Friday, November 20, 2009

Early Afternoon, North of Biberach

Thursday, May 15, 1650

Moving along the road, wary of who might be watching, the party travels three or four miles from the hanged man.

Emmanuel begins to speak, saying, "Father Jan, Father Andrej, Master Delfig ... p'raps it's not my place to say, but I've had thoughts preying upon me and I've got to make them known.  Them criminals, they couldn't be serving the grimlocks as the one said.  Grimlocks ain't much more than animals, they ain't got the sense.  They wouldn't be waitin' on the road for us, they'd be waitin' on the road for them other fellows ... and they wouldn't do nothing if they ain't be seeing them.  That's just what I be thinking."

He stops for a minute, then says, "Them two that ran ... won't they find other victims?"

8 comments:

Delfig Kôlhupfer said...

I've been as jumpy as a fox in front of dogs as we walk down the road. Upon hearing Emmanuel's words, I nod slowly.

"I am worried as well that those fellows might take revenge upon us and your words give me pause. I wanted to see if we could somehow figure out where an ambush might happen, but I don't know if any of us are skilled enough as woodsmen to scout out a place. I wish we had learned where their camp was at."

"Emmanuel, those two might indeed find more victims or they might have learned a lesson from the Friar's justice on their companion. It is hard to say."

(OOC - given what I know about my Perception spell (140', which about 2/100th of a mile), I'm thinking I'd have to have a pretty good idea of an approximate location of an ambush to use the spell to get an idea of where exactly they're at. I was hoping to use the spell to find out the location of our ambushers. The spell seems to not be suited for what I'm wanting to do right now, as much as just either stumbling into/through their ambush or hiking up a tree and using the Mark 2 eyeballs. What do you think?)

Andrej said...

To all: "I've held similar thoughts to Emmanuel's about the grims, though I only have his knowledge to rely on in the matter. I was hoping to find an answer to the incongruity either upon the road before us or perhaps in Biberach." Andrej grips his staff tighter. "As for the two, tramping off into an unfamilair wood seemed to me unwise. We can hope that they find a lesson in Neil's demise and repent. If not, perhaps by the Lord's will we shall see them again and see that justice is done."

Alexis said...

"Truth be told," says Jan, "They must have meant to lead us off the road and into the trees, but I've seen a dozen paths leading off from the road; any one of them could be the ambush."

Delfig Kôlhupfer said...

"I would rather we keep moving - although we saw two, there might be more in an encampment. Friar Jan, where are we headed for today? Will we camp in the rough or are you taking us to shelter?"

Alexis said...

"We are perhaps six or seven miles from Biberach; I know of no one there, but Emmanuel tells me there's an Inn where we may bed down for the night."

Chgowiz said...

"Then let's move quickly, both to throw off any pursuit and to get there soonest. We can inquire there at this Inn about grims and bandits on the road, if Andrej wishes. For me, I wish to gain our destination safely and quickly."

Andrej said...

Agreed, then. Let us move on.

Alexis said...

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