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 posted on 2019-10-06

The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

Mathius said, "And how did my maps get here? I know Marantha didn't take them."

Just then the adventurers walked through the door looking a little bit tired of being regaled.

Everyone looked up and a hush fell over the room. Once again the witch put her finger beside her nose. "Maybe our heroes can help us solve this mystery."

hairylarry posted on 2019-10-06 at 17:41 Central Time.

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The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

The sheriff shook his head and the confused look on his face told the others he was as perplexed as they were.

"This is the craziest thing I've ever investigated," Slykver said.

The witch raised her eyebrows and glancing around the group admitted rather reluctantly that she too was confounded.

"I can't say that I see anything particularly telling in this hodgepodge, but I feel that there must be something that connects the items or maybe there is more than one thief and each chose something that was conveniently available."

"But who would think a cat's milk dish was worth taking," Mavis interjected. "What's even less understandable they took my corsets.

When the shouts of laughter died Mavis glowered and informed the group that it wasn't a laughing matter.


vivian posted on 2019-10-06 at 17:33 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-10-05

The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

Milathia was visiting her sister, Marantha, at the Apothecary Shop. While they chatted the witch was looking over Marantha's small collection of magic items.

Mavis Goodbody barged in mumbling to herself. "Stuff missing here, stuff missing there, a ring, a knife, someone even took my cats milk dish. Makes no sense."

"What's that," said Marantha, "Someone took your cat's milk dish?"

"And that's not all." said Mavis.

But before she could finish Sheriff Slykver and Mathius came in arguing about the maps. "They were just hand drawn maps in a tube." said Mathius, "Nothing special about them."

"There she is," he said and walked over to Milathia. "Tell the Sheriff about my maps."

Before she could speak the witch piped in. "Do you mean these maps? I was wondering what they were doing in the magic items. Ain't nothing magical about them."

"My maps!", said Mathius. "Now how did they get there?"

"Maps, a ring, a knife, and a milk dish." said the witch laying her finger beside her nose.


hairylarry posted on 2019-10-05 at 13:52 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-26

Moon Pies Delight the Eyes

When I was a child Moon Pies were a treat that couldn't be beat. I could even make my own if I wanted to. All I needed was some graham crackers, a couple of marshmallows and a chocolate bar and I was in business.

In those days a bonfire, a long stick and a package of hot dogs often preceded the gooey goodness of the Moon Pie. By the end of the meal we were usually covered in ketchup and marshmallow-chocolate goo.

Mothers would shake their heads and bemoan the effort it was going to take to get us cleaned up and dads just grinned and remember when it was them.

Life seemed simple then, of course I was probably 10. Now it seems the hot dog comes in a cardboard tray and you eat it on your way to the next stop and hope the dog does not make a mess on your new dress.Moon pies are round, wrapped in plastic and come from the store. Makes me miss those days before everything was labeled and bought at the store.

vivian posted on 2019-09-26 at 13:36 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-15

Crabby Apples Make Angry Pies ... continued

That's the truth, but I'm sure there are worse things to step in or on. For instance the rather prickly cactus can help you create a rather interesting new dance step but you will take little pleasure in the accomplishment.


vivian posted on 2019-09-15 at 12:57 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-06

Mostly Kind Of Like That ... continued


The hat on my head keeps me dry but his doesn't even try. It's a sad thing that his hat has lost it's T and it's mostly just a ha! If you can't keep your Ts then it's best to wear a cap. So now you see that this is even better than that.

vivian posted on 2019-09-06 at 16:10 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-05

A Question Of Balance ... continued

I woke suddenly and wondered when I had fallen asleep. Checking the observation ports I came to the realization that I was still alone and there was no sign of a another ship. I couldn't let myself panic yet.

Fortunately I still have water and food rations but they will eventually run out. If I keep spiraling out will I eventually go so far out that if they come they will not find me?

I must have fallen asleep again. There's nothing quite like a bright light for getting your attention. Where am I? Right! I'm still on this God forsaken ship.

What was that light? Where did it come from? All of a sudden I'm filled with anxiety and hope. Should I look out to see if the ship has arrived or do I wait until they message me? I'm not sure anymore. If I could just get out of this bunk maybe the answer would come to me.

I woke up again with a buzzing in my ear. Now what!

vivian posted on 2019-09-05 at 21:02 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-08-29

The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued


"Sheriff a moment of your time if you will," Mathius said. "I need your help."

Slykver raised his eyebrows, "How can I help you?"

"I've discovered that someone has taken a tube of maps I have drawn over the years." "I can't say they are valuable to anyone else but me, but someone must have thought they were or why take them?"

"How strange." Slykver frowned as he rubbed his chin. "Llewellyn just announced that she had a ring disappear."

"Something is definitely wrong in Milyagon" Mathius said shaking his head. Before he could continue a shout came out for the sheriff from a giant of a man striding across the commons. His face told the sheriff he was angry and it was confirmed by a demand to know what the sheriff was going to do about the theft of his favorite knife. "It was right here in my sheath and now it's gone," he snarled. "It just ain't right to steal a man's knife."

"Did you see who took it," Slykver asked?
"Didn't see nothin, feel nothin, it's just gone!"

vivian posted on 2019-08-29 at 16:19 Central Time.

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The Case Of The Harvest Festival

The Milyagon Harvest Festival was the biggest anyone could remember. Not only was it a good year for crops with just enough rain and not too much rain there was also almost the whole population of the neighboring town, Restagin, joining the celebration.

When many at Restagin were sick Mathius helped the witch and Milathia gather herbs. Milathia went along to Restagin to help their wise woman with the ill. Everyone got better and Milathia came back to Milyagon but then it seemed like Mathius was showing up every weekend visiting. This caused more than a little bit of talk in the village.

So when Milathia invited Mathius to the Harvest Festival Mathius ended up bringing Shamron and most of the people at Restagin along. They all wanted to meet the hardy adventurers who had braved the goblins and hobgoblins on their quest into the mountains for panacea.

And it was happy times for all until things started ending up missing.


hairylarry posted on 2019-08-22 at 18:32 Central Time.
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Mathius was the first to notice that something was awry when he discovered that his saddle bags had been rifled. He was very particular about the way he stowed his possessions and when he found them in disarray he immediately began scanning the area for someone who looked shifty or nervous.

It only took him a few minutes to decide whoever had pawed through his stuff was not in the area. The saddle bags were hanging over the stall wall at the smithy's and anyone might have walked in and gone through them.

Turning back to the shop he looked around for anything else that had been disturbed. Yon Rogar was not one to be trifled with and he would not tolerate anyone snooping around in his forge.

Seeing no other obvious signs of intrusion Mathius sat down with his pack and began sorting his possessions. It was soon evident that who ever had been in the bags had taken one item only and that was his tube of hand drawn maps.

vivian 2019-08-23 at 10:31 Central Time.


Less then an hour later a cry rang out from Llewellyn's Jewelry Tent. "My ring, my ring.", shouted Llewellyn. Sheriff Slykver was there in a jiff.

"It was right here on display," she told the Sheriff, "and now it's gone."

"It was silver, I mean, it had a silver look to it, not actually silver."

"I pride myself on quality jewelry at reasonable prices." she said loudly, noticing the crowd gathering around trying to see what was going on.

Sheriff Slykver tried to get more details but Llewellyn was distracted by the customers crowding around. The Sheriff couldn't tell if she was describing the stolen ring or the jewelry a customer was looking at. Llewellyn wasn't about to miss a chance at a sale.

The Sheriff stepped back and surveyed the fair grounds. He saw mostly people he knew and some from Restagin, but he had no reason to suspect them.

After things calmed down he got a description of the ring. He thought maybe it had been misplaced or fell in the grass.

Then Mathius walked up.

hairylarry 2019-08-24 at 22:43 Central Time.


"Sheriff a moment of your time if you will," Mathius said. "I need your help."

Slykver raised his eyebrows, "How can I help you?"

"I've discovered that someone has taken a tube of maps I have drawn over the years." "I can't say they are valuable to anyone else but me, but someone must have thought they were or why take them?"

"How strange." Slykver frowned as he rubbed his chin. "Llewellyn just announced that she had a ring disappear."

"Something is definitely wrong in Milyagon" Mathius said shaking his head. Before he could continue a shout came out for the sheriff from a giant of a man striding across the commons. His face told the sheriff he was angry and it was confirmed by a demand to know what the sheriff was going to do about the theft of his favorite knife. "It was right here in my sheath and now it's gone," he snarled. "It just ain't right to steal a man's knife."

"Did you see who took it," Slykver asked?
"Didn't see nothin, feel nothin, it's just gone!"

vivian 2019-08-29 at 16:19 Central Time.

Milathia was visiting her sister, Marantha, at the Apothecary Shop. While they chatted the witch was looking over Marantha's small collection of magic items.

Mavis Goodbody barged in mumbling to herself. "Stuff missing here, stuff missing there, a ring, a knife, someone even took my cats milk dish. Makes no sense."

"What's that," said Marantha, "Someone took your cat's milk dish?"

"And that's not all." said Mavis.

But before she could finish Sheriff Slykver and Mathius came in arguing about the maps. "They were just hand drawn maps in a tube." said Mathius, "Nothing special about them."

"There she is," he said and walked over to Milathia. "Tell the Sheriff about my maps."

Before she could speak the witch piped in. "Do you mean these maps? I was wondering what they were doing in the magic items. Ain't nothing magical about them."

"My maps!", said Mathius. "Now how did they get there?"

"Maps, a ring, a knife, and a milk dish." said the witch laying her finger beside her nose.


hairylarry 2019-10-05 at 13:52 Central Time.

The sheriff shook his head and the confused look on his face told the others he was as perplexed as they were.

"This is the craziest thing I've ever investigated," Slykver said.

The witch raised her eyebrows and glancing around the group admitted rather reluctantly that she too was confounded.

"I can't say that I see anything particularly telling in this hodgepodge, but I feel that there must be something that connects the items or maybe there is more than one thief and each chose something that was conveniently available."

"But who would think a cat's milk dish was worth taking," Mavis interjected. "What's even less understandable they took my corsets.

When the shouts of laughter died Mavis glowered and informed the group that it wasn't a laughing matter.


vivian 2019-10-06 at 17:33 Central Time.

Mathius said, "And how did my maps get here? I know Marantha didn't take them."

Just then the adventurers walked through the door looking a little bit tired of being regaled.

Everyone looked up and a hush fell over the room. Once again the witch put her finger beside her nose. "Maybe our heroes can help us solve this mystery."

hairylarry 2019-10-06 at 17:41 Central Time.

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