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October 28, 2005, 1:14 pm

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Keep Silence


Some say that Darigus was murdered for his treasure.  Others say that Darigus’s court magician did away with the nobleman and ran off with his daughter.  And some say that Darigus isn’t dead, and took off with his treasure.  But no one knows for sure…

“Haven’t seen you around before. Must be new round here. Just passin’ through, huh? Well, I s’pose you have to go where you have to go. What? Oh, that big ol’ castle on the hill. People around here calls it Keep Silence now. It had another name once, but I can’t rightly remember what it was. Lord of the district lived up there bout twenty years ago. Darigus was his name, I think. No one’s seen hide nor hair of him for at least twenty years. Treasure? Where’d you get that idea? Oh. He talks too much.”
“Among other things.”
“Oh, you hush up. He ain’t never done you any wrong. Anyway, I’m telling this story. Yeah, I suppose there was a story about Darigus’s treasure. They said he had a king’s ransom stashed on that godforsaken piece of rock. I guess that’s why she came. Now don’t rush me, I’m getting to it. They said twenty years ago, a sorceress came to the castle. No one’s sure what she did, but Darigus and his whole household haven’t been seen since. She musta been really powerful though, cause Darigus had his own magician. Caedre was as good as they come. People said he was mighty fond of Darigus’s pretty daughter.”
“I heard that sorceress bewitched Darigus so’s he fell in love with her, and they killed everyone else and ran away with his treasure.”
“I thought she turned em’ all into stone, and they’re still up there.”
“My daddy said she did away with them all.”
“You’re all crazy. There weren’t no sorceress at all. Caedre got rid o’ Darigus himself. He’s livin’ with his sweetheart in the next kingdom.”
“You’re drunk. As usual.”
“So what if I am? It don’t change the facts.”
“I still say it was a sorceress like everyone says.”
“All I know is that I seen somethin’ up there at night with a light. Kear down at the mill says it’s Darigus’s daughter with a candle, looking for Caedre. Her ghost, anyway.”
“I hear tell it’s the ghost of Darigus himself, looking for his money.”
“Oh, shut up, all of you. Them lights ain’t nothing but glow-bugs playin’ chase, and you all know it. Anyway, no one knows the right of it. If there was a treasure up there, it’s long gone. Now you folk get any silly ideas out of your heads. Keep Silence is dangerous. There ain’t nothing but rats and wild things up there. And if there’s ghosts, they don’t talk none.”

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Voted Zylithan
November 10, 2005, 12:04
I REALLY like the style of this post - the dialogue. Now, it would be cool to have more solid ideas about what the place is instead of just speculation, but the speculation is mighty cool, and communicates several possible ideas in itself.
Voted Scrasamax
July 2, 2007, 9:01
I echo Zylithian's comment, I love the way this post comes across as a rumor in a back tavern, and without so much as a single bit of description I can imagine Keep Silence in all of it's crumbling splendor. Nicely done, though I would put some spaces between the various speakers lines to make it easier to read.
Voted Murometz
October 24, 2007, 15:16
What they said. Nice hook! Linked it to Tales and Rumors sub.
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
November 9, 2007, 9:30
Solid idea, I will have to use the; What they said since they said it all..
Voted Moonlake
June 22, 2013, 3:17
I think the 'all rumours' aspects of this sub but it is somewhat hard to read.
Voted valadaar
February 25, 2014, 14:13
Really more of a plot than a location. Interesting nonetheless.

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