laure: (Battle Laure)
[After an inexplicable hiatus in posting...]

With the recently earned money from the tournament and tax collecting, I have decided to continue my ride through Swadia in search of more hands. I met no new warriors in Dhirim, but I did meet a farmer from the nearby village of Ushkuru who begged us to help rid his village of bandits. Finally, a fight! The battle was swift, we emerged victorious. The peasants offered to pay us in food, but I declined, stating that they needed it more than we did. Not true, perhaps, but I felt as if I'd gained some honor. I could use some honor about now.

After the fight, Ymira came to me. She said that she'd learned a great many things already from just that first battle. Flattering. She also said that she thought a woman of my renown should have a fief by now.

Not this again. It's only the women of my party who say such things, really... should I believe them? Then again, King Graveth is no woman (I'm sure of this, as he has a beard) and he said much the same thing.

Sigh.
laure: (Laure at Court)
City of Uxhal.

In the tavern there I met a nice lass named Ymira. Her father wanted to marry her off to one of his business partners, an old man well past the age of 30! So she ran away. I have taken her into the company. She can ride, and she's good with traders. She also has some skills in first aid.

I still miss Katrin, but these new companions are a friendly enough lot.

It remains to be seen how well they fight... we still need to find a battle. Spirits are still somewhat low.

January 2011

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