An Experiment, Part 6 – The Chase

With ambiguous votes clarified, 'run' is the winning option. You turn and run for it - towards the bandits, because there is nowhere else to go save into the cave or the fire. It is the only thing that saves your life. The bandit with the crossbow had a perfect shot on you, but you … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 6 – The Chase

An Experiment, Part 5 – The Camp

Unanimous votes to go to the camp - so here we go. The bandit has a torch; a flimsy, guttering thing that half-splintered in your struggle. It is barely enough to light the way, most of its weak flame being absorbed by the cloying trees, but it is just sufficient. You walk behind the battered … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 5 – The Camp

An Experiment, Part 4 – The Woods

2 for chasing the bandit, 1 for helping the innkeeper. Looks like he's on his own. Sparing a glance for the stricken inn-staff, you hurl yourself out of the door and into the night, blunt sword in hand. You think that you have been blinded for a moment, before your eyes adjust from the warm … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 4 – The Woods

An Experiment, Part 3 – The Fight

Two votes for the sword and one for hiding. You pull the sword off the wall and wrench it free from its lightly rusted sheath - which unfortunately makes a great deal of noise. The nearest thug turns, still holding the server at knifepoint - meaning that he cannot block you as you swing wildly … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 3 – The Fight

An Experiment, Part 2 – The Inn

1 vote each for the river and the road, but 2 for the inn. By the time you come within sight of the inn, the sun has fully set. You gratefully open the door to find a largely empty common-room, lit by scattered gas-lamps and a crackling fire in the hearth set into the far … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 2 – The Inn

An Experiment, Part 1 – The Crossroads

You have been walking west through the forest for two days, and the sun is setting. Amber light retreats wearily along the road before you, catching on the tops of the towering trees, seeming to set them aflame. You are tired, and hungry, and dirty. But you know that your journey is far from over. … Continue reading An Experiment, Part 1 – The Crossroads

Missives From Isolation For Real This Time #2 – Escapism

Despite the fact that I've now had/still have COVID, I'm feeling much better this weekend. It's been rough, but I'm on the mend, and all being well I'll be allowed outside next week. But until then I'm still stuck in my room. The only outside world I've seen in a week was for two minutes … Continue reading Missives From Isolation For Real This Time #2 – Escapism