Game -- Henry.   Posted by Overlord Extrodinaire.Group: 0
Overlord Extrodinaire
 GM, 15 posts
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 22:49
Game -- Henry
Yariv's first day past and the sun rose the next morning. He returned to Henry's farm looking absolutely miserable. His shoulders were hunched and he rubbed his muscles (what he had of them at least) and muttered under his breath constantly. He never looked at Henry in the eyes. Yariv seemed to only come back to obligation and loyalty to his brother, Sarin.

"Sir," Yariv said, his hands fumbling and his eyes never meeting Henry's, "I will only be able to work until next week. You have to find a new assistant."

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:09, Fri 13 Oct 2017.

Henry
 player, 6 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Sun 15 Oct 2017
at 02:46
Game -- Henry
Henry raised and eyebrow.  "Eh?  Why is that?"  He wasn't surprised.  Not everyone was cut out for this life.  If he had a good reason, Henry would work him for the week, give him the memory of honest hard work.    Who knows, perhaps the kid had a good excuse.
Overlord Extrodinaire
 GM, 17 posts
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 22:13
Game -- Henry
In reply to Henry (msg # 2):

Yariv fidgeted and muttered under his breath before he actually spoke at an audible tone. "I just can't. With Sarin gone I am the oldest and I have to be there for the others."
Henry
 player, 7 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 22:54
Game -- Henry
"What others?"  Henry snapped.  It came out harsher than he had intended.  He figured some sob story about a large family and take care of some small house without a yard.  Did this kid think a farm would take care of itself?
Overlord Extrodinaire
 GM, 18 posts
Tue 17 Oct 2017
at 10:35
Game -- Henry
In reply to Henry (msg # 4):

Yariv's posture changed. Did he really not know? It became protective on his slight frame.
"Are you kidding me?" Yariv snarled and glared at Henry. He opened his mouth and then closed it. Then he scoffed. "You really don't know? We live ten miles away up the hill at the orphanage. Sarin was the only one who kept us together and made us a family. According to him, I have 21 siblings. He dragged himself down here everyday to help you. HE was the one who always sacrificed for others. HE IS THE ONE WHO LOVED EVERYTHING AND PUT ANYTHING BEFORE HIMSELF IN IMPORTANCE!"

Yariv's temper rose so high until he was red everywhere and sweating. He was quiet and huffing until he breathing calmed down and one tear slipped from his eye.

"Then he broke."
Henry
 player, 8 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 02:24
Game -- Henry
Huh...  Henry looked at the boy unimpressed by his outburst.  "He was a good boy.  A good role model.  You can do the same."
Overlord Extrodinaire
 GM, 19 posts
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 17:26
Game -- Henry
"I don't see it that way." Yariv said. "The moment he saw an out for himself, he took it. He worked since he could walk and his one motivation was Princess Alliqua. He doesn't even know her! I doubt he even knows what she looks like! But he forced himself to act how he thinks she would act. Devoted, family-oriented. But you don't even care because you just benefited from his work.

"I was told every day 'Don't worry, Princess Alliqua will make it better.' Blah, blah, blah. A few weeks ago a new kid joined the orphanage and he welcomed her with open arms. He comforted her and included her but when she started to doubt, he told her the same thing he always tells me. Princess Alliqua will make it better. She cried and pushed him away saying no. You know why? Because as the ambassador, she reached out to the island of Sezo and tried to establish trade there. They wanted their children to be educated in exchange so they brought over several families. You know what happened next? Their tradition is when they have large amounts of gratitude for someone, they offer a wire brush dipped in ink. They tattoo people and the more tattoos you have, the better person you are. When her father tried to tattoo her the guards killed him and her mother and all of her siblings. She ran and hid and when they found her they threw her out the door.

"Alliqua murdered her family  because an ambassador's job is to establish good relations with other countries. After that incident, they enslaved their people and are receiving their goods for free. Sarin broke and denied that this was true. So the next day he heard about that guard thing and signed up. He left and never told us. He just upped and left."

Yariv stood and stared at Henry. "If you still believe that Sarin is a good person, then you're wrong." Then he dropped what he was doing and Yariv turned to walk off Henry's land.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:27, Mon 23 Oct 2017.

Henry
 player, 9 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 15:41
Game -- Henry
Kids these days.  Orphans have the nerve to talk to their elders with such disrespect.  It was funny how the kid turned and left before he could be kicked out.  Sarin must have been a diamond in the rough if the rest of those orphans are selfish stuck up jerks like what's-his-face.  Henry didn't even know him long enough to memorize his name.

"Bah.  Good riddance."  He didn't need some uppity know-it-all around.  He needed someone who knew the benefits of a hard days work.

Mental Note: No food for the orphanage.  Henry went back to the next task.  Things weren't going to take care of themselves.  Especially with worthless punks not pitching in.
Overlord Extrodinaire
 GM, 34 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 21:47
Game -- Henry
Several days past and the fields were quickly prepared for the start of the season. It went significantly slower without a helper but work was work. An old tree was felled during a mild storm and it ripped up a large section of earth. it wasn't on farmland so Henry didn't need to prioritize its cleanup but he needed to work on that soon.
Henry
 player, 10 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 00:13
Game -- Henry
Henry sharpened his axe.  Trees were one of his least favorite farming chores.  They were a lot of work when they fell and he wasn't getting any younger.

He started with the small branches that were easily cut and piled them up.  It took the day with many breaks.  If only they had invented some contraption that ran by burning oil from deep within the earth and would quickly cut through the wood.

The basics done, he would need help to get through the rest.  Maybe some mules could pull it out.  Soldiers could cut it up quickly.  Maybe he could get a fire going and burn it.  Whatever the solution, it would have to wait for another day.
Henry
 player, 11 posts
 Farmer
 Older than dirt
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 22:59
Game -- Henry
It took Henry a month without help to cut down the damn tree.