boxes.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 649 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit resumed poking Sileas. "Psst, wake up!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1391 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas, unfortunately, was dreaming about being in a fight. She raised her arm and swung at Yehudit in her sleep.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 650 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit was knocked off the bed with a bloody nose.

"Hey!" Yehudit cried.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1392 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:13
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas rolled over, murmuring phrases she would use when fighting someone.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 651 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit realized that Sileas was dreaming, it sounded like a nightmare.

"Wake up!" Yehudit shouted.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 278 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie rushed back in. "Yehudit Buckley! Stop trying to wake her up! Get your arse out in the other room! NOW!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 652 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's having a nightmare!" Yehudit said, pointing at her bleeding nose.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 279 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She doesn't sound frightened. She...sometimes dreams of being in a fight. She might be fighting to protect someone."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 653 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 01:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She could hurt herself." Yehudit said. "She has to wake up."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1393 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 02:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas rolled over again, her arms wrapped around her pillow. She whispered Larrigan's name over and over.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 654 posts
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 03:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit blushed. "Er... out out out."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1394 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas started crying. "Couldn't save him, couldn't..."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 280 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Now it's a nightmare." Brie hurried over to Sileas. "Sileas? It's Mama, I'm here." Sileas sat up and threw herself into her mother's arms.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 655 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit scowled. "If you let me wake her I could've spared her that!"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 281 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
BRie glared at Yehudit as she held Sileas, rocking her gently.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 656 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:31
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You know it's true." Yehudit said, wiping her bloody nose. "Sileas, Wulfsen is probably going to come around to talk to you soon."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1395 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas was only half awake and was upset that Larrigan would never know of or know his child. Yehudit's words didn't reach her.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 657 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 01:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oy! Sileas! Wipe that drool off your cheek." Yehudit ordered.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1396 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 02:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas let out a shuddering sigh.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 658 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 03:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit poked Sileas. "You want Wulfsen to see you like this?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1397 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 03:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shook her head quietly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 659 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 03:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Then wipe that droll off your face... And your hair almost looks as bad as Mama's." Yehudit fussed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1398 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 09:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"He should be used to my hair being unruly by now," Sileas sniffled.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 660 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 17:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You're probably right about that." Yehudit agreed. "But wipe off that drool at least."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1399 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 17:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas groaned and looked around. "I need to wash my face, I don't have a water basin yet. I'll have to go up to the kitchen."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 661 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 17:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Your secret rooms need snacks too." Yehudit criticized. "A person could starve down here and you're supposed to be eating for two."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1400 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 17:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"We brought down a huge basket of snacks and food. Unfortunately, Oscar ate it all."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 662 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:15
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You couldn't have brought much if a little kid could eat it all." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1401 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Don't you remember how I ate when I came off the streets? And Oscar's a boy. You know their appetites."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 663 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You should've brought more food then." Yehudit crossed her arms.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1402 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"We brought all we could carry. And I admonished Oscar not to eat everything in sight."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 664 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Because that order worked so well for you." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1403 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 18:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas looked sheepish, flinching when her mother laughed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 665 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 19:05
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"C'mon, wash your face and get some food." Yehudit said, touching Sileas's shoulder.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1404 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 19:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Hopefully Oscar didn't eat everything in the kitchen too. Difyr mentioned something about him overeating."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 666 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 19:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That boy is a walking famine!" Yehudit exclaimed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1405 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 20:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"He'll either grow out of it or get tired of emptying his stomach all the time and settle down."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 667 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 21:02
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That's going to waste a lot of food." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1406 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 21:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I've tried to explain that to him." Sileas ducked her head. "Like you and Mama tried to explain it to me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 668 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 21:15
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"We didn't have a bunch of survivors short on supplies when you first came to the village." Yehudit fretted.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 282 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 22:36
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No need to worry on that, Yehudit," Brie assured her. "Xavier has supplies coming in twice a week from Portside. I might have to tell him to up the orders though."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 669 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 23:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Even so." Yehudit worried. "There are already people going to be hard on Sileas because she's pregnant, If she has a kid who is eating too much only to throw up... Maybe we should go to Farthington."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 283 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:09
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"With any luck, Shawn can find a decent man to wed Sileas, even if he's from Portside. If they are wed quickly, then we could simply say she got pregnant on the wedding night and the babe was born early," Brie thought out loud. "An older gentleman who would be kind."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 670 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:29
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Yehudit suddenly slapped Brighid across the face. Hard.

"Like hell you're going to marry her off to some old guy!" Yehudit raged. "It's Sileas's life and she should marry someone she loves. Maybe if I don't have to kill Wulfsen she'll marry him. They are betrothed."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 284 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie was so stunned by the slap and busy thinking on how to retaliate that it took several seconds for the latter part of Yehudit's words to sink in. "What?" She turned to Sileas. "Is this true?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1407 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas glared at Yehudit, murderous thoughts dancing through her mind. "Thank you for ruining our moment, Yehudit." She glanced at her mother. "Yes, Mama, it's true. Unless Wulfsen changes his mind. I think bringing Oscar home may have been pushing it a bit."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 671 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:46
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What were you waiting for?" Yehudit asked. "I thought you would've told her already, Uncle Shawn already knows, right?" Yehudit rubbed her hands. "I let Wulfsen know that I would hurt him if he broke your heart."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1408 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No one was supposed to know yet. No one. We were going to ask for a feast and announce it to everyone. Which I know you know, because you were eavesdropping."  Sileas sighed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 672 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yeah but she's you mother. Even if she's being a bitch now I figured you would have told her already." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1409 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas slapped Yehudit. "Never. Ever. Call Mama a bitch! And don't ever lay another hand on her."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 673 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 01:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit was knocked off her feet- well, foot, since she was trying to not put weight on her bad ankle. She slammed against the wall, then to the floor.

"Ow." Yehudit's eyes watered. "She's the one who was giving you a hard time about getting pregnant and planning to marry you off to the first sleazeball that will have you."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1410 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 01:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Any decent mother is going to call her unwed daughter out for that. Just wait until you fall for someone, just imagine the lectures you will get. As for the other, she didn't know about the betrothal and was just thinking out loud on ways to save my, er, so-called reputation."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 674 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 01:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Like Mama would ever let me even be courted." Yehudit scoffed. "At least I admit my mother's a crazy bitch. But she'd never stick me with someone I didn't love to save my reputation."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1411 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 03:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It was only one option, a thought. Mama only wants the best for me," Sileas said.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 675 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 04:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Marrying someone you don't love and doesn't love you would never be in your best interest." Yehudit said angrily. "It's not like you're alone, you have a lot of family to help you."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1412 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 13:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That wasn't what I meant. I know I have a lot of family, who I wouldn't want to be burden to in the future. But, Mama's reasoning was sound in that it would stop tongues from wagging. I wouldn't bring shame on the family."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 676 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 16:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh yeah, you'll be bound to some momzer for the rest of your life and miserable. But that's better than being an embarrassment." Yehudit said sarcastically.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1413 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 20:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Mama said they would make certain it would be someone kind," Sileas said. She rubbed her stomach again. Obviously being around Yehudit while she was pregnant was going to be too stressful. "I need to go..." Sileas left the room.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 677 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 22:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Kind isn't the same as loving you." Yehudit said, following.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1414 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 23:13
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"But kind isn't the same as someone being horrible and abusive either. Please, don't follow me. I need to go to the privvy."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 678 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 23:46
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Are you going to throw up again?" Yehudit asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1415 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 23:54
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I think so. You need to stop upsetting me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 679 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit did not understand. "What did I do?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1416 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 01:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas sighed. "I know you don't have a good relationship with your parents, and I know your mother drives you crazy. But you know what? It just means she loves you. It upset me when you hit my mother and it upsets me when you speak badly of her." Sileas shook her head. "This is an awkward situation and had I know this could happen, Larrigan and I wouldn't have done what we did. Mama had no way of knowing of the betrothal and she was thinking out loud on ways to protect me. Being scolded, punished and having your parents step in simply means you are loved. I'm sorry you don't understand that, but obviously being upset by things is not going to settle well during this."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 680 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 03:39
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I was trying to protect you! It's not like Aunt Brie was telling you anything you didn't already know." Yehudit said angrily. "She was just making you feel worse."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1417 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 21:31
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"And all of this fighting and yelling is making me sick again. What is so hard for you to understand about that?" Sileas shouted. Without warning, she emptied her stomach all over Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 681 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 21:39
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit froze, her face filled with horror.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1418 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 23:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas blushed a deep red and fled from her rooms.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 682 posts
Tue 5 Jul 2016
at 23:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit did no know what to do. This was the worst thing that had ever happened to her. She stood as still as a statue, in complete shock.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 285 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 00:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Let's get you to the kitchen and clean you up," Brie offered.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 683 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 00:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit made a small squeaking sound.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 286 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 00:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie found a clean spot on Yehudit and reached for Yehudit to take her upstairs.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 684 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 00:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit did not move.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 287 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 01:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Come on. Do you really want to stand there like that?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 685 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 01:39
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit could not move. Sileas's vomit had petrified her.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 288 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 01:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yehudit! If you don't move your arse to the kitchen now, I'll find your mother to come fetch you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 686 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 01:49
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit stayed perfectly still.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 289 posts
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 01:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Fine, I'll go find your mother." Brie left the room.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 687 posts
Fri 8 Jul 2016
at 00:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit whimpered.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 264 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 00:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Xavier nodded a greeting to Brie as he passed her and then knocked on the door.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 639 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen gave Brighid a polite bow, his eyes bright with anticipation of seeing his betrothed again.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 290 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie paused and turned around. "Sileas isn't in there. I'm not sure where she went, she was upset and left."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 640 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What's wrong?" Wulfsen asked, instantly worried. "Did something happen?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 291 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh, a lot happened. But mainly Yehudit pushed her too hard and upset her stomach. And then she vomited on Yehudit and fled the room."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 641 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's still ill?" Now Wulfsen was even more worried and swayed slightly. "Is it serious?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 292 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It's...not life-threatening," Brie replied. "Difyr has examined her. Yehudit needs to understand that Sileas can't take stress right now."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 642 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen grasped Brighid's shoulders to steady himself.

"But it sounds serious." Wulfsen fretted. "Should she be alone right now?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 293 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie thought for a moment. She had only fainted once during her pregnancy. "She should be fine as long as she's away from stress," Brie finally said.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 643 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"But you don't know where she is." Wulfsen fretted. "Do you have any idea of where she might have gone?"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 294 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"When she got upset a little while ago, I found her in the garden." Brie didn't mention that Yehudit had smacked Sileas with her walking stick.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 644 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 01:50
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen nodded and hurried to the garden.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 295 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 00:36
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie return with a basin of water. She walked up behind Yehudit. "Yehudit?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 688 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit was still frozen as Brighid had left her. A small horrified sound escaped her throat.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 296 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I brought a rag as well so you can wash off before Sileas returns."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 689 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"eee." Yehudit said, she was still in shock.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 297 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Well you can't stand there forever like that. Brie picked up the basin and dumped the water over Yehudit's head. She thrust the wash cloth at her. "Clean up."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 690 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit screamed wordlessly.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 298 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 02:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie left the room, looking in a few crates to see if there were any clean clothes for Sileas. She found her stuffed animal Aislyn had given her oh so many years ago, and she set it out so Sileas would see it.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 672 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Liadan burst into the room.

"Yehudit! Brie! What happened to my daughter?!"
Brighid Spenser
 player, 299 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She upset Sileas, who wasn't feeling well. Sileas vomited on her and she's been frozen in place ever since. I was hoping that dumping the water on her would bring her out of it."
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 673 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Silas threw up on her?! Yehudit is probably sick now too!" Liadan fretted and looked for more water to douse Yehudit with.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 300 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yehudit can't be ill from it, it's not contagious," Brie said. She handed her the basin which still had some water in it.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 674 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Then what's Sileas got? Pregnant?" Liadan asked, dipping a cloth in the basin and began wiping the puke off her daughter. "Stop screaming- I think we need Difyr to calm her down."
Brighid Spenser
 player, 301 posts
Sun 7 Aug 2016
at 00:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'll see if I can find her," Brie said, not answering Lia's question. It was up to Sileas regarding when she wanted to tell everyone.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 691 posts
Sun 7 Aug 2016
at 01:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit continued to scream.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 302 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 01:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Brie left the room to search for Difyr.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1497 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 00:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Next morning...

Sileas was very comfortable under her layer of blankets. She opened her eyes for a moment or two, made a sound, curled into a ball and pulled the blankets over her head.  She groaned at the protest from her stomach. Soon, she was softly snoring once more.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 692 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
A biscuit bounced off of Sileas's forehead.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1498 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas mumbled incoherently and buried herself further under her blankets. Not one bit of her was visible.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 693 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I guess I'll just go and throw away all the sugar clouds, cousin-trapper." Yehudit grumbled, opening a box.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1499 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Step away from those sugar clouds, if you value your life," Sileas growled from under the blanket.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 694 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What, are you going to puke on me again?" Yehudit asked sourly, throwing a sugar cloud into the fire pit.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1500 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Not unless you make me. I'll just stab you with my dirk if you don't leave those sugar clouds alone."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 695 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Thump-whoof! Another sugar cloud met its doom in the flames.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1501 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 01:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas jerked her head out from under the blanket, murder blazing in her eyes. "Stop destroying the sugar clouds."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 696 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 02:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit looked Sileas right in the eye. She deliberately removed a sugar cloud from the box and threw it into the fire.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1502 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 03:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas leapt from the bed, grabbing her dirk from the stand beside the bed. She lunged for Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 697 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 03:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit sneered and threw the box at the fire, sugar clouds scattering everywhere.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1503 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 20:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Get. Out." Sileas demanded, striding to the door and throwing it open. "Get out, get out, get out."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 698 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 20:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit sat on the floor and stubbornly crossed her arms.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1504 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 22:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I can always get the guard." Sileas fingered the pendant, triggering something. A beam of light flashed out, striking Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 699 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit made a surprised squeaking sound, then was flattened to the floor.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1505 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Holy *&#&! Questa! QUESTA!"
Questa Cort
 Player, 365 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Wot now?" Questa grumbled from her pile of blankets.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1506 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I think I killed Yehudit. Or the pendant did. I don't know what happened!"
Questa Cort
 Player, 366 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Neever do I, I were asleep!" Questa peered out of her blankets at Yehudit. "Struth! Did yer 'it 'er over the head wiv it?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1507 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No! I didn't lay a finger on her!" Sileas wailed. "She made me angry and I was telling her to get out and threatened her with the guards. My hand was on the pendant, and it got warm and light shot out and hit her. DO SOMETHING!"
Questa Cort
 Player, 367 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:05
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Questa crawled out of the blankets, came over and began going through Yehudit's pockets.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1508 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I meant to help her, not to pick her pockets!" Sileas cried out. "She usually only has lint in her pockets anyway."
Questa Cort
 Player, 368 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm bloody well not an 'ealer." Questa said testily, irritated that Yehudit didn't have anything worth stealing in her pockets.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1509 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:20
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Do something!!! Is she alive at least?" Sileas twisted her hands together
Questa Cort
 Player, 369 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She don't smell dead." Questa sniffed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1510 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas inched closer. "Yehudit?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 700 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit blinked, still dazed.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1511 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Siles let out a breath of relief. "Oh thank the heavens above. Are you all right?"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 701 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 00:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit slowly sat up, clutching at her ribs. "What the ^#(*@ did you do to me?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1512 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm sorry. I don't know," Sileas replied. "It was my pendant."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 702 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That @^*( hurt!" Yehudit said. "What the hell kind of pendant was that?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1513 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I...I don't know. I found it yesterday in a box with my name on it," she said in a tiny voice.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 703 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Why would someone give you something to hurt me with?" The pain was abating, but Yehudit was already out of sorts be she had been blasted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1514 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't think that's what the intention was. But there's something different about this pendant. And I can't get it off either."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 704 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit scowled. "What, you just put it on? It's probably from Galina or something."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1515 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shook her head. "No, there was a note with it. A very long, informative note."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 705 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 01:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Like Galina can't write!" Yehudit looked for her cane, it had gone flying when the light hit her.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1516 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You don't understand and I...I don't want to explain it."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 706 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 02:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh sure you don't want to explain it." Yehudit said hotly. "You half killed me with the damned thing but just don't feel like explaining it. Oh that's fine."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1517 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 01:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Only because I don 't understand it myself. I don't understand anything about the pendant and I barely can accept what the letter said."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 707 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 01:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Like that doesn't sound like something Galina would do." Yehudit could not find her cane so she struggled to get on her good foot without it.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1518 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 02:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"There would be absolutely no reason for her to write what was in the note. None what so ever. I doubt she even knew him, and it was written before I ever arrived in the village."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 708 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 05:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Doesn't she consider you one of hers, like me, because of how we came to be?" Yehudit scoffed. "She probably knew about you long before you came to the village. She could have written this letter at any time."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1519 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 13:31
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"But apparently that's not how I came to be," Sileas grumbled.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 709 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 00:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What, you came from an egg?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1520 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas glared and shook her head. "No, it seems I come from a good man. A man who searched for me when he learned about me."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 710 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 00:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit cocked an eyebrow. "You're believing it because you want it to be true."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1521 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 00:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas glowered. "Galina would have no reason to know I would gather everything from the manor. She would have no reason to think I would ever even set foot in it or even think on it."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 711 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 01:49
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Have you forgotten how manipulative that sotah is? She's been in our heads! She probably planted the idea there." Yehudit raised her voice.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1522 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Since aside from wondering who my father was, I never really considered who he might have been. So, no, being in my head would not have given her any indication that..." She threw her hands in the air. "This is why I didn't want to discuss it. You don't believe any of my desires or beliefs are valid."

She spun around. "Oscar? Let's go get breakfast.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 712 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 03:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Just because you'll believe anything Galina writes down doesn't mean it's true!" Yehudit shouted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1523 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 00:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"And you believe everything is a plot from Galina. She's dead. our parents destroyed her!" Sileas shouted ack.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 713 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 00:54
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"They destroyed her lots of times but she keeps coming back!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1524 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 01:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Galina is not responsible for everything. Oscar! Come on if you want breakfast!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 714 posts
Fri 21 Oct 2016
at 01:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's responsible for this." Yehudit insisted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1525 posts
Sat 22 Oct 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You don't know that."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 715 posts
Sun 23 Oct 2016
at 03:13
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know you're hiding it from me." Yehudit said hotly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1526 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 22:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Only because I didn't want to discuss it with you. I didn't want to talk to anyone about it yet. I'm still letting it sink in."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 716 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"More like Galina just doesn't want anyone to know what she's fooling you with now." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1527 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas sighed and shook her head. "Oscar! Last call for going to breakfast!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 717 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit made a wild grab for the pendant.
The Pendant
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
The Pendant, sensing a non-Lowell touching it, turned hot and sent out waves of shocking energy.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 718 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit screamed swears.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1528 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 00:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yehudit! Mind your language around Oscar! And just release the pendant. It obviously doesn't like you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 719 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 01:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit continued to swear and try to tear the pendant from Sileas's throat.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:23, Thu 10 Nov 2016.

Sileas
 PLAYER, 1529 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 01:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas kicked at her. "Stop it! You're strangling me. QUESTA!"
Questa Cort
 Player, 370 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 01:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Righto." Questa whipped out her shiv.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 720 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 01:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Need to get this ^#*(@ thing the $#&@() off of you!" Yehudit shouted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1530 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 01:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"No shiv! Just pull her off!" Sileas pushed at Yehudit. "There's no clasp on it, there's no way to take it off!  Let it go and leave it alone!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 721 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 02:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit began gnawing at the chain like a rat.
The Pendant
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 02:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
A bright flash of a different color exploded from the pendant. The force of the blast sent everyone to the floor. A translucent figure appeared.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 722 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 02:48
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When Yehudit got her wind back, she was swearing again.
The Pendant
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 02:49
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The figure pointed steadily at Yehudit, then raised its palm toward her.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 723 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 02:56
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Yehudit made her own pointing gesture at the figure.
The Pendant
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 03:04
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"You will cease attempting to remove the locket. It is where it belongs, it is rightfully hers by blood."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 724 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 03:06
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"Go $&*@() your arse, Galina!" Yehudit yelled.
The Pendant
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 03:21
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"I am NOT Galina." The pendant zapped at her.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 725 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 03:24
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"Like you'd admit to being Galina when you're pretending to be someone else!" Yehudit snarled.
The Pendant
Fri 11 Nov 2016
at 03:25
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"If I were Galina, I would simply erase you from existence. Your heart is filled with hatred and suspicion. Take yourself away from Lowell kin!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 726 posts
Fri 11 Nov 2016
at 18:43
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"You never wanted to kill me, you wanted to use me." Yehudit said. "Same with Sileas."
The Pendant
Fri 11 Nov 2016
at 22:45
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"I will only wipe you from existence if you fail to step away from the pendant. Galina has no parts in this. This is Sileas's birthright."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 727 posts
Fri 11 Nov 2016
at 23:26
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Yehudit told the pendant what it could do with itself.
The Pendant
Fri 11 Nov 2016
at 23:28
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The figure waved it's hand, sending a wave of energy to knock her off her feet.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 728 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 01:46
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Yehudit was smashed into the floor again.
The Pendant
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 01:48
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"You will not lay one finger on the Lowell heiress. She has her own calling."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 729 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 01:55
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Yehudit's nose was bleeding heavily. "Get the &*#@)( off her!"
The Pendant
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 01:58
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The image grew black. "Touch her again and you will be eliminated."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 730 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 02:50
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Yehudit deliberately poked Sileas.
The Pendant
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 03:06
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The figure sent out a wave of energy  so strong, it shook the entirety of the room.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 731 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 03:10
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Yehudit grabbed Sileas's sleeve.
The Pendant
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 03:15
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The room shook harder as the light grew in intensity.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 732 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 03:52
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Yehudit dug in her nails. She was not letting go!
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1531 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 01:18
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The sleeve tore from Sileas's tunic, remaining in Yehudit's grasp. "Darn it, and the best one I have right now."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 733 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 21:08
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"Damn Galina!" Yehudit swore and reached for Sileas.
The Pendant
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 21:41
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A wall of energy flew up, blocking Yehudit from touching Sileas. "Stop invoking that demon's name! Leave the Lowell heir! Remove yourself!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 734 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 21:59
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"**** you!" Yehudit shouted. "Sileas is my cousin and best friend!"
The Pendant
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 22:10
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"You are a risk to her mental and physical health. BE GONE!" A wave of energy pushed against Yehudit to shove her out the door.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 735 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 22:28
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"Sileas!" Yehudit cried.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1532 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 22:32
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"I don't know how to control it," Sileas replied. "It didn't come with instructions!"
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 736 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 22:38
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"We gotta tell Mama!" Already Yehudit was running to find help. Until her bad ankle gave out and she went sprawling.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1533 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 22:50
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Sileas tried to follow after her, but the pendant held her still. "She is a detriment to your physical and mental health. Let her go. I'll deal with her mother," the figure said emphatically.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 737 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 23:01
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Yehudit's ankle was killing her but she began crawling up the stairs.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1534 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 23:41
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Once Yehudit had left the room, the light began to fade and Sileas was able to sit on the edge of the bed.
Questa Cort
 Player, 371 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 00:15
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"That were crazy. Fink it would kill Yehudit?" Questa asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1535 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 00:31
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"It certainly felt like it might, when it kept saying it was going to erase her from existence," Sileas said worriedly. "We need to find someone who knows about this thing."
Questa Cort
 Player, 372 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 00:55
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"Maybe Yehudit just needs ter die." Questa said lightly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1536 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 02:21
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"I don't want her to die, I love her like a sister. As I do you. What I would like is some space and some respect for my feelings and thoughts from her." Sileas sighed softly.
Questa Cort
 Player, 373 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 02:22
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Questa laughed, not realizing Sileas was serious.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1537 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 02:42
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Sileas frowned. "I'm serious, Questa."
Questa Cort
 Player, 374 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 02:46
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"Yer know it's never gonna 'appen." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1538 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:18
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"I know. But somehow, it's going to have to. I don't know what to do." Sileas put her face in her hands.
Questa Cort
 Player, 375 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:30
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"Cryin' about it is always useful." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1539 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:55
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"I'm not crying, I'm just...frustrated."
Questa Cort
 Player, 376 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 03:58
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"And yor eyes are just peein'." Questa noted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1540 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:04
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"They are not! Fine. I'm beyond frustrated and exasperated. I should be thrilled, knowing who my father was, and she's ruining it for me."
Questa Cort
 Player, 377 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:12
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"Woss it matter 'oo yor favver were, eh? Yor muvver were a 'oore just like mine." Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1541 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:15
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"Because he wanted me. He tried to find me. And I want to know more about him."
Questa Cort
 Player, 378 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:29
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"If 'e's dead there's not much ter find out about 'im." Questa looked at the pendant. "So yor just gonna keep wearin' that fin', then? It can probably wotch yer take a piss."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1542 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:33
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"I wish he was still alive. Though ironically, Mama would still be married to him and he would have adopted me. I want to know what type of man he was, if there is any other family out there, what sort of traits I may have had passed down...or may be passed down to my baby." She glowered. "It's not like I can take it off, now is it?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 379 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 04:40
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"Wot will yer do on yor weddin' night if yer can't cop it off, then, Sileas? Wot if that wee geezer pops out... That will ruin the chuffin' mood! Struth!" Questa was beginning to enjoy this.

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Sileas
 PLAYER, 1543 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 22:52
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"I suspect the wee geezer only pops out when provoked. I suppose I can wrap something around it though."
Questa Cort
 Player, 380 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2016
at 23:23
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"He'll still be right there!" Questa said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1544 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 01:13
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Sileas lifted the pendant itself and stared into the crystal best that she could. "I don't see anything or anyone in there."
Questa Cort
 Player, 381 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 03:43
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"It's a creepy fin'. Yer gonna tell Wulfsen that a lad pops out of it?" Questa asked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1545 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 03:46
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"I don't want to keep any secrets from him, so yes, I suppose I will have to."
Questa Cort
 Player, 382 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 03:53
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"''Allo Wulfsen, I 'ave a wee lad livin' in this pendant, right, and I can't take it off.'" Questa smirked.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1546 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 03:55
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"I would probably word it a bit better than that." There was a knock on the door. "Oh great, she's back. Can you get it? I don't have my boots on yet and the floor's cold."
Questa Cort
 Player, 383 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 04:01
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"Since wen does the bloomin' millstone knock?" Questa asked, not moving for the door.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 312 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2016
at 17:06
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"Sileas? Questa? Let me in, please," Brie called through the door.
Questa Cort
 Player, 384 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 00:03
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"Told yer it wasn't the millstone." Questa said. "DO yer want 'er in?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1547 posts
Thu 17 Nov 2016
at 04:25
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Sileas let out a breath of relief. "Yes, Mama can come in."
Questa Cort
 Player, 385 posts
Sat 19 Nov 2016
at 03:10
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Questa muttered about Sileas getting fat and lazy. but she opened the door.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 313 posts
Sat 19 Nov 2016
at 04:03
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Brie walked into the room and glanced at both the girls. "I heard this wild tale about a pendant trying to kill Yehudit and you are unable to remove it."  Her expression clearly stated she wanted the truth and that she hoped they would say it wasn't true.
Questa Cort
 Player, 386 posts
Sat 19 Nov 2016
at 04:09
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"Oh yeah, it wants ter eliminate Yehudit. There's a wee geezer 'oo comes out of the pendant, and Sileas can't cop it off. I were just tellin' 'er 'ow it will effect 'er weddin' night." Questa said cheerfully.
Brighid Spenser
 player, 314 posts
Sun 20 Nov 2016
at 04:12
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"A wee geezer?" The story was becoming more and more unbelievable by the minute. "Where did this pendant come from?"
Questa Cort
 Player, 387 posts
Thu 9 Feb 2017
at 04:46
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"She nicked it from yor dead ole man's stash." Questa said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 1 post
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 03:32
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"My dead ole...Keegan?" Brie's eyes darkened. "She knows better than to go to the manor. No one knows what any of the contents of that manor does."
Questa Cort
 Player, 388 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 03:47
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"It weren't me doin' the nickin' this time." Questa said innocently.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 2 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 03:52
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"Sileas, you have some explaining to do. You know the manor has always been off limits to you. We don't know what any of these things do, Keegan barely even touched them while we were together."

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Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 746 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:17
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Yehudit tumbled down the stairs. "Tell her how it can't be true, Aunt Brie!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 1 post
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:17
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"I thought I might find an answer to defeating the mermen in some of the books. I asked Xavier to bring everything here because I didn't want anything falling into the hands of Jack and the raiders. But this was in a small box that Xavier left out in my room. And there was a note." She handed it to her mother.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 3 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:19
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Brie took the note and headed for the bed to sit down. "Give me a chance to read it over, Yehudit." Brie's hand trembled and she paled slightly. "It's definitely Keegan's handwriting. And he di believe he had a child out there, though we didn't discuss it at all." Brie glanced at Sileas, tilting her head.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 747 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:22
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"No." Yehudit shook her head. "Sileas is like me, remember? Her biological father was one of Galina's men."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 4 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:26
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"So Galina said. But one can never trust a word that comes from a serpent's mouth," Brie said. "I don't see any resemblance, but she could take after her mother appearance-wise. There are things though that I can now see Sileas has in common with Keegan. If only there was a way to know."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 748 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:28
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"It's Galina lying to us now!" Yehudit insisted.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 5 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:41
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"Galina is dead. She was beheaded and Alexander stayed behind to burn her body," Brie said patiently.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 749 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:52
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"She keeps coming back." Yehudit said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 6 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 04:56
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"We never separated her from her head before. This was the proper way to end a demon," Brie replied.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 750 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 05:05
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"You haven't destroyed many demons." Yehudit pointed out.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 7 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 15:43
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"Alexander seemed to know what he was doing. There is also the fact that she's been gone for over two years. She would have returned by now, if she intended to do so."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 751 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 19:30
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"She waited even longer before." Yehudit said. "Before her attack a few years ago her last attack had been when I was a baby."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 8 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 20:28
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"I believe she would have attacked when Sileas was happy with Larrigan. Not everything has to do with Galina."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 752 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 20:41
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"She probably helped Jack and them to kill Larrigan!" Yehudit said. "The whole raid is of things she would have done!"
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 9 posts
Thu 16 Mar 2017
at 23:50
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"I agree, but Jack was evil before he ever came to Buckley Village. I think he was a demon in his own right."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 753 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 01:35
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"You want it to be true!" Yehudit said. "You're willing to believe what's obviously a trick because you want Sileas to be Kegan's daughter."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 10 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 01:52
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"I simply do not think we should jump to any conclusions either way. There are hundreds of young women Sileas's age that could be his daughter. I don't even know that it wasn't a son. I do not want to go through life assuming every thing is evil either. There's enough evil in the world without feeding it."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 2 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 01:54
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"Meanwhile, Oscar is starving and Yehudit refuses to let us leave this room while she continues the tirade," Sileas said tiredly.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 117 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 03:16
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"I'd kiss a demon for some food!" Oscar exclaimed.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 11 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 03:19
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"Go ahead and take Oscar up to the dining hall," Brie told her daughter.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 754 posts
Fri 17 Mar 2017
at 03:42
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"She's still wearing the amulet that tried to kill me!" Yehudit protested.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 12 posts
Sat 18 Mar 2017
at 02:43
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Brie shook her head in disbelief. "I've not seen any evidence of the amulet doing anything at all."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 755 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 01:05
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"It was trying to kill me before you got here!" Yehudit said. "And it won
t let Sileas take it off!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 3 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 02:35
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"Sileas," Brie called out before Sileas could get all the way out the door. "Is any of this true?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 4 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 02:36
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"I don't know that it was trying to kill Yehudit, though a threat was made. But it kept knocking her away when she tried to remove the pendant." Sileas sighed. "And it's also true that so far I've not been able to remove it, but it's not hurting me in any way."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 756 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 13:03
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"It's a chain around your throat that you can't get off." Yehudit said. "Why isn't anyone else worried about this?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 729 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 23:55
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"Sileas?" Wulfsen called.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 5 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 00:56
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"Oscar and I are coming, Wulfsen!" Sileas called back. "I will think on this as I fill my stomach."  And hope it stays in there.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 730 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 00:59
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Wulfsen poked his head down the stairs.

"Good morning." He said, reaching out his hand.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 118 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:09
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"I'm 'ungry- I need food NOW! Struth!" Oscar dodged around Wulfsen as if he expected the man to kick him and disappeared into the kitchen.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 6 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:20
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Sileas placed her hand in Wulfsen's. "Good morning. It's already been eventful. Hopefully it settles down soon."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 731 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:24
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Mindful of Sileas's mother, Wulfsen kissed Sileas's hand instead of on the mouth. "How are you feeling?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 7 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:39
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"So far so good. I'll be doing good if I can keep breakfast in my stomach," Sileas admitted with a grimace. She had always liked eating and being denied the ability to do so was not setting well.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 732 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:43
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"Maybe some porridge?" Wulfsen suggested.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 8 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:59
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"Maybe," she said, not without disappointment. Her stomach growled loudly, in strong want of food.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 733 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:05
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"Then if you can keep that down, then maybe you can try something... better." Wulfsen smiled when he heard Sileas's stomach. "I saw a whole pot of porridge."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 9 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:09
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"That would have been before Oscar arrived in the dining room. That boy can put it away, I can assure you."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 734 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:15
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"BUt it's a whole pot-" Wulfsen's face grew serious. "Uh oh."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 10 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:19
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"You don't realize how much food Oscar went through last night. And how much came back through," Sileas shook her head. "At some point he should slow down, but he's still in "I'm never going to eat again" mode."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 735 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:24
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"Maybe we should hurry, there was a lot of unattended porridge up there." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 11 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:43
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"I agree. I haven't figured out how to keep him from overeating as of yet, but at least we'll have some semblance of control." Sileas wrapped her fingers around his hand as she opened the door.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 30 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 02:06
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Sileas knocked on her open door. "Mama? We need you in the kitchen. We have a gentleman who is offering his services as cook. Xavier an Wulfsen thought perhaps you would like to meet with him."

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Bai
 Player, 28 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:25
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Sileas Spenser:
"If we weren't flooded with mermen, some of whom are masquerading as people we would know, I wouldn't need to learn any of this," Sileas spat back. "I'll destroy you before I let you destroy any chance I have of ending this invasion."


Bai faltered. "Was it mermen that destroyed that village?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 58 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:35
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"No, we found out about the mermen after we arrived here. Those were raiders who were after the leader's runaway wife. And revenge because the villagers stood behind her. Then we started finding out about at least one person a merman was masquerading as and they've tried to  grab a few of the older girls and young women."
Bai
 Player, 29 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:41
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Bai frowned. "What happened in that dress shop?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 59 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:44
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Sileas squeezed Wulfsen's hand tightly. "My cousin owns...owned the dress shop, and she is good friends with the runaway bride. Awful and unspeakable things were done to Pinja. She has some severe scarring that I'm not sure will fade or go away. No woman should have to endure what she was put through."
Bai
 Player, 30 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:48
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"She survived?" With all that blood on the table Bai had been certain some human sacrifice had died there. He lowered his staff. "I don't know if you are who you say you are. But Kegan was my kin."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 60 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Mama never mentioned any of Kegan's kin, save the boy he had adopted, so I do not know if you are who you say either. I can only tell you I had everything moved here so I could try to find a way to stop the mermen. One of the things found was this pendant, and there was a note to Kegan's unfound daughter Sileas wrapped around it. The description of the mother fit she who gave birth to me to a tee. I wish he had found me, but he didn't. I had been sold by the time he found the barmaid again."
Bai
 Player, 31 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Are you saying my cousin took up with some floozy slaver?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 61 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't know how long they were together. She wasn't exactly a slaver, she simply just didn't want me. She left me to fend for myself on the streets most of the time, and when she found an opportunity to trade me for money, she took it." Sileas sighed. "I gathered from the letter it was most likely a one time thing, and then somehow he found out a child came from it."
Bai
 Player, 32 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:10
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai never knew his cousin, he guessed he shouldn't be surprised that a man he never knew was promiscuous. If what this girl said was true.

"Can I see the pendant?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 62 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas moved closer. "Just don't try to pull it off. It nearly fried my cousin when she tried to remove it."
Bai
 Player, 33 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai climbed up on a stool to get a good look at the pendant. He put a hand under the pendant, muttered an incantation, and held it to his ear.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 63 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas's eyebrow arched and she glanced at Wulfsen. She was wondering if the stranger was quite right in the mind.
Bai
 Player, 34 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:31
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
A small sound came out of the pendant, which seemed to satisfy Bai. He nodded and let go of the pendant, which remained in the air for a moment, before slowly dropping back down on its chain. Bai hopped down from the stool.

"Well, the pendant is convinced you have Lowell blood." Bai said. "But don't get too confident, those pendants can be very... moody"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 64 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
She wasn't at all certain how a piece of jewelry could be convinced of anything, but then it wasn't like she knew anything about magic. "If it eases your mind, I have no intentions of causing harm with it. I really only want to stop the mermen." Then she thought of the threat of Galina that Yehudit had so conveniently placed in her mind. "And protect my family and those I love."
Bai
 Player, 35 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:37
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"If you don't know what you're doing you can be as bad as an evil person wanting to do harm." Bai said, firmly shaking his head. "You can keep the pendant but I'm taking the rest."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 65 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:42
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"You would leave us defenseless against the mermen's evil? No offer to teach or train? And just how do I know you are related to Kegan Lowell? For all I know you are someone evil trying to steal these items to bring a reign of terror down on the world. In fact, the very idea that you would leave us defenseless lends credence to just that."
Bai
 Player, 36 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 03:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Magic isn't the answer to everything." Bai bristled. "I saw quite a few men with a lot of pointy things guarding the walls." He left out how easily he got in without even being challenged.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 66 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 19:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Ordinarily, I would agree with you. But our weapons are not very effective on the mermen. They have magic and extraordinary strength. I can attest to that, I had to fight one to get my cousin free of his grasp."
Bai
 Player, 37 posts
 The Flame
Thu 11 May 2017
at 22:39
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You're more apt to hurt someone innocent than any merman." Bai said. "You don;t know what the hell you're doing."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 67 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 00:56
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Sileas's anger grew. "Of course, I don't. I haven't even had a moment to crack open a book yet. I would much rather prefer to have a mentor, but I do know how to read and learn."
Bai
 Player, 38 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You can't learn this from a book!" Bai scoffed and began rummaging through the boxes.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 68 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:27
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"I still haven't heard you offer to help. Mama always told me Kegan was kind and protective. Apparently that missed your branch of the family." She turned to Wulfsen. "Make him leave. Empty handed."
Bai
 Player, 39 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:48
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Bai stepped onto a crate.

"You don't even know the magic word."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 69 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Perhaps if I knew you could carry a rational conversation rather than coming rampaging in to my rooms uninvited, and pawing through my father's things, I could ask you if you would please mentor me."
Bai
 Player, 40 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"This all belongs to my family." Bai said, shrugging. "I thought you were those people who destroyed the village."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 70 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:36
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"You could have approached in a civilized manner. Wulfsen is the lord of the keep. It would have been the appropriate way to begin," Sileas pointed out.
Bai
 Player, 41 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Would you try to approach someone in a civilized manner if you thought they did what happened in the village?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 71 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:54
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Sileas stared at him. "I don't go around blindly holding people responsible for things without any evidence. I would have spoken with people to find out what happened in the village, not just jump to a conclusion."
Bai
 Player, 42 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:00
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"Evil people raided the village and Kegan's things went missing." Bai said. "I tracked Kegan's things to here."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 72 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"And it never occurred to you that survivors would have gone out of their way to gather the things and bring them to safety because they knew they would be dangerous in the wrong hands? Honestly. I think I would be better off learning from the books. Seems much safer than learning from someone who reacts rashly."
Bai
 Player, 43 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:25
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"They practically made a human sacrifice. You know what kind of dark magic those people could have been using?" Bai asked. "If they knew about all of this they would have taken it."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 73 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas felt like the conversation was going in circles. "Which is why I asked someone I trusted to pack it up and bring it here. For safekeeping. No one knew it existed or that it was down here until you came and broke my door. I didn't want this falling in to raiders hands or the mermen's hands. Now it's vulnerable because you destroyed My. Locked. Door." Sileas advanced on him. "YOU are the one who put things at risk. Rash thinking only ever leads to danger."
Bai
 Player, 44 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:36
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"That flimsy door?" Bai scoffed. "It took me less than a second to open it. You didn't even put any wards on it."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 74 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I didn't need wards since no one knew anything was down here. Once I learned about wards, I would placed one. You are irrational and rash. You will bring danger here with your actions. Go!" she pointed to her open door. "Leave. Take only what you brought with you."
Bai
 Player, 45 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:52
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"You don't know how this works." Bai said. "I'm not the only person who can sense magic. If it had stayed in Kegan's cellar maybe it wouldn't have been noticed. But it had been disturbed. I have a familial link so that gave me an edge, I could feel it faster. But other magic users can sense it too by now."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 75 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:58
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"Then stay and help us. Teach me. Stop being so rash and angry. Lives are at stake here."
Bai
 Player, 46 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 04:03
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Bai grunted.
"Will you listen to me?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 76 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 17:44
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"I will listen. Will you allow me to ask questions without getting frustrated with me so that I can learn?"
Bai
 Player, 47 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 18:08
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"Oh yeah, because keeping someone ignorant by not answering their questions is such an effective teaching technique." Bai said sarcastically. "Of course I'll answer questions."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 77 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:45
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Exactly the kind of attitude she didn't want him to exhibit. "What I meant was, I'll listen to your instructions. You need to be nice."
Bai
 Player, 48 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:53
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"Teaching someone magic isn't 'nice'." Bai said. "It's a lot of work, it will probably get you killed in the end."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 78 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 21:13
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"It doesn't mean you have to be sarcastic or mean." Her fingers rested over her stomach again. She wished there was an option other than magic to stop the mermen. How she wished it.
Bai
 Player, 49 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:18
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"You want me to teach you magic but you don't want me to be mean..." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 79 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I just want you to speak to me in a civilized manner. I have found with my students, they learn better when they are spoken to in  a civil manner. Being sarcastic and nasty doesn't work all that well when one is learning."
Bai
 Player, 50 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:46
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"I've never taught before." Bai admitted.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 80 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:50
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"I have for several years. Using a calm, rational approach is a much more successful method. The previous teacher wasn't kind to the students, and a lot of them were behind in their studies because they didn't respond well."
Bai
 Player, 51 posts
 The Flame
Fri 12 May 2017
at 23:05
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't think you can catch up." Bai said. "My parents started teaching me when I was a little kid. How old are you?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 81 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 23:54
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"Another thing you learn to do as a teacher, keeping your negative thoughts private so as not to discourage your student. I'm twenty.  Had Kegan been able to find me, I could have been taught as a child. I've always been a quick learner."
Bai
 Player, 52 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 00:14
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"Twenty!" Bai was appalled. "You're even older than me!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 82 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:19
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Sileas stiffened. "You, sir, need lessons in how to speak to people," she sniffed.
Bai
 Player, 53 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:46
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"But you're so old!" Bai exclaimed. "How can you learn anything?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 83 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:50
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"I'm not THAT old. Just how old are you?" she demanded. Her temper was rising once more.
Bai
 Player, 54 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:16
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"I'm eighteen." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 84 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas scoffed. "I'm definitely not that much older than you. Two years."
Bai
 Player, 55 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:58
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"But I spent it learning magic." Bai said. "You wasted twenty years learning everything wrong."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 85 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 03:09
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"Through no fault of my own. I certainly would have rather been being raised by Kegan and Mama rather than she who gave birth to me and Jeremy. And I wouldn't say I learned everything wrong, just things not relating to magic."
Bai
 Player, 56 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 03:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What you learned about magic is probably all wrong." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 86 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 14:50
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That could be. My only prior experience was going up against an evil sorceress, but I didn't fight her or anything," Sileas admitted. "Mama wouldn't allow me to go up to the manor, so I haven't poked around in anything previously."
Bai
 Player, 57 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 18:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"So you have twenty years of learning wrong to unlearn." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 87 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 21:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That shouldn't take long since I know nothing of magic," Sileas repeated. She looked around the room. "I guess the first steps are getting the door repaired and organizing the items and the books so that we- you- can use them."
Bai
 Player, 58 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That door is useless." Bai said. "Needs to be completely replaced."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 88 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Sure, now that you break it. Tell Wulfsen what we need, he'll make certain we get it."
Bai
 Player, 59 posts
 The Flame
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:56
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"That I was able to destroy the door so easily shows how useless this door is." Bai said. "It needs just wood and locks, it needs wards."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 90 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 00:10
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I would certainly have added wards once I learned of them." Sileas foresaw a long period of being angrily frustrated with her teacher's condescending attitude.
Bai
 Player, 60 posts
 The Flame
Sun 14 May 2017
at 00:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"The door needs to be oak, iron and gold." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 91 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 00:41
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Sileas turned to Wulfsen. "Can you get such a door for us? Perhaps Lek can make it if you can only get the parts."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 756 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 01:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It might be hard to get that much gold right away, but I'll see what I can do." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 92 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 01:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas glanced at Bai. "How much does he need of each?"
Bai
 Player, 61 posts
 The Flame
Sun 14 May 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"A solid sheet would be best." Bai said. "But thick bands of the metals to strengthen the door will do."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 93 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 02:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Now, since you brought up that these items can be dangerous, are these shelves going to work for storing them? Is there some sort of spell you can put on them to keep anyone but one of us from touching them? I have a rambunctious little boy." And a klutzy best friend.
Bai
 Player, 62 posts
 The Flame
Sun 14 May 2017
at 03:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You let a kid in here?!" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 94 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 17:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"We only just returned yesterday, and he was with us. He spent most of his time in the kitchen eating, but he minded me when I told him to not get in anything. He's not much interested if it's not edible."
Bai
 Player, 63 posts
 The Flame
Mon 15 May 2017
at 00:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai massaged his temples. The situation was unbelievable. He wanted to destroy it all.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 95 posts
Mon 15 May 2017
at 00:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas tapped her foot. She reminded herself he was only 18, he didn't know anything about having a family or a life. He sounded like he knew nothing but magic.
Bai
 Player, 64 posts
 The Flame
Wed 17 May 2017
at 02:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You can't allow small children near this stuff." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 96 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 03:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"He's not a toddler. I believe him to be around ten. And much more interested in food than anything else." Sileas touched her abdomen again. Could this potentially harm her babe?
Bai
 Player, 65 posts
 The Flame
Fri 19 May 2017
at 04:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Why do you keep touching your stomach?" Bai asked suspiciously.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 97 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 23:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas considered lying or playing stupid. He was liable to destroy everything and bolt, leaving them defenseless against the mermen. But it wasn't in her nature to lie. As long as he might stay and remove the threat, she could find a new room somewhere for herself, Oscar and Questa. "Because I'm carrying a baby. I just found out last night."
Bai
 Player, 66 posts
 The Flame
Fri 19 May 2017
at 23:14
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Bai looked serious. "You know if you practice magic while pregnant there's no way the child will be able to escape a life of magic... Thanks Mom."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 98 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 23:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas looked at Wulfsen. She wasn't even certain that she wanted a life of magic, though with the amulet, she suspected it had already begun. Part of her said it was her birthright, and therefore the child's as well. But what sort of danger could it put them in?  She bit her lower lip. "What do you think?" she asked of Wulfsen. "Do I learn or do we ask Bai to stay and take care of the mermen?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 757 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 01:20
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Wulfsen touched Sileas's shoulder. "It's up to you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 99 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 01:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Part of me believes it's my birthright. And the birthright of my child, to keep the Lowell magic gone. But what if the child resents me for forcing magic on to it?" Sileas closed her eyes and imagined conversations with her parents. Papa would either tell her it was up to her or to do it, because it was part of her. Mama would say no. But considering how the amulet reacted as soon as she put it on. She turned to Bai. "I suspect the magic is already in my blood, and therefore my child's. It may even be why I healed enough to be able to conceive. I believe even if I don't do this, my child will face a life of magic."
Bai
 Player, 67 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:01
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"If only parents warned their kids about how magic can effect their offspring when they explain where babies come from." Bai shook his head. "It's probably already too late. You have already played with all this-" He waved at the crates, "and put on the pendant."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 100 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I haven't touched anything except the pendant. But it certainly reacted and yes, it did some things when Yehudit tried to remove it. Mama had no idea that I was related to Kegan, but she did do her best to keep me out of these things. And even if she had known, she who gave birth to me, wouldn't have cared enough to tell me anything. That's what happens when you're an orphan or unwanted. You don't know your family history," Sileas grumbled. "And furthermore," she continued before he could interrupt, "Up until last night, I believed I couldn't even have a baby due to a bad injury a year ago. So this condition was a complete surprise. And what about the men who packed the things up to bring here? Will they have any problems?"

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Bai
 Player, 68 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Why did you put the pendant on?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 101 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Because it was left for me, along with a note, from my birth father," Sileas replied. "I love  my Papa, who adopted me and loved me as his own. But I'd always wondered about the man who fathered me."
Bai
 Player, 69 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:25
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"You put it on just because it had your name on it?" Bai stared at her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 102 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"And it was pretty. It looked like a regular, nicely crafted necklace. And it felt right. The pendant, the letter, it all just felt...right."
Bai
 Player, 70 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"The most dangerous traps will be attractive!" Bai scolded.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 103 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I will be more careful going forward," Sileas vowed.
Bai
 Player, 71 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You still don't appreciate what you go yourself into buy putting that thing on." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 104 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Had I known that it was a magical piece, I would not have rashly put it on. It just appeared to be a pretty stone in a pretty setting. Nothing in the letter indicated anything about magic."
Bai
 Player, 72 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It's full of magic and old Althea." Bai shook his head.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 105 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Althea? There's a person in there?" Sileas squeaked.
Bai
 Player, 73 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 05:36
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"Yeah." Bai said, nervously eyeing the pendant. "From what I hear she doesn't respect privacy either."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 106 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 16:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh great, it's like wearing Yehudit around my neck in an unremovable pendant," Sileas grumbled under her breath. "How did she get in there?"
Bai
 Player, 74 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 19:20
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"This was a couple centuries ago." Bai said. "People in our family tend to get killed off pretty young, being a magic user is just asking for trouble, but Althea had a shot at dying of old age." Bai said. "She was getting up there in years and was thinking about how the family would be like without her in it. She didn't like how she thought it would be like so she decided to find a way of staying in the family... And somehow stuck herself in that pendant."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 107 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 20:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"How...odd. I guess then hers was the voice that was shouting at Yehudit."
Bai
 Player, 75 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 20:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She yells a lot. I heard she's hard of hearing." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 108 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 20:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shot a glance at Yehudit and grinned. She nearly said that Yehudit could make a saint scream, but chose not too. "That could explain it."
Bai
 Player, 76 posts
 The Flame
Sat 20 May 2017
at 21:33
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"She wants to protect Lowells..." Bai said. "She has magic, but prefers to try protecting by dictating their lives- and obeying her doesn't always keep the wearer alive. That's why no one has worn that pendant in about fifty years."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 109 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 22:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas frowned. Had her father not known the history of the pendant? His note read like he wanted her to wear it. "And there's no way to remove it then?"
Bai
 Player, 77 posts
 The Flame
Sun 21 May 2017
at 01:10
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She might let another Lowell take the pendant." Bai shrugged.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 110 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 01:40
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"Might, huh?" He didn't sound too certain. Still, with his words, it now seemed risky to wear it. "I guess it's worth it for you to attempt to remove it."
Bai
 Player, 78 posts
 The Flame
Sun 21 May 2017
at 02:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What happened when you tried to take it off before?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 111 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 02:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Nothing happened when I tried, the clasp just wouldn't open. Yehudit, however, kept getting zapped when she tried to remove it."
Bai
 Player, 79 posts
 The Flame
Sun 21 May 2017
at 02:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Hmm. Sounds like Althea wants to be with you, but I can try taking it off." Bai offered.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 112 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas pondered for a moment. "IF she wants to be with me, does that mean I'll have her protection against all comers?"
Bai
 Player, 80 posts
 The Flame
Sun 21 May 2017
at 02:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She'll try to." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 113 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 18:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
That would be an added bonus should Galina rear her ugly head once more. "Then I guess I will just leave it alone."
Bai
 Player, 81 posts
 The Flame
Sun 21 May 2017
at 19:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Enjoy." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 114 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 20:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas scowled. This fellow was frustrating, she had no idea on how to get a feel for what he meant nor if he was good or bad.
Bai
 Player, 82 posts
 The Flame
Tue 23 May 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai did not envy Sileas Althea's protection. She was going to be having an interesting life.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 115 posts
Tue 23 May 2017
at 23:29
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas turned to Wulfsen. "So it sounds like I'm going to need a different room for Oscar, Questa and me." It had turned out to not be as private as she had hoped anyway. Could you find us one and have our personal items moved?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 758 posts
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 03:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen nodded. He was thinking about a couple rooms near his own room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 116 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 02:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Thank you," she said to Wulfsen then turned to Bai. "There. That's taken care of. Oscar will no longer have access."
Bai
 Player, 83 posts
 The Flame
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 04:33
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai nodded. "Now you said the woman in the dress shop survived?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 117 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yes, she did. She was very badly injured and it took a while to get the will to fight to live back in to her, but she did."
Bai
 Player, 84 posts
 The Flame
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Why didn't they kill her?" Bai asked. "Did somebody stop them?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 118 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:50
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"Hmmm." Sileas thought for a few moments. My cousin Millie never said, she owns the shop and lives there. I wasn't at the shop during the attack. I had gone back after the attack was over to look for Mama and we were hoping to find other survivors, and I heard Pinja crying out from the shop, so I really can't answer the question. She was in such bad shape, I had assumed they left her for dead or to die." Sileas paced a bit turning away from Bai. "The raiders had Mama when we found her."
Bai
 Player, 85 posts
 The Flame
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:55
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"They could have killed her but they didn't." Bai grumbled. "What happened to the raiders? Any of them get taken prisoner?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 119 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"When the knights learned they had taken several women prisoner, they tracked them down to rescue the women. Most of the raiders were killed, I know the leader was brought to the dungeon, barely hanging on. I don't know if he still lives or not."
Bai
 Player, 86 posts
 The Flame
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 04:02
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I need to see him." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 120 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 04:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas suppressed a shudder. She had no desire to face the man who hurt her mother in such a way. "Wulfsen can take you to the dungeon to see if he's still alive."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 759 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 04:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen shook his head. "Jack died."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 121 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 18:34
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh." Sileas was glad to hear he was dead and unable to harm another, yet somehow, death felt like too light of a sentence for him.
Bai
 Player, 87 posts
 The Flame
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 21:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Then I need to see that girl." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 122 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 00:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You can't. She is petrified of men, she won't let any of them near her. The healer actually had to get another room for a  healing room so none would be near her."
Bai
 Player, 88 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 01:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"They might have put some kind of curse on her." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 123 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 03:36
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas sucked in a breath. "I don't know how we'll get you in to see her. Difyr will not even allow you through the door, she won't allow any men in the room."
Bai
 Player, 89 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 03:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't think you understand how serious being cursed can be." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 124 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 03:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It's not that I don't understand." Sileas rubbed her forehead. "I don't know that you understand the fear a woman feels when she has been violated in such ways. It can paralyze you, it's hard to even breathe. Every time a man looks your way, you are fearing what he might do to you. It's more than physically paralyzing, it can paralyze you emotionally. It's a fight to make yourself go on and you don't believe you will ever ever get over it." Sileas sighed. "I'm not the one you need to convince though, it is the healer."
Bai
 Player, 90 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know terrible things happened to her. I didn't touch anything in that dress shop but I could sense it." Bai said. "But if she's cursed and nothing is done about it even worse things can happen."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 125 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I can take you to the healer, but I can't promise she'll let you in to see Pinja. She's doing better but still very fragile."
Bai
 Player, 91 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai nodded, thinking up what spells he could use to make the healer let him see Pinja.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 126 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"it's a shame that we can't temporarily change you into a woman. That would make this lots easier," Sileas said as she headed for the door.
Bai
 Player, 92 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai stopped. "Well... It would take a lot of magic."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 127 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 04:58
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"But you would be able to get in and see her, check for a curse and remove it if there is one," Sileas replied.
Bai
 Player, 93 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 05:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It's so damned painful depending on the time of the mo-" Bai did not like this idea at all, but he knew Sileas would not know what to look for. "And it's hard to pay attention to other things."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 128 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 05:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas' lips twitched. She hadn't thought he would stay in woman form that long, nor did she presume he would even need to deal with that sort of thing. "What other things? I can go in with you and help, you know."
Bai
 Player, 94 posts
 The Flame
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 05:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Anatomy. Being a woman is distracting if you're not used to it." Bai blushed.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 129 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 16:05
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh. I guess it is something I can't help with," Sileas admitted.
Bai
 Player, 95 posts
 The Flame
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 05:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You're probably used to it." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 130 posts
Wed 7 Jun 2017
at 16:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Hmm." There were still many things about being a woman that Sileas was not used to. Sewing, dancing, cooking...she sighed.
Bai
 Player, 96 posts
 The Flame
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 02:52
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"There's no way I can see her without becoming a woman?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 131 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 04:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Difyr is very protective of her patients. I don't know if simply dressing as a woman would work or not. But then you'd have to remember to talk like and woman and walk like a woman, so you'd be no better off."
Bai
 Player, 97 posts
 The Flame
Fri 9 Jun 2017
at 22:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Would she let me talk to her as I am if she knew how important this was?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 132 posts
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 00:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shrugged and shook her head. "I don't know. When I was in Difyr's care and not wanting to see anyone due to...similar circumstances...she wouldn't allow anyone in my room."
Bai
 Player, 98 posts
 The Flame
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai groaned. "Let's get this over with."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 133 posts
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 02:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas hurried over to give Wulfsen a chaste kiss then returned to Bai. "I'm ready when you are."
Bai
 Player, 99 posts
 The Flame
Sun 11 Jun 2017
at 22:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm never ready for this sort of thing." Bai groaned.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 134 posts
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 03:25
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I wish there was another way," Sileas said sympathetically.
Bai
 Player, 100 posts
 The Flame
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 03:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai grumbled unintelligibly as he looked over his clothes.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 135 posts
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas worried her lower lip.
Bai
 Player, 101 posts
 The Flame
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 04:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Not enough time to get a dress.' Bai muttered.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 136 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 01:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I wish I could say I could help you with that, but I only have tunics and leggings," Sileas said.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 14 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 01:22
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Xavier knocked and poked his head in the open doorway. "Ah! There you are Wulfsen. Might I speak with you for a moment?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 760 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 02:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What is it?" Wulfsen asked Xavier.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 15 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 02:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Xavier kept his voice low so Sileas couldn't hear. "The men who accompanied the healer, Alyssa, to Portside have returned. Without her. They said she was apprehended by bounty hunters from her husband's kingdom and they refused to speak with you since they were apprehending her in Portside."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 761 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 02:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen swore. "Take me to the men now."
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 16 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 02:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Of course. They're in the kitchen eating breakfast," Xavier said, stepping to the side.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 762 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 03:12
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen hurried up the stairs to speak to the men.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 137 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 03:18
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas watched Wulfsen leave in a hurry, wondering what was wrong.
Bai
 Player, 102 posts
 The Flame
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 03:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Bring me to this girl." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 138 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas left her rooms, heading for the healing room. She stopped dead and turned. "What name shall I introduce you by?"
Bai
 Player, 103 posts
 The Flame
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 04:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm The Flame." Bai said, absently flicking the red lock on the back of his head."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 139 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 04:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"The...Flame..." Sileas said with some disbelief. No. Difyr wouldn't question that at all. "You don't have...an actual name? I'm Sileas."
Bai
 Player, 104 posts
 The Flame
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 04:20
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Of course I have an actual name." Bai said. "But people call me the Flame."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 140 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 12:53
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"That might be okay when you're you, but for seeing Pinja, you  will need a woman's name that Difyr won't question."
Bai
 Player, 105 posts
 The Flame
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 15:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Fine, Fiammetta." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 141 posts
Wed 14 Jun 2017
at 22:10
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas let out a snort as a scoff. If he ruined his chance to get past Difyr, it was no skin off her nose.
Bai
 Player, 106 posts
 The Flame
Thu 15 Jun 2017
at 03:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"What, is that name already taken?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 142 posts
Thu 15 Jun 2017
at 14:32
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Not bloody likely. Most people around here have norma names, like Mary, Elizabeth and things like that."
Bai
 Player, 107 posts
 The Flame
Thu 15 Jun 2017
at 19:05
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"So names like Difyr, Pinja and Sileas are normal?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 143 posts
Fri 16 Jun 2017
at 01:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"More normal than Flammetta I suppose." She thought for a moment. "Not that I know anyone else with those names."
Bai
 Player, 108 posts
 The Flame
Fri 16 Jun 2017
at 04:40
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Fiammetta." Bai corrected. "You'll be the one to blow it if you can't get my fake name right."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 144 posts
Fri 16 Jun 2017
at 12:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas blushed. "Fiammetta. Or Fi for short. Yes. That could work."
Bai
 Player, 109 posts
 The Flame
Sun 18 Jun 2017
at 17:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai nodded, then frowned. "I hate this spell."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 145 posts
Mon 19 Jun 2017
at 01:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I do wish there was another way," Sileas commented, leaving her rooms to head for the healing room.
Bai
 Player, 110 posts
 The Flame
Sun 25 Jun 2017
at 05:26
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Uh, wait." Bai said awkwardly. "I need somewhere more private to, er, change."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 146 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 02:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Oh." Having been out to sea most of the time since the raid, Sileas wasn't entirely certain which room was which. "Let's go back to my rooms and you can use the bedroom."
Bai
 Player, 111 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 02:30
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"If you hear any screaming or crying- don't come in." Bai said, walking to Sileas's room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 147 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 02:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas made a small o with her mouth. Screaming or crying? Oh my. As she waited, she decided she had better find Oscar on her way through. Maybe Aunt Aislyn could watch him for her while she got everything straightened out. Sileas sighed. It was a shame really, she liked the little set up she had down here.
Bai
 Player, 112 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai loosened his collar and undid the top button of his tunic as he went into the bedroom. He was heard anxiously muttering an incantation. Moments later there was the clatter of his staff being dropped on the floor, a light thud of a body, muffled crying.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 148 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 02:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas jumped and dug her fingernails into the counter top to keep herself from rushing in to the other room.
Bai
 Player, 113 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
A couple minutes later a young woman staggered out of the room, leaning heavily on the staff.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 149 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas's eyes rounded as she stared in amazement. "Are you all right, Fiannetta?"
Bai
 Player, 114 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:09
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Fiammetta." Bai corrected, clutching at his stomach. "The moon is full, isn't it?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 150 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:14
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Fi it is," Sileas replied. "Uhm, yes, I think it's full tonight. It's still daylight though."
Bai
 Player, 115 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:15
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Yes." Bai grumbled. "I hate being a woman. Let's get this over with."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 151 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Her lips almost curved into a grin, but Sileas managed to stifle it. She left the rooms once more and headed for the kitchen. "I have to find Oscar and take him to my aunt and uncle to watch over while I get everything resettled."
Bai
 Player, 116 posts
 The Flame
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 03:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You're used to this set of body parts." Bai almost snarled as he followed her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 152 posts
Tue 4 Jul 2017
at 20:42
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know," she said, heading for the kitchen.
Bai
 Player, 130 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:23
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai fell across the floor, writhing as he turned back into a man.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 194 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:37
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas let out a small sound and turned around so Bai would have privacy.
Bai
 Player, 131 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:50
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Panting, Bai used his staff as lever to make himself sit up.

"What..." Bai gasped for breath a few times and wiped sweat from his face with his sleeve. "Did she tell you?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 195 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:59
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"The normal types of things you would hear from someone who's been through what she has. Nightmares, can't close here eyes without seeing Jack. Memories are overwhelming her. Pinja doesn't feel time will help ease anything."
Bai
 Player, 132 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Bai leaned back against the wall.

"Visions?" He asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 196 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:36
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I doubt it. She's reliving everything that was done to her over and over." Sileas's shoulders drooped. "It's not uncommon, and she was a victim multiple times."
Bai
 Player, 133 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Poor girl." Bai said, sympathy in his eyes. "But was there anything else?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 197 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:44
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Nothing really stood out to me. It was very reminiscent of what I had gone through." Sileas sighed. "Is there something specific you were looking for?"
Bai
 Player, 134 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:51
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Anything supernatural. Any kinds of marks- like a scar, burn or tattoo. Pregnancy. Hearing or seeing things that aren't there." Bai said, wishing he had gotten to talk to the girl and get a better look at her."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 198 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 03:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She has scars from him cutting her and abusing her. She has some really bad scars from the night of the raid, but I don't know they were from magic. Pinja was bleeding very badly from those wounds when we found her. There is a babe, my parents are going to adopt it. I don't think she's seeing or hearing things. Nothing she said would indicate it."
Bai
 Player, 135 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 04:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's pregnant?" Bai swore, he got to his feet to pace. "A child of Molech- you know what that means?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 199 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 20:20
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I don't even know who Molech is," Sileas admitted. "Is he or she anything like Galina?"
Bai
 Player, 136 posts
 The Flame
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 03:04
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Who is Galina?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 200 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 03:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's..." Sileas paused for a moment, pondering how to explain Galina, especially since she didn't know a lot herself. "From what I've been told, many years ago, Aunt Aislyn fired her from the inn and she has been bent on vengeance against the Buckley family ever since. She wields a strong magic, including being able to get in to people's minds to control them. Galina also gives super strength and magic to people she wants to do her bidding. If it weren't for the fact that  she's supposed to be dead, I would suspect her of being behind Jack and his men and what they did to Pinja." Sileas sighed. "She's destroyed or nearly destroyed a lot of lives."
Bai
 Player, 137 posts
 The Flame
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 03:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She sounds like she might serve Molech." Bai said. "Molech is a demon."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 201 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 23:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas shuddered. "Does that mean he's worse than Galina? I thought she was a demon."
Bai
 Player, 138 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 00:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"He can give his followers powers and twists them." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 202 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 00:19
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'm not sure he had too much to do to control Galina. My understanding is that Aunt Aislyn fired her for the horrible way she was treating people at the inn."
Bai
 Player, 139 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 00:27
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Followers choose to follow him." Bai said. "Molech's children though..." Bai shuddered.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 203 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 01:06
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas bit her lip. "So what do we do? I don't want Mama and Papa having anything to do with this."
Bai
 Player, 140 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 01:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Molech will want his child." Bai said. "I don't know if your parents would want to get involved... It will have a dangerous temper, rage, be lustful, destructive."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 204 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 01:43
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"I will have to warn them. I can only hope I can get them to believe me about this," Sileas said. She got to her feet and paced.
Bai
 Player, 141 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 01:51
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"We'll have to see if there's anything helpful in the books." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 205 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:01
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"All right." She thought for a moment. "That description sounds like my cousin too," she admitted. "Though I'm not sure I'd say she's destructive. Accident prone, but not destructive."
Bai
 Player, 142 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:11
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"Cousin?" Bai raised an eyebrow.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 206 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:35
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"Not by blood of course, since I was adopted. But Yehudit, Aunt Lia's eldest. She has uncontrollable rages that no one can do anything about. And I suppose her constant desire to see men without their shirts could be called lustful. Sort of. Galina had said Yehudit and I were both created to destroy the family. But I'm thinking whatever attempt she made with she who gave birth to me failed. I was able to fight her when she tried to control me but Yehudit? Not so much."
Bai
 Player, 143 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She's the one Althea wanted to go away?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 207 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:49
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"Yes. The pendant...Althea....kept knocking her away. Like she was protecting me."
Bai
 Player, 144 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Her parents are your Aunt Lia- and?" Bai asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 208 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 02:59
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"Truthfully, she doesn't know. Aunt Lia will hate me forever for telling you this, but she had been attacked, and it resulted in Yehudit. Uncle Aron is the only father she's ever known though, and he loves her like his own."
Bai
 Player, 145 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 03:10
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"So, she's a child of Molech too." Bai said, shoving his hair out of his face. "And you, what was your mother?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 209 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 03:15
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"I've never considered her my mother, but she was just a tavern wench who never wanted to be saddled with a child. She hated her life, and my existence just seemed to make it worse."
Bai
 Player, 146 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 03:25
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"But biologically she's your mother as much as Kegan was your father." Bai said. "If she was one of Molech's followers... What messed up situation is this?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 210 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 03:49
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"She didn't seem to have any sort of belief system that I could see. She was...well...a drudge. She was just miserable with her life and let everyone she had contact with know it. I think she was just used like Aunt Lia was, but it didn't take."
Bai
 Player, 147 posts
 The Flame
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 04:11
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Bai did not like the idea of a Lowell being a child of Molech.

"Great."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 211 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 01:58
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"Would Althea have actively tried to protect me if I was a child of Molech? She certainly went after Yehudit, but refuses to allow me to remove the pendant."
Bai
 Player, 148 posts
 The Flame
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 03:08
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Your father was a Lowell." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 212 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 03:10
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"You seemed concerned over she who gave birth to me. On my side I guess is the fact that I was able to fight Galina's control and the only time I ever get truly angry is when someone I care about is in danger. I'm not prone to rages and the like and I don't think that I'm lustful."
Bai
 Player, 149 posts
 The Flame
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 03:24
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Hopefully you aren't one of Molech's, already too many Molech's children around here." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 213 posts
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 13:11
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Let's hope it's limited to two. Is there any way to help Yehudit and the babe?"
Bai
 Player, 150 posts
 The Flame
Sun 3 Sep 2017
at 18:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I'll see what's in the books. " Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 214 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 00:52
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"Sounds like we should unpack the books first then." Sileas got to her feet and headed for the first trunk and opened it.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 763 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 00:55
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Yehudit thudded down the stairs.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 215 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 01:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Or not," Sileas sighed softly, closing the trunk again.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 764 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 01:26
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Yehudit limped into the room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 216 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 01:28
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas managed to get on the trunks to sit on them, leaving the chair for Yehudit.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 765 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 02:36
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Yehudit sunk onto the chair. Her ankle was killing her but she pretended it wasn't bothering her.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 217 posts
Mon 4 Sep 2017
at 23:38
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"Bai, this is Yehudit. Yehudit, this is Bai," Sileas said.
Bai
 Player, 151 posts
 The Flame
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 06:07
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
So, this was the child of Molech they had just been talking about. Outwardly she did not seem powerful, and Bai noticed her trying to disguise a limp. Instead of extending his hand he gripped his staff.

"Hello."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 766 posts
Thu 21 Sep 2017
at 06:09
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"Hi." Yehudit said, protectively shifting closer to Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 218 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 01:41
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"It's okay, Yehudit. Bai is safe for me to be around," Sileas said softly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 767 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 01:43
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Yehudit hit the floor with her walking stick. "He probably cursed you or something."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 219 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 01:45
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"No, he didn't. Really he didn't," Sileas said, "Anyway, he's going to help me find a way to rid us of the mermen."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 772 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 01:55
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"Sileas?" Wulfsen called down the stairs.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 220 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 01:57
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"We're down here!" Sileas called back, turning to face the stairs.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 773 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:00
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen came down the stairs and reached for Sileas. "Sileas, I have to go."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 221 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:14
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"Go? No!" Sileas exclaimed. "I've had no time alone with you." Her glance slid to Yehudit and back. "It's not a good time for you to be gone."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 774 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:17
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I want to-" Wulfsen sighed. "Aalyssa was taken prisoner by soldiers accusing her of treason."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 222 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas stood on her tip-toes so she could whisper in his ear. "Yehudit may be the daughter of a demon." That had to trump Aalyssa being taken for treason in her mind. Out loud, she said, "That's bad for Aalyssa. I know they have been hunting her for years."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 775 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:23
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"What-" Wulfsen stared at Sileas. "We should speak privately."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 223 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:33
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Sileas nodded. "We should." She turned to Bai and Yehudit. "I will return in a few moments. Try...try to get along."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 768 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:41
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Yehudit stood up.
"I go where you go!"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 224 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:46
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"Wulfsen and I need to discuss something privately. Just stay here, I won't be long." Sileas wondered if they could get out the door and lock it from the outside quickly.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 769 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:48
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Yehudit's ankle was killing her so she was not moving as quickly as she normally would.

"There's nothing you can tell him that I can't hear."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 776 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 02:49
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In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 821):

Wulfsen had the same idea. He scooped Sileas into his arms and out of the room.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 225 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 03:00
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Sileas let out a small yelp of surprise when Wulfsen scooped her up. She wrapped her arms around his neck and held on for dear life.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 777 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 03:01
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfse swiftly carried Sileas up the stairs. "Where should we go- a tower?" He whispered in her ear.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 226 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 03:09
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"Yes, one of the furthest ones."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 778 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 03:13
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Wulfsen considered for a moment, they were close to the center of the keep, all the towers were equal distance. He decided on the Garden Tower.

To Garden Tower>
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 693 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:47
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas sat in her old room, waiting for her next magic lesson from Bai. Her mind seemed to be all over the place, she wasn't at all certain she would be able to concentrate properly. She hoped she wouldn't turn everyone into frogs or something.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1108 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:56
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen poked his head in the door and smiled when he saw Sileas.

"Good, you're here! I have a few minutes before I have to check in on the weapon training." He said, striding into the room.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 694 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:16
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Sileas smiled when she heard her husband's voice, and got to her feet as quickly as she could so she could run over to embrace him. Worry over his safety had consumed her over the past four months, which was why her mind was in so many places. "Hi yourself."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1109 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:21
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen wrapped his arms around Sileas and began to lift her off the floor before thinking better of it and deeply kissing her neck instead.

"How are you feeling?" He asked, his lips brushing her ear lobe.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 695 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:27
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She snuggled against him and then kissed his cheek. "I feel good. I'd be better if your brother had been stopped by now though. I feel like part of my brain is constantly on the alert and playing out fight scenarios. I wish I could relax."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1110 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:35
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Wulfsen deeply wished she could too, and felt guilty for drawing her closer to this trouble instead of protecting her better. This constant stress could not be good for her or the baby.

"He'll be stopped soon." Wulfsen said, promising something he hoped would be true.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 696 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 04:03
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know. It's getting more difficult to adjust my fighting moves every day." Sileas sighed softly.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1111 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 04:27
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Wulfsen had been concerned that Sileas’s fighting moves could harm her or the baby. But she had frequently been seen by Difyr and Aalyssa, surely if Sileas was doing anything dangerous for the baby the healers would tell her and she would heed their advice. Wulfsen ran his fingers through her hair. “The baby will be here soon.”
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 697 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 03:02
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"I know," she said softly, lovingly rubbing her stomach. "I spoke with Mama about a few things I've been feeling that are...different for me, she said they are normal. We should start thinking about names. I haven't had any ideas for girls, and wasn't sure you would appreciate me naming a boy Larrigan after..." her voice trailed off and she glanced down at her hands.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1112 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 03:11
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"Naming my son after the man who died defending my wife and her family seems appropriate." Wulfsen said, reaching over to massage Sileas's shoulders.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 698 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 01:16
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
Sileas smiled. "Larrigan it is then if it's a boy," she said, leaning against him. "That feels sooo good."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1113 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 01:45
The Keep - Sileas's Secret Rooms
"If it's a girl maybe Maryanna..." Wulfsen's voice broke slightly and he continued to massage Sileas's shoulders.