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 Post subject: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:12 am 
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The carriage carrying Drake, Fiona, Rook and Grendel made its first stop two villages away from where it departed. The inn it stopped in front of was old and made of brick with three floors. When the group got out and went in, they found the entire lobby empty except for a middle aged woman sitting at the desk.

Her hair was kept in a bun and spectacles rested on her nose. She looked up at the party and she smiled sadly. "How many rooms would you like?"

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Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
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Drake looked around his group. Himself, his sister, Rook, and Grendel.

"Three," he said. "A double for my sister and I, and two singles for the....bachelors," Drake said.

Fiona looked a tad disappointed, and Grendel relieved that Drake was shelling out for separate rooms. He didn't want to be kept awake by anyone's snoring.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"Well...luckily for you, the inn's rooms are all free. You may have your pick of the lot." The woman replied as she began to write in her ledger. She sneaked a glance at Fiona. "I won't even charge extra if the young lady wants a room to herself. It'll be nice to have guests in the inn again."

When the woman turned to fetch the keys, Rook glanced around. "She's not kidding. No one else is here."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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Fiona put a finger to her chin. "There's really no one here?"

"Three will be fine," Drake replied.

Fiona looked over at Drake and gave a smile. "You just can't sleep without someone watching your back can you," She teased.

"It's a sound strategy when in unfamiliar territory," Drake replied.

"Why don't you just set up a ward around your room? If anything can break that, you'll snap wide awake," Fiona replied.

"Besides, I'm not a child anymore. A lady needs her privacy," she added.

"You're a child until you get married and have a husband to take over your big brother's job of worrying about you," Drake replied.

"Let me worry about myself big brother," Fiona replied sticking her tongue out.

"Four rooms," Fiona said to the innkeeper.

"Whatever you like. Stage coaches are hard on the ass. I'm going to go stretch," Grendel said walking away.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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The innkeeper smiled softly and she handed each person their own key. "These rooms are all on the second floor. Two on one side of the hallway and the other two opposite."

"Oh!" She clamped a hand to her mouth. "Goodness, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Dorothy. I'm afraid it's just myself and the chef, Sebestien here. We don't have anything to spare for your dinner, but I assure you breakfast will be served. Oh...There's a nearby tavern that might suit your needs. Please, enjoy your stay." Dorothy bowed her head and Drake could see a wedding band on her finger as she handed them their keys.

"Thank you, Dorothy." Rook smiled politely and turned to Drake. "I can only guess which room you'll take."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"The one in the middle," Drake said to Rook. "Easier to hear someone sneaking between rooms that way," he added.

Fiona crossed her arms and turned her head away in a pout.

"A tavern, now yer talkin' lady," Grendel said.

"I suppose a meal is in order. It's been a long day," Drake added.

"I am a tad hungry, since I skipped breakfast," Fiona said.

"Alright, then let's put away our bags, and we'll get something to eat. Don't stay out too late. I intend to hire another stage coach for the next leg of our journey in the morning," Drake said.

Walking upstairs Drake spoke to Fiona.

"Alright, Fiona, let's see if you've paid attention to your lessons. What was unusual back there," Drake asked.

"An inn with no customers? It's not unheard of," Fiona replied.

"But what else. What about the Innkeeper," Drake asked.

"She had a wedding ring, but made no mention of her husband," Fiona replied.

"Right. Inns are usually a family business. Her husband would work here as well. She didn't mention he was away, she specifically said it's only her and the chef," Drake said.

"Which means she's a widow," Fiona concluded.

"That is most likely. Not that those are unusual with the Crimean wars claiming so many men's lives not long ago, but..." Drake trailed off.

"...but one bad thing is just unfortunate, two is a suspicious, and three is a conspiracy," Fiona replied.

"Right, so keep your eyes open for a third problem," Drake said.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"She seems rather sad." Rook noted as he followed them. "I wonder if her husband ran the inn. If he's gone and she took over, maybe she's not good at her job and hence....no guests?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"An inn even with poor service should have at least a few customers. Something is keeping people away," Drake said to Rook.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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Rook stopped at the door to his room. "Well...Suppose we'll ask around at the tavern? I'll just be a moment."

He opened the door and closed it behind him. The rooms were cozy, each with a water basin, mirror, a chest of drawers, queen-sized bed and some spare furniture. Rook walked over to the window and glanced outside. Villagers were making their way to the tavern.

"At least the food must be good." Rook sighed softly. "Though....I'm already missing Mrs. Drake's turnip stew and that cinnamon raisin bread she makes."

Rook looked down at his bag. He slowly opened it up and reached in for half a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. He picked off just a small bit and munched on it.

Gotta make it last as long as I can.

He then went back to the hallway to join the group.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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Drake and Fiona were back in the hallway shortly. Grendel had already gone ahead to the tavern.

"Nothing is better than Jennifer's cooking, but we'll have to make do," Drake said to Rook.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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Rook blushed a little, wondering how Drake knew. Maybe he spoke too loudly? Was there bread crumbs in his teeth?

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At the tavern, the bar was busy as ever with people drinking and having a good time. The waitress led the group to a table near the fire. "Here's a menu, since you don't look familiar." She smiled softly. Her hair was black as coal and she had kind blue eyes. She regarded Rook with interest though he looked more interested in the menu.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"Thin walls, and a quiet night. Try not to think out loud so much," Graham said to Rook.

At the tavern, Grendel was already at the bar on his second pint, and a large leg of mutton in his other hand.

"We'll take whatever you recommend," Drake said to the waitress.

On the road it was always best to trust the locals as to what would tempt the stomach and what would turn it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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The waitress smiled. "Three specials then, I'll be back shortly." She left with their order and came back shortly with the ordered drinks. Rook picked up his coffee and blew on it carefully before giving it a taste.

"Coffee's good." He grinned. He glanced over to see what Fiona and Drake were drinking. "So...We're leaving first thing in the morning?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"If at all possible. We'll need a fresh carriage with fresh horses for the next leg of our journey," Drake said.

Drake had a glass of grog, a lightly alcoholic beverage consisting of mead and water. On the road it was generally safer than water. One couldn't be sure if every town's well was clean. Fiona was drinking tea, which being boiled before serving was also safer than water.

"Though on these journeys I tend to find that things rarely go as planned," Drake said before taking a sip.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
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"I see."

Rook looked a little forlorn. He had wished to maybe help out the nice widow, but they were on a mission. Soon, their dinner arrived and it was a type of Romanian stew with cheese and tomato sauce with meat. Rook looked excited as he tucked into his meal.

He didn't seem to notice how everyone in the tavern seemed to give them a good long look after long.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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