"Lock the door behind you, and make sure the 'Closed' sign is showing. We're celebrating!" Frederick
adds exotic spices to the oatmeal porridge. Cinnamon, nutmegs, ginger, and cloves to warm Ursa
from the inside. Each Hobbet gets his or her own stack of giant waffles, topped with fruit and whipped cream. For dessert Frederick reveals the pièce de résistance: a sweet potato pie with butterscotch mouse and maple syrup cotton candy sprinkles!
spoon-feeds his friend, and the porridge seems to restore her strength. At the end of the meal, she leans back in her chair, belches, and croaks two faint but recognizable words: "... bed ... pan ..."
"Oh my goodness! Quick, someone grab a pot from the kitchen."
answers nature's call right at the breakfast table. There is a sharp metallic 'plink' as something hard falls into the pan!
reaches in and scoops something out: a rough stone the size of a marble. He swirls it in his mimosa to rinse it off, then holds it up to the light and whistles in astonishment. "Bless my soul! A thunderboom ruby! You worked hard for this, old girl. Free Solo Club indeed. I am sorry I every doubted you."
Frederick shows everyone the magnificent gemstone, a once-in-a-generation haul, and then tucks it in his vest pocket for safe keeping. Ursa
beams from ear to ear!
Our Heroes were feeling high off the success of their Fourth Adventure, but they are now humbled to realize, their accomplishments have been eclipsed by an eccentric middle-aged Hobbet in her birthday suit!
OOC: Ursa levels up!