!!xTem6FcnJVT 07/28/11(Thu)13:14 No.15734006|
B it is:
As you enter the city you decide to side-pass the Inn, as you ride into the courtyard of the castle, the soldiers allowing you entry you see the young Maiden from last season in the courtyard.
The bit of baby-fat that she had when you last seen her is gone, replaced by muscles now, she's training with one of Duke Hamish's knights, or at least, it first appears like that. Instead it's Jihan, Lord Jenniker's son, he raises a hand to you before laughing as the young Lady presses a blade against his neck.
You allow them their fun, the Yeomen are directed to the Duke's barracks to be given quarter, as you walk into the audience chamber you are immediately impressed. Fine silk hangs from the ceiling in which four massive columns dominate the room. Seated on a throne of dark oak is Duke Hamish.
He approaches you as you step up to him, besides him is one of his sons, he shakes Farran's hand and quickly explains that Farran defeated him in the tourney and he'd very much like to face him again.
Leaving the two younger men Duke Hamish leads you away, he speaks reality now, "I have been told by the King that what happened to my daughter was not the only occurrence. Young nobles, male and female have been kidnapped by these Hedge Knights, many of them were killed but had no papers. However the King is adamant that someone is behind this", he smiles, "Did you see anything during the battle, or did the man say anything?"
If the Duke finds your appearance unsatisfactory, it's not spoken outright. (Yes you brought the sword)