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Old May 14, 2019, 12:50 PM   #1
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Spring, Era XXVI Post Fractum

More and more, the ever-increasing burden of managing the growing province of Moonstone necessitated the delegation of tasks to others. It was a bittersweet feeling, having gone from personal involvement in everything to needing to hand matters over to others in some areas. It had been manageable when Ziel Aerca was but a city, instead of the capital of a province - when Moonstone had been nothing but empty stretches of land, as opposed to actually having people living within it.

Not to mention the other personal affairs that Sliucha needed to balance alongside the political work. She had the slew of Sindosa Enterprises locations to manage, from the Moonstone Academy to Club Vibrato and so on and so forth. She had her children and her family to watch over and dote on. She had her religious endeavors taking form. Each of these, too, had at one point been manageable enough, only to continue to grow and balloon until it was impossible to handle them all at once.

Not a statement that often applied to Sliucha, mind.

Still! There were some things that she felt still necessitated a personal touch. It was fine to leave things to subordinates but sometimes, Sliucha needed to go out and do things on her own. One such matter, for instance, were the tours through the countryside that the governor had started. Initially it had been a matter of assisting in the stabilization of the farmlands that had been established in southern Moonstone - the Third District that Sliucha had championed to Shei'yein as a means to both wean Moonstone off of critical food imports as well as provide opportunities for displaced refugees and migrants looking to immigrate into the province.

It had been a wonderful success. Regardless, it was best not to get complacent. Momentum hopefully meant that a little less effort might be required in future to ensure that things continued on smoothly, but maintenance was required nonetheless. The purpose remained the same: to see how the people were doing, to let them know that the governor cared, and to see what could be done to target what ailed the citizenry.

Sliucha personally didn't feel like this sort of thing needed to be too big of a deal, but she'd also learned along time ago that a bit of pomp and circumstance was unfortunately required. A certain amount of ostentatious flag-waving was required in politics. She'd do her best not to be too overbearing, however. She'd have her honor guard of dorin come with her, some half a dozen members of her pack. They'd be a group of cavalry - the governor wouldn't be riding in a wagon in the back for this, that seemed a little too detached, Sliucha would ride in the front on her mount - with the appropriate banners displaying Moonstone's provincial insignia alongside those of Sliucha's own noble house. Enough to make it obvious that this was somebody's entourage, but likely relatively muted in comparison to some other retinues those of equivalent station utilized.

Whatever the case? Time to trek out into the countryside and see how everybody was doing. She'd make a tour of the lands south of Ziel Area, where the overwhelming majority of Moonstone's population resided - what with most of central Moonstone currently being uninhabitable (or at least extremely difficult to inhabit) due to hostile terrain. Meet the people! Listen to their concerns!
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There could not have been a better day for it. Not a single cloud marred the blue spans of sky above the gathering party. The spring morning was brisk and chilly but the rising suns promised warmth in the afternoon. Pennons held aloft snapped in the breeze as the horses beneath stamped their feet impatiently.

The procession through the city drew a crowd of bystanders who all wanted to watch what appeared to be an impromptu parade. Were they handing out alms? Throwing holiday sweets? Little children clambered up onto wagons and the shoulders of their elders to watch as Sliucha's entourage made their way out into the countryside.

The further they moved from the city, the thinner the crowds until only a few children chased after the horses, trying to keep pace in a race they would inevitably lose. Eventually even the most determined child fell back and resumed their mundane life.

That wasn't to say that they went completely unnoticed. Farm boys would look up from their chores and wave at the soldiers riding by. Farmers, leaning over fence rails, stopped long enough to chat. And their wives seemed always at the ready with a hot pie, fresh from the oven. It was like a perpetual county fair and Sliucha was the judge.

Trouble? Nope. Winter wasn't too bad. Spring looks promising.

The further they traveled from their origin city, the shorter the spring crops seemed to grow. It was still relatively early in the planting season, but farms that had boasted waist high crops had given way to knee-high plants and eventually to wilted forms, bent over to touch the ground again.

In the distance, a haggard farmer was on his knees in the field. In his hands, he cupped a wilted branch as if attempting to coax it back to life through sheer willpower. His wife was on the porch, watching with one hand on her hip and the other shading her eyes from the light of the spring suns.
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Old May 18, 2019, 04:14 PM   #3
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Wave! Smile! Wave! Smile!

The procession was intended to garner attention, after all, even if it tended towards the minimum needed to still satisfy the requirements of political grandeur. Alas, no alms today, but sweets? There were at least a few to pass out, as Sliucha knew by now to bring along sweets, trinkets, and other gifts to hand out.

Small things that helped ingratiate her to the populace.

Hello, people! Wave back at the farm boys. Tease one, maybe, with a blown kiss. Chat with the farmers and ask them how the crops were doing, how they felt about the harvest. How about the livestock? Were they still being bothered by the snakes? Were the rats under control? For those she recognized from previous trips, she'd bring up other matters. Was the newborn all right? Had the medicine dealt with the cough? Oh, she'd had a talk with that merchant, they'd cleared up the matter of the money. Yes, yes, the paperwork for the land rights had been signed off on.

And Sliucha was always willing to devour a farmwife's hot pie. She was, however, a terrible judge. Because they were all just amazing! She made sure her bodyguards all had an opportunity to taste as well, if they wanted.

For the most part, things seemed to be rather idyllic out in the countryside. Although, further out, there did seem to be some complications. Spotting the farmer who seemed to be worried about his crops, Sliucha bade the others pause. She called out to the man and wife. "Excuse me, sir? Ma'am?" She gestured at their surroundings.

"I do notice the crops around here seem to be struggling." It wasn't just a matter of personal circumstance to this particular pair - if there was some problem, it could easily be common throughout the area, or worse, spread back towards more lush areas. It was worth investigation. The farmers in the area might need assistance from the state but, beyond that, what was the cause of all this? "I assure you, I am here to help as best as possible. Might you have any idea what is going on?"
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The people were obviously infatuated with the leader of the spectacle. Children chased their entourage and waved makeshift flags, darting in and out of the pathway to snatch their share of the offered treats. The farm boys smiled back at her even as they blushed a furious shade of red, ready to take her home to meet their mothers. And did the housewives of Moonstone have nothing better to do than bake the most delicious pies in the Empire?

By the time they reached the perturbed farmer and his wife, the troupe's bellies had grown quite distended with one pastry after another. They felt quite like they were traveling through a county fair and would regret having agreed to be the judges. It was sickening to the point that a little hard work actually seemed a relief.

The face that looked up at Sliucha was covered in skin as thick and deeply lined as the bark on a tree. His eyes were shaded by the wide-brimmed hat on his head but still they seemed to sparkle with an inner light as he looked up into her face. His lips pulled back as if he were about to smile but all he could manage was a tight grimace.

"Notice that too, didja?" The man pushed himself to standing. As he was working himself erect, his wife walked up from behind, wringing her hands on a kitchen towel. He offered his weathered hand in a friendly gesture. "Hargron... miss? And this is my missus, Millie."

"It's the water, miss," the woman expounded for her husband. The Telath suns had been kinder to her complexion, given that she worked inside more often than not. It gave her the appearance of being years his junior. "Not enough for proper irrigation."

"It's Gilebob, that knacker. I know it's him."

"Now, Hargron, you know no such thing. Never mind his accusations, Miss. Come on in to the kitchen. We can offer you hospitality like civilized folk and not just stand out in the suns. I have lemonade... and a fresh pie cooling in the windowsill. And an even fresher roast on the table, if you're hungry."
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Sliucha took the offered hand, shaking it firmly. "Sindosa," she introduced herself. "Miss Sindosa."

You know, the governor. Ah, well, that wasn't really important.

There was the offer of lemonade and pie and while Sliucha was admittedly a glutton and likely to pack even more away - despite all of the housewife pies she'd devoured up until this point - it did seem like there was actually some work to be done here. "I will kindly take you up on your offer once I've had a chance to take a look around," she noted with a smile, even as she was sure her bodyguards groaned inwardly. It warmed the heart to know that the citizenry were so welcoming.

"Do you not have sufficient access to water?" she continued onward, asking Hargron and Millie. Perhaps that made sense - the further south they went, the further they were from large sources like the Great Centripax Basin. Sliucha wasn't actually sure how most farmers got their water. Rain, presumably? Wells? "By what means do you usually procure it?"

Were they new farmers who were struggling with their new crop? Or established ones who'd recently run into trouble? Entirely different problems with likely different solutions.

(As for who Gilebob was, well, she wasn't sure whether it mattered.)
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The city folks around Ziel might be used to seeing the governess gallivanting through their streets, but for the folk out here in farm country, royalty were not a common sight. While Hargron had looked up to reply to the lady who had inquired after his crops, he hadn't looked past her fuzzy ears to take in her entourage - that is, until his wife's elbow stabbed into his ribs.

His gaze traveled from one Dorin bodyguard to the next, his words slowing with uncertainty as he answered her question. "Yeah... well... I mean, no... That is, normally, we have plenty of water."

"...except for that summer several eras back, but it was a scorcher and everyone was struggling," his wife offered helpfully.

"Naw, Millie, we ain't talking about that summer. No, Miss Sindosa, we normally have plenty of water using our irrigation ditches. Some of it comes from the rain and is funneled into our irrigation, but mostly it comes from upstream to water our crops. Enough to make it through harvest."

"Except that last cycle, the water just stopped trickling. We followed it upstream to see if we could find the trouble, but..."

Hargron snorted and kicked at the dirt. "But that Gilebob... He stopped us dead in our tracks. Wouldn't let us follow it onto his property. It's him who's doing it. He's trying to put my farm out of business."
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So they were established farmers who had recently run into an issue. All right, it was good to establish that sort of context. They'd be looking for a fix, and not creating a solution from the ground up.

"I see," Sliucha noted almost apologetically, "it's a shame that this neighbor of yours won't allow you to investigate. Would you mind if I decided to look into it? I think I have a decent chance of convincing him to help." Well, it wasn't as if Sliucha really need Hargron's permission - in fact, even if he said no, there was a fair chance she'd do it anyway. Still! It was nice to be polite.

"Which way should I go?" Presumably, if Sliucha actually took the time to look around, it wouldn't be difficult to figure out. Just follow the ditches, you know? But it would save a bit of time if somebody just pointed.

Once she got the directions? Time to visit this Gilebob fellow, then.
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"It's because of Carisse, I know it is," Hargron growled, his irritation grating at his normally friendly demeanor.

"Now Hargron, you don't know that. That was eras ago." Millie placed her hand on his shoulder in an attempt to soothe her husband's boiling anger. The move resulted in a subtle move on his part, but shoulders, arms and face all lost tension at her touch. Clearly the farming couple had a very special bond.

"Eras ago, but Gilebob never forgave us for it. And now, he's found some way to get revenge on us by stopping up our water supply."

"Nevermind him, Miss Sindosa. We ain't got no proof that he's to blame. Hargron thinks his boy is still carrying a torch for our Carisse. The lad asked her to marry him but Carisse wanted more than just a farming life. She set off with Thom for Prime to make her own way in the world. You know how they are at that age. The grass is always greener. They're going to make their mark. Be rich and famous. And nothing you say can convince them otherwise. I'm afraid Rawd never really got over it. His pride was wounded, you see."

"Not a lot of young girls in farming communities for a lad to court and Carisse was belle of the county."

Millie beamed proudly, wiping her hands on her apron. "That's right! Our Carisse was Miss Pea Pod of Era 24. We were so proud. Lots of boys were lining up for her dance card at the barn dance that night."

"Anyway, we're keeping ya. You're welcome to try and investigate, but mark my words, Gilebob is the one to blame. His farm is to the NorthEast of us. Not far. Our property lines meet at the crossroad."
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Who knew that the lives of farmers could be quite so complicated? There was a lot of history that was coming out all at once, the clash between the lifestyle of the rural and the promises of the urban, of love lost and hearts spurned.

"She sounds like a wonderful person, and a fine young lady," Sliucha noted with a smile. "I'm sure that whatever she's doing now, she's managing just fine." Well, one could only hope that Miss Carisse was doing well, wherever she was. She was sure that Hargron and Millie had raised her well enough, all things considered, to be able to take care of herself.

Now she was a little curious about what all the hubbub around Miss Carisse was, and could only imagine what sort of person she might have been. It certainly wouldn't have been the first time she'd found somebody out here in the countryside to be... appealing.

"Thank you again for the information!" Sliucha noted with a wave as she headed off in the direction of Gilebob's. With any luck, she'd be back before long with news of success - and a pie to eat!
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Sliucha and her troupe were sent off with warm embraces as if they had been Hargron and Millie's neighbors for eras, rather than passersby. Millie packed up lunch in a cheesecloth and a skin of milk to send with the Governor and her entourage. With one last hug, the group was on their way.

Had they followed the aquaducts, they would have seen barely a trickle coming from the direction of the Centripax basin along what was normally a solid stream. The crops, both cultivated and wild alike, were similarly stunted and browning despite being the verdant season. Whatever was going on with the water systems, it didn't seem as if Gilebob's farm was faring much better.

Their horse's tails swished continuously, slapping at their flanks to dislodge pests. Buzzing filled their ears which the Dorin's all flicked furiously. Had there always been so many flies around? Even the air around them appeared to be hazy and in perpetual motion.

A homestead loomed on the hills before them, surrounded by wooden fences. An older human came out to meet them, a pitchfork grasped in his hands. His skin was tanned a dark leather in stark contrast to his silvery white hair. A bandana was tied around his face, protecting his mouth and nose with his brilliant blue eyes peeking out above.

"This is private property, folks. If you're looking for the highway, it's to the south. I'll thank you to be on your way."
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Ooooh. Lunch! Please and thank you! And hugs! Sliucha gave them the best hugs she had as farewell. Goodbye now!

Right then. Well, it did seem like Hargron and Millie's farm wasn't the only one that had been afflicted. More information was being gathered. It did seem to be something affecting the area, and not that particular farm in question - so it wasn't like Hargron was being targeted. Or if he was, whoever was doing it obviously didn't care much about collateral damage.

If it really was this Gilebob fellow, well, he was doing an excellent job of covering his tracks. Who would suspect somebody else who was suffering, after all?

Something about their surroundings did definitely feel a bit off, however. Sliucha's lips pursed as she recalled the problems she'd run into before with Hayans. Could it be something similar again? There did seem to be far more flies than was usual, and whatever was hanging in the air... well, it was her job to look into this, after all.

Hello, sir! Well, wasn't he a friendly sort?

Now, technically, all land belonged to the Crown, and by Imperial authority this right was then distributed to the governors of the province. As administrators of the land, there shouldn't have been anywhere that Sliucha couldn't go - blah blah, legal legal. Honestly, her knowledge of the exact rights involved was probably as comprehensive as that of the average Imperial peasant, but so long as she proclaimed it loud and confidently, that meant she was right! Right?

Although, maybe blathering about such things would earn her any friends here. Sometimes throwing your weight around helped, sometimes it just made people mad at you.

"Good sir, I am conducting an investigation into the deteriorating water supply in the local area in order to alleviate as quickly as possible the obvious harmful effects it has had on the crops," she tried to explain. "I would appreciate your cooperation. May I assume that you are Master Gilebob?"

Throw in the 'Master' title as opposed to 'Mister' to see if that might help warm him up to her. It was important to respect people!
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The farmer's weight leaned on the wooden handle as the tines of the pitchfork dug sharply into the ground between his feet. His leathery hand came up to tug the red bandana past his lips until it clung to the precipice of his scruffy chin. His eyes studied the pennons of Sliucha's entourage, traveling face by face as if sizing them up before coming to rest on the spokeswoman.

She definitely carried an air of authority, if for no other reason than she commanded an arsenal of Dorin's at her beck and call. Gilebob adopted a more friendly expression though he would never be as warm and cuddly as the last couple they had encountered.

"Notice that too, didja?" Apparently a fluffy city slicker wolf elf bitty could even tell something wasn't right in the land. "Water ain't my problem. Got plenty of water in the crick, flooding my back pasture... if it wasn't all poisoned. Could do without the bugs, too. You got another pack of frogmen to help with that?"
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Sliucha was just going to assume that a lack of an answer meant that she was right, and that this was in fact that Gilebob person.

Oh! So... so there were multiple problems, then. One imagined that if the water were flooding here, then that might be why it wasn't going to Hargron's place. If only it were that simple, though. It seemed like despite the abundance of problem, there was the additional issue of the fact that the quality of the water was really not super great right now. What with the poison and all.

Poison was bad and such.

And bugs? Bugs suggested some manner of disease or rot. Perhaps that was what had poisoned the water.

"Clear up the water and I'd imagine the bugs would go away before long." Sliucha ran a hand through her hair, wondering how exactly this had happened, but glad she'd managed to find this problem. It didn't seem like it'd gotten out of control yet.

"Something further upstream, I imagine, is contaminating the water," she mused aloud, "or contaminated. I'll see about cleaning that up first, and that will hopefully fix the issue of the water quality. May I have your permission to take a look at the state of things in your back pasture first, before I proceed further onward?"
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It seemed the Province had been left in good hands, after all. She may have come from humble beginnings, but the elf definitely had a brain between those fuzzy ears. Gilebob's expression softened as he realized that she was here for the dirty work and not going to turn her fluffy tail and run when the going got tough.

Alright then. He would see what sort of mettle she was really made of. Follow me.

The horses would have to be left behind as the ground soon became too swampy for them to make it through without turning an ankle. Even the Dorins and the elf would find their feet sucking down into the muck, making a slurping sound as they pulled each out. If only the water could be funneled through it's traditional route, then it wouldn't be backing up into the lower field.

The flies grew thicker, biting at their flesh as they moved toward what had to be the epicenter. Likewise, the stench in the air grew thicker until her Dorin pack were all breathing out of their mouths to limit their keen senses of smell. Gilebob had slipped his bandana back up over his nose and mouth for protection.

A goodly hike through the marshy farm before they finally found the source of the purulence. At first glance, it appeared to be nothing more than a hillock or perhaps a beaver dam but the smell was clearly that of rancid death.
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Following!

It quickly became obvious that the terrain was going to be rather difficult to traverse. In fact, looking ahead, it seemed like it was only going to get worse. Once it became obvious that the horses weren't going to be able to push ahead, Sliucha asked her bodyguards if they wouldn't mind staying with them. Knowing of a dorin's sensitivity, she didn't intend on making them suffer any more than necessary.

A light layer of magical armor to ward off bug bites for everybody in the meantime. Nothing much to do about the smell, alas, or even the buzzing. The bites, at least, they could stop. It was the little things.

Sliucha, in the meantime, had little issue with wading into the marshy muck in Gilebob's back pasture. She was dressed finely these days (and her Glamour meant that even all this mucking around couldn't stop her from looking immaculate, somehow), but her time as a Zyrgran had seen her walking through far worse things. No qualms, no hesitation.

Not even when faced with a mound of... uh, well, it was certainly something. Hard to say exactly what, but of all the things that could be causing this? This sure looked like a culprit.

Sliucha just made her way right on up to it. Couldn't identify it without getting closer, right? The important thing was to first determine what it was, without which there was no way of determining how best to remove it. Did it seem to be the only one in the area, or were there others?
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