It's the night before the third day. You must officially give answer to Harridan's demands at dawn. Wolf and his pack will take whatever you say back to Harridan and then the fearsome Puppetmaster and his horde will be coming.
The set-up for this meeting is pretty impressive. Firefly lights supplement the lanterns and candles, Pryers brought in buckets of water from the Spring, Shazza donated canned fruits and some other goodies so people had some food to munch on. Bendrix set up his picture machine and he's showing some pre-fall movie about a young baby that causes hilarious disasters for the three men trying to care for it. The ShantyTowners have a still near the bleachers and they're giving out drinks, small stuff, cutting folks off before they get rowdy, just enough to loosen folks up. Rum and River are playign tunes while everyone mills about talking, falling into little clumps of friends and people-you-know huddles.
It feels like all of the hold and most of ShantyTown has squeezed into The Gym, more than came to Domino's welcoming party. Alonzo, how many of your men are outside on security? More to the point, who is here with you now? Did you invite Vulture and his gang? They're here, with a very woozy Swoozie. What about Jackabacka, is he officially invited or just part of the crowd? Norvell left that to you.
Grekkor, I assume all the Pryers are here, on duty, looking sharp. Give me a Pack Alpha roll with a +1 for the situation to see how that shakes out. Are you having folks check their weapons or taking them on trust? Melody is with you, she worked all day with the Pryers to make this place look presentable.
Norvell and Corbett are moving among the people as a pair, mostly Corbett following and advising Norvell. They've just come up to you, Amiette, said their hellos. Did you get a chance to change? How do you look right now? It seems Corbett wants to talk with you. Bones is over there with her brother. Roark is here, standing with some ShantyTown folks and Imam, drinking shine and talking quietly, mostly people watching. He's trying not to people-watch you, but failing. Logic is here, but nobody sees him. He gives you a knowing wave and a smirk, he's walking between folks, eavesdropping and the like.
Wolf and his pack found a place near the door and have been keep to themselves. Bones/Emmy, are you sticking with them? By the by, give me a Weird roll for your check-up you gave everyone (checking for strings, one roll, 10+ means nobody is strung, soft hit means one is, you choose options from the custom move, failure means you're pretty sure nobody is strung). Chibi is here, she's found or made a white armband with a red cross on it. Manx is with her, but she looks uncomfortable, lost and sad.
Winter, whether he received an official invite or not, Easton is here. Are you on his arm? How are things between you two the past few hours? You made that seduction move, you aim to collect on that before now or was that a promise to be fulfilled later? Fitteen catches up to you here, you never showed up like you told her you would, did you? Not like Easton wanted you to go hang out with a little kid, right? So what did you tell Fitteen?
Alonzo, did Grekkor come with you to give Hoze a bath? His skin is still black and rough, like exposure to the snow has forced him to grow something akin to a hide. His nails are extremely tough, like a dog's nails. His time in the ashen snow changed him. He told yo there are others like him, they all stayed near a volcano, bleeding mountain he calls it, and they started to change, those who endured. How's that working out for you?
So everyone who is anyone in this twin-town is here. They're waiting for the good word from Alonzo, and to know if they're going to war.
What do you do?