Lion’s Heart doesn’t like electricity.
That’s the headline and the reason I haven’t been in touch recently. Turns out, it’s very picky about what modern amenities we install here. I’m jumping to the twist ending, but we’ve learned that there’s some old magic here. Permanent, protective stuff, and all the satellite signal and converting of sunlight into electricity did not sit well with Lion’s Heart.
We don’t really understand the magic in place here or how it functions (it’s VERY old) but we’re working on getting the castle acclimated, it’s just taking time. It’s like training a puppy. A puppy who’s a thousand-years-old and doesn’t like wifi. I admit it’s not the best simile.
We obviously aren’t going in to the village at the moment. The good news is that BC34 and the Sanctuary before has a long history of self-isolating, so it’s mostly business as usual on that front.
The garden looks awesome though! We’re not wanting for food, and our dear friends down the mountain keep leaving supplies at the end of the road. We’ve also started making things like soap and candles (castle likes candles) so we’ve been leaving stuff for them in exchange.
It feels nice to be able to give back, even if it’s just hipster artisanal goods.
I almost forgot, Yuridia has kept working on those leylines. Nothing new has come up except the fact that they’re all connected to a group of people who believe the writings of Fletcher Dawson are prophetic, even sacred. And they believe they have the actual Icons of Elainnor to prove it. Yuridia can feel faint currents connecting the four sanctuaries to New York. She thinks Deirdre may have worn “reflections” of the actual icons when she brought down the Storm.
But that’s it. Right now. I will, of course, work to keep in touch, castle puppy allowing.
Edit: So, I’ve mentioned Gav (Gavril) a few times. He’s been with the Sanctuary for years. Full disclosure, we’re together and have been for a while, but that’s not why I’m bringing him up, (though he’s the best, and adorable–)
But I was just about to post this to BC33 when he came in.
And he can see the forum now.
He can see through the wall.