Acqua Alta Finale Main Post #71 - Conclusion
This is the seventy-first and final Acqua Alta Finale main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, November 17th. The next main post will appear in the OOC discussion thread by 11 am, Monday, November 19th.
Glad to be safely away from these stinking environs, you dutifully lay down the silver pieces and make your way back to the corner building, once you are assured that everyone can move under their own volition. In places, you are sure you see movement along the rooftops, people staying under cover of the haphazard construction. You think you can catch a glimpse of their crossbows, too.
There are a few less bodies than you remember, and one of the boats is missing. The remaining boats still seem to be available. How else would they expect you to leave?
The silver was not an insignificant amount, but lives are more precious, and none whom you have come for were left behind in the clutches of your assailants. Perhaps more importantly, your agreement carries the tacit promise that you will be left in peace, at least for a little while. The hope of that is especially worthwhile for those of you who are staying in the Second Candle Inn, an establishment that is clearly known to the Matchless Gang.
Of course, overshadowing all of it is the tremendous but unknown service those of you who traveled through Faerie performed for everyone living here. The waters will recede, and thousands of lives will return to normal, thanks to your heroic efforts.
A blast of wind whips your at your clothing, bringing with it droplets of rain. The sun shines through breaks in the clouds, though. Zephyr thinks he catches a glimpse of a grinning, finned creature, not quite human, swimming just below the surface for a few paces, before it swiftly turns away.