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Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:11 pm
As she would speak he would walk with her trying to follow along as best as he could acknowledging the mentioning of the different varieties of tree's and the methods employed on determining which to fell.
He would take the bag of seed from her as she placed it in his hand a quick "Thank you." would be uttered.
He would continue to listen as she would speak on the earthmother and or sacrifice. He would remain silent until the purple flowers were pointed out.
"What purpose would this serve?" he would ask slightly curious.
*Her blindfolded countenance went as flat as could be imagined without seeing her eyes.*

"It's for bathing. Boil it down, strain the plant out of the liquid and use that liquid for your bodies when you bathe. It will keep your body fresh for a good 12-24 candlemarks even through a fair bit of rigor. It also does not perturb the streams you bathe in and will not kill the fish. It is far more gentle than, but every bit as effective as, the lye soaps to which you are acustomed. We will return to see that the balance was respected. By the looks of your rations... Two weeks?"

*with that she would move away, unless she was stopped she and her bear disappeared into the woods like they were never there.*

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One of the bears of the pack shifted; in the shadows of an ancient oak it might well have been a dryad in a cloak, so shrouded in bark and leaves as she.

“Carry what you’ve learned with you.” Her voice was surprisingly gentle, “for if you ever felled a dryads tree, her kin would not show temperance.”

Unless more was to be said or asked, she would leave with her sisters.

The crow, however, stayed in the boughs.
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The dire bear doesn't seem as content to leave as the others, but she follows her sisters nonetheless.
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"That's not a bad idea" *he would chuckle as he would wipe some more sweat off his forehead. "I think we could all use a good cleaning up."

"For now, we may end up staying longer depending on how much lumber is needed." He would give her a thumbs up though he still hasn't realized she is blind.
He would then turn back towards the camp and face towards the cleric. "Lets see about marking the tree's to be felled differently."
He would walk down pick up his ax and begin talking with the other laborers about the measures going forward.
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Throughout the logging process, occasionally a giant white wolf can be seen through the trees. He is not stealthy, but neither is he obvious. He does his best to appear non-aggressive, staying far enough away so as to hopefully not cause any panic amongst the laborers. He is not a constant presence and only shows up just after dawn, and just before dusk for short times.

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*There was always the feeling of being peacefully watched. A large brown bear, the size of which had not been seen for centuries, patroled the distance. Mostly only the rangers of the camp saw the massive beast and found it keeping the perimeter safe from bugabears and hobgoblins. Ocassionally it might be seen in the company of other creatures and the great white wolf. Murmurs would spread that long had the wilds known little protection and now a mysterious wild druid who took the form of a legendary bear roamed all of the forests of the coast. Along with her sisters, the white wolf, and at least one skilled ranger, they kept nature's ways. The time of neglect was clearly over now, but also too was the feeling of danger in the wilds to those that paid respects to the balance. . .*

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The lumber camp would now be fully set up as the majority of Laborers would continue to fell trees that were marked well in advance using the techniques that the druid had spoke of. The majority of the tree's felled would be Pine with the occasional oak here and there. The rangers had taken out time when they first arrived and marked out the forest acre by acre. As the tree's marked with an acre were felled and cleared the laborers would spread the sawdust and shavings before spreading seed then overturning the soil. After that they would move on to the next acre and repeat the process.

The sentries would keep a constant watch for Bugbears and goblins within the area being ever so vigilant.
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The Big lumberjack of a man could be seen helping out loading the logs onto the wagons and strapping them down getting ready for transport.
Pack horses would be used to pull logs to the loading sites. Where the pines and the oaks were separated into different piles.
By the end of the day the first load would be ready for transport as it would pull out. Accompanied by the lumberjack of a man now sporting Plate armor.

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the women would follow along with a water skin once she cupped a few handfuls of soil a few hands deep and drop a seed into the hole and covered it sliding the dirt back over it with her hand. Pouring some water over it to dampen the soil. Making an 'around it up' hand gesture she brought some of the men of black rose to surround the cart as they departed for the time being. The other remained behind to watch over the camp protecting the now resting laborers.
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As the morning would dawn the camp would slowly become active and after a hearty breakfast the the laborers would get back to work felling the marked tree's.
A small break for lunch would happen as the men and woman would sit around the camp fire and cheerfully talk a while before going back to work.
As the evening would draw near and the day came to a close all work was put aside as a keg or two was taped and the men and woman shared songs and stories well into the night before each would head to there tents to sleep it off to repeat the cycle the next day.
All the while a steady watch would be kept by the Blackrose Soldiers looking out for any signs of trouble.
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through out the night maze herself or another soldier she puts in charge make routine patrols around the camp pushing back the goblins or bugbears from the direct area. She puts visible effort into ignoring wildlife and druids. Though come morning she's no where to be seen being reposted else where.
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Most native creatures of the wood are scarce; some remain, adapting to the situation and taking advantage of the absence of the bugbears and goblins. There are some standouts that still visit; a bear, a dalmatian perhaps. The raven however remains permanently, always watching, and strangely quiet for a corvid. Observing seems its main task, and is disinterested in treats, or those that try and speak with it.

However... should a logger misjudge a tree for felling, it would flutter into the boughs and caw loudly with a brittle voice. And should vampire bats erupt from the watercave and stray too close, it would take flight, cawing and swooping at them. It doesn't seem to do this for the benefit of the camp, but from a natural abhorrence to the undead. It's likely the common-folk who fell the trees and learnt to replace them might learn the meaning of their creepy raven neighbor's actions.
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*The blindfolded druid could be seen sometimes, never in the company of the legendary brown bear that was keeping the loggers mostly safe, but often in the company of a smaller, normal looking brown bear. Though she could clearly not see through her blindfold her head seemed to trace the horrizon from hilltops or in the upper limbs of the canopy. If she encountered a ranger from the camp or a logger she said only. . . *

"Do not forget the sacrifice when you go. It must be something of value to you. Something precious in your sight. It must be broken before being laid into the ground to be reclaimed so it may not be taken up again by another."

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The work and production of lumber would continue on a steady stream as a second load of logs would be loaded and soon depart from the lumber camp headed back towards the Northen Outpost.

The rangers would keep a watchful eye on the surroundings, occasionally they would set out to hunt to complement their current rations with fresh meat.

They would also set traps down in the river that flows through Thundars ride to catch some fish or mud crabs all the while being on the lookout for Bugbears and Goblins.

Any leftover meat or seafood would be buried deep in the ground so that the smell would not attract wild animals into the camp.
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