!!xTem6FcnJVT 07/27/11(Wed)15:33 No.15724206|
End of Season post!
The castle is bustling with people, a few temporary maids and Magda, thankfully is still as she always was, is directing them all. The kitchens smell of food and as you stand on the wall you see three parties of men ride towards your castle. "They're here".
The first to enter is Duke Hamish, he dismounts his mighty destrier, the war-horse snorts as it's lead away. He claps your shoulder, "Doing a fine job I see!", Urs is second, the man is very tall and has an almost hawkish appearance, he's not smiling and seems nearly lipless. Besides him stands his daughter, Lady Isandra. She smiles at you as she sees your battle scar, a positive thing obviously.
Jenniker is the last to arrive, his two sons are not present and he excuses for them. Later on, the feast begins, the Duke's eating for ten it would seem. His barrel chest growing with every drink of mead, he's developed a hearty taste. "MORE!", he yells and gropes one of the maids who blushes hard.
Lady Isandra and yourself steal a quiet moment, she tells you that she is interested and will ask her father to finalize a union between houses next season.
Meanwhile outside the castle the Inn is finished, the laborers returning home, there is still the question of an Innkeep as well as tavern girls, but that'll work itself out.
The water-wheel is flowing as well, fresh water now pouring towards the fields. Irrigating them, meanwhile in the forest the going is fast. The pace hard and a few, twenty, of the new peasants have died because of being too weak. They were buried in the woods.
Their leader seems to be unhappy with this development.