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The Capital City.

Posted by The Shinning OneFor group 0
The Shinning One
GM, 160 posts
Fri 25 Feb 2022
at 09:42
  • msg #1

The Capital City

It takes about 1 week for you to return to the capital city, you arrive a little after dawn the high white walls shinning in the morning light earning the name the Golden City of Light.

Lady Alisha looks out the window at the walls "It's good to be home" she murmured as you approached the main gate and the guards move out to greet you.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 158 posts
Fri 25 Feb 2022
at 09:50
  • msg #2

The Capital City

"It is, but this whole business is quite insane," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 161 posts
Fri 25 Feb 2022
at 09:55
  • msg #3

The Capital City

Lady Alisha nods "It is, we will need to be careful the Duke has men in the city of course" she said "Given your... leading position in dismantling his scheme. He might try to do something"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 159 posts
Sat 26 Feb 2022
at 10:55
  • msg #4

The Capital City

"That would take quite a bit of gal," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 162 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 08:32
  • msg #5

The Capital City

Alisha nodded in agreement "It would, but then so would setting up Bandits in someone elses lands" she suggested.

The gate guards approached your carriage and bowed deeply "Welcome back your highness, do you require anything from us?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 160 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 08:58
  • msg #6

The Capital City

"Ah, no, just continue to be vigilant," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 163 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 09:17
  • msg #7

The Capital City

"Yes Highness" the guardsmen reply and they return to their posts as your carriage and escorts move further into the city.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 161 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 09:35
  • msg #8

The Capital City

Epineh kept herself busy by looking about for any signs of an attack.
The Shinning One
GM, 164 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 10:23
  • msg #9

The Capital City

Your group makes it's way through the city eventually arriving at the castle at its heart. There you see your mother and the heads of the household staff waiting to welcome you home.

As your carriage pulls up the Queen steps forward "Welcome home" she said with a warm smile "We missed you"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 162 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 10:41
  • msg #10

The Capital City

"Ah, it is great to see you as well, Mother," Epineh said. "Is Father busy? I have important matters to discuss with him."
The Shinning One
GM, 165 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 18:51
  • msg #11

The Capital City

The Queen enfold you in a quick hug "I'm afraid your father is very busy at the moment" she explained "it's likely to be tomorrow before he will be free"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 163 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 21:32
  • msg #12

The Capital City

Epineh hugged back.

"I do have very concerning news."
The Shinning One
GM, 166 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 21:47
  • msg #13

The Capital City

The Queen nodded solemnly "I will see if I can get him free early from his talks" she said.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 164 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 22:00
  • msg #14

The Capital City

"Thank you, mother," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 167 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 22:15
  • msg #15

The Capital City

"For now would you like to rest from your journey? The Queen asked.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 165 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 22:30
  • msg #16

The Capital City

"Yes, that would be lovely," Epineh said. "I could use a bath."
The Shinning One
GM, 168 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 09:03
  • msg #17

The Capital City

The Queen nodded "Of course my dear if you head up to your room. I'll have the bath prepared "
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 166 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 09:20
  • msg #18

The Capital City

"Thank you, I'll see you later," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 169 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 21:08
  • msg #19

The Capital City

You head up to your rooms and find them as you left them about 3 weeks ago, you have time to settle in before a n unfamiliar servant arrives "Your bath is ready highness" they say with a short bow.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 167 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 08:51
  • msg #20

The Capital City

"Thank you. Are you new?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 170 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 20:49
  • msg #21

The Capital City

"I am highness" the young women said bowing and gesturing "Please don't wait too long or your bath will get cold"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 168 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 08:42
  • msg #22

The Capital City

"Ah, yes. Perhaps we can talk after," Epineh said, heading for the baths.
The Shinning One
GM, 171 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 09:16
  • msg #23

The Capital City

The servant escorts you to the baths and appears to be intending to wait outside.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 169 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 09:38
  • msg #24

The Capital City

"Thank you," Epined said as she went inside.
The Shinning One
GM, 172 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 10:46
  • msg #25

The Capital City

As the the servant had said the bath was ready for you gently steaming.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 170 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 11:01
  • msg #26

The Capital City

Epineh got undressed and got in.
The Shinning One
GM, 173 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 11:14
  • msg #27

The Capital City

As you settle into the bath and begin to relax, you hear the click in the latch of the door, and hear the sound of something flapping in the air close to you.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 171 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 11:26
  • msg #28

The Capital City

Epineh looked around.
The Shinning One
GM, 174 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 11:52
  • msg #29

The Capital City

At first you don't see anything but then you feel a sudden stinging pain as some thing hits you from behind and you see a small winged creature with a barbed tail flits away.

[ooc: 4 dmg, DC 11 Con save or take 10 more/5 if you pass]
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 172 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 12:02
  • msg #30

The Capital City

(OOC: Con save - Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore rolled 14 using 1d20+5.)

Epineh ran for the door and tried to open it.
The Shinning One
GM, 175 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 15:06
  • msg #31

The Capital City

The door was locked or jammed and resisted your attempt to open it. The creature disappeared behind a pillar.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 173 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 21:09
  • msg #32

The Capital City

"Fine, creature, two can play that game," Epineh said, casting invisibility.
The Shinning One
GM, 176 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 09:18
  • msg #33

The Capital City

You finish the spell and vanish from hight, after a few minutes you again hear the flapping sound as your attacker moves through the room searching for you, you eventually here a disgruntled chirp and it seems to land over by where your clothes and items are.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 174 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 09:29
  • msg #34

The Capital City

Epineh made sure she had the room and then began to cast a fireball at the thing.

(OOC: Fireball Damage - Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore rolled 25 using 8d6)
The Shinning One
GM, 177 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 09:52
  • msg #35

The Capital City

The fire ball incinerate everything on that side if the room, even as the echoing boom finishes you can hear startled voices outside "Princess? Are you okay what's happening? " they yell and the bathroom door shakes as some one tries to force it open.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 175 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 10:04
  • msg #36

The Capital City

Was the thing dead? Epineh looked around for it.
The Shinning One
GM, 178 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 11:21
  • msg #37

The Capital City

You dig through the burnt remaints of your clothes as the door suddenly crashes in and several armoured men spill into the room "Princess are you o-" the voice stumbles to a halt as they are very carefully not looking in Ephinehs directions. The lead figure removed thier cloak and offered it to Ephineh wordlessly.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 176 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 11:30
  • msg #38

The Capital City

Epineh blushed heavily, took the cloak and covered herself with it.

"Thank you...the servant who brought me to the bath was new. Once I was inside, she released some kind of weird creature and locked me inside."
The Shinning One
GM, 179 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 11:52
  • msg #39

The Capital City

"We shall find her princess" The guardsmen said and two of the other armoured figures quickly left to search for the assassin.

The remaing guardsman then gestured "Allow me to escort you back to your room highness"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 177 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 11:57
  • msg #40

The Capital City

"Very well," Epineh said, following the guard, though a little wary.
The Shinning One
GM, 180 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 12:15
  • msg #41

The Capital City

The guard keeps a respectful distance from Ephineh sensing some of discomfort as you approach the room you notice the door is ajar.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 178 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 12:18
  • msg #42

The Capital City

"Is someone in there?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 181 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 20:46
  • msg #43

The Capital City

There is no reply.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 179 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 03:31
  • msg #44

The Capital City

Epineh opened the door and entered.
The Shinning One
GM, 182 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 09:13
  • msg #45

The Capital City

The room was a mess it looked like someone had ransacked the place, draws were open, clothes strewn about and items carelessly tossed on the floor.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 180 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 09:22
  • msg #46

The Capital City

Epinah started to look for the evidence she had found.
The Shinning One
GM, 183 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 09:43
  • msg #47

The Capital City

With the state of the room it takes a bit of time but you eventually find the signet ring, but the scroll with the seal is missing.

"Epineh are you alright?" you hear Lady Alisha calling from the doorway, followed by the sound of your mothers voice "Epineh, the guards said you were attacked?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 181 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 09:49
  • msg #48

The Capital City

"I was! They stole some of the evidence," Epineh said, explaining what happened.
The Shinning One
GM, 184 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 09:59
  • msg #49

The Capital City

The queen hugs you through most of the description of the events "How could this happen in the castle?" she asks Alisha and the guards who are standing outside your door "I want this person found!" she demands of them.

Lady Alisha bows acceptingly "We will do all we can your majesty. Epineh once you are dressed perhaps you could help?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 182 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 10:11
  • msg #50

The Capital City

"Yes, I will do just that," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 185 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 10:37
  • msg #51

The Capital City

The queen reluctantly releases you and leaves the room "I will arrange a sweep by the guards" she said.

Lady Alisha looks at you once the queen has left "Are you sure your okay?" she asks.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 183 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 10:57
  • msg #52

The Capital City

"I'm fine," Epineh said. "The thing stung me, but I seem fine."
The Shinning One
GM, 186 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 11:07
  • msg #53

The Capital City

"Let me look" Alisha said "It might be venomous"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 184 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 11:12
  • msg #54

The Capital City

Epineh let her.
The Shinning One
GM, 187 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 21:33
  • msg #55

The Capital City

Alisha examines the wound and casts a few spells over the wounds "There that should do it" she said and headed for tthe door "I'll wait outside for you" she said.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 185 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 01:04
  • msg #56

The Capital City

"Thank you," Epineh said as she got dressed and came out, ready to start the search.
The Shinning One
GM, 188 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 08:06
  • msg #57

The Capital City

Lady Alisha was waiting wearing her armour and carrying her weapons, the other guards had apparently already been sent off by the queen to begin the search "Can your spells help our search Ephie?" she asked.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 186 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 08:31
  • msg #58

The Capital City

"I don't think I have anything that could help, sorry," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 189 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 08:50
  • msg #59

The Capital City

"Then lets search" Alisha said "Do you think they are trying to get out of the castle? Or would they hide and let things quieten down?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 187 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 08:55
  • msg #60

The Capital City

"I don't know, I haven't dealt with an assassin before," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 190 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 09:20
  • msg #61

The Capital City

"I can't say I have either" Alisha said "Buy you are the only one to have seen them, and they've acted against you so you are the only one with insight into how they think"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 188 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 09:40
  • msg #62

The Capital City

"I didn't get a good look at her, other than noticing she was new. I was planning to talk with her after the bath," Epineh said. "I was kind of focused on the bath."
The Shinning One
GM, 191 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 09:46
  • msg #63

The Capital City

"Okay then. Maybe we should question the other servants, see what they know about them?" Alisha suggested.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 189 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 10:01
  • msg #64

The Capital City

"That sounds like a good idea!" Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 192 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 10:10
  • msg #65

The Capital City

You head down to the servants quarters and find the place in an uproar, several of the castle servants who have worked there a while approach Ephineh with worried expressions on their faces "Are you okay Princess? The whole palace is in an uproar after what happened"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 190 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 10:21
  • msg #66

The Capital City

"I'm fine, but we're trying to find the attacker. Did you see any new female servants in the castle recently?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 193 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 10:29
  • msg #67

The Capital City

They look at each other for a moment and then the spokeswomen reluctantly nods "We did she was taken on about 3 months ago. But she was only meant to be in the kitchens" she explained "Her name was Elizabeth" the women explained "We can show you her quarters?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 191 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 11:02
  • msg #68

The Capital City

"Thank you," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 194 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 20:39
  • msg #69

The Capital City

You and Alisha are lead to one of the small rooms in servant quarters, it consists of bed, a trunk and a small desk.

It looks practically untouched with the bed well made, and the desk neat and tidy.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 192 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 21:06
  • msg #70

The Capital City

"Looks like she never stayed here," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 195 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 21:27
  • msg #71

The Capital City

Alisha nodded  "Or she could even teach you a few thing about being neat" she commented as she began to search the room.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 193 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 21:51
  • msg #72

The Capital City

Epineh stuck her tongue out at the priest.
The Shinning One
GM, 196 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 22:01
  • msg #73

The Capital City

Alisha missed the gesture as she was examining the few items on the desk.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 194 posts
Mon 7 Mar 2022
at 05:33
  • msg #74

The Capital City

Epineh got looking as well.
The Shinning One
GM, 197 posts
Mon 7 Mar 2022
at 22:39
  • msg #75

The Capital City

You check over the room and it does seem like it has been barely used, there are only a few personal affects. Some simple jewelry, a spare pair of shoes with odd marks on them and a change of clothes.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 195 posts
Mon 7 Mar 2022
at 23:01
  • msg #76

The Capital City

"Did you find anything?" Epineh asked the priestess.
The Shinning One
GM, 198 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 09:47
  • msg #77

The Capital City

"No, odd if she was here for 3 month's I'd expect more here" Alisha replied "What about you?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 196 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 10:07
  • msg #78

The Capital City

"Nothing. This is strange," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 199 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 11:29
  • msg #79

The Capital City

Alisha came over to Epineh and knelt examining the shoes "These marks they look odd" she said picking one up and showing it to Epineh. The shoes had discoloured marks on them as if something had stained them, and a slight powdery residue.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 197 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 11:49
  • msg #80

The Capital City

"Ah, maybe she stepped in something?" Epineh suggested.
The Shinning One
GM, 200 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 21:50
  • msg #81

The Capital City

Alisha rubbed at the powder and sniffed it carefully "Smells like spices maybe?" She suggested.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 198 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 21:56
  • msg #82

The Capital City

"I think we should check out the kitchen and where the spices are stored," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 201 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 22:21
  • msg #83

The Capital City

"It's worth a shot" Alusha agreed and the two of you headed down into the kitchen.

The kitchens as always were bustling with life as people hurried about preparing food and drink for the castle, a startled but harried looking worker pointed you towards the storerooms which were at the back of the kitchen.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 199 posts
Thu 10 Mar 2022
at 00:16
  • msg #84

The Capital City

Epineh headed inside.
The Shinning One
GM, 202 posts
Thu 10 Mar 2022
at 10:38
  • msg #85

The Capital City

You head into the store room it's quite large the room you walked into is full of fruits and vegetables stacked in baskets, you can see two other doors leading off to the left and right.

From the smells you are fairly sure the one to the right is where the meat and fish is kept, suggesting to one to the left is for spices and herbs.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 200 posts
Thu 10 Mar 2022
at 11:03
  • msg #86

The Capital City

Epineh went for the left door.
The Shinning One
GM, 203 posts
Thu 10 Mar 2022
at 13:08
  • msg #87

The Capital City

You enter the room and its indeed full of jars and sacks smelling of spices, with drying herbs hanging from the support beams.

You don't immediately see anything, but the stacked shelves give plenty of places to hide.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 201 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2022
at 05:24
  • msg #88

The Capital City

Epineh began to look through the shelves.
The Shinning One
GM, 204 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2022
at 09:09
  • msg #89

The Capital City

You approach the shelves and start checking them, it doesn't take too long to work through them.

At first you don't notice anything, but as you work towards the back of the room you notice that one of the shelves has been moved to create a space behind it, hidden by the contents of the shelf.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 202 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2022
at 09:27
  • msg #90

The Capital City

Epineh went for a closer look.
The Shinning One
GM, 205 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2022
at 21:30
  • msg #91

The Capital City

You approach the shelf and begin to work your way around it.

[ooc: perception roll]
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 203 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 09:26
  • msg #92

The Capital City

(OOC: Perception - Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore rolled 12 using 1d20+2 )
The Shinning One
GM, 206 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 10:06
  • msg #93

The Capital City

You hear a faint sound like someone moving in the hiding space.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 204 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 10:30
  • msg #94

The Capital City

Epineh motion towards the priestess.
The Shinning One
GM, 207 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 10:44
  • msg #95

The Capital City

Alisha quietly moves up towards Epineh "You've found something?" she asks quietly.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 205 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 10:56
  • msg #96

The Capital City

"There's a small passage here behind the shelf and I hear something in it," Epineh whispered back.
The Shinning One
GM, 208 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 20:04
  • msg #97

The Capital City

"Understood" Alisha said and readied her shield "Ready when you are"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 206 posts
Mon 14 Mar 2022
at 10:11
  • msg #98

The Capital City

Epineh tried moving the shelf out of the way.
The Shinning One
GM, 209 posts
Mon 14 Mar 2022
at 21:41
  • msg #99

The Capital City

You start to heave against the shelf and it eventually moves inside the space you find a women who looks like the servant that took you to the bath tied up up and gagged.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 207 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 03:34
  • msg #100

The Capital City

Epineh brought her out.
The Shinning One
GM, 210 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 09:30
  • msg #101

The Capital City

You are able to pull her out of the space, she struggles and gestures frantically when she sees Epineh.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 208 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 09:49
  • msg #102

The Capital City

Epineh bent down to free the woman.
The Shinning One
GM, 211 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 10:47
  • msg #103

The Capital City

It was only the work of a few moments to free here and then she hugged Epineh "Thank you, thank you. I thought I was going to die" she said.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 209 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 11:38
  • msg #104

The Capital City

"How long have you been in there?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 212 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 21:25
  • msg #105

The Capital City

"I'm not sure.. that thing came" she said "It put me down here, then it looked like me"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 210 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 21:44
  • msg #106

The Capital City

"The thing?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 213 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 22:06
  • msg #107

The Capital City

"It was sort of human looking but grey, and it's face was just wrong" she said hesitantly "it knew things about me, like it was in my head"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 211 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 23:29
  • msg #108

The Capital City

"It must be some kind of shapeshifter then," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 214 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 08:46
  • msg #109

The Capital City

"What will happen now? I mean people are going to blame me for whatever it did" she said in a small voice.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 212 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 09:33
  • msg #110

The Capital City

"It clearly wasn't you and I'll make sure that is clear," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 215 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 10:51
  • msg #111

The Capital City

"Thank you" she said as she shakely stood a page arrives "Princess? The king wishes to see you"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 213 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 11:03
  • msg #112

The Capital City

"Let's all go then," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 216 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 11:55
  • msg #113

The Capital City

The page leads you into a large room your father the king was sitting he rose as you entered "Epineh I heard you'd been attacked are you okay? I'm sorry I didn't see you sooner but things are delicate at the moment " he said.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 214 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 12:08
  • msg #114

The Capital City

"I'm fine, father, but it looks as though the attacker was a shapeshifter who stole some evidence we found as to who was behind the bandit attacks," Epineh said,
The Shinning One
GM, 217 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 09:09
  • msg #115

The Capital City

The King's eyebrows rose "Perhaps you should start at the beginning" he said and gestured for you to sit.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 215 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 09:18
  • msg #116

The Capital City

Epineh then explained everything that had happened and handed over what evidence she still had.
The Shinning One
GM, 218 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 10:01
  • msg #117

The Capital City

The king listens carefully occasionally asking questions to clarify points and the sighs "This is concerning especially in light of recent developments" he finally said looking off into the distance "I'm not sure we have enough evidence to move against the Duke right now"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 216 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 10:10
  • msg #118

The Capital City

"Why not?" Epineh asked.
The Shinning One
GM, 219 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 11:45
  • msg #119

The Capital City

"Because he is one of the most powerful men in the kingdom" you father said with a sigh "and because I have just agreed to calling the Grand Tournament. If I moved against the Baron now it would look like I am trying to rig the outcome"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 217 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 11:55
  • msg #120

The Capital City

"I understand that it would be difficult, but...," Epineh started, before letting out a gasp. "Father, are you serious?"
The Shinning One
GM, 220 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 20:41
  • msg #121

The Capital City

The king sat down and sighed "Yes, you are coming of age and the privy Council has insisted. Due to circumstances I have had to accept"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 218 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 21:13
  • msg #122

The Capital City

"But-but-but father! I can't marry someone I haven't met!" Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 221 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 21:42
  • msg #123

The Capital City

You fathers face takes on a stern expression, although his eyes are filled with sadness "You are a princess of the realm, a political marriage was always likely. You have bee n given many privileges while growing up. Now it is time for you to do your duty"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 219 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 21:53
  • msg #124

The Capital City

Epineh lowered her head.

"Yes, father."
The Shinning One
GM, 222 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 22:01
  • msg #125

The Capital City

"Good girl" The king said giving you a brief hug "We need to prepare, the announcement will be made tomorrow at court"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 220 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 22:14
  • msg #126

The Capital City

"Understood father," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 223 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 08:34
  • msg #127

The Capital City

Lady Alisha leads you from the room and back towards her chambers she sits you down and begins to make you a pot of tea.

"You must be in shock" she said eventually as she worked. "What do you plan to do?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 221 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 08:47
  • msg #128

The Capital City

"What can I do?" Epineh asked as she broke down crying.
The Shinning One
GM, 224 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 08:54
  • msg #129

The Capital City

Lady Alisha gently hugs Epineh letting her cry it out "I think that depends on what do you want to do with your life Ephie. If you are not willing to be a pawn in someone elses game you'll need to start making your own plans"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 222 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 09:26
  • msg #130

The Capital City

"Yes, but I'll need to find out where it's headed first," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 225 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 09:32
  • msg #131

The Capital City

Alisha nods "We should hear that tomorrow during the public announcement" she said "Or we could try asking your mother she might know"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 223 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 09:44
  • msg #132

The Capital City

"It's clear the games are going ahead. Which means I'm going to be engaged, but not to who," Epineh said. "It could be anyone at this point."
The Shinning One
GM, 226 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 10:14
  • msg #133

The Capital City

"Yes" Alisha agreed "Anyone can enter, so you can choose a Champion to fight for you for example"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 224 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 10:26
  • msg #134

The Capital City

"But I would have to marry them and, um, do you think I could get a guard to be my champion?" Epineh said, blushing.
The Shinning One
GM, 227 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 10:32
  • msg #135

The Capital City

Alisha laughed lightly "As you said anyone can enter the tournament. So if you can convince them to there is no problem having a Champion of your choosing. You have someone in mind then?"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 225 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 10:38
  • msg #136

The Capital City

Epineh continued to blushed deeper and squeaked out a "Yes..."
The Shinning One
GM, 228 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 20:34
  • msg #137

The Capital City

Alisha smiles slightly at Epinehs reaction "Well then I guess for now you had better rest, and ask tomorrow after the announcement "
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 226 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 20:58
  • msg #138

The Capital City

Epineh nodded.
The Shinning One
GM, 229 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 21:30
  • msg #139

The Capital City

Alisha escorts you back to your room when you've finished the tea. You notice extra guards outside your room now.nit seems security has been increased after the attack.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 227 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 21:36
  • msg #140

The Capital City

Epineh decided to get ready for bed and turn in early.
The Shinning One
GM, 230 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 21:55
  • msg #141

The Capital City

You manage to sleep butbuts a fitful one, interrupted by dreams of recent happening and worries of whats to come.

You are awoken the  next morning by the servants informing you  breakfast is ready.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 228 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 22:01
  • msg #142

The Capital City

Epineh got ready and headed for breakfast.
The Shinning One
GM, 231 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 22:18
  • msg #143

The Capital City

You ate breakfast in the main hall, your mother and father were not present when you entered but several others were including several of the guards sitting together on one of the tables.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 229 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 22:35
  • msg #144

The Capital City

"Has father made any announcements?" Epineh asked the guards.
The Shinning One
GM, 232 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 08:59
  • msg #145

The Capital City

The guards looked at each other "No your highness, he has called the court later this morning though" one says "I guess that's to announce something... Do you know what it is?" he asked hopefully.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 230 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 09:03
  • msg #146

The Capital City

"I do, but I shouldn't say anything until the announcement," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 233 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 09:16
  • msg #147

The Capital City

The guards nod in understanding, although you can sense a hint of disappointment. As you look up from the group you spot another small knot of guardsmen coming into the hall including Sir Jorwyin looking as handsome as ever.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 231 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 09:22
  • msg #148

The Capital City

Epineh blushed and quickly got to her feet.

"Sir Jorwyin, I need to speak with you!"
The Shinning One
GM, 234 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 09:31
  • msg #149

The Capital City

"Your highness?" Jorwyin replied in a slightly confused tone "Of course" he glanced about noticing the interest that the other guards were taking in the conversation. "Let's step outside then"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 232 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 09:54
  • msg #150

The Capital City

"Right! Yes! Outside is good!" Epineh said heading outside.

Once outside and blushing heavily, Epineh leaned into Sir Jorwyin and whispered the plan, but to keep it quiet until the announcement.
The Shinning One
GM, 235 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 10:02
  • msg #151

The Capital City

Jorwyin looks shocked and then resolute "I'd be honored to fight for you Princess" he eventually replied.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 233 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 10:12
  • msg #152

The Capital City

"T-thank you, Sir Jorwyin," Epineh said, the colour of a fresh tomato and unable to look him in the eyes.
The Shinning One
GM, 236 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 10:28
  • msg #153

The Capital City

"I promise that I will be worthy of your favour" Sir Jorwyin said dropping to one knee "I swear to you that I will win"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 234 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 10:42
  • msg #154

The Capital City

This was getting to be too much.

"I-I-I'm sure you will."
The Shinning One
GM, 237 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 21:42
  • msg #155

The Capital City

HD stands and bows "I'd better join the others or they'll wonder where I am highness" he said and headed back into the hall.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 235 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 22:02
  • msg #156

The Capital City

"S-see you later," Epineh said, waving to him.
The Shinning One
GM, 238 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 21:47
  • msg #157

The Capital City

After you had breakfast Lady Alisha found you "It's almost time your highness" she said formally "The King has requested your presence in the throne room for an announcement"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 236 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 21:58
  • msg #158

The Capital City

"Very well," Dei said, following her.
The Shinning One
GM, 239 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 22:17
  • msg #159

The Capital City

You are escorted to the throne room and take your seat at one side of the Dias.

The members of the court and invited dignitaries slowly file in including Duke Hagel. They take their positions before the King stands.

"My fine Lords and Ladies I have gathered you all here today for an important announcement. As you all know my beloved daughter will soon reach the age of majority and thus it is time to find her a husband.

I though long and hard how to do this, and with the advice of my esteemed council I have decided to restore one of our great traditions the Grand Tournament" the hall errupted in a sudden hubbub, which eventually quieted down.

"It shall be held 1 month hence on the Spring Equinox, at the collision in the old city" he declared.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 237 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 22:33
  • msg #160

The Capital City

Epineh did her best to smile and look confident.
The Shinning One
GM, 240 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 09:22
  • msg #161

The Capital City

The king waits again for the noise to die down.

But before he can speak Duke Aston interrupts "Your majesty, this is truly a momentous occasion. If you are following tradtion then anyone may enter or their designated champion?" He asked in a reedy sort of voice.

The king glares for a moment and the nods "Yes we will be following the traditional rules" he said finally and then sighed.

"My Daughter, would you speak a few words?" He said gesturing for you to join him at the front of the dias.
This message was last edited by the GM at 20:01, Tue 22 Mar 2022.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 238 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 09:53
  • msg #162

The Capital City

Epineh joined her father.

"It is once again time for one of our country's longest traditions. I am intensely proud to be a part of it and I want to wish everyone here the best of luck when it becomes time for the games. Please do your best for our nation."
The Shinning One
GM, 241 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 19:19
  • msg #163

The Capital City

As you finish the speech the assembled nobles and the court cheer and applaud, as you return to your seat you notice Duke Aston watching you with a victorious smirk on his face.
This message was last edited by the GM at 20:01, Tue 22 Mar 2022.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 239 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 19:52
  • msg #164

The Capital City

Epineh smiled politely back at him.
The Shinning One
GM, 242 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:19
  • msg #165

The Capital City

The dukes smile become somewhat fixed and he glares at you for a moment before he breaks the eye contact and turns to the nobles around him.

The court resumes normal business, but eventually you are able to escape, but as you do, your mother stops you "I'm sorry Epineh I couldn't stop your father, not with the whole council pressuring him. You should know that within the week the court will move to the old capital to get ready for the tournament"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 240 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:22
  • msg #166

The Capital City

Epineh nodded.

"And you should know that I have chosen my champion."
The Shinning One
GM, 243 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:56
  • msg #167

The Capital City

The Queens eyebrow raises slightly at the pronouncement and then smiles "I hope they serve you well" she said "You'll have to introduce us when you can"
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 241 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:57
  • msg #168

The Capital City

"You have met him before," Epineh said with a smile.
The Shinning One
GM, 244 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 21:03
  • msg #169

The Capital City

"Oh that young Guardsmen you've been mooning over?" Your mother answered with a knowing smile.
Epineh Alena Grimmory Ashmore
player, 242 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 21:05
  • msg #170

The Capital City

"Ah, you knew...," Epineh said.
The Shinning One
GM, 245 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 21:10
  • msg #171

The Capital City

"Or I was just fishing and you told me" the Queen replied giving you a hug "I'd love to talk more but I have to make some presentations before we head to the old capital "
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