#7 The Bay of Stone Causeway.
Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005, 12:18:34 AM
The direct road between 2 coastal citys passes over the shallow and inhospitable Bay of Stone on a causeway. Avoiding the causeway requires a large detour.
The causeway was built and is maintained by the shaven headed monks of the nearby Monastry of Oneness with God. A large copper bowl is left by the side of the road at one end of the causeway for donations. It is considered ungodly, bad luck and "not right" to cross the causeway without making a donation. The bowl is emptied regularly.
These causeway is roofed but open to the air at the sides. Their is a wooden archway in the centre of the causeway to allow boats to pass underneath, although few boats sail the Bay of Stone.
The area surrounding the shallow Bay of Stone is inhospitable, wild, craggy and forested.
The monks are not the only inhabitants of the bay area, it is rumoured to be inhabited by the fae, the little people. Sometimes, at dusk, mysterious blue lights can be seen from the landwards side of the causeway, moving and hovering above the surface of the bay like dragonflys. Go to Comment
An old, misanthropic and paranoid man feels his time is coming. There are sons to leave his fortune to, but they are not worth it, not a dime do they deserve! And he doesn't really trust anyone else. And so he has made a decision: as a part of his last will, his henchmen are instructed to burn and destroy all his holdings, buildings as harvest. The lands shall be auctioned off, the proceeds used to pay the servants. Nothing shall stay behind. Nothing.
Depending on the status of the grumpy old man, this weird occurrence may be only a family drama, or it may end up bringing an entire region into chaos. Or the son(s) have found what should happen, and want to prevent it before their sick father dies.