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Foundering Valley — Chapter 25, Tuesday Morning, June 10 – Up to the Mountains

Chapter 25 — Tuesday Morning, June 10 – Up to the Mountains  The adventurers gathered for breakfast at the inn early, in preparation for their day’s journey. The dining room of the inn was surprisingly crowded. Spamwich’s breakfast involved two fried eggs and a strip of bacon, arranged like a smiley face, but the whole … Continue reading

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Foundering Valley, Chapter 24 – Monday, June 9 – Hung Over in the Lab

Chapter 24 — Monday, June 9 –- Hung Over in the Lab.  True to character, Grace was the first one to emerge for breakfast Monday morning. She looked around at the front room of the inn, expecting more signs of the previous night’s revelry, from which she had retired early. She turned to Goldilocks. “I’m … Continue reading

Foundering Valley – Chapter 23, Sunday Afternoon, June 8 — Approaching Their Fears

Chapter 23 — Sunday Afternoon, June 8 – Approaching Their Fears  As Animus headed across the market place, someone called out his name from the direction of the stables. Changing course slightly, he headed that way. It turned out Cleo had left some silver arrows for him with Duncan. Animus gave him a copper for … Continue reading

Foundering Valley – Chapter 22, Sunday Morning Service, June 8

Chapter 22 – Sunday Morning Service, June 8  Grace and the two elves were the only ones that roused themselves to face Spamwich’s latest breakfast. It consisted mainly of a fishy paste with herbaceous green flecks through it, atop a baked slab that seemed to be a cross between bread, biscuits, and old shoe leather, … Continue reading

Foundering Valley — Chapter 21, Saturday Night, June 7 — Skulking About

Chapter 21 – Saturday Night, June 7 – Skulking About Sherlock and Flummox parted ways at the front of the Longbottom estate. Sherlock went clockwise to take up a position near the lily ponds to watch for intruders from the direction of the Exchequer estate. Flummox headed counterclockwise to the graveyard, which had a good … Continue reading

Foundering Valley, Chapter 20 — Evening, June 7 — The Party

Chapter 20 – Saturday Evening, June 7 – The Party Sherlock led D-Stract and Flummox to the uptown gate just as the sky became a dusky orange. There they encountered the usual zombie guard in the adjacent guardhouse shack. The zombie guard stepped out. “Invitation?” Flummox cleared his throat. “We’re here for Princess Pumpkin’s party … Continue reading

Foundering Valley — Chapter 19, Saturday Twilight, June 7 – The Assembly

Chapter 19 – Saturday Twilight, June 7 – The Assembly  “Are you two ready to go? The game’s afoot!” Sherlock had entered the front of the inn and waited by the door. D-Stract stood and whirled. “What do you think of my new gown?”  Animus called out overly loudly. “Very nice. My compliments to the … Continue reading