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Western Shore Terrence emerges over the sands from downshore. Dec 2, 2021 at 12:02 a.m.
Salamandastron: Level Two Velm goes down the corridor, opens the huge door to the forge, and passes inside. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.
Salamandastron: Forge Room Velm opens the huge door and goes out into the Second Level. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.
Salamandastron: Level Two Ciocan follows the passage that leads up to the Third Level. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:17 p.m.
Velm follows the passage that leads up to the Third Level. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:17 p.m.
Salamandastron: Badger Lord's Room ---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
A typical if quiet day in Salamandastron, outside it is cold and grey and stormy, rain is hammering out of the heavens and soaking the beach and making the poor recruits and privates out training on the beach miserable and wet no doubt. Up near the top of the mountain however things are cosy and quiet, the large window in Ciocan's room has the glass set into it and it closed to keep the rain out. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
The Badger Lord is sitting at his desk, quietly tapping something with a very small hammer and peering at it through a monocole. Quinten is sitting nearby in an arm-chair writing something on a parchment and the pair of hares guarding the door are quietly standing at-ease. The General was able to convince Ciocan not to rush off to hunt down Zolomon personally but the Badger was in a bad mood for several days and as usual he locked himself in the forge but now he seems to have calmed down and it is back to business as usual. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
The Messenger Quinten said however should hopefully have located Velm by now and instructed him that his lordship would like to see him in his office so the two older beasts are just biding their time with work whilst they wait. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
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Velm had been on his way to camp when he got the message.He figured it must be important and so he of course came back. He dusted off his uniform and then walked into the room,he gives a salute."ou needed to speak to me sur?" Dec 2, 2021 at 4:27 p.m.
---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
Ciocan looks up from his work and frowns at Velm as if wandering why he is there for a moment then nods, "Oh yes... Quinten." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
The General stands up and hands the Badger Lord the scroll he was writing on. Ciocan runs his eyes over it then signs it at the bottom and stands up, walking around to loom quietly in front of Velm and consider the younger hare and healer. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
He then unfurls the scroll and runs his eyes over it again, "Yes this as as I ordered," he rolled it back up and tapped it against his wrist, staring at Velm, those ancient dark eyes of his seeming to bore through the hare quietly, "Whatever am I going to do with you." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:33 p.m.
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Velm watches the Badger Lord quietly and listens as he speaks. His ears flatten a little as worry sets in a bit."Sur?" He sounds confushed, going over in his mind if he missed something important.It's true he has been busy with his healer duties, with stuff at camp and yet somehow he managed to focus on making sure Lt. Elbio was ok,in fact he helped the other hare back to the mountain giving orders to the healers to still keep an eye on him as he had a long way to go yet before he fully recovred. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:37 p.m.
---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
The Badger taps his chin and shakes his head and sighs sadly, a deep, booming sound and turns his head to look at Quinten, "Are you sure Quin?" Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
The older hare nods, "Oh yes, I am afraid so My Lord, I've reviewed the records as you asked and checked the regulations, we don't have any choice in this matter, it's quite clear, laid down in the original founding charter itself." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
Ciocan shook his head and unrolled the scroll again, looking at the words written on itm "Well then I guess we have no choice," he raised his head over the scroll and stared at Velm again, "Sorry Lieutenant Velm." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:41 p.m.
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Velm frowns as more confusion and worry sets in." s...sorry bout wot sur?" He looks between them both quietly between them. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:45 p.m.
---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
Ciocan shakes his head and looks back at the scroll, "I Ciocan, Lord of Salamandastron and the Western Shores, do hereby on this day hereby promote Velm, to the rank of Captain in the Long Patrol," Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
He lets the scroll roll up, "You are hereby ordered to take up the post of Chief Healer of Salamandastron and are being re-assigned to the Home Guard under the Generals' direct command." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
The badger then took a smart step back and Quinten moved forward, he saluted Velm then raised his hands and un-pinned the rank insignia of a lieutenant from Velm's collar and deflty affixed a new metal pin-badge, the insignia of a Captain of the Long Patrol, "Congratulations Captain Velm," the general said then stepped aside and Ciocan held out the scroll to Velm. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
"Your commission Velm, a very well deserved promotion." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
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Velm listens, still worrie or least at first as he hears the promotion he smiles.."Captain?.."He lsitens and Chief Healer as well, a smile still.He is quiet as the pin is changed and chuckles"Seems I have to, change my uniform now..thank you surs..thank you very much and I will not disappoint you in this promotion."He takes the scroll from Ciocan, a salute and nod is given. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:54 p.m.
Ciocan smiles at Velm and places a hand on the hare's shoulder, "Don't thank us too much, it's a lot of work and it means staying here a lot of the time Velm," the badger lord says in his deep rumbling voice, "You're part of the General Staff now, there will be little galavanting off to exotic places on patrol, you'll be co-ordinating things from here." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:56 p.m.
Velm nods "I don't mind staying in the mountain sur, tis fine."In fact it's likely a lot better he isn't on the battle fields or on missions."I can even help organize the infirmary and recovery room, as well as the herbal room, some have mentioned its sometimes hard to find something. I can also help with Lt. Elbio's recovery." Dec 2, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.
---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.
Ciocan chuckles, "Said like a true healer, but you have staff to do that, make a plan and order them to do it, you've had some experience as a Lieutenant my boy, but you're a captain now. As nice as it is to take an afternoon off and re-organise the store-room you're now responsible for the equipping, training and availability of our healers." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.
Quinten chuckles, "The healers of the patrol may report to their various officers, but they come to you and your staff for training, for guidance, you are also going to find yourself responsible for the health of the non-patrollers living here, organising recruit curriculums, there is a lot more to this job then just healing Velm, so be prepared for a bit of a shift in the way you have to do things." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.
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Velm nods "Of course sur. I can plan some classes for the recruits and some privates, make sure all know basic healing and for those wanting to work in the healing arts, i will set aside a diffent class."He studts the Badger Lord. "As chief healer I will also require regular checkups...for everyone sur and not just before missions or after missions." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:07 p.m.
---------Ciocan (Room)---------- Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
Ciocan waves a hand, "Discuss the Patrol's check up schedule with Quinten, he can arrange to make sure they happen and don't interrupt the flow of things. Your new office is attached to the Infirmary of course, the Chief healer has always liked to be there." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
The Badger Lord looks at Quinten, "Am i forgetting anything?" Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
Quinten smiles, "That about covers it all my lord, we'll get out of your fur." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
"Very well, you're dismissed Captain, see you later General." Dec 2, 2021 at 5:13 p.m.
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Velm nods, a salute "Yes sur."He blinks, his own office...well that will be nice. He then heads off to have a meeting with the healing staff, go over some things with the General later, and yes he is serious on every one having a checkup,maybe once every 4 seasons...weather a beast may want a checkup or not,they will have one done.The Lt., or now Captain, is about to have a very busy next few days. Dec 2, 2021 at 5:17 p.m.
RW Abbey: Bunk Room Oz exits the Bunk Room.. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.
RW Abbey: Middle Dormitory Oz heads off towards the Staircase.. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.
RW Abbey: Staircase Oz moves off into the Great Hall.. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.
Oz arrives from the Staircase.. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.
Salamandastron: Level Two Velm follows the passage that leads down to the First Level. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:35 p.m.
RW Abbey: Story Bookshelf John goes Out Of Character. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:12 a.m.
Portals to the World John goes Private. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:37 a.m.
John goes Private. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:37 a.m.
John goes In Character. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:37 a.m.
Sampetra - Terref Courtyard steps into the courtyard. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:39 a.m.
The Saltmoon From outside:John comes from the West. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:40 a.m.
From outside:John has arrived. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:40 a.m.
John heads off. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
John enters from afar. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
From outside:John comes from the West. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
From outside:John has arrived. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
From outside:John goes East. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
From outside:John has left. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:42 a.m.
Western Shore hmmm Dec 4, 2021 at 5:44 a.m.
John steps into the shallow water. Dec 4, 2021 at 5:45 a.m.
The Saltmoon From outside:John comes from the East. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:12 a.m.
From outside:John has arrived. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:12 a.m.
From outside:John goes West. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:12 a.m.
From outside:John has left. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:12 a.m.
RG: The Western Beach John says, "Welp.."" Dec 4, 2021 at 6:16 a.m.
TI: Freshwater Lake test Dec 4, 2021 at 6:19 a.m.
Pengladen Cove: In the Water John heads to the beach. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:23 a.m.
Pengladen Cove John moves onto the path. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:23 a.m.
Pengladen: Cove Path John heads toward Pengladen. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Ocean Road John goes into the Harbour House. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
John arrives from Ocean Road. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen Harbour House: Taproom John goes upstairs. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
John goes out onto the Ocean Road. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Ocean Road John moves into the Main Square. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Main Square John heads to the Chandlery. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Chandlery John goes downstairs to the cellar. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen Chandlery: Cellar John goes upstairs to the Chandlery. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Chandlery John goes upstairs. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
John exits to the Main Square. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Main Square John moves onto Ocean Road. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Ocean Road John heads toward the path. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen: Cove Path John enters the Cove. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen Cove John enters the water. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
Pengladen Cove: In the Water John heads into the ocean. Dec 4, 2021 at 6:24 a.m.
The Thorn and Shadow: Entrance o.o Dec 4, 2021 at 6:28 a.m.
East Front Street - Collinsel John says, "The memories..."" Dec 4, 2021 at 6:32 a.m.
Alley - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:05 a.m.
North East Square - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:05 a.m.
Main Street - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:05 a.m.
South East Square - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:06 a.m.
Castle Street - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:06 a.m.
South West Square - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:06 a.m.
West Village Street - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:07 a.m.
North West Square - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:07 a.m.
Storage Building NWS - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 8:09 a.m.
NF: Warehouse test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:08 a.m.
NF Seaport: Boardwalk test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:09 a.m.
Entry Street - Collinsel test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:11 a.m.
Eastern Shore test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.
Cave Mouth test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:23 a.m.
Main Street test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:24 a.m.
Marshank: Front Gate test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:26 a.m.
Marshank: Barracks test Dec 4, 2021 at 9:29 a.m.
Western Shore Felicity says, "test" Dec 4, 2021 at 8:52 p.m.
The camp after the disgruntled Halyard beasts left had been left in an odd mix of nervousness and excitement. On one hand the fact that a mix of vermin and woodlander were so willing to express their anger and aggressiveness to the Patrol was disconcerting, but on the other - since the camp security had been tightened and the excursions into Halyard lessened, the incident was the first interesting thing to happen for DAYS. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:01 p.m.
And making good on his word Terrence stood by the storage tent where the fox's makeshift quarters are, waiting on other hares to join him for some questions. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:01 p.m.
Gregorian was a stubborn sort of buck. His reaction to the latest events after all that had gone on these last few days had been to go and get lunch before it gave him a headache. It was a brief and welcome break but didn't last long. There was still work to be done. Still with a sandwich in paw he makes his way through the camp towards the storage tent, nodding at Terrence when he gets close "Anythin' tah report?" Dec 4, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.
Felicity is still off duty, this being the day after she learned that Zolomon is the murderer of Slaw and others. She is currently huddled in the protective ditch again, privately and, for the time being, silently mourning. Whispered questions of what could have sent her into that state are starting to circulate throughout camp. Rioko herself has gotten worried, and right now exits her quarters, stretching and carrying a crudely wrapped gift. Unfortunately, the vixen isn't the best at watching where she's going, and if he doesn't move, she's going to run smack-dab into Terrence! Dec 4, 2021 at 9:13 p.m.
Rhonwen finishes up a patrol of the camp and nearby and comes now to take a small break if she is able. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:15 p.m.
"The Halyard creatures haven't dragged the vixen off yet," Terrence shrugs, "So there's that, captain. And," The master sergeant glances around, his voice dropping, "Did you have a chance to look at that, er, message I sent you, capt-" Dec 4, 2021 at 9:17 p.m.
The buck had taken his eyes off the tent and hadn't seen Rioko until it was too late! He stumbles back for a moment, too shocked for words. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:17 p.m.
"/Excuse me/?" He says, incredulously, as he regains his footing. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:17 p.m.
*** OOC: POSE ORDER: greg, felicity/rioko, rhonwen, zywie, donica, terrence :) BIC: *** Dec 4, 2021 at 9:24 p.m.
Gregorian read the message. It was the primary reason he was in a /mood/. He's about to say something when the unobservant fox bumbles in to Terrence and earns Greg's most frustrated of growls and a death glare. He's on edge and quick to temper "I read it" he says through gritted teeth, his eyes never leaving the vixen "I take it this is the fox who's suppose tah know so much" Dec 4, 2021 at 9:25 p.m.
An undignified squeak escapes Rioko as she flails to keep her balance and not drop her present. She manages to catch herself, giving the bucks a nervous chuckle. "Heh, sorry, I, uh, do you know where Felicity is?" The death glare makes the fox cower slightly, and she ducks behind Terrence (who seems less scary) as she continues. "She just seems so /sad/ and she won't tell me /why/ so I was wanting to give her a gift and /please don't hurt me it was an accident I'm sorry/." Dec 4, 2021 at 9:31 p.m.
Donica glaces over at the vixen quietly,she will let the higher ups be the ones to deal with her, but she is still there if needed. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:34 p.m.
Rhonwen frowns "Why is a fox still in the camp?"Hey she is curious Dec 4, 2021 at 9:35 p.m.
It takes a moment for Terrence to understand Greg's first words, distracted as he was. But the vixen is the more pressing matter at the moment. ".../Yes./" He answers, collecting his thoughts and eyeing Rioko, "Yes she is - and a debt evade' if the ferret & company is to be believed." Taking a step to the side so as to block the fox in case she tries to run he finally answers the fox. "There are enough hares 'round here to look afte' the sergeant fo' now, if need be. But /you/, Riko," he still hasn't got the name down, "We would like to have a little chat about our recent visitors. They seemed to want to mount your head on a pike, I'd say." Dec 4, 2021 at 9:39 p.m.
The words are loud enough to hopefully answer Rhonwen's question somewhat. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:39 p.m.
Gregorian grunts when Rioko hides from him, the response was at least satisfying. He backed up a little but still loomed "Because we have questions and the town seems tah want tah kill her" he says bluntly to Rhonwen's question before directing his next words at the fox "How about yah start with tellin' us what in hells blazes is goin' on around here" he raises an eyebrow pointedly. Somewhere in the back of his brain though he does however also take that moment to wonder where Felicity is too though. Dec 4, 2021 at 9:46 p.m.
Looking between the 2 bucks, Rioko gives a whine. "It's not /my/ fault that stupid baker doesn't have any other /friends/! He thought /I/ was his friend and then finally lost it when he realized I'd never pay back my gambling debts. He's /fiiiiiiine/!" She tucks Felicity's gift into her belt pouch and waves her paws emphatically. "I never did anything to him! And I don't know how he got those stupid mercs to come with him! Other than maybe they hate you hares," she adds with a shrug. "But he's always been like that, short temper and all. He beat one of the helpers in the bakery to death once because they cooked some bread for too long. The loaves weren't even burnt, and he lost his mind!" Dec 4, 2021 at 9:55 p.m.
As the fox isn't running - yet - Terrence steps away from her, not liking being used for a hiding place. As Greg has started the questions and the fox starts answering, the master sergeant waves the other hares watching over. "I'm not that worried the vixen'll make a break for it, but just in case, and to save us all a headache of a chase, form a loose ring around us and I give you full permission to tackle her if she bolts. Understood?" Dec 4, 2021 at 10:08 p.m.
He turns back to Rioko, his eyes narrowing to slits. "And you - he beat a creature to death you say?" It's clear from his tone he fully believes this to be a gross exaggeration. "I suppose we should ask why we shouldn't just toss you back to them, so you can share the same fate of that poor bakery helpe', eh? If you're simply here to avoid retribution fo' swindling creatures and know nothing else, of course." Dec 4, 2021 at 10:08 p.m.
Gregorian growls quietly again when the vixen whines, he doesn't like the noise but he lets her speak. He glosses over the part about her gambling debts and why they want her dead, he wants something positive to fix on, a win or something he can work with. He fixes on the mention of the mercenaries "Where did these mercs come from? Was he the one in charge of them all?" his jaw does harden at thought of someone being beaten to death over bread but Terrence sounds sceptical so he holds his temper back over that. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:17 p.m.
Rioko looks shocked and a little offended that Terrence doesn't believe her. "It's /true/! Ask anybeast in Halyard who's still friendly with the Patrol, they'll tell you!" She wilts again under Greg's interrogation, but continues to answer, although she's considering hiding behind someone again. "Uh, um, most of the mercs are from this area, already, actually, and just wanted jobs or to, uh, help out around town. Uh, they don't get paid enough from us Halyardians to live off of, but, uh, it doesn't seem to bother them any." She gulps, eying Terrence. "But....if he /knows/ I'm one of Felicity's informants, he'll kill me for sure! Same with Felicity!" Dec 4, 2021 at 10:33 p.m.
"He, meaning the bake', o' someone else?" Terrence cast a sideways glance at Greg. "I doubt the sergeant is in immediate dange'." He looks down at the vixen. "Though they did shout about /you/ being informant to the Patrol. How'd they find that out, and why would they be angry?" Dec 4, 2021 at 10:40 p.m.
RW Abbey: Bunk Room Oz exits the Bunk Room.. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
RW Abbey: Middle Dormitory Oz heads off towards the Staircase.. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
RW Abbey: Staircase Oz moves off into the Great Hall.. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
Oz arrives from the Staircase.. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
Western Shore "They probably want hares dead eithah way" Greg pointed out with another grunt. He assumed Felicity and all of them were targets regardless of who they'd been talking to. He stopped to think which actually calmed his mood a little as it was giving him something to think about other than parting Zolomon from his head "Happy tah be undahpaid" he mutters at Terrence "Workin' for the pleasure of standin' against the patrol or gettin' something else out of it?" he mused. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
RW Abbey: Entry LilyMoore goes into the Great Hall. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
LilyMoore comes from the entry. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall Oz has sometimes played with the dibbuns but not very much. Today he has wandered off from the dibbuns, he was still in his lessons but stayed inside instead of going outside for a couple hours. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:46 p.m.
Western Shore "Of course the baker! And of course they'd be mad, y'dumb bunny -- nobeast likes a spy!" Rioko snorts, then cringes slightly as she realizes what she just called him. "I mean, kind and merciful, um, Sergeant, uh, Corporal, uh, yeah." She's not the best with their ranks, but she tried. "I have no clue how they could have found out. Felicity and I are always careful. Maybe he guessed just because he's seen us talking, although we talk of other things out in the open, and Felicity is just friendly with everybeast in Halyard." Seeing that Greg believes her, the vixen adds, "They're bosses are just foreign merchants who've been coming for /ages/. They just have once a month meetings, I think. Oh, one of the local bosses went missing recently -- dunno where he went. Maybe he got eaten by that port monster thing." She shuffles slightly. "Can I go see Felicity now?" Dec 4, 2021 at 10:50 p.m.
Terrence doesn't immediately answer. "It's probably something else, I'd wage'. Regardless of them taking up residence in old buildings, the weapons, clothing, and helmets they all have had is fa' too pretty to be paid simply from Halyard, I'd say. That band of merchants could be helping to pay fo' things, of course..." He looks around, thinking - but catches sight of where the sun is in the sky. Ears shooting up, he gives a hasty salute to Greg. "Captain - if you'll excuse me, I'll have to eave you and the vixen to continue the chat on your own. I have to check in with the sentries and patrols at the moment; I'm filling in fo' sergeant Rosinbloom while she is, er, indisposed due to the, well," he makes a vague wave to the east, "The news that has us all in sou' moods, if you understand my meaning, sah." Dec 4, 2021 at 10:51 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore has been busy helping in the kitchens today, and she walks through Great Hall, headed outside for a break. She sees the badger and heads his way, smiling. "Oz, hello! How are you?" Dec 4, 2021 at 10:52 p.m.
Oz blinks and then just shrugs "I..I don't know." He's been rather quiet since he had been back from being missing, happy the first few days then just sort of just off to the side.He had some extra lessons in reading and writting to catch up on lessons he missed. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:54 p.m.
LilyMoore frowns slightly. She sits next to him, giving him her full attention. "You don't know? Goodness, that's a hard place to be. Do you wanna talk about it?" Lily has noticed him being more quiet and distant, and has been trying to be his friend, but as an adult in the Abbey, she doesn't necessarily have as much time to hang out as she'd like. So she's trying to make up for that now. Dec 4, 2021 at 11 p.m.
Oz shrugs again and crosses his arms over his chest"Just.....I can't...read as well or write." a frown,he knows he is behind and lately he has felt he has been growing up too fast."I..I don't even know...whata do when older." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:03 p.m.
Western Shore Gregorian just makes a noise of agreement at Terrence's words "Backers with deep pockets" he frowns for a moment, just trying to think about what exactly he's supposed to do about it all. Take out every leader in the merchant group i his first though but then Greg hates this stuff, give him an army to charge in to and something to punch any day. He nods to Terrence as the hare leaves to attend to duties "No" he finally answers Rioko's question "Stay in the tent. The less beasts that see yah here the less likely they are tah come back tah finish the job...I'll find her myself, she can come tah yah latah" he wanted to check on her himself really too and that said he turns to go and ask around to find out where she went. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:04 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore listens. "I'm sorry you're struggling to learn to read and write. It's always hard when something doesn't come easily. Can I help you?" She smiles, then adds, "And it's okay to not know what you want to be when you grow up. You have a long time to figure that out." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:08 p.m.
Oz just frowns,"Wasa way too long...had carry things, had to.."He looks away "Obey or...."Well he rather not remember but sadly he does,he does remember. He remembers when he was taken too, just what happen that day. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:10 p.m.
Western Shore Rioko whines slightly, but sees the logic behind his order, and so dejectedly reenters the tent. She'll just have to give her friend the gift later. Felicity is well hidden in the protective ditch, just staring at nothing as a few tears slip down her cheeks. She's bundled up nicely -- perhaps Rioko made her do that since the doe seems very out of touch with everything. She barely slept last night, she didn't show up to breakfast, she barely ate anything at dinner last night or lunch today. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:12 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore frowns, and scoots over to try and hug the badger. "Hey, none of that was your fault. Remember that. You did the right things, I know you did. You're brave and strong, and we love you. None of that was your fault." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:14 p.m.
Oz sniffs "But...but I..I..."A few tears "He died...cause of me...cause I sneaked out and I didn't stay by him...and I di...din't run fast enough from the cat" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:17 p.m.
Western Shore It doesn't take long for Greg to find some hare that knows where she went given how many sentries they have on guard right now. A small sigh as his ears fold down and he carefully heads down in to the ditch, going to sit down next to her. He doesn't say anything at first, he has no good words. There probably are none but anything is probably better than the uncomfortable silence "So this has all turned tah hell" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:18 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore feels tears well up in her own eyes. "No, sweetheart, that's not true. Who would ever lie to you like that? It was that stupid cat's fault. He chose to cause all that hurt. You didn't have anything to do with that. He made his choice. That's not your fault." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:20 p.m.
Oz sniffs"But..."He looks at teh floor."Maybe ...dad woulda just....went home and not had ta...try and save me."He did almost get away if it wasn't for that annoying sleep dart, he ran too late maybe,he is unsure, but he saw his dad die. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:22 p.m.
Western Shore Felicity doesn't move, and there is a pause after his words that makes it seem like she didn't hear him. But finally she whispers, "I tried t'talk t' 'im....tried t' 'elp 'im...when 'e 'elped me get back t' th' Mountain aftah I got injahed durin' th' attack on th' fort at th' port. 'E thinks th' whole world's out t'get 'im. An' now...." Tears start trickling down her cheeks a-fresh. "Now 'e's really an' truly gone, even though 'es still breathin'." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:24 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore shakes her head. "No, sweetie. Xander made his own choices, too. And I don't think that cat would've let your dad just walk away and leave, even if you hadn't been there. None of this is your fault. Adults sometimes make bad choices, and this time, those bad choices hurt you. And I'm sorry. I wish that had never happened. What that cat did was not okay." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:26 p.m.
Oz sniffs "The cat's....dead now. Some hare made the cat..dead." He is quiet a while and speaks "Mom has dad's blade....said maybe I..I would.."He frowns more "Wield...it one day....but.."He shakes his head, would he be wrong in saying "I..I don't wanna be warrior, killing is...is bad....it's bad..eve..even if self defense..r..r...right?" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:29 p.m.
LilyMoore smiles gently. "You're right, killing for no reason is bad. Sometimes you have to kill in self-defense, but even then, you can try to avoid it. But y'know what? It's okay to not want to be a Warrior. You don't have to be. There are plenty of other things you can be. Let other people be Warriors. There's more than one way to be brave." Dec 4, 2021 at 11:32 p.m.
Oz looks at her now.."There is?" He asks quietly, he is unsure yet what he wants to do even, and he still wants to in a way be a dibbun, but also he is right about, or here soon, the age he could be a novice. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:34 p.m.
Western Shore Gregorian stares at the ground, thinking "There's nothin' yah could have done. Yah were good tah him but he's made his choices" he hesitates slightly before going to rest a paw on her shoulder "It's not right but there's nothin' we could do tah stop this...I didn't even see it comin' tah think anythin' like this would happen" he sighs heavily, shaking his head "...It's Hanzi all ovah again" he couldn't help but think of the other hare who'd decided to turn against them. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:37 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore nods. "I think the Beekeepers are pretty brave! The bees like my singing, but they still make me nervous. And Healers are /sooooo/ brave! They help creatures who are sick, and they run into battle to rescue those who are hurt, even though they themselves could die. The kitchen staff work with fire and hot ovens. And you can even be brave just by being you. That cat tried to break you, but you can be brave every day of your life by proving him wrong and being the best Ozzie you can be...no matter /what/ you decide to do." She perks up. And sometimes you can change your mind! Xander and Zork were both great Warriors, but then they changed their minds and joined the Abbey Order!" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:39 p.m.
Western Shore Felicity shakes her head. "Hanzi was evil from th' staht. Zolomon....Zolomon was so kind an' fun. 'Is 'eart jus' got broken fah too many times, an'....an' I think 'e got lost in 'is own 'ead, like I did. But th' path 'is mind went on....I don't know 'ow we could get 'im back." She takes a shuddering breath. "I feel like there ought t'be more I coulda done...I've lost a deah friend, an'..." Her tears choke off her words as she starts crying in earnest again. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:43 p.m.
RW Abbey: Great Hall Oz listens and manages a smile now.."Really?" He thinks a bit now on a poasible course of action for his life."Bees...sting."He says but he isn't frowning, a smile."Maybe I sing, sing and make songs...make music...and...and help others threw hard...ummm bad things, makeem feel better" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:44 p.m.
LilyMoore grins. "Oh, that's a great idea! Music can heal, and everybeast always needs somebeast to listen to them when they need it. That would be the path of a Bard or Scholar....or a Scholar-Bard!" She chuckles a little at her own silliness. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:48 p.m.
Oz also chuckles and smiles,he stands "I..I can ..kind of sing." A small smile as he does sing a song he has heard at feasts, and he is....really good at singing,his voice does sort of crack once and he sighs, stupid voice changes,the horror of being a preteen but he still smiles, he is in a good mood and wants to keep it.And his stomach growls..."We need...."He smiles "Pie!" He starts to head to the kitchen and looks back o see if she follows him. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:53 p.m.
Western Shore Gregorian shakes his head "He wasn't, he..." another sigh and Greg drops the Hanzi subject. He'd tried to steer the lad right at least once, he didn't like to think about it. There's another long pause before he speaks again "There's no goin' back for him, not aftah wot he's done. Wotevah is out there now it isn't the Zolomon we knew, he's gone. All we can do now is make sure he doesn't kill anyone else" Dec 4, 2021 at 11:54 p.m.
"I miss 'im," Felicity manages to whimper. "'E was so much fun, even wi' 'is stupid cahtwheels an' ev'rythin'." She curls up into a tighter ball. After a few more minutes, she adds, "I won't fight 'im. I don't care if 'tis a direct command from Ciocan 'imself an' I end up court marshalled, I won't fight Zolomon unless 'e attacks me first, an' even then I'll only defend. I refuse t'try t'kill m'friend, even if whot made 'im m'friend is gone." She still is filled with unspeakable sorrow, but there is a steely determination running as an undercurrent through that declaration. Dec 5, 2021 at midnight
RW Abbey: Great Hall LilyMoore smiles as she listens. "Wow, Oz, your voice is amazing! Maybe we can work together on singing and writing songs. Maybe I can even teach you the mandolin!" She stands and of course follows him, laughing. "Absolutely! I helped make an apple pie -- maybe we can have some of it!" She starts thinking about a song they could maybe sing together at the Winter Feast. Sounds like loads of fun! And anything to help a friend. Dec 5, 2021 at 12:02 a.m.
Western Shore Gregorian had forgotten the cartwheels, he generally didn't like such random enthusiasm but right now the reminder was a depressive punch in the gut. He moved his paw again, going to try and put his arm around her, just trying to awkwardly comfort her "Aye...I'd forgotten that. The races on the beach I was rememberin'...Yah don't need tah worry about that. I wouldn't make yah fight him. Yah undah my command, anyone who wants tah force that can argue with me. I wouldn't make anyone. Someone will have tah but that's not a battle I'd want tah force on any beast, not with a fellow hare" Dec 5, 2021 at 12:11 a.m.
Felicity lets him hug her. "I don't want t'talk about killin' 'im anymoh...." She says brokenly. After a long pause, she whispers, "Yeah, we're both th' fastest. Tha' was a fun race...an' when 'e talked about Redwall an' 'is friends thah. An' tha' one time th' DAB outsmahted 'im..." Dec 5, 2021 at 12:19 a.m.
Gregorian doesn't feel as if the conversation was helping him considering he might have to go and hunt down the hare to kill him one day but if it was helping her he'd live with some guilt. He says nothing more on the killing part, trying to focus on the old Zolomon "Heh, was it him they tied tah a chair in the dining hall or was that someone else?" Dec 5, 2021 at 12:24 a.m.
Felicity thinks for a moment as her tears slow. "I think they did it t' 'im an' t' somebeast else on 2 diff'rent occasions. I think 'e got covahed in soup...oh they were gonna make 'im int'soup..." The silly memories do seem to be helping her, seeing as how she's relaxed some. If only a little. Dec 5, 2021 at 12:29 a.m.
"It happened twice?" Greg chuckles very faintly at that, still sat in a ditch at the edge of the camp by the doe "Those dibbuns know wot they're doin'. Must be more coordinated than half the patrol somehow" Dec 5, 2021 at 12:35 a.m.
Olivia makes her way out to same ditch, and stops beside Gregorian. "Ah, there you are. I've been looking for you," she says to Greg. "I've been looking over some old maps, and wanted to ask your opinion of something." Dec 5, 2021 at 12:37 a.m.
Felicity actually smiles a tiny bit. "M'sistah is pretty good at leadin' 'em...I feel she may be a Majah someday...as long as she leahns t'obe ordahs, y'know?" Ever since Terrence broke the news to her yesterday about Zolomon, she's been spending most of her time here in the ditch, mourning privately. She's barely eaten since yesterday afternoon. She grows silent as the Healer approaches, her smile fading back to misery as she gets lost in her mourning again. Dec 5, 2021 at 12:39 a.m.
Gregorian tilts his head briefly in agreement "Sometimes I think it's best that her and Grace don't team up tah cause trouble" though he still wished they didn't fight. He glances around when he hears Olivia "Wot about?" he asks, not getting up but moving the paw that's not around Felicity's shoulders up to offer to take the maps. He does give Felicity a quick glance afterwards though and he could see she was slipping back again "I wondah wot they're up tah back at the mountain without us right now" he mused, trying to distract her with something else to think about while he looked at the maps. Dec 5, 2021 at 12:46 a.m.
Olivia points to a circled spot not too far from Halyard on the map. "An old Patrol outpost. You know, the old 23rd." She taps it with a finger. "It's been abandoned for awhile now. But Varus used to be one of the commanding officers there... I think you can guess where I'm going with this..." Dec 5, 2021 at 12:55 a.m.
Felicity blinks, then smiles just a teensy bit. "'Opefully nothin' too crazy." She stands, hunched and looking as if the world were crushing her, but still she stands. "I...I think I'll get some...food or...somethin'," she says, which is good since she hasn't really been eating. "I'll...I'll see you....yeah." And she heads off, ignoring the sentries and others asking if she's okay. Dec 5, 2021 at 12:58 a.m.
Gregorian worries but it's progress seeing her get up and going to eat. He nods, staying sat down for now "Yah to do that, and the ah, vixen in the storage tent was askin' aftah yah" he doesn't recall the fox's name but it's not like there's multiple in the camp. Finally with that done he focuses on Olivia and squints at the map "I haven't heard of that place in years. It's still there?...I assume yah want tah take him, see if it jogs his memory any" Dec 5, 2021 at 1:03 a.m.
She nods her head. "Precisely. I was hoping to take him there, but because everything's so...unsettled, of late, I'd prefer if we could have a Private or Corporal come along. Just for a few days." Dec 5, 2021 at 1:06 a.m.
Gregorian runs a paw over his beard. With everything that's happened he's reluctant to add the possibility of more problems but at the same time he'd really like Varus back. For a start it would mean this whole mess was someone else's problem. He nods after a long pause "Take a couple. If yah can make it there and back in a day I'd prefer it" the faster he knows something's gone wrong the more chance he might have to do something about it "Hell if we could sort everythin' before yah go I'd be even happiah but...just watch out for snipers, snakes and well, half of Halyard is angry so I'd steer clear of it" Dec 5, 2021 at 1:15 a.m.
Olivia nods. "You know I'm careful. Varus has it in his head that we're going for reconaissance, so, eh... Anyway. Thank you, Greg." Dec 5, 2021 at 1:19 a.m.
Gregorian nods along and finally starts to get back up off the ground, which is a bit of an ungainly maneuver for him with the pegleg "I know, there are hares I'd flat out refuse but yah know wot yah doin'...I just hope it helps" Dec 5, 2021 at 1:25 a.m.
Olivia holds out her paw to offer the buck help in getting up. "Just so long as he doesn't hear about Zolomon," she remarks. "Let that be forgotten." She sighs. "Young Felicity is taking it hard, I see..." Dec 5, 2021 at 1:30 a.m.
Gregorian accepts the help, he stopped being too proud and refusing help with things like that many years and numerous infirmary stays ago "Mm. The less said about that the bettah but I worry he might still be in the area. Mind yah don't run in tah him, he was always good with a bow" he glances back towards the camp in the direction Felicity had left in "They were close once. Time might help but it's hardah tah mourn a friend when they're not fully dead yet" Dec 5, 2021 at 1:37 a.m.
She nods, her jaw set grimly. "Aye, I know how 'tis. Even harder when it's family." She says no more. "We'll be careful. Perhaps Terrence can come along. He's a bright lad with a good head on his shoulders. If the camp can spare him, that is..." Dec 5, 2021 at 1:49 a.m.
Gregorian doesn't ask, he merely nods along. He's had enough betrayal from within the ranks for a life time. He starts to walk back towards the camp tents "Ask him, I'm sure he'll know bettah than even me if he can spare the time...Just don't go and get captured" he jokingly pleads "Or attacked or bewitched by snakes or, I don't know, run away tah sea. We've got enough goin' on as it is and I don't need the extra papah work" Dec 5, 2021 at 1:57 a.m.
Olivia nods again, and gathers up her maps. "I'll speak to him later this evening. With him along, I *know* we'll be fine..." Dec 5, 2021 at 2:06 a.m.
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