In this chapter of Isekai Hell, characters Alastair and Izaak find themselves taking shelter from a winter storm at a rest stop in the Ryke countryside. The rest stop is a modest tavern and trading post on the side of the road called Wendy's Trading Post. Ran by matriarch Wendy and her family, guests are able to restock, rest up, and drink up before heading out again on their journeys. Alastair and Izaak, among others, find themselves stuck due to the blizzard for the time being.
It is evening and the fire in the hearth is warm and welcoming. Each time another snow bound guest comes through the door, a wind so cold, you feel it in your bones, blows through the tavern common area. Aside from Wendy and her family (her husband and their 3 daughters), there was a grisled looking middle aged man dirty and injured from his travels. With him was a manacled and chained man with a muzzle. Despite the odd arrangement, noone in the establishment seemed to bat an eye. There was also an old man by a softer chair near the fire. His bald head was scarred and under his thick coat was a large build. At another table was a woman and three men. One of the daughters played a violin softly while another daughter went between the guests serving drinks or warm stew from the pot being stirred by Wendy. Wendy's husband and their third daughter were still in the stables connected to the tavern by a 2nd floor walk way.
It now falls to Alastair, Izaak, and anyone else that joins to decide how they will spend their evening in this cozy yet somber place.
OOC: It is evening and the outside makes it unfit for travel. Rp will revolve around the events of the characters' evenings until sunrise the next day. Move you characters about as you see fit. I'll play the world and the npc's.
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