the journey to Castille went smoothly enough. Well. Esmeralda had decided to follow us and we finally decided to take her with us because the only way we could have gotten her to go back probably would have been unconscious or in chains. When we reached the river, Logan persuaded a Vodacce captain to take us to Castille and we landed a few miles west of Altamira.
But if I had ever really thought that this would be the simple there and back again jaunt the others had tried to convince me it would be, I was quickly brought back to reality when Esmeralda froze in her tracks on the small hilltop she had just climbed. Moments later a group of about thirty horsemen appeared, many of them well-armed with muskets, and led by Don Gabriel.
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This was surprisingly hard to write. For one, I have no idea if Isabel will actually survive all this, but Marcello knows of course by the time he finds leisure to write this letter. And apart from that, it was an emotional tour de force when we played it. It took me a while to get enough distance to write it all down and a couple of failed attempts: open Blogger, click new post, close tab ten minutes later with nothing written.
Juan - I really don't know what to do about Juan. Marcello could have forgiven or at least understood anything else, but the fact that Juan was perfectly willing to see Isabel hurt or killed, that he cannot forgive.
I am never going to play a Castillian again, at least not one with such a lot of family that come up as NPCs. The names are killing me.