“The Spirit of the Old Raids & the Bloody Bonnets”
The Bloody Bonnets: Part III
Official Report by Dahlchus Mithryen to the Imperial Governor, East Sindar Region:
Have taken part in the amiable reconciliation of a local dispute. Am surveying the scenic Uplands with new traveling companions.
From the personal journal of Dahlchus Mithryen:
After my misadventures in Lairdston, I continued my tour of the Barrowmarch, eventually making my way to the Uplands of the region. The land is known for its production of peat. Oddly, its roads are chockablock with wailing maidens. They tend to fields and beasts in noisy misery. Many of these maidens are watched over by a curious religious order of veiled women, known locally as the “Sisters.”
At a water trough in the town of Mulldale, I was informed of the situation by two maids. The girls told me all the women of the Uplands — and not a few young men, as well — were lovesick for a dashing copper-haired rogue named “Bonny” Langdon, yet another member of the Bloody Bonnets (it seems I am destined to keep encountering these brigands). Furthermore, Langdon had recently chosen a beloved: A woman named Trista, the Sheriff’s daughter. When her father discovered them, he arranged a hasty marriage for Trista to a local merchant. The end of this story was cut short, however, when a Sister approached. As she entered the yard, the maids bent their heads and all but ran back to their abodes, leaving me alone with my horse by the trough.
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