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Autumn Queen's Seasonal Pledge
Autumn Court Pledge
Task: Endeavor, medial (To be a responsible queen to in exchange for obedience) -2
Forbiddance, lesser (burning books) -1
Boon: Adroitness (+1 Occult) +1
Adroitness(+1 Academics) +1
Blessing, lesser (+1 Harvest: Emotions) +1
Sanction: Poisoning of the Boon, medial -2
Duration: Season +2
"'Till the fallen leaves are laced with white
And snowflakes fill the air,
The Autumn queen will have the right
To rule the freehold fair.
If the freehold follows what she rules
And burns no written pages,
Arcane lore will be their tools
As will the secrets of the sages.
Mortal fears will rise these nights
And this will be our blessing,
The Autumn air will fill with frights
And glamour for the tasting.
But should the queen not keep her vows
Or her subjects go against it,
The benefits that her pledge endows
Will poison and remit.
So until winter, past this night
I take (pass*) the crown with care
To the Autumn Queen, the Queen of Fright
To her reign, I
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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