Mountaineering (Open) Dec 25, 2017 12:40:03 GMT -6
Post by Amica on Dec 25, 2017 12:40:03 GMT -6
The Parnus Way now being free of the bandits that plagued it, Amica could finally go on her fortune-telling business along the road, all the way to the Etrurian border, without having to fear for her safety, so long as she remained on the Ilian side of the road. But she feels a little disappointed to be left out of the efforts that actually led to securing the Ilian portion of the Parnus Way, with nothing to show for it, despite elaborating the bait and switch scheme that led to its success, with some injured participants, so perhaps - perhaps! - she may still get in on some of the action along the Etrurian side of the high road. To play a role in cleansing the high road of bandits that still plagued, according to other travelers that were still brave enough to use the road, the Etrurian side. Because the Etrurian side of the road was not yet being acted upon, unless proven otherwise, she had to stay on her guard along that road if she was to cross it, not that the mountain road wasn't troublesome in its own right to begin with. Given that her share of the provisions originally earmarked for the Ilian portion of the expedition were unused, she set out to get to the Etrurian border villages, hoping to get to some inn where she could peddle her fortune-telling services to the population, whom she would usually find to be gullible enough to get one or two auguries out of, using tarot cards. On the mountain road where most merchandise that came from the Ilian side was mostly timber or lumber, or perhaps iron ore, and most merchandise from the Etrurian side was foodstuff and textiles, it could take her hours to get from village A to village B, whatever names they bore, with abundant trees sometimes punctuated with holes consistent with mine shafts. And stop in one village knowing getting to the next may as well take hours, too. She stopped in a church for the night, in a mountain village that doesn't have an inn, hoping that somebody would still host weary travelers for the night. She starts to feel that some of the residents are afraid to get out at night in these mountains, as she tries to get a feel for the village which, like many villages on the Ilian side, lived from either ironworking or lumber. As she enters the church by nightfall, she realizes that maybe some prayers are in order until the clergy that took care of the premises would actually, so she stood at the altar for her prayers, even though she wasn't quite that religious. If there was one thing she learned abou Etrurian customs, it was that prayers were regularly expected in travel. Yet there seemed to be no one around for auguries, so she just kept praying until the clergy would come out, which she knew isn't going to be instant, so long as she kept quiet while praying.