Book 3: Act 1 - Of Leaves and Stewed Hobbit

It is the year 2946 of the Third Age, and the lands east of the Misty Mountains are astir. From the cloud-shrouded peaks above the High Pass to the spider-infested gloom of the forest of Mirkwood, paths long-deserted are trodden once again. Busy merchants carry their wares to new markets, messengers bring tidings from foreign realms, and kings send forth armed men to extend their influence and the rule of law. Some say that a new age of freedom has begun, a time for adventure and great deeds to reclaim glories lost in long centuries of oppression and decline.

But adventures are not really things that people go out and look for. They are dangerous and rarely end well. While it is true that a handful of valiant individuals set out to make their mark on the world, for others it seems that adventure chooses them, as though it is the path they are fated to tread. They are restless warriors, curious scholars and wanderers, always eager to seek what was lost or explore what was forgotten. Ordinary people call them adventurers, and when they return successful, they call them heroes. But if they fail, no one will even remember their names...

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Re: August 23th, Morning Fog at the Easterly Inn

Post by Trogdor » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Oh, that's right. We've been here before. I forgot.
Pipkin heads in and takes a seat at the table. And for all that he just made breakfast not that long ago, he seems ready to tuck into a new meal with gusto.

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Re: August 23th, Morning Fog at the Easterly Inn

Post by Shurijo » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:23 pm

Borir takes a seat and orders an ale. "Drink all their ale. Working folk. Burmpah." He grunts and guffs. "I'll show those Beorning what it's like to drink all the ale after hammering iron all day."

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Re: August 23th, Morning Fog at the Easterly Inn

Post by Muskrat » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 pm

Varuthil silently enters the inn and watches with the same curiosity as Wren as she watches Pipkin tuck in an extra meal. She keeps a second eye on the inn though, looking at the other guests to see if she can spot an old man in grey, as Radagast described to them.

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Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Vardaen » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:51 pm

The Inn has only one other table with folks at it, they looks like gruff Beorning folk of the region. A woman with a long braid, and two men that look strangely similar to the woman, and after only a moment of evens dropping you come to realize they are brothers and sister. They look up at your entrance, and the woman gives a nod to Varuthil who is scanning the room, but they pay you little more heed.

Dody hustles in the kitchen and calls for his wife who has been out back playing with the kids. She eventually comes in and gets to making Second Breakfast for the group. Some cold bacon, poached eggs, toast with raspberry jam and cold milk (or other drinks) is soon brought out. Dody seem eager to help and serve, almost a bit too eager.

"So, now that you are filling up the corners, " for me waits politely for you to eat like any good host would before bothering you with stuff, "do you have any news? Where has your travel taken you this time? West perhaps? South?" He smiles but you can read something on his face.
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Also, Gandalf is not here right now.
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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Trogdor » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:01 pm

"Very good," Pipkin says, patting his belly. "That should tide me over until elevenses." He smiles. Then he gets a more serious look on his face. "You want to know what news we have? Well, I'm afraid it's not good news. Orcs are on the prowl. They attacked the Woodmen Hall." He them proceeds to tell Dody the story of what happened.

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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Eilandor » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:37 pm

Wren's eyes widen as he looks over to Varuthil and whispers, "elevenses?"
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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Muskrat » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:16 pm

Varuthil just silently shrugs in response to Wren's words, though she seems amused by the situation. "Yes, it was a very close thing," she adds to Pipkin's description. Picking up on the concern in Dody's voice, she asks, "Did you know anyone at Woodmen Hall? We may be able to tell you how they fare, though the news may be unhappy--many of the Woodmen died or were injured." Realizing she is being very gloomy she adds, "But we were victorious in the end and the Woodmen still stand against the Shadow."

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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Vardaen » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:33 pm

Dody takes a chair and sits down, "We have a nice set of seed cakes for elevenses you'll want to try." He collects the group's money, almost forgetting about that, as Pipkin goes on to tell him all about the orc attack and other things happening in the south. That makes his face go pale. "Well aren't you a valorous bunch of folks? You think maybe the orcs are prowling about in other places too?" He might be fishing for an answer he doesn't want to hear right now by the look on his face.
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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by Trogdor » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:05 am

"Elevenses," Pipkin says to Wren as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. "The meal between second breakfast and early lunch."

Then he turns back to Dody. "I'm afraid we don't know for certain. But they could be this far north. I'm not sure if they want to deal with the Beornings yet."

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Re: Easterly Inn, Second Breakfast

Post by TetNak » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:31 am

Aerth nods and looks at the food. Travel does burn a hunger in the half-elf; walking all day can sap the strength of a man. "I could go for some second breakfast," he says unexpectedly.
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