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Post-Session: 22

A look at what happened during and/or after Session 22.

Story - Mountains

Game Date: 8/10/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Who: Knight of Saint Michael

Mountains are bad, thought William.

The Welsh lived in mountains. The last Grand Empire base was in mountains. The Balkans, ever full of strife, were mountainous. The Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas were able to mount much resistance from mountainous terrain. More groups came to mind. The Sioux. The Apaches. The Appalachian hillbillies. Thanks to the library Internet access, the list could go on and on.

And California had mountains. It had the Sierra Madres. What was hiding in them? They dropped right into the Pacific Ocean. They didnít even allow for decent plains. No extended ground for horsemen to work.

But work he would. Sir William, with the Grace of God, would search every crack, every crevice, every cave to fight the evil in the world.

Besides, now that he lived in San Francisco, he lived in the mountains, too.

He would add their strength to the strength God gave him. He would add all this to his own. It seemed to all be coming together for him. He was mending the rifts and the gaps with his family. He had found new companions. He was doing Godís Will.

Or at least he thought he was.

The peaks reached like they would touch God Himself. The valleys demonstrated His beauty and His depth. Very well, then. He would become of them to hunt the evil in them.

For His Glory.

William didnít realize how far heíd come from his forebears, who viewed the Church, and thus God, as someone they could buy off. Maybe it was because of the wergild tradition of the Vikings, passed on to their Norman descendants, that they could pay a fine for their wrongdoings. It was probably the case that they didnít really believe in God, and still deep down, believed and followed the gods of their Viking forebears.

And, for the record, the Vikings were mountain dwellers, too.

Maybe mountains arenít so bad, thought William.

As he lay beside Bridie, he resolved to take a trip to the Sierra Madres to see what God could tell him there.

But God jolted William.

He remembered he had detention tomorrow with the Terrible Three.

Record Last Changed Date: 3/16/2008

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