So we had our first session of Fair Wind Rising (FWR) a few weeks back. You’ve met Estel Johnson, my character, and the rest of the crew already. Since Estel is fundamentally a storyteller, I think these pieces will mostly be her telling them as a story. 🙂 Of course, I as a player may have some insights too occasionally, so these pieces will probably remind you of the ones for “Behind the Curtain,” which I never did finish did I?
Fair warning, this got really long, but i couldn’t help it. So much fun stuff happened and I couldn’t figure out which part(s) to cut. So I didn’t cut anything.
Our story began mid-afternoon on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Simon was on shift at the Timeless Tales Tearoom. The rest of us were hanging out at a nearby table. The monotony of the unremarkable day was broken when Roxanne, one of Simon’s Paly High classmates, came into 3T looking haggard and pursued. She handed Simon some really important letter on black paper, sealed with real sealing wax with a dragon imprint, asked us to give it to her friend Frank, then scampered off to the bathroom. Before any of us could really start to speculate on the letter, Chloe, and two of her cronies came in.
Now, I don’t go to Paly, but even I know that Chloe is Bad News, capital “B”, capital “N.” She wanted to know where Roxanne went. As is only appropriate when faced with such a situation, Simon claimed he hadn’t seen Roxanne all day. Chloe wasn’t amused, but the rest of us sure where. Eventually, Chloe deduced that Roxanne was probably hiding in the bathroom. She demanded the key, which led to the world’s slowest latte™ since the restrooms are only for customers. OMG, funniest thing ever. Eventually Chloe had enough and stormed off. Then something weird happened. She yelled at Roxanne, and for some reason, Roxanne cooperated. It was really creepy when Roxanne left with Chloe. Continue reading