Grodvek travelled for 2 years, wintering with kindly Mitgardian farmers, and even spending a month with a slumbering bear! Eventually Grodvek's wandering led him to Avalonia, where he started working as a field hand for a local Burgher - Lorvan Folsum.
After a few years of saving, Grodvek was able to purchase a small plot of land to call his own. Shortly after, he met Radka - a fellow Mitgardian immigrant who was working in the Burgher's kitchens. Grodvek tilled his small plot, growing fruits and vegetables in the fertile soil, and eventually married Radka. Their son Udvek, has seen 10 summers, and will soon be joining his father in the fields.
Grodvek's plot of land lies just North of Harvest Cross, a few miles in from the coastal waters harboring the Mystic Isles. He built his house in the traditional style of his Mitgardian ancestors - log walls and sod roof for warm winters and stifling summers.
Grodvek returns home from a long day working in Burgher Folsum's fields. His son Udvek is playing with his mongrel, Kuvar.
Grodvek carries his sickle and drinking horn, his daily tools for work in the fields. The Burgher made him dye his cap green, because the Burgher painted his barn green, and must like the color.
Radka is checking on Udvek, and she thought she had heard Grodvek's whistling over the crackling of the hearth. The stew is almost prepared for dinner - perfect timing.
Grodvek is thankful he was able to salvage seeds from his Mitgardian homeland. They have been able to sell their exotic crops (pumpkins and cabbage) at a good price. His family has not want for food these last winters.
The woodpile will need some work before winter sets in, although Grodvek always stores like he's still in Mitgardia - the woodpile hasn't been bare since before Udvek was born.
Grodvek considers himself rich with food, family and fire. The gods were with him when he moved to Avalonia.
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Edited by rogueang, 22 December 2011 - 01:01 PM.