The Long-Standing Online Campaign, beginning in Germany, travelling through Italy and Greece to the Sea of Azov.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Afternoon, the Langenthal Inn
Monday, May 19, 1650
As the party and the Herieuxs tumble out of the carriage, they are met with the sight of a large building on fire - it is four stories high, at least 50' by 30' in dimension, and is burning primarily along the main and lower floor. Black smoke is tumbling across the sky away from the carriage, as the wind blows - it is only as Carlo came around a copse of trees that it could be seen. The burning building is some 90 yards distant. All around its base is a large crowd of some eighty persons, who seem uniformly helpless and mesmerized by the burning structure.
Carlo describes it as the 'Langenthal Inn' ... the road to the town of Langenthal, three miles off the main road, forks to the right alongside the Inn. This place has been a landmark for some two centuries, and seems quite a magnificent, half-timbered structure. At present, it is evident to the party that there are persons trapped on the highest floor.