Campaign of the Month: December 2020

House Jasper

Meeting Jayne Stone

Dolins, Maester Thaddeus and I made our way to the kitchen, with Teddy pulling up the rear. I quietly asked him where he was before the evening, and he shared aloud that he was rifling through the Maester's room as he was suspicious of his behavior. As we made our way into the ktichen, a young girl, of about 9 years old is standing alone. Dolins introduced himself, and asked her about her position in the house. The little girl, who shared her name is Jayne, reported that she's been working in the kitchen for about a year, and that her mother worked as the house cook for many years, but died suddenly during last year during Lord Ronnel's name day celebration. I remembered that last year, a tragedy occurred where a pot of hot oil fell on a woman in the kitchen at that party, and she died suddenly, and assumed that that must've been Jayne mom. Seeing that Dolins' line of questioning was going nowhere, I stepped in and sat Jayne down gently, reassuring her and asking her to share what she knows about the ravenry. Jayne bursted into tears and shared that out of fear and necessity, she had agreed to help intercept that House's messages, copy them, and give the copies to the Spider, Lord Varys. We found the spy! I encouraged the young girl for coming clean to us, and gave her a big hug. The four of us agreed that mercy should be shown to Jayne, and Dolins suggests that we can utilize her as a double agent to spend fake messages to the enemy. Teddy says he'd like to follow Jayne to the secret spot she brings the messages to and get an eye on the Spider. We all agree to share our discovery of who the spy is with Lord Ronnel, and I'm thrilled to continue to curry favor with the Lord of the House, and hope to squeak into the conversation that it was I who quickly got Jayne to share the truth with us, if the timing is right, to demonstrate my commitment to the Lord's wishes and the good of the house. Maester Thaddeus noticed the quick bond I built with Jayne, and to my horror, suggested that I take her under my wing! I politely confirmed that I'll continue to keep an eye on Jayne and make sure she's fed, but declined the suggestion. I don't need a helpless, lowly bastard child attached to my hip! Thaddeus fortunately agreed to show Jayne the innerworkings of the ravenry, and I breathed a sigh of relief that no one pushed that issue further.

Suspicious Maester

Lord Ronnel called the house to the main hall to share the shocking news that House Jasper's men were being called to the battlefield. Not knowing anything about the customs or ways of wars, I stood in the back observing the reactions in those in the room. Ronnel shared with Dolins, the maester and Teddy that he received a suspicious scroll, through the maester, and asked us to investigate the differing blue waxes, implying that someone opened and resealed the scroll before it made its way into the hands of the Lord. I followed Lady Alys to her horse, and before she left on Ronnel's mission, I asked her of her impression's of the scroll. She mentioned that she thought it was odd that the maester clearly opened this scroll not addresses to him and didn't mention why upon handing it the them, and was also suspicious of the two blue waxes.

I followed Maester Thaddeus to convince him to share with me the contents of the scroll. He initially was uncertain about my reasoning ("for the good of the house" to aid our investigation), which I found increasingly suspicious that he was not as interested in preserving the safety of House Jasper, but relented, and whispered what was on the scroll to me. I got the sense that his ability to share this secret with me strengthened our relationship, even just a little, and I agreed to help him look around the ravenry for any further clues.

On our way there, Dolins the Bard happened upon us, noting the discovery that the lock on the ravenry was not functioning properly. Thaddeus said he knew nothing of this, which surprised me, because it was my understanding that he was the only one who tended to the ravens. We continued to the ravenry together, and searched the loud room together. While Thaddeus was on the other side of the room, grumbling under his breath, Dolins and I simultaneously noticed a tipped wine glass from the kitchen on its side under the writing desk. We shared a silent agreement to keep quiet about this discovery and scurried out, Dolins suggesting to Thaddeus to fix that lock as soon as possible.

Dolins and I made our way to the kitchen, but on our way there, while entering the dining room, I was hit in the shoulder by a piece of ham, slung by Wyman and Willas in a food fight. Wanting to hide my horror, and holding back the urge to lash out in order to maintain my cordial relationship with them, I smiled and laughed along with them. They asked me to join in in their troublemaking, to which I politely declined, and continued to make my way to the kitchen with Dolins.

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