The Long-Standing Online Campaign, beginning in Germany, travelling through Italy and Greece to the Sea of Azov.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A Hard, Busy Road to Lingen
Monday, September 1, 1650
Weather: cool in the morning, ranging to pleasant and even warm in the afternoon, when a full sunny day emerges. The evening is pleasant also, and there is no rainfall throughout the day.
Despite the beautiful weather - and it feels good on your bodies to have a really nice day - you are all tired from the boat ride and from not having slept in a real bed for a week. Each of you suffers 1 point of damage (note, the NPCs also, but not the animals) from the journey.
The road to Lingen from Meppen is no less crowded with carts and wagons, forcing the party to stand to the side of the road again and again as caravans roll past. Thus, although Lingen is only 9 miles south of Meppen, it takes you nearly all day to reach the former town - a fair sized burgh of about 2,500 residents. You're grateful to find, however, that the town itself is nearly empty ... a few words with the guards reveals that the day promising to be so pleasant, the local priests encouraged everyone to take advantage to get their produce to market. Thus, there isn't a wagon to be found in town ... but there are inn rooms available. You may address the prices table from Leer for the amount; there's nothing else to buy in Lingen at the moment, as the town market has evaporated, and Lingen itself does not have a trading market.