You say Hendl’s, I say Landing. Hendl’s. Landing. Hendl’s. Landing. (Part Three)

(3) Maglos, Mirianna, Ulan and Qurt
Maglos: [HGT: 5ft, 4in; WGT: 155 lbs] He is a young male human that is dirty in appearance. He has brown hair cut almost to his scalp and clean shaven.He wears waterproofed boots that reach his knees, dark green short pants, and a light grey doublet. Maglos is hard-hearted but generally has good intentions and works for the ferry. He unloads and loads goods in the morning and evening, helps pull the ferry across the river and does maintenance for the ferry and the docks on either side of the river.His interest is in collecting knives. POSSESSIONS: a small whittling knife with an ivory handle (worth 10sp) a few raw carrots,  a hammer on a piece of twine hangs from his belt, a pouch with 3tp.

Mirianna: [HGT: 5ft, 3in; WGT: 109 lbs] She is a young male human that is fairly neat in appearance. She has braided blonde hair and wears dark-red fur boots that are almost falling apart, forest-green bonnet, and a red dress. The shoes wear a gift from her parents who live in Carrolsburg for her wedding. She loves them so much that she wears them constantly, even though they are now so worn that her feet are beginning to hurt when she wears them. Mirianna is kind soul but has a short temper, especially when it comes to her two sons. She also tends a small garden out back where she grows carrots and cabbage. Her interest is she likes to collect little sculptures, mostly of animals. POSSESSIONS: a few raw carrots,  a toy soldier and a pouch with 3tp.

Ulan: [HGT: 4ft, 2in; WGT: 55 lbs] He is a 10 year old male human that is dirty in appearance. He has sandy- brown hair that is cut short. He wears brown sandals, brown short pants, and a red tunic. On his left knee a large scabbed over cut can be seen. Ulan is cheerful boy and likes to get into everything. Always wandering the village and asking the grown ups about this and that. The cut on his leg was from trying to climb the fence on Fletcher’s farm (#9) and caught his foot and fell. He is interested in being a soldier and has quite the collection. POSSESSIONS: a few raw carrots,  a rolled up ball of string and a pouch with nothing in it.

Qurt: [HGT: 4ft,  WGT: 48 lbs] He is a 7 year old male human that is dirty in appearance. He has sandy- brown hair that is cut short. He wears brown sandals, brown short pants, and a blue tunic. Where Ulan is an adventurous lad, Qurt is quieter. He usually just follows around other children in the village (or interesting looking passers-by like the players), watches them and doesn’t say a heck of a lot. POSSESSIONS: a few raw carrots..

(4) The Stout Flagon
Barthem Harb [HGT: 5ft, 11in; WGT: 178 lbs] He is a young to middle aged male human that is neat in appearance. He has dark hair but almost completely bald on top. He wears brown shoes, blue breeches, a green shirt, and a gray apron (his apron is the only think about him that will ever have dirt or smudges on it). Barthem is generally unlikable. Since he has the only tavern and inn around, and knows everyone has to stop here before they cross the river. Because he knows that he has a captive clientele, the service is relatively slow here and the food, overpriced. He is decent to his waitstaff but he also knows there are not many places in this area to find work so he pays them fairly low. His interest is in money, not only making it, but he has collected quite a few old coins of Middenlund. POSSESSIONS: a clean leather mug hangs from his belt (he wont even use the mugs at his own establishment, so he carries his own), a few pieces of paper (blank) folded up, and a stick of writing charcoal wrapped in cloth (in case he needs to write down something the tavern is running out of, or make notes about a patron he does nto like so he remembers to charge them extra), also hanging from his belt is a pouch with 2cp and 18tp.


Item   Cost    In Stock   
Ale (pint) 6tp 22
Brandy (pint) 3cp 12
Bread 8tp 6
Cheese 3cp 3
Assorted fruit (one piece) 4tp 9
Small meal 7cp
large meal 9cp
Wine (pint) 6cp 10
Wine, Bottle 4sp 3

To stay the night in the common room is 3cp/ to stay the night in a single room (there are only 3 single rooms available a 45% chance for each to be taken) is 5cp.

The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, the bear bear went over the mountaaaaain, and what do you think he saw? He saw Hendl’s Landing Part Two.

Happy Saturdays once again fun gang. Today we are going to be continuing our stroll through Hendl’s Landing.

Last time we talked a bit about the history of the place,  so let us just jump right in shall we?

(1) Warehouse.
This large building is made out of a light grey stone. It has oaken double door on the front, facing north. On every wall but the one with the doors, there are two windows with iron bars. Next to the northwestern corner of the building, is a metal rack with a large brass bell, both are heavily worn from the elements.

This building is used to store any carts, wagons, and merchants valuables before they cross the river. The bell is used to communicate with Trader’s Stop when a ferry is starting off and when it arrived.
The ferry only comes twice a day. It leaves at 9 am from Trader’ Stop, takes about 25-30 minutes to cross the river. Then at approximately at 9:30 (depending on the weather, the river flooding etc), it makes the trip back across the river. The whole cycle happens again at 6pm.

Quite a few travelers complain about the fact the ferry only crosses twice a day. The truth is, it used to make the trip every hour or so, but those on the barge charged for the service. When the queen of Bartol heard that people were charging to cross HER river, she gave orders that it must cease at once lest the guilty parties lose their heads. o now they cross the river for free, but twice a day, and the taverns, inn and stores charge highly inflated prices so people will spend there money while they wait. A percentage of those profits from both sides of the river, go to the dock workers. The ferry is always docked, whether at day or at night, on the eastern side of the river which has a stronger guard presence, in case potential passengers get rough, or try to steal the ferry.

(2) Fel and Neena
Fel : [HGT: 5ft, 7in; WGT: 165 lbs] He is a middle aged male human that is fairly dishoveled in appearance. He has brown hair with a few gray streaks, has a few days beard growth, and has a heavy widows peak but his hair is almost always sticking out this way and that. He wears think ankle high sandals, heavily faded red short pants, ,a yellow short tunic and leather wrist bracers. Fel is partially blind but still manages to be one of the best fisherman along the Ancient’s Shadow. He gets ‘feelings’ from time to time such as: when is the best time to go fishing and where, not to mention his predicting the weather for the next 48 hours is spot on every time. He can be rude at times but is generally honorable. He is interested in shiny stones he finds on the riverside. POSSESSIONS: His wedding ring, (9sp) hard bread, fishing pole he sometimes uses as a walking stick, long knife and a small wooden box with 16 tp..

Neena : [HGT: 5ft, 3in; WGT: 135 lbs] He is a middle aged female human that is average in appearance. Her black hair is speckled with gray and tied in a ponytail at most times. She wears brown shoes with a long yellow dress and apron. She tends a garden behind their house where she grows all sorts of herbs, which she then sells to others in the village. Most of them pertain to cooking, since there are quite a few talented chefs in the Landing (See Kyly #9), but there are also a few medicinal plants as well. None of which she will sell to strangers, only other towns folk. She worries a lot about her husband these days. Fel’s eyesight is not getting any better, yet he still wanders the riverbank to the north and south for miles to catch fish. She is interested in growing things and like to collect insects which she studies for a day in a glass jar, but then lets them go. POSSESSIONS: A brass locket with a drawing of her husband when he was a younger man. Her wedding ring, (15sp) freshly picked roots (either mandrake,  honeysuckle, garlic of ginseng (DM’s choice), a trowel, in a small purse she keeps hidden under her apron she has 7tp.

 

Crossing the river, Hendl’s Landing. (Part One)

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One the western bank of the River of Ancient’s Shadow (named so because it is said that when the sun rises the shadow of the Ancients (the mountain range to the east) reaches as far as this river. It is not true of course, but hey who the heck can trust those dwarves that used to own these lands? Not me. You shouldn’t either) lies the village of Hendl’s Landing. More of a collection of buildings than a village, Hendl’s Landing has even a smaller population than Trader’s Stop.  Consisting of only a tavern, a cobbler, and farms (most notably a large sheep farm).

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Hendl’s Landing was built upon the remains of an old stronghold. Over the years,  the new residents took the block from the ruins and used them to lay the foundations of the current buildings. That sets up the palette for this village. Tomorrow we will start meeting everyone.

Until then, be good and I hope you are healthy and happy.