The Keep- The Garden Area.   Posted by GM Killer.Group: 0
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 452 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 03:59
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Difyr walked with Millie. "You don't have to be alone if you don't want to be. Pinja did stay with you even when Jack was behind bars, so it wasn't fear making her stay."
Millie
 NPC, 199 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2016
at 12:34
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"It's better to be alone. It hurts too much to do anything else. Every time I've tried to make a friend or maintain a friendship, they've walked away. There's something wrong with me that no one wants to be around me. Every one has already formed their friendships. There's no place that I fit in."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 453 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 02:16
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Difyr wished Millie had been there when Pinja got it into her head to go after Jack, maybe Millie could have talked her out of it. She shook her head.
Millie
 NPC, 200 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 02:35
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Millie walked silently to the keep. When they were on the edge of the garden, she threw the flowers she had collected on the ground and headed inside.
Helen
 player, 5 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 02:43
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A dirty, pale-faced lady with a child in her arms could be seen wandering near the garden wall. She had been on the run from the raiders for some time now, and she was desperate to find a place of refuge. The child was hungry, the girl was exhausted, and they were both about to give up. She found the outside gate to the garden, opened it and went inside. She closed the gate behind her and collapsed onto the ground. The child crawled off and started munching on some raspberries growing near the door.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 173 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 12:54
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Xavier had received word that Wulfsen and the others were to return from their journey sometime today. Aislyn sent him on a mission to the garden to gather flowers and any fruits or vegetables that she could use, so here he was, wicker basket in hand. He entered the garden and started for the blueberry bushes when he heard a sound.

He turned, about to greet whatever villager was there only to find a young woman and a small child he hadn't seen before. "Good morn," he greeted as he approached.
Helen
 player, 6 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 14:55
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The child gurgled in reply, stood up and began to walk towards the man who had just entered. She was a small girl, only 2 feet tall at present, with curly blond hair, deep blue eyes and rosy cheeks. She held some raspberries in her hand, which she held out to the man. "Wan sum?" she asked.

The woman heard the child's inquiry and stirred from her deep sleep. She woke up with a start at the realization that the child was no longer beside her. She whipped her head around and saw the child extending her hand towards a strange man. She froze with fear, her eyes wild.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 174 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 15:16
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Xavier knelt down so he was at face level with the little one. "I would, thank you." He had always believed that when a child offered you something, you didn't turn it away." He heard the woman stir and one glance at her told him she was startled. "My apologies, I didn't mean to startle you. I just came out on an errand for the kitchen." He gave her a small smile. "Lord Xavier DeVale, at your service."
Helen
 player, 7 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 16:05
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The girl shakily got to her feet and stood up. "Elizabeth," she said softly, "come here." The child plopped the berries into the man's hand and toddled over to the girl. The girl drew her close and met the man's gaze. "Mr. DeVale," she said in a shaking, yet firm voice, "I don't know who you are, or what your intentions may be, but I seek to do no harm here. We are just wanderers seeking a place of refuge from the raiders."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 175 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 16:45
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Xavier smiled gently, cradling the berries in his hand. "I mean no harm either. You have arrived at the correct place for refuge. The surviving villagers are making their home in the keep until the village is rebuilt. My best friend, Lord Wulfsen Thornblade was sent by the king to protect and oversee the village. Alas, we arrived the day after the raid. If you'd like, I can show you to the kitchen and find a room for you and your wee one."
Helen
 player, 8 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 17:09
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The girl instantly relaxed. "I have been wanting of a place to rest for weeks now," she said softly. She picked up the child in her arms and settled her on her hip. "I will go with you, Elizabeth is in dire need of some food and rest." She picked up a leather bag that was lying on the ground and placed it on her shoulder. "Lead the way."
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 176 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 17:22
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Xavier left his basket by the berries and started back to the keep, slowing his stride so the girl could keep up with him. "Thank you for the berries, Elizabeth, they are delicious," he said to the little girl. He headed around to the back entrance so the trip to the kitchen would be quick. Both girls looked to be in need of a good meal.
Helen
 player, 9 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 17:26
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The girl walked behind Mr. DeVale, moving as fast as her tired legs would take her. When he thanked Elizabeth for the berries, she smiled softly. This seemed like a nice person, and she felt safer with him. She noticed that they were approaching the back entrance to the keep, and wondered where they were going.
Xavier DeVale
 PLAYER, 177 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 18:10
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Xavier glanced over his shoulder a few times to make certain the girl was keeping up. Then he stepped through the back doorway to the keep and headed for the kitchen.



----to the kitchen
Helen
 player, 49 posts
Sat 28 May 2016
at 00:49
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After several wrong turns, Helen made it to the inner gate. She then opened it and went into the garden. Looking around, she saw various fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers growing there. "This will be a good place to gather supplies," she said to herself.

As she wandered among the rows, she picked various herbs and flowers and collected them in her apron. She could not find what she was looking for, though. There were white daisies, pink daisies, and even purple ones, but not a single royal blue daisy in sight. "They are rather uncommon," she said to herself, "but I do not know where to find them."

After searching fruitlessly for a while, she left the garden and placed her herbs in a basket nearby. Picking up the basket, she opened the back garden gate and left the walls of the Keep to see if she could find the flower beyond its grounds.

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Mr Ragan
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 00:45
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As Tirto headed back to the garden he could see that the rumor mill was hard at work. Half the people he passed by were gossiping about a whore giving favors in the kitchen. As rumors are apt to do the story grew as gossipers speculated about the situation.

A couple were arguing about whether or not Xavier was one of the knights who spent time with Ila in the kitchen. One man thought since Xavier was a ladies man there was no room for doubt that he had been with Ila. Another thought since he was a ladies man he could have any woman he wanted, he wouldn't need to pay a whore. Another argued that because Ila was attractive whether or not Xavier would pay did not matter, but he definitely was with her in the kitchen.

Some were wondering if Mrs Gerthrim or Mrs Spenser were in on it because they were always in the kitchen. If either of them could be bought for the right coin- but who would want those old woman when Ila was there.

Nobody who talked about the rumor seemed to doubt it.

"She must already be wishing she said yes to me." Tirto muttered to himself and joined the men in working to remove a dead stump from the ground.
Liadan Buckley
 Player, 542 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 01:37
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Liadan had been having a bittersweet reunion with all of her family minus Yehudit, when she overheard someone saying something beastly about Ila, Brie, Ais and Xavier. Liadan covered as many ears of her children as she could reach but there were just too many little ears. So she picked up a branch and walloped the gossipers over their heads. She began ushering the children inside.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1338 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:05
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Sileas managed to reach the garden before she emptied her stomach. She sat down on the ground and curled herself up into a ball.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 580 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:12
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Yehudit staggered into the garden after Sileas.

"You're not on a boat anymore, Sileas!" Yehudit said, almost admiring the amount of puke.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1339 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:21
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"I know that," Sileas said hoarsely. "Maybe I wasn't seasick after all. Maybe I picked up some sickness."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 581 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:30
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"None of us got sick." Yehudit said. "You aren't feverish or anything either, right?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1340 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 00:39
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Sileas shook her head. "If it was looking at those ears, I thought I had a much stronger constitution than that."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 582 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:06
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"It was kind of gross." Yehudit said.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1341 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:12
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"Yeah, it was. Maybe that's all this was."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 583 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2016
at 01:28
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"What else could it be?" Yehudit asked.