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Started by 14thWarrior, July 24, 2007, 01:25:04 PM
QuoteStygian Gulch is a small village nestled close to a long, deep gulch running along the foothills of the mountains. The gulch helps protect the village from threats from the mountains, be it mountain folk raiders, coyotes, or what have you. Some sixteen or seventeen months ago, a dark, mysterious man, going by the name of Derek Manson, wandered into town. The village, being as small as it was, had no general store; Mr. Manson claimed that he was a merchant with many connections, and that he could help the village grow and prosper by opening a general store.This he did; and the village did indeed prosper. Mr. Manson's purchasing power saw commodities prices fall, improving the villagers' standards of living. Within mere months, the town's population almost doubled as new Faithful families moved to Stygian Gulch to get in on the prosperity; this is about when life in Stygian Gulch took a turn towards the bizarre.Due to the economic boom, and prosperity the village was enjoying, Mr. Manson was a popular fellow. He certainly did seem to be very resourceful, and was able to procure virtually anything any townsfolk needed. More than that though, he seemed to have an unusual gift for knowing what someone needed. He also seemed to able to divine their innermost heart's desires.Steward Eli Caulder, a steadfast and vigilant man, was wary of Mr. Manson from the very beginning. Even more so now that many townsfolk's desires are being granted without thought to whether or not they deserve those desires. He greatly distrusts Mr. Manson and has begun a subtle campaign against Mr. Manson. He started by devising his church sermons to be cautions against greed, selfishness, and other corruptions that often come with prosperity and wealth; later, he began speaking directly to some of the village's fathers about his misgivings about Mr. Manson.That's where things started going south...
Quote from: Andrew Cooper on July 24, 2007, 01:39:09 PMJust a question. Why would you want Manson to be gone? If he's the crux point of the problem, why not have him stick around?