Thursday, October 27, 2011
First Afternoon in Oldenburg
To begin, everyone joins in breaking camp, gathering their things together. Silvius in particular suffered somewhat during the short night, getting not much rest and suffering 1 h.p. of damage in the way of a sore back and shoulders. The last business of the party is dealt with before moving forward.
The party enters Oldenburg through the east gate of that town, taking note that the town seems remarkably pristine and clean, and in fact unaffected by the late war in everyway. The walls are strong and only a few decades old, the streets well-managed and wide. The town is quite large, more than ten thousand people, but suggests a comfortable and wealthy populace for the most part.
Because it is Sunday morning, the main portion of the town has settled into the dozen or so churches in Oldenburg, closing shops and emptying the streets. When the party does find a place to stop, rest and put up their horses, they find only a 14-year-old boy on duty, and no one else. He will stable the horses and allow the party their business. The kitchen is closed until noon; no beverages are for sale until that time, and no liquor until six this evening.
At this point, Jack thanks the party for their hospitality, promises that he will pass it forward to others, and asks if the party will forgive him moving on.