[pnpgm] Update #15 – Varo
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Thu Jan 27 01:23:33 CET 2022
[sorry to be so late with this, everyone]
Varo, leading her mare with the boy still atop, looks around the village with Juno. He was right – there was no movement. But all the doors were closed, not left torn open, so someone might still be around here or nearby.
She motioned that they all retreat back into the trees a bit the way they had come, and when they seemed better hidden, she helped the boy off the horse.
She asks the boy “If your family and neighbors decided to go find a safer place, do you know where they might have gone?”
If he says no, she would really like to circle around the village from well within the trees to see if there’s any sign of where folks might be, but Juno & Marusk are probably better suited to do that scouting, and to decide how safe it would be to have her horse along, even if she tied its muzzle to keep it from neighing. She will defer to Juno & leave the horse tied behind if he’s willing for them to continue scouting. It would help if the boy has any ideas of where the villagers might have retreated to. The closed & shuttered buildings seemed to indicate a retreat rather than a rout – which was a good thing.
Bess L. Hadley
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