The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room.   Posted by Threadmaster.Group: 0
Threadmaster
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:45
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Where Millicent Gerthrim makes clothes.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 45 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:53
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie was curled up in a large chair by the window, working on some children's clothing. Her work table was piled high with fabrics and supplies, she was still waiting on some other furniture to sort things out on to.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 1 post
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 03:04
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Fortune swept into the room.

"Oh good, you've gotten yourself set up." Fortune said. "I have so many dress ideas and you simply must make me something new right away."

The woman pulled out a scrap of paper with a fancy dress design roughly sketched out. Just like she brought to Millie's shop every week before the raid.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 46 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:22
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie smiled at her regular customer. "Good morn," she greeted, setting aside what she was working on. She took the paper and studied it. "This is lovely. Why don't you choose a fabric you would like it in?"
Fortune Calm
 Player, 2 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:30
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Fortune looked over the fabrics.

"All those fabrics you had at your shop are gone?" She asked sadly, choosing the fanciest fabric in the selection.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 47 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:37
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Unfortunately, yes. The men are bringing me weekly supplies of fabrics, but I fear they don't know the best choices. I'm hoping soon they will permit me to accompany them on a supply trip."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 3 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:43
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Such a shame it was all lost." Fortune said, handing Millie the fabric. "I would like something purple."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 48 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:44
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I agree. This is a nice fabric and with the right trim, we can make it very pretty. I will get started on it this afternoon."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 4 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:47
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"How soon will it be ready?" Fortune asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 49 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:58
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I'm going to say three days. It might be sooner, but I'd like to allow the time to get it right for you."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 5 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:04
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Three days... That's such a long- Where's your helper?" Fortune asked. "She didn't perish in the raid, did she?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 50 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:22
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"No, but she was badly injured. It will be some time before Pinja will be able to return to work. I must admit, I miss her company terribly," Millie replied.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 6 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:37
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"The poor little thing." Fortune said. "Will she be helping you again soon?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 51 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:54
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"We haven't discussed it yet. As I said, it will be a while and I don't want to push her too hard. A lot will depend on if being in the same type of setting brings back bad memories for her, I'm certain."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 7 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:03
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Having something to do would be good for her." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 52 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:07
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Oh, I agree it would be. But she may need a different environment from a dress shop."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 8 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:12
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"What else can she do besides help you make clothes?" Fortune asked. "She never seemed to have any other interests."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 53 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 01:37
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"She's a decent cook," Millie replied. "She may have interests I don't know about."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 9 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 01:58
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"You seem to know her the best." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 54 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 02:49
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I do, but Pinja is very private. She holds a lot of things in."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 10 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:09
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Sure she confides in you about what she would like to do." Fortune said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 55 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:52
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I take my confidences very seriously, and I'm really not comfortable saying anything further about Pinja's future. I'm sure you understand," Millie replied. Anything further would be gossiping and that wasn't something she enjoyed doing.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 11 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:57
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Of course. But would her future have anything to do with your brother?" Fortune asked. "I had noticed he was around your shop a lot."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 56 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 02:41
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Lek and I are very close, and he came by to keep an eye out for anything needing repairs, and they would speak when Lek was there. Other than that, I know nothing."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 12 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 05:15
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"They're not going to make you an aunt anytime soon?" Fortune asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 57 posts
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I can assure you that I will not be an aunt soon," Millie stated.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 13 posts
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 21:57
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"A pity." Fortune said, and turned back to the fabrics.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 58 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 00:56
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie couldn't help but agree, but she honestly doubted Pinja would ever be ready for another relationship. She struggled to keep her own shoulders from sagging.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 275 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 04:06
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie bypassed the hall, it seemed everyone was going to their rooms. She didn't feel up to speaking to Aalyssa or Pinja, so she went to her sewing room and bolted the door. After building a fire in the hearth, Millie spread out one of the furs and grabbed another to place over her, and she curled up to go to sleep.
Aalyssa
 Player, 140 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 02:55
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Aalyssa stopped in front of the sewing room. "It would probably be best if you go in, after all, you share the space with Millie."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 445 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 02:58
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja looked like Aalyssa had suggested that she step into an active volcano.
Aalyssa
 Player, 141 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 03:08
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Aalyssa urged her on. She heard nothing going on in the room, so if Millie was there, she was indeed quietly sewing.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 446 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 03:11
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja tried to open the door, but it was bolted from the inside. "Millie?" Pinja tried to call.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 276 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 11:01
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie was curled in a ball, having cried herself soundly to sleep.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 447 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:05
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 34):

"The door is bolted from the inside." Pinja said worriedly to Aalyssa.
Aalyssa
 Player, 142 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:26
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Maybe it's as I said, she simply wants some time alone."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 448 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:31
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja was having flashbacks of being in the back of Millie's shop, Jack and his friends with the scissors.

"Someone could have her locked in there with him." She said, on the verge of panic.
Aalyssa
 Player, 143 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:40
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Aalyssa pressed her ear against the door. "It's all quiet in there, nothing going on."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 449 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:46
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja nervously bounced in place. "He could be keeping quiet. We need to get in."
Aalyssa
 Player, 144 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 23:17
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I don't see how we can," Aalyssa replied. "I only have healing powers, nothing that would open a bolted door."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 450 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 23:38
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"An ax? A window?" Pinja asked frantically. She began to pound on the door with her fists.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 277 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:19
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie growled under her breath when the pounding started on the door. Who would be in such need of something this time of night? She crossly got up and went to the door. "Go way!" she shouted sleepily.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 451 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:22
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Millie, are you all right?" Pinja asked, hoping there wasn't an evil man forcing Millie to tell her to go away.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 278 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:23
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I'm fine, Pinja. Just wanted some quiet alone time," Millie replied. "You can go back to bed."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 452 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:32
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Can you come out here?" Pinja asked anxiously.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 279 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:36
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie sighed and unbolted the door. Her hair was sticking out all over the place, and she still looked sleepy but none the worse for the wear.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 453 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:44
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"What happened?" Pinja asked, knowing what someone looks like after they have been crying even after getting some sleep between crying bouts.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 280 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:51
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Nothing. Just feeling sorry for myself because of the wedding."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 454 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 03:54
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja was not convinced that was all, she looked at Millie, her eyes widening. "Is that blood?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 281 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 04:04
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"What?" Millie looked at where Pinja was gazing. "It's Lek's blood. He challenged one of the knights to a duel."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 455 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 04:17
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"What?" Pinja was shocked. "Is he ok? What happened?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 282 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 16:05
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"He'll be fine. Difyr was there and quickly patched him up. The knight was being vulgar and Lek had had enough of him."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 456 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 17:13
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja was still having a hard time picturing Lek fighting anyone. The thought of a vulgar knight made her anxious. "What happened to the knight?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 283 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 18:09
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"He went off to lick his wounds. He's probably back at the barracks."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 457 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 18:18
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I know your brother had been training to be a knight... but I can't picture him fighting anyone." Pinja said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 284 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 18:30
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I saw it, and still don't believe it."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 458 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 19:04
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"That knight... he must have been really bad." Pinja did not know how to feel about Lek challenging anyone to a fight.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 285 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 19:11
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"He was, though I dare say he might have been drunk. I mean, I actually managed to knock him on his derriere when I slugged him."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 459 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 19:15
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"You hit him?" Pinja asked, surprised.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 286 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 19:45
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I did," Millie said with a small smile. Truth was, she was proud of that moment.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 460 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 20:41
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Good, he probably deserved it." Pinja wished she had hit Jack hard enough to knock him down, wished that she had not been so afraid. "But won't he want revenge?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 287 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 21:35
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I think once word reaches Lord Thornblade about his actions, he'll probably be taken down a peg or two. And I won't allow him near me again."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 461 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 22:12
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja did not look convinced. It was obvious she was thinking about Jack.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 288 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 02:09
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie was quiet for a moment. "I'm going back to sleep. I'll see you in the morning."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 462 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 20:35
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Are you sure you're safe here?" Pinja asked worriedly.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 289 posts
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 01:47
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Millie nodded. "I'll be fine."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 463 posts
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 01:51
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Will the door hold if he comes after you?" Pinja asked anxiously. "What about the window?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 290 posts
Wed 13 May 2020
at 01:37
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"Yes, the door will hold and I have the shutters locked. I'm safe.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 464 posts
Wed 13 May 2020
at 03:46
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
Pinja could not stop worrying. She did not want what happened to her to happen to Millie. "But if he breaks in?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 291 posts
Fri 15 May 2020
at 02:43
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"I have my shears near and a knife under my makeshift pillow."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 465 posts
Fri 15 May 2020
at 04:00
The Keep - Millie's Sewing Room
"But his friends?"
Tria
 Player, 15 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:56
4 months later
Tria nervously fumbled with a needle and thread. She seemed especially stiff and awkward today.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 292 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:17
4 months later
Millie looked up from the dress she was making for Sileas and turned her attention to her assistant. "Is everything all right, Tria? Do you need any help with anything?"
Tria
 Player, 16 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:26
4 months later
"Everything is... all right." Tria said in her usual halting way. "I... don't need... help." She accidentally poked herself with the needle she was threading but barely reacted to it.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 293 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:32
4 months later
"As long as you are certain," Millie replied, going back to her own  work. She herself had been keeping things to herself that bothered her, so she couldn't fault Tria for doing the same.
Tria
 Player, 17 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 03:38
4 months later
"How is... your brother?" Tria asked, as if it was something she was obligated to ask. For a moment her hand hovered over the silver torque around her neck, as if to touch it, then she rubbed her throat just above the torque.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 294 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 04:07
4 months later
"Lek? He's doing well, working hard at his training," Millie replied.
Tria
 Player, 18 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 04:29
4 months later
Tria nodded, a bit of nonverbal communication she had picked up.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 295 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 03:04
4 months later
There, Millie thought, taking the last stitch. This should be the last dress Sileas will need for now, and I've already finished her laying in clothing. Millie folded the dress neatly and leaned back and stretched.
Tria
 Player, 19 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 03:32
4 months later
Despite her nervousness, Tria finally managed to thread the needle. She began sewing, only making a few stitches before she poked herself with the needle again, this time drawing blood which soaked into the fabric she had been sewing. Tria stiffened, horrified at her screw up. Bloodstains don't come out easily, this fabric was likely destroyed. Millie was going to be angry.