Standing off on his own is a small gnome. Small even for a gnome he stands at only 2’ 6”. He is slight enough that you wonder if a good breeze might just pick him up and carry him away. You may even wonder if that’s why he has the large book clutched to his chest. He has short blonde hair, the complexion of one who spends most of their time inside, and bright blue eyes behind round wireframe glasses. He is wearing school robes from the nearby academy. They look newish and clean, other than a good number of ink stains on the cuffs of his sleeves. Besides the large book he carries a small satchel slung over one shoulder.
He will stand off on his own. He occasionally glances at the others but looks away quickly, especially if someone is looking at him.
Feth stares wide-eyed at the red house, ever curious at what might be inside, and why and how he was called here. His hair is black and feather-like, he has a small brown backpack strapped to his back, which has several strange symbols embroidered on to it. ”Hello, the name’s Feth, what are all your names?” Fethsays in a curious tone, eager to hear the answer, before he pulls out a small, but thick, notepad and a pencil, ready to jot down whatever the answer is, the page he flips to seems to be in the middle of the notebook.
Elizabeth will be nervously standing there with the others, at 5'5" with her pale skin, dark blue eyes, and long straight black hair to her shoulders with fringe bangs. She is dressed in a simple tan-colored commoner's dress with some tears and dirt on it, clearly old and worn out while also loose due to how thin the girl appears to be even for her age. She has a plain brown bag, ordinary but inside it holds what seems to be a black viol. Noticeably she has red marks all around her wrists and ankles like if she had worn shackles and on various visible parts of her body, one could see older and recent bruises and wounds scattered about. "H-Hello, I'm Elizabeth..." Elizabeth will greet the others with a small smile and a nod, trying to be polite and friendly. She assumed that the pseudodragon had also called the others here to help and figured that they would be her allies.
If he hears Wilfan, he will walk over to Wilfan and say to him: ”Oh hello, I didn't see you there, the name is Wilfan, yes? I'm Feth, were you also called here?” He then jots down some more notes on a new page of the notebook.
Seeming to forget his nervousness a bit Wilfan stretches on to his tiptoes trying to peer at your notebook while answering absentmindedly at a more normal volume “Yes, Wilfan. It’s ok I’m easy to overlook. Yes I heard a voice in my head. It was quite unnerving. What are you writing in there?” The words all tumble out in a rush and when he stops he gets a sudden horrified look on his face. And he withdraws a step hugging the book up in front of him as though trying to hide behind it.
”Just some notes on the world around me, and the people I meet, I'm... New to this area, so to speak. Can I ask what race you are? I'm doing a study of sorts, and I've only seen one person of your... Stature. What’s that book you’re holding so tightly? Can you not put it in that satchel of yours?”
Standing towards the back of the group is Jean, a 6'0 tall man of fair skin, thin build, combed black hair, and almond brown eyes. It is very apparent that he comes from some wealth, as he is dressed in a brown leather coat over a white buttoned shirt and brown breeches, all of it being absolutely impeccable. At hearing one of his fellow traveler's speak, Jean's face lights up as he responds: "Greetings, my friend! I am Jean, and it would appear that we have all heard some unknown entity calling our names. If that is indeed the case, then I would guess that we'll be getting to know each other a lot more in the future. Might I inquire as to what exactly brought you all here?" His eyes drift from side to side. as he takes in his companions appearances.
Seeing Elizabeth's smile, he returns it with a warm smile of his own.
Hearing that Feth is new to the area, he offers to help:"If you aren't familiar with the area, then I would be happy to tell you everything I know about it."
Seeing Wilfan standing on his own, separate from the others, Jean tries to bid him to come closer with a welcoming smile: "Hello. It would appear to me that you're a student at the academy."
”To your first question, all I can say is it’s a long and confusing story that I still have yet to understand fully myself. And to your second observation, yes, anything you know would be extremely welcome!” Feth says with a large smile on his face, his notebook already out from before, but he is now holding his pen just above the paper, ready to write.
Each time someone addresses Wilfan he goes to reply but stays quite as the next person starts talking a look of relief on his face. As the others talk he starts looking around. Eventually wandering toward the house.
//Does Wilfan know anything about the people living here?
Elizabeth had not heard Wilfan but was able to read his lips and could tell that he had introduced himself. She listened to him and Feth talk before hearing Jean introduce himself too and talk about how they all must have heard the voice in their head and that they will likely be getting to know each other. He then asked what exactly had brought them all here, thinking of her answer. “I-I’ve been traveling, just trying to find shelter...” Elizabeth said back with her head down. Then she saw the old man collapse, shocked as she started running over to him. “A-Are you alright?” She questioned as he managed to get back up, apologizing and introducing himself. He talked about hearing voices in his head and asking if they hear them too. She wasn’t sure how to answer that when she heard the same voice from before tell her to come into the house, following after the others inside.
As Garner turns around he notices Elizabeth is walking towards the house. “Now where is she going” he thinks.
“Oh fiddlesticks...don’t people say goodbye anymore...back in my day we bid people farewell and didn’t just walk off.. oh well...maybe they’ll have some food and a nice place to rest up ahead...shall we” he says to the remaining gaggle at the bridge.
Garner grabs his club and starts walking towards the house, favoring his right leg, limping ever so slightly.
”I think we’re all a little stressed, nothing to get worked up about, let’s just see what’s in this house, then we can go from there” Feth says as he walks over to the house and opens the door wide, stepping in before he can even see what’s inside, he moves to the right so everyone else can see what’s inside.
Elizabeth screamed as she heard Garner, jumping backwards into the room and shaking. "I don't want to go back there.." she mumbles to herself before finally snapping out of it as everyone else was making their way into the room. She takes a deep breath, calming down before glancing around the room, wondering what is in here and if anyone or anything else is here with them.