Ok, here's my first post. The (invisible) underscores are because I like indented paragraphs, and there are so many paragraphs because two people speaking shouldn't be in the same paragraph.
Location: A farm just outside of Montegarde, on Mount Oraynol.
___Roëd looked up from the field he was tilling. People were coming along the path from the village, he could hear their voices. Straightening his back, he turned and walked toward the house, setting his hoe down outside the door. "Mother," he called,"we have visitors."
___His mother's voice came from the root cellar, "Oh my, visitors? The house is a wreck! Kayra, dear, go get your father. Roëd, stall them." Roëd's younger sister Kayra dashed up from the cellar, grinning at him, and ran out the back door to find their father, who was tending the sheep further up the pasture.
___Roëd exited the house through the front and went to meet the visitors. There were three: Hloan, the blacksmith from the village, and a man and a woman that he didn't recognize. "Ah, Roëd, nice to see you. These here are my friends Berw," Hloan gestured towards the man, "and Nary," the woman smiled and waved. "They've come here to Montegarde all the way from Glintown, looking for a companion. They expected me to go with them, but I'm getting to fat, and besides, Montegarde needs it's blacksmith. I told them that you might be willing to come, as you've been wanting an adventure."
___Roëd was surprised, but happy. "Yes, of course I'll go with you, if my parents don't mind. I'll ask them tonight. Why don't you stay for dinner?"
___"Thank you very much, we'd love to," said the woman, Nary. "But I don't want to impose."
___"Oh, it's no imposition. We have plenty to eat, and there are a few extra chairs. Besides, my mother always relishes a chance to show off her cooking," Roëd replied, smiling. "She's cleaning right now, but I'll show you the farm while you're waiting." He led them to the field where he'd been working, "This is the kitchen garden, it's where we grow all the vegetables that we're able to, the rest we trade for from the village." He pointed up the slope, "there are the sheep meadows, and over there, by the house, are the barn and the sheepfold. In the other direction, there are the fields of Ninae. It only grows at altitudes around ours, so in the T'Ork mountains, it would grow only on the highest peaks. That's how we make most of our money, although the wool brings in a little as well. Ninae can heal most small wounds when bound in a poultice, and it's very good for colds as well when made into a tea. It will also alleviate fear if it's chewed on."
___Roëd's father and sister walked up. "Hello, son. Hello, Hloan. How are you? And who are these with you?" Roëd's father asked.
___"Hello, Aelfred, I'm doing well. These are my friends Berw and Nary Vandd. Your son invited us to dinner... I hope you don't mind."
___"No, I don't mind. So, Berw and Nary, is it? Nice to meet you," Aelfred shook their hands. "This is my daughter Kayra, and my wife, Jenrie, is coming out to meet us." This was true, and Roëd's mother soon joined them.
___"Will you be staying for dinner, I hope? I've cleaned the house and set the table for seven, and I'm making winter salad and rhubarb pie. Please, come in," Jenrie said, out of breath from cleaning the house and then running up to them. They all went inside.
___They had a pleasant dinner, and when it was all through, Aelfred asked the visitors why they had come all the way here, and where they were from.
___"Well," said Berw, "we came from Glintown, expecting to find Hloan here bored and in need of an adventure. Turns out he's the senior blacksmith, and that he thinks he's getting too out of shape for a journey. The real reason is probably that he's grown soft, and the wanderlust has left him. But he said he knew someone who might wish to come with us, and so here we are. Your son said that he'd come, if you had no objections."
___"No, I have none, I only wish to know that he'll be in good hands. From observing you, I believe that if he's to go with anyone, you'd be the people."
___"Oh, father, I'm twenty-two. I could leave if I wanted to," Roëd said, although he knew he wouldn't have. "But thank you for letting me go. I'm going to miss you, but I promise to return someday." Jenrie burst into tears, and Kayra led her out of the dining room, her own eyes damp.
___"Well, that's settled then. We'll leave the day after tomorrow. We're staying with Hloan, if you need us," Nary said. "Goodnight." She, her husband, and the blacksmith stood up and headed for the door.
___"Goodnight!" called Roëd and Aelfred. "Well, son, I'm going to miss you too, but I hope you have fun in the wide world out there," Aelfred said, hugging his son's shoulders on the way out of the room, "See you in the morning."
___Roëd stayed up for a little while longer, thinking, then went to bed.
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