The Keep - Main Hall (2)   Posted by Threadmaster.Group: 0
Threadmaster
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 12:50
The Keep - Main Hall
The main hall of the keep.

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Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1054 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 12:51
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas Spenser:
Sileas wrapped her arms around Wulfsen's neck, kissing him back with equal fervor. Her entire body thrummed with happiness.


Wulfsen swept Sileas off the floor and into his arms. His heart pounded in his ears.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 651 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:11
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas slid her arms up around his neck. But as much as she wanted him to carry her off, there were a few more responsibilities to take care of. "We can't go off, not yet," she whispered. "There's the celebration yet. We're expected to be in attendance."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1055 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:14
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen sighed and reluctantly set Sileas down. He wrapped his hand around hers. "I wish I was a farmer, a carpenter... something less responsible."
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 652 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:20
The Keep - Main Hall
"I sort of think the feasts and celebrations, while smaller in scale, are expected at all weddings. After all, friends and family would like to celebrate our happiness with us." She leaned against him. "But, we'll have all night."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1056 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:23
The Keep - Main Hall
"Night is so far away." Wulfsen wrapped an arm around Sileas to draw her closer. People were coming up to him, congratulating them.
Dyfrig
 player, 67 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 14:23
The Keep - Main Hall
"May I please leave the hall to fetch the feast from the kitchen?" said Dyfrig plaintively.

"Someone's left a magical barrier lying around..."
Bai
 Player, 175 posts
 The Flame
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 14:42
The Keep - Main Hall
Bai had been nodding off when he heard Dyfrig.

"Why can't you leave- oh hell." Bai ran over to the barrier cutting off the hall from the kitchen. "Damn it! I must have spread the wards to thin on the east wall and chanted too much on the corners. So the barrier is inside the wall. Lovely, just great. Wonderful beginners mistake. I may as well let the innkeeper set the wards." Bai struck his forehead with the heel of his hand.

Swearing, he paced along the barrier to see if there were any gaps that could be made into a narrow path to the kitchen. He discovered a small gap on the stairs.

"You have enough room for someone pass up thin loaves of bread... Yeah, a real royal banquet, bread and water from the vases- oh bugger." The barrier neatly divided a flower arrangement in half. Hopefully no fool tried moving it before he took the wards down, otherwise they'd slice a finger off when the glass broke, as it was the ward was holding it in place. A bee that had been sampling the flowers had his foot stuck in the barrier. It buzzed in confusion.

"Well I hope there isn't a scullery maid down there stuck in the barrier." Bai mused, staring at the floor as if trying to see into the kitchen. He had sealed the top of the barrier, and sealed the bottom somewhere underground below the cellar.

"This is what comes of setting up a barrier with no sleep and having an innkeeper distracting me." Bai grumbled. The thought of pushing this wall of the barrier a few feet further east was daunting.
Dyfrig
 player, 69 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 15:36
The Keep - Main Hall
"They are wed now... why not drop the dratted thing?"

Dyfrig was normally easy-going. The one thing that really annoyed him was any interference with his food.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 653 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:38
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 6):

"I know. Maybe they will take pity on us and let us leave late afternoon," she said. She somehow managed to hug her parents as Wulfsen held on to her.
Bai
 Player, 177 posts
 The Flame
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:56
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Dyfrig (msg # 9):

"Great way to invite demons to a party." Bai fumed. It was the vows Bai had been worried about, demons loved to corrupt vows like that. But he didn't want demons at the feast either.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1057 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:58
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 10):

"Pity would be letting us be alone now." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 Player, 654 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 19:01
The Keep - Main Hall
"Dyfrig went to a lot of work to put this together. At the least we should enjoy the food. I don't know for certain if anyone called for entertainers."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1058 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 01:21
The Keep - Main Hall
"I hope not." Wulfsen said. He had waited a long time to be married to Sileas. He wanted to be alone with her. It seemed like there was always someone with them.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 560 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 01:45
The Keep - Main Hall
As Lek watched Sileas and Wulfsen, he felt envy and depression weighing him down. He would never have what they have. His shoulders slumped.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 655 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 03:19
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 14):

"I do and I don't. I would love to dance with you, but on the other hand, I would probably embarrass you horribly. I never really learned how," Sileas admitted with half a shrug.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 230 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 03:23
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 15):

Millie was as miserable as her brother. She hung back toward the rear of the hall. She was happy for her cousin, but wondered for not the first time why she would never have a love of her own. She sank down on a chair and stared at her lap.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1059 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 09:29
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 16):

"I would just be happy to have you in my arms." Wulfsen said.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 561 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 09:31
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 17):

Lek spotted his sister and made his way over to her. He sunk into a chair next to her.

"I wish Pinja could be here." He said.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 656 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 15:14
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 18):

"That I can arrange," Sileas smiled.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 231 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 15:15
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 19):

"I know," Mille said softly, still not lifting her head. A teardrop hit her skirt. "I'm happy for Sileas, but I wish I was anywhere but here."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 562 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:06
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 21):

"Me too." Lek said unhappily. "How is Pinja doing today?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1060 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:11
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 20):

Wulfsen grinned back at her.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 232 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:14
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 22):

"She wasn't awake yet when I left to attend to Sileas. Probably not well though. She knows there is a wedding, and has nothing but bad memories of her own."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 657 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:15
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 23):

"Shall we head toward the feast?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 563 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:22
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 24):

"I wish I could help her somehow." Lek said. "All I do is scare her more."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1061 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:23
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 25):

"What feast?" Wulfsen asked. The tables were bare, not so much as a crumb of food.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 233 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:26
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 26):

"I know. I don't know that anyone can help her. At least, not without her wanting help."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 658 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:26
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 27):

"That's odd. I've been smelling cooking all morning, making my stomach rumble. Maybe Dyfrig was waiting for after the ceremony ended to bring it out?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 564 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:32
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 28):

Lek wiped away another tear. "I should have protected her."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1062 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:33
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 29):

"Maybe someone should go to the kitchen." Wulfsen said. "I'd be happy with stale bread and water but the guests probably expect more."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 234 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:56
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 30):

"I doubt there would have been anything you could have done, even if you had been trained. Jack nearly killed Uncle Shawn when Jack came after me." Her voice dropped to a whisper. She hadn't told anyone, not even Lek, about that. And she'd sworn Uncle Shawn to secrecy.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 659 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:56
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 31):

"I see Dyfrig over near Bai, so I don't know what's going on. There seems to be some sort of confusion."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 565 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:59
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 32):

"Jack came after you?" Lek asked.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1063 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:00
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 33):

"Why is he looking so angry? Should we be worried?" Wulfsen asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 235 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:15
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 34):

Millie nodded. "Uncle Shawn happened to stop in and managed to deflect him, since Jack was very angry still from Uncle Shawn and Uncle Aron keeping him from Pinja when he first arrived."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 660 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:16
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 35):

"Probably. At the very least, we should go find out what's going on."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 566 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:18
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 36):

"I should have killed Jack. Got him when he was being held in the cell." Lek said. "So many could have been spared."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1064 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:19
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 37):

"I have a feeling that I won't like this." Wulfsen said reluctantly. "Let's get it over with."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 236 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:35
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 38):

"You're not a killer, Lek. It's not in you. And if you did, then you would be no better than Jack."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 661 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:36
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 39):

"No doubt." She slipped her hand into his larger one. "Let's go."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 567 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:40
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 40):

"I'd never hurt anyone the way Jack hurts women." Lek said, his neck growing red.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1065 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:41
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 41):

Wulfsen unhappily walked towards the cook and hedge wizard.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 237 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:54
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 42):

'OH, that's not what I meant. I meant his violent, murderous ways," Millie said, turning red herself.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 662 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 04:55
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 43):

Sileas threaded her fingers through his, her thumb brushing over his knuckles.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 568 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 05:02
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 44):

"Everyone would have been better off if he died in his cell." Lek said. "Next time I meet someone like him I won't give him a chance to hurt someone again."
Bai
 Player, 178 posts
 The Flame
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 05:04
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 45):

"And here's the bride and groom." Bai said. "Take your pick; Safety and no food, or feast and risk demons invading the hall. Your idiot uncle distracted me when I was preparing the wards so the kitchen has been cut off."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 238 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:02
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 46):

Millie gasped. "Lek! You cannot act as judge, jury and executioner!"
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 663 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:07
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Bai (msg # 47):

Sileas looked at Wulfsen and then Bai. "We can't stay in here forever, Bai," Sileas whispered. "Can't they be reset outside the keep?"
Bai
 Player, 179 posts
 The Flame
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:34
The Keep - Main Hall
"The barrier is just around the Hall, it was supposed to include the stairs down to the kitchen so they could bring the food up." Bai shoved his hair back from his face. "I can try pushing it so they can get down to the kitchen but there's a good chance of the barrier collapsing if I push on it. I was hoping to keep it up until your wedding festivities were over so a bunch of demons wouldn't come in causing mayhem..." He though for a moment. "It would be easier to make a big hole in the floor and have the food brought up through that."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 569 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:37
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 48):

"Someone should have with Jack. We already knew what he was, what he did, what he wanted to do. Instead of executing him he was just held in a cell until he got up and caused even more pain. We would have been better off killing him right away." Lek's eyes teared up.
Dyfrig
 player, 70 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:37
The Keep - Main Hall
"How long will it take you to reset your wall of force?" asked Dyfrig, who was thinking about the feast that was ready to be served.

"Or can you extend the existing one so that I can fetch the feast? What is this perceived threat anyway?"

Dyfrig wasn't sure that there even was such a thing as a demon. And anyway, didn't they have guards to protect people within the castle... which itself had walls. That should keep any bogey-man out.
Bai
 Player, 180 posts
 The Flame
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:52
The Keep - Main Hall
"Resetting the entire barrier can take hours. I can try pushing the barrier to include the stairs but that could cause the whole thing to collapse." Bai said. "It's to keep out the demons that would love to pee on the main course. If your main course is free of demon urine the wards are working."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 664 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 17:12
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Bai (msg # 50):

"I don't think there is enough room for a whole, the people and the tables." She glanced at Wulfsen. "Should he just drop the walls? Can your men hold back magical trouble?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 239 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 17:14
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Lek Gerthrim (msg # 46):

Millie grew worried. It was one thing for Lek to kill someone in self defense, or to protect another. It was quite another to sound so...bloodthirsty. "Lek. You've changed."
Bai
 Player, 181 posts
 The Flame
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 17:15
The Keep - Main Hall
"I could make the hole right here." Bai said. "Only servants come to this part of the hall, and we're right above the stairs here."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 570 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 17:16
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 55):

"If I have it's for the better." Lek said. "I knew Jack was bad, I had a good idea of what he had done, I knew where to find him. But I didn't do a thing about it. I should have."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 240 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 03:48
The Keep - Main Hall
Millie wasn't at all certain she liked this change in Lek. He was becoming a completely different person from the brother she knew and loved.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 571 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:05
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek's eyes glistened. "I hate what Jack did to Pinja. Nobody should suffer like that."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 241 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:11
The Keep - Main Hall
"I know and I agree." Millie let out a small sigh and clasped her hands. She couldn't imagine what the delay with the food was. She wanted to get the reception over and back to her room.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 572 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:27
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek wished he could just leave too. He wanted Sileas and Wulfsen to be happy, but this whole thing was miserable for him.
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 127 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:39
The Keep - Main Hall
Aislyn glanced over at the twins, then turned to Nelek. "Nelek, our children are miserable. Should we maybe speak with Lysistrata? I think she is still matchmaking."
Nelek
 Player, 388 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:40
The Keep - Main Hall
Nelek frowned. "Didn't she throw herself at your father when he tried to get her to match Aron with someone?"
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 128 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 04:53
The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, she did. I think she truly loved him. I often wondered if he should have given her a chance. She may have made him happy, unlike Mama." Aislyn glanced at the twins again. "It makes my heart hurt seeing them this way."

This message was last edited by the player at 05:13, Wed 19 Sept 2018.

Nelek
 Player, 389 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 05:06
The Keep - Main Hall
"I know." Nelek said, rubbing Aislyn's shoulders. "I guess we can have Lysistrata try."
Aislyn Gerthrim
 Player, 129 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 05:14
The Keep - Main Hall
"I will go see her tomorrow then. I didn't see her here...I don't believe Sileas knows her."
Nelek
 Player, 390 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 05:24
The Keep - Main Hall
"She seems to be keeping to herself." Nelek said.
Dyfrig
 player, 71 posts
Wed 19 Sep 2018
at 09:50
The Keep - Main Hall
"If you can make a hole so that we can fetch the food..." said Dyfrig.

"I don't think any demons have pissed on the feast... but right now, it's outside your wall of force, so if such being exist and they have bodily functions, they could have."
Bai
 Player, 182 posts
 The Flame
Sun 7 Oct 2018
at 03:30
The Keep - Main Hall
"The kitchen is directly below us. The stairs are cut off but not the kitchen." Bai made a large circle on the floor with his staff and rocks began coming out of the floor and neatly piling on the floor beside the hole. There was a sawing noise and a neat circle of wood came from the hole. Bai looked down into the kitchen.
Dyfrig
 player, 72 posts
Sun 7 Oct 2018
at 10:22
The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig went to peer down the hole.

"I suppose we could improvise some kind of lifting mechanism to get the food up... has anyone got some rope?"

Part of his mind wanted to gibber at this flagrant display of magical force, but his more practical side was taking over.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 665 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 02:52
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas clutched Wulfsen's arm. She hoped the floor around the hole would remain steady. She glanced around to make certain her family and friends were safe.
Bai
 Player, 183 posts
 The Flame
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 03:52
The Keep - Main Hall
"I'm done." Bai sunk into a chair. He wanted to crawl into bed but this was the best he could get.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1066 posts
Sat 13 Oct 2018
at 04:26
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen looked down into the kitchen. "Maybe we can use the sashes from the curtains..."
Dyfrig
 player, 73 posts
Sat 13 Oct 2018
at 08:45
The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig called down the hole.

"Are you all right down there? We shall have to pass the food up through this hole. Have you some rope you can throw up? There may be some in the scullery..."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 1000 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 18:22
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 71):

"Maybe the men can use their shirts to make a rope and sling to bring the food up." Yehudit suggested to Sileas.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 666 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 19:58
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas sighed and shook her head. "I suppose they could, but the knots would have to be really secure to support the weight. A solid rope would be much better."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 1001 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 20:53
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 76):

"Unless you brought rope..." Yehudit said, eyeing one muscular wedding guest.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 667 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 21:36
The Keep - Main Hall
"Why on earth would I bring rope to my wedding?" Sileas replied with exasperation. "What we need are steps."
Questa Cort
 Player, 417 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 21:43
The Keep - Main Hall
"Wotever turns yer on." Questa mused.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 573 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 21:45
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek wanted this to be over so he could be alone while being lonely. He began collecting sashes from the windows.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 668 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 21:53
The Keep - Main Hall
"Doesn't do a thing for me at all," Sileas replied.
Questa Cort
 Player, 418 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 21:57
The Keep - Main Hall
"That's why yer didn't brin' rope... Is yor cousin gertting ready ter hang 'imself or cop the bloody food?" Questa asked.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 669 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 23:40
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas turned to look in the direction Questa was. "Lek?" she called out. "What are you doing?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 574 posts
Sat 15 Dec 2018
at 23:43
The Keep - Main Hall
"Getting sashes to use to bring the food up." Lek said, dropping the sashes on the floor next to the hole. "I think it's enough."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 670 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 02:07
The Keep - Main Hall
"Excellent idea! Now, who's the best knot tier? We need them very secure so they don't come apart." She looked around the assembled guests.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 1002 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 02:43
The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit looked at the sashes. They were not very different from the sheets she used to tie together to climb out of windows to escape doing chores at the inn. Several falls into the bushes taught her the best knots. She sat on the floor and began knotting the sashes together.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 671 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas blinked in surprise. It all made sense now how Yehudit managed to sneak out of the inn  all of the time. She headed over to Dyfrig. "You'll have ropes shortly."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 575 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 03:40
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek walked back to one of the windows. He pushed the drape aside so he could look out.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1067 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 04:01
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen slipped behind Sileas and squeezed her shoulders.
Dyfrig
 player, 75 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2018
at 15:06
The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig found a bench to act as a platform and attached the sashes to it.

"We just need some stout fellows to haul away, now."
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 672 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:33
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas turned to Wulfsen. "Why don't you and Lek help with that?" She raised up on her toes and whispered in his ear, "I'd like the chance to watch you flex your muscles."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1068 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen blushed, but he grinned too.

"Lek, come over here and help." Wulfsen called to his page.

He took off his dress jacket and neatly hung it over a chair. He loosened his collar, then removed his cuff links, dropped them in a pocket, and rolled up his sleeves. He stretched his arms and shoulders, flexing his muscles for Sileas's benefit.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 576 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:42
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek wiped his eyes and turned from the window. He had no appetite, but the sooner the feast was served the sooner this could all be over and he could leave. He went over and took up one end of the makeshift rope.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 673 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:44
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas sat down in the chair and made herself comfortable. She smiled, watching her husband move about, thoroughly enjoying the view.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 1003 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:47
The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit forced herself to look away. This was her best friend's husband- not for her to look at! She knew she should not have come.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1069 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:50
The Keep - Main Hall
In reply to Sileas Thornblade (msg # 94):

Wulfsen winked at Sileas, loosening his collar another two buttons. He picked up the sash rope.

"Okay Lek, let's lower this slowly- don't want it to drop on someone's head." Wulfsen planted his feet and slowly pushed the bench into the hole and began feeding rope.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 577 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 03:55
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek lowered the bench slowly with Wulfsen's help. Lek had built up a lot of muscle while training so this was not as hard as it looked. His thoughts traveled to Pinja. He wondered if she was safe where she was, outside of the magical barrier Bai had set up. He wished he could protect her, that Pinja felt safe enough to accept his protection.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 674 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:21
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas grinned at Wulfsen and winked back, before he and Lek started lowering the bench. She didn't know why everything always had to be so difficult, but at least this was enjoyable.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1070 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:25
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen relaxed when someone in the kitchen rested the bench on top of a work table. He casually undid a few more buttons on his shirt for Sileas's benefit as he waited for the food to be set on the bench.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 674 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:36
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas fidgeted on her chair. She suddenly hoped the feast and entertainment was over quickly.

This message was last updated by the player at 04:36, Mon 17 Dec 2018.

Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 578 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:39
The Keep - Main Hall
Raising the bench was a lot harder than lowering it- trying to keep it steady while loaded with so much food was not easy. Lek's biceps bulged against his sleeves.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1071 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:41
The Keep - Main Hall
"Quick- someone take the food!" Wulfsen was straining now, not flirting with his wife though she would now have a very nice view of his chest muscles at work.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 61 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:49
The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn hurried over, calling on his cousins, Aislyn and Aron, to help him.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 861 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 04:58
The Keep - Main Hall
Liadan touched Aron's arm. "Be careful!"
Aron Buckley
 Player, 190 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 05:09
The Keep - Main Hall
"Always." He gave her a quick kiss before hurrying over.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 579 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 05:15
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek held his end steady. He wished they would hurry.
Dyfrig
 player, 76 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 12:23
The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig smiled as he directed the unloading of the food, grabbing platters and arranging them on a nearby table.

"Excellent, thank you all. One more lower and lift and we should have all that we need to feast."
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 62 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 14:11
The Keep - Main Hall
Shawn stood off to the side so Wulfsen and Lek could lower the bench once more.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 580 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 02:42
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek lowered the bench. The food smelled good but he had little appetite.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1072 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 03:01
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen was feeling less flirtatious now. He had not expected the bench loaded with food to be so heavy and hoped he would be able to lift his end of the second load.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 83 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 03:42
The Keep - Main Hall
Once the bench was downstairs and being loaded, Xavier took off his jacket and elbowed Wulfsen out of the way, wresting the sash from his best friend's hand.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1073 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 03:58
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen did not want to show weakness in front of his new bride or his subjects, so he took up the slack behind Xavier, trying to look useful.
Sileas Thornblade
 Player, 675 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Main Hall
Sileas's attention and gaze remained on her husband.
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 581 posts
Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 03:40
The Keep - Main Hall
Lek hauled up his end. He hoped everyone ate fast.
Dyfrig
 player, 77 posts
Mon 31 Dec 2018
at 08:49
The Keep - Main Hall
Dyfrig was soon seeing to the distribution of the food.
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 84 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 01:36
The Keep - Main Hall
"Is that all of the food to come up?" Xavier asked, sitting on the floor to relax for a moment.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 1074 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 03:14
The Keep - Main Hall
Wulfsen flopped down on the floor. He hoped he had an easier time carrying Sileas than lifting that bench.
Dyfrig
 player, 78 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 11:28
The Keep - Main Hall
"Yes, thank you. Your efforts are appreciated," said Dyfrig. A novel way to ensure people had an appetite for the feast...
Xavier DeVale
 Player, 85 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 14:07
The Keep - Main Hall
"Anytime," Xavier said. Pulling up the bench had been awkward, but manageable. He just hoped he had impressed some ladies.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 1004 posts
Sat 5 Jan 2019
at 08:50
The Keep - Main Hall
Yehudit tried to hide her disappointment that none of the men had taken off their shirts. Wulfsen had unbuttoned his a bit, but he was married to her best friend so she could not enjoy that.