Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of Sun

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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:09 am

Both the experience of the hedge wizard and the researches of the natural philosopher will yield the same information; to wit, that a denizen of Faerie, whilst in the mortal realm, cannot bear to hear its own name spoken aloud, and will flee back to its ethereal kingdom. Furthermore, all such names always take the form of a descriptive adjective combined with a natural object; par exemple, Brightflower or Yellowmoon. As to the precise name of the fae creature in question, that is not obtainable from either memory or text.
The objects left by the peculiar fish must be intended as a clue to aid the adventurers in their quest for this information.

Meanwhile, after rejoining the loyal Russian, who is much relieved to find that no permanent harm has come to his master and his companions, the party rejoins the Altumber family in the manor home, where all seems at peace for the nonce. There are, of course, many inquiries as to where the guests have been, and what they have been doing, given the length of time they have not be seen by anyone in the household.
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

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While Lepus describes their recent adventures to the family (with as much miming, capering and gibbering as to render the tale incomprehensible), he considers the clues hawked up by the magical fish. When he and his friends are alone, he relays his ideas.

“Old Lepus has a notion, so he has, that the acorn may relate to the oak that sits on the isle amid the Misty Tarn. We knowest that evil spirits lurk therein, but do we not have a sigil to banish such things, hm? Dost anyone have a mind to go boating?”
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby SunlessNick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 pm

William is willing to follow where the experts in such matters lead.
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 am

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"Yes, that sounds like the thing to do," says Henry. "Perhaps her name is Silveroak."
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 am

There being general agreement as to the wisdom of returning to the Misty Tarn and the small islet therein, where may be found a giant oak tree of great age, the party makes it way thence. As may be recalled, the only boat available at the dock is able to bear the weight of two grown men only, with, perhaps, a young woman as well, at the most.

As ever, wisps of fog drift about the waters of the Misty Tarn, and do not follow the whims of the wind, but rather go their own way, and are not dissipated. All is otherwise still.
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

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After ensuring that he has the rune inscribed on a scrap of cloth, Lepus peers through the fog, tugging at his beard as he ponders.

“Pssht! ‘tis an unnatural mist, yesno? Mayhap there be a long rope that we can fix to yon boat, so that the Russian can haul us back should we become lost. Old Lepus shall help to row - who shall accompany me, hmm?”
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby SunlessNick » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:54 pm

"I shall," says William, unwilling to stay back while two other men venture into possible danger.
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Re: Book the Second, Chapter the Sixth: A Welcome View of S

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:38 am

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"Indeed, a long rope would be just the thing," says Henry. "In fact, we can tie the end off to a tree on this side to ensure it remains anchored whatever happens. If you need to be pulled back in an emergency, give the rope a good, hard tug. Once you've reached the far shore and gotten out, you could tug twice in succession to signal that you've made it. Then Ivan can pull back the boat and I can join you, though one of you will need to ride back with it. I lack the strength to row it on my own, and Ivan must remain here to pull the boat back if needed."
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