Chapter 6: For King and Country?

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Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby jcftao » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:12 pm

Sir Miles Wickersham has for now gathered an assembly of warriors who pledge to a common goal--that of uniting Cormandy against the evils aligned against her.

Sir Miles needs the consultation of wise men to accomplish this goal.

He lays out the immediate problems and short term goals for Wickersham and asks for suggestions from the men around him.

1. To be stronger, Wickersham needs to seek out and contact isolated pockets of humanity. Bringing more people to the town will help it grow and offer more security.

2. Contacting other races and seeking alliances through pacts of mutual aid. Trading partners are also important.

3. Supporting the castle wizard. Erlander is blind and crippled. If he can regain the use of his arm and regain his sight, he shall be a formidable part of the defense of the town.

4. Horses are need if any heavy cavalry will ever again be formed.

5. Does the Kingdom still have a leader? Is the KIng and the capital still in existence? Can they offer aid to Wickersham?

These are some of the questions that need answer...what of these or any other actions do you deem important?

OOC---If you wish to tackle any of these big questions, feel free to do so. Also, be sure to check out the Town Hall Notices meeting board for other opportunities in your quest for adventure.
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby greyarea » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:22 pm

I am but a humble Rana, says the humble Rana,and have little to offer for questions so big and important. Saving a bunch of kids from an ogre. That I can help with. Sniping at undead. That I can help with. These big questions? Maybe not.

I've heard that Valen Goodwell is missing her husband. Perhaps that I can help with.
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby merias » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Tarmo's ears perk up at the mention of Goodwell. "Indeed humble Milton, I read about Mr. Goodwell just this morning, and I have also heard about your and Alexander's brave adventures. I am honored to make your acquaintance. Let us band together and see what we can do!"
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby jcftao » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:28 am

"Old Mr. Goodwell, aye? i heard 'bout him recently myself." Worley the tanner approaches the group. "Not that I'm listenin' in on your conversation mind you, but I just heard you mention Goodwell's name..."

Worley scratches himself and looks blankly at the group.

"Oh, where was I now? Oh yes, seems old Valen Goodwell has turned up missing. He ain't been seen floating down the Falling River and no parts of him were seen on High Street...so I guess he done vanished!"

"If'n you want to find his wife, Marta, go to the market and then head due east a couple streets. Their house is on the edge of the barricade...oh and I wouldn't traverse those streets during the evening hours...I hear tell that even the night watch stays away from there then."

Worley looks left and right and pinches a leftover piece of bread from the breakfast remains.

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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby jcftao » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:18 am

The house is nestled at a dead end street. Rubble has been piled up to create makeshift walls against the evils lurking outside. The stone, two story house has a bookseller's sign above the door. One of its chains is broken causing it to hang sideways, a symbol of the destruction during God Fall.

An older woman answers the door, her gray hair neatly kept and her worn clothes showed signs of wealth at one time. She introduces herself as Marta Goodfellow. Her eyes are sunken and her face is gaunt. She offers the group tea but no food. It looks like she hasn't eaten for several days.

Marta describes her husband, Valen Goodfellow as an honorable man, hard working even at his age. Since God Fall, he has worked with one of the town tanner's to make leather.

A man came to their house. He was a wood seller from outside the town...a strange fellow with a milky eye. He wanted some old books, Valen wouldn't tell her what. Valen told the man that he had nothing of that nature to sell, and that pursuing those books would lead the man down a dangerous path.

A couple weeks later, the man came back to their house with two other men. They asked Valen about some ruins and a secret library. Valen said he didn't know, but the man with the milky eye started threatening Marta and Valen said he would show them the ruins.

That was about one week ago.

Marta has nothing of great value, but if they return her husband, he may have something useful in stacks of books to give them.
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby greyarea » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:41 pm

Milton says, I can't promise anything but we'll do our best to find him. I'm not sure I need another book, but who knows.

Do you know where these ruins are?
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby jcftao » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:48 pm

Marta thanks the rana for his help, "I do not know of the place nor where it is located. My husband talked of ruins and ancient collections of manuscripts, but he never made mention of any particular site. In his youth, he spent many days rambling the countryside. I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you..." She breaks down a bit. "Whatever I have to give to you, it is yours. Please, just return my husband to me."
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby merias » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:53 pm

ooc: In Tarmo's wanderings, would he know of the wood-seller or where he lives?
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby jcftao » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:15 pm

Tarmo has done some ramblin' but he doesn't know any "milky eyed" wood seller from his travels.
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Re: Chapter 6: For King and Country?

Postby merias » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Tarmo listens attentively, then addresses Marta. "We will find your husband, but first we must find this wood seller," he says, turning to Milton. "I know a woodsman who may know of such a milkey-eyed man, let us go and question him."
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