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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Jerusha on December 10, 2017, 04:18:08 pm »
Darcy Cameron glanced from Sir Washburn to Father Columcil.  He saw the momentary tension between the two.  The Deryni knight was accustomed to a position of authority, so no surprises there.  The good Father, on the other hand, was perhaps not as humble as one would expect from a simple country priest.

No matter to him either way as long as they reached their destination safely.   Darcy made his way to the trees a short distance away and took the opportunity to relieve himself.   Dratted robe was in his way.  How did ladies manage with their long dresses?  He smiled inwardly; that certainly was not one of his concerns!

He rearranged his habit and turned to return to the group but stopped.  He though he heard movement farther in among the trees.  Silently, he moved forward, staying hidden in the trees as much as possible.  Yes, there was a man and horse ahead; odd that he stopped within the trees with the animal.  Darcy studied him carefully; there was nothing remarkable about him.  Average height, plain clothes; had he seen him before?

((Results of dice roll:  6 + 3 = 9))

He had seen him!  The man had been lingering outside the monastery courtyard as they had left.  But even more disturbing, he had seen the man on the road as he and Lord Alister had approached Culdi.  That was too much circumstance to suit Darcy.
Taking care to make no sound, Darcy returned to his small group, pulling his hood well up over his head. 

“Sir Washburn, Lord Alister, a word if I might,” Darcy said.  Washburn looked at him with interest. “We are being followed,” Darcy said briefly.  “I think we may want to pick up our pace a bit.  Not too much to draw interest, but we might want to reach Rhemuth sooner than later.”
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Characters
« Last post by Bynw on December 09, 2017, 02:10:48 pm »
This thread is currently locked for replies as there are no more slots open for the Ghosts of the Past game.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by revanne on December 09, 2017, 10:23:50 am »
Columcil knew what was in the young lord's mind - Let the old priest set a gentle pace, but not what lay behind it. He'd rather gained the impression that there was some urgency. He found his temper, normally held well in check, begin  to rise. He didna do much riding that was true, but the life of a country priest was hardly one of idleness, with the need to tend his own wee bit garden and help out betimes wi' the harvest. Not to mention walking between some of the further flung holdings of his hilly parish. He'd had a good seven days of riding to harden him to the saddle before entering Culdi and though Spéan was a good solid work horse, with no nobility about him, he could give these fancy-bred mounts a run for their money. He was sorely tempted to try. Biting his lips to restrain his temper, he bethought himself of a way to gain a subtle revenge for the well-meaning patronage.

After a few hours travel he judged by the sun that it must be midday and gently easing Spèan to a halt he made to dismount. Darcy pulled up too, and enquired, "Is there anything wrong, Father?"

"Nay lad, but 'tis time for the midday office, and gi'en that I'm setting the pace, best do it properly It'll not take long." So saying, he reached in the breast of his habit, pulled out a leather bound book and sank to his knees.

"Lord, have mercy!", ejaculated Darcy, then muttered a hasty apology. He was relieved to see that the priest was suppressing a smile, though he spoke gruffly enough. "Let's hope he does, lad, for all our sakes."

As Alistair and Washburn drew level they both looked enquiringly at Darcy who explained, "The good Father is saying his office. He says he won't be long. Shall we make a halt here, My Lord?"

"We've may as well get down and stretch our legs" agreed Washburn equably,  but as we're all meant to be monks...." His words tailed off as he bowed his head but Darcy caught his meaning and he and Alister swiftly followed suit. Washburn's prayers were genuine enough, they could certainly use some help, but he couldn't  help noticing with curiousity the prayer book which the priest was using. The book he was using for his prayers was small, but covered with finely tooled leather. Surely few country priests had such treasures. As Columcil finished his prayers, crossed himself and rose to his feet, Washburn  reached out his hand and said courteously, "That's a fine bit of workmanship you have there, mind if I take a look.?"

Columcil knew a command when he heard one and handed the book over, though  he could not prevent his dutifully lowered eyes flashing with an anger he was otherwise careful to shield. Something in the other's silence warned Washburn that he had overstepped a boundary, though even laymen were surely allowed to handle prayerbooks, so he forebore to open the pages but contented  himself with feeling the leather before handing it back with a muttered "Thank you, Father,". Something nagged at him, though. The book had a feel, almost a mental aroma, that reminded him of someone, someone he knew well, though he could not think of whom, and the priest's shuttered face denied further questions.
Amended because I forgot they were all dressed as monks
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Bynw on December 09, 2017, 09:34:35 am »
Lord Oswald sat on his horse thinking as they rode towards Culdi. From there his query could be in Rhemuth within a week or sooner if they are not stopped. Time is not on his side and his men should have made sure everyone was dead at the manor before claiming victory. He is only one of many self-styled Mearan Freedom fighters. They are loosely banned together with the common goal of rekindling the Mearan independence movement. And as long as their are Mearans in Meara there will be Freedom fighters willing to take up the sword against the Gwynedd usurpers. The previous generation of Mearan Freedom fighters made a mistake that cost them dearly when Kelson of Gwynedd came to press his false claim on the Mearan throne. They had allied themselves with the ousted anti-Deryni Bishop, Edmund Loris and that allegiance cost many Mearan lives. So now that the new generation of Freedom fighters has arrived. It is time to rethink the Mearan position. And it will need Deryni help to combat the Deryni King of Gwynedd and his Deryni allies. Oswald knows he may have to move up other plans if the baron's heir reaches Rhemuth. The pursuit will have to be abandoned if the brat is not delt with soon. Riders are already well under way carrying messages to various Deryni Lords outside of Gwynedd.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Bynw on December 09, 2017, 07:38:46 am »
You folks can keep all of that snow down south. I don't want any of it this year.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Laurna on December 08, 2017, 04:02:00 pm »
How much snow would you like, Laurna?

We had snow squalls all day, which means heavy snow, strong winds and zero visibility.

Fortunately, I had arranged for a vacation day today and didn't need to travel.  So I made Christmas cookies today.

And guess what they are called:  "snowflakes."   :)


Perhaps I will pass on the snow squalls. I don't have cloths for that. lol BURRRR

Now, a "snowflake" Christmas cooky, served warm with hot cocoa will do just fine.    ;D Yum!
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Jerusha on December 08, 2017, 03:54:19 pm »
How much snow would you like, Laurna?

We had snow squalls all day, which means heavy snow, strong winds and zero visibility.

Fortunately, I had arranged for a vacation day today and didn't need to travel.  So I made Christmas cookies today.

And guess what they are called:  "snowflakes."   :)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Demercia on December 08, 2017, 02:20:44 pm »
Whoops, I think the portal backfired.  We have snow here too.

Bad news about the fires.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Laurna on December 08, 2017, 01:11:10 pm »
You have snow?! Fantastic! A White Christmas!
Stay warm.

Let's compare. California: We haven't seen much rain since last spring, with none in the forecast. 4 days of gale force winds. Yesterday the parking garage elevator was out due to the winds. I had to park on the fourth floor. Walking from there to the hospital was like walking through a wind tunnel on open throttle.   Today the winds have subsided and right now it is 79 degrees. I do hope the Fire fighters can get a handle on the big fires today.

Can you Portal over some of that Snow, Please.
Make an snow angle for me! 
One thing though, Please Drive Safe, safe, safe!
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Evie on December 08, 2017, 12:24:19 pm »
 It's hard for me to imagine a hot and humid Meara when there's ice and snow all around me right now. The view outside my window looks like Narnia! ;D
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