View Full Version : Another Arrival (3/5 afternoon, Dynga, Llewelyns/OPEN)
01-02-2011, 05:05 PM
It had been a hard journey for the Llewelyns, but Caradoc was unsure if that was because of the conditions or what they knew awaited them. He had received correspondence both from his sister and his city, both were holding up, so he felt comfortable being in Dynga for some time. He sent Gareth back, anyway, to Hsynka to make sure everything stayed secure.
He stepped out of the carriage, and there were servants there ready for the arrivals. One of them left, presumably to inform the castle of their arrival. Caradoc started directing the others as to the unloading, while also trying to get a look at the damage. It was not exaggerated, what he had heard about it.
01-02-2011, 05:54 PM
"Caradoc!" Jacques and his small party of men-at-arms arrived by the carriages. "They said you'd be here soon." The Lord of Sanka dismounted and smiled at his banner. "The Duponts arrived, and one of the Drake boys. A few sundry others should be trailing in as well... and there's room enough in Brightwater for an army, though Warren assures me he hasn't got one." He grinned over at his nephew. Warren was riding with them today, though Jacques wasn't sure it was helping his health.
"So, how was the journey? They're doing what they can with the port at Vadra, but it'll be some time yet."
01-02-2011, 06:03 PM
Warren rolled his eyes at Jacques but nodded to Lord Llewelyn in greeting. "The hills are a bit of a hike, but it looks like your carriages held up." He looked over the party. Not nearly as ragged as theirs had been, but Jacques had led a basically forced march over the mountains with only Jynessa and Elysia- and Warren himself though he'd not admit it- to consider.
01-02-2011, 06:09 PM
"The weather wasn't the most amenable, but I'm sure you've heard already. And we made it, so that's all that matters. I assume your family made it in all right?" The Ashpools had left in two parties from Solbra, he knew that much.
"I've got my daughters and one of my sons here, and of course my wife." He added, so they'd know what to prepare in terms of rooms.
He nodded to Warren. "How are the people holding up?" Probably not well, he assumed, and Warren was the type to tell him so without mincing words. But it was only polite to inquire.
01-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Warren looked over the Llewelyn girls and boy and nodded. "There's plenty of room in Brightwater. I'll send a page ahead of you to let my lady wife have the count but she's had about the whole of the castle scrubbed to the stone, so I don't doubt she's already prepared." In answer to Caradoc's question the Lord of Dynga only sighed. "They're a tough lot, the hill folk, but this was hard. The pyres are only just now banked. But they'll make it through. Spring starts the planting and the herds must go out again. That'll help." He nodded toward Jacques. "And his lordship holding the court here for a time will bring more merchants than might otherwise think to come."
01-05-2011, 10:51 PM
"All safe and sound. The girls were a bit distraught about being so unceremoniously pulled away from the court, but they're managing." Jacques spoke easily, just a father commenting on the foibles of children. "There's enough work here to distract all of them." In truth it was easier to let the girls manage the devastation here than to send them home and let them see what their own city looked like. Here they could truly help- but the docks of Vadra were no place for ladies even in the case of charity. And until the fortifications for the port were back in place he had no desire to expose them to that. A second attack on Dynga would be near impossible for the raiders, but Vadra was not so lucky.
"It's good to see you, Caradoc. At last someone else with more than ten summers past knighthood can help me keep some reason hereabouts." A bit of an exaggeration but not all that much. "I suppose you've heard about Matthias." Jacques' tone darkened just a bit.
01-05-2011, 11:18 PM
He laughed at the first bit. "Well, I certainly hope so. At least my old age can be useful for something."
He had heard about Matthias, so he nodded, taking an equally dark tone. "And I heard he took the Mallory girl with him. I'm sure that made Lord Mallory quite pleased." Christopher Mallory didn't seem like the type to take his anger out on Rowan, but had Matthias even thought of the possibility before he stole away the cousin of his sister's guardian? Sometimes, that boy, Caradoc couldn't figure him out.
01-12-2011, 05:41 PM
He grinned. "Don't worry, I'm sure they'll be presenting us with canes at our next nameday. Marvelous tools for beating some sense into young idiots, those."
Jacques rolled his eyes. "Aye, I wondered how Lord Mallory took that news. I pity the girl- going by the consideration Matthias has shown to his own people and sisters, I wonder what sort of life she expects with him?"
01-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Caradoc wondered about that. Did she feel obligated by the betrothal, or did she have feelings for him? One could never tell. "Her certainly has showed a lack of regard for his family with this action. I wonder how she expects marriage to be different."
"Have you heard from Rowan? I saw Charlotte left with your daughters but... I don't expect she knows much, do you?" The girl was a bit odd, he had to admit. He thought her interesting but doubted Matthias would trust her with any sort of sensitive information.
01-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Jacques sighed and shook his head again. "Rowan is Lord Mallory's ward now. He was furious about Adrienne's disappearance. I told him Rowan might be the best source of information but... who knows? The way Matthias has acted I would not think of saying who he gives any regard to other than himself."
01-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Caradoc shook his head. "You are right, he seems to care for no one in your family. He, after all, greatly insulted the very man who is guardian to his sister." He thought carefully about his next statement, not wanting to offend Jacques but wondering all the same. "Are you concerned? About what he might be planning?" Caradoc would have no trouble supporting Jacques if some schism occurred. Especially after this stunt by Matthias.
01-19-2011, 03:54 AM
He nodded. "I am concerned. Matthias' desertion can be nothing than an overt statement of hostilities. It would be one thing if we had met and I had suggested he leave, but I had no intention of doing so. He's my brother's son, and an Ashpool born, his place should be with the people of Sanka." Jacques looked around them. "I cannot doubt he means some mischief, and must harbor hope of retaking his office as lord. I only wonder what support he will have among the banners."
01-23-2011, 04:13 PM
"Well, he'd get no support on this end, I can assure you of that." Caradoc said, confidently. He had no idea how the rest of his family felt about this situation, but he was confident he would keep them in line. His immediate family and his heirs all understood the situation, and that was all that mattered.
As if the situation needed to be more complicated. Who would Matthias ally with? Was Blasa looking for outside allies? Victor Castell? Who knew, but he knew that Matthias wouldn’t be able to take back the house on his own.
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