The sun beams down on the world, and for a moment, all is calm. As the day draws on, the celebrations of House Gryllidae’s wedding continue into the night. Now is the time to bring forward gifts! Shame on those who thought not to bring any.
A Stray Cat wanders in, and the cooks complain it’s eating the fresh fish. What do you do with it? It meows quietly, and seems rather skinny, but a good cat could be a good mouser. It’s quite hard to tell, do you take the chance? Meanwhile 20 people find themselves in the hamlet, and settle down soon enough to a freshly baked pie and a drink in the tavern.
Whoosh! A large gust of wind blows all your clean laundry into the mud. The washer maids mutter their apologies, but it would seem some clothes are left to ruins. The nice kinds too, and your favourite shirt. You could pay to replace them (100g) or just deal with the muddy stains. Who knows what your people will think of you if you do, though. Still, 13 people wander through and chuckle at the sight.
As the wedding continues, more gifts are brought forward. 308 food, valuables worth 129 gold, 10 extra people and even 5 guards! Now is time for the speeches! Hopefully your esteemed guests brought gifts, and hopefully you placed them at the right tables. Wouldn’t want an argument breaking out! 16 people are drawn to the celebrations, partaking in drinking competitions and dancing their hearts out.
Is it true? A withered old traveller ambles into the hamlet, telling strange and magical tales. Stories of wizards and dragons, of brave knights and kidnapped princesses, but one story in particular has everyone murmuring curiously. A powerful fairy, residing in a nearby lake, whose magic waters can heal all injury and grant immortal life! You could send a troupe of guards (-5) to see what all this nonsense is about, or you could just dismiss it as a fancy fairytale. Who knows? 12 people, looking for homes, sit down to enjoy the man’s wild stories, agreeing to stay as they sip berry wine.
At last, the camp becomes a home. Tents are brought down in replace of homely shacks, and finally a door sections out the frigid cold. By the entrance, a proud sign welcomes the 14 new settlers, reading “Autre” as it swings in the wind.