It does not take long for things to settle into a routine around Loucgh Caillte, even with the ocassional Mab incident.
Rhiannon can often be heard using most unladylike language as she sorts through the ill maintained library. Those brave enough to enter the library as she works see things slowly sorted out into piles of unbound folio, bound volumes, scrolls, and loose papers before they are turned around and marched out the door.
[color=blue]All of the texts mentioned in the "Create Your Covenant Thread, and detailed in the Covenant 'sticky' topic, plus 2 of the house Bonisagus compilations, is what is found this season
Belle and her charge, Eaghn, keep out of the way, Belle helping where she can, her presence making the toil seem lighter, and Eaghn learning something of fighting from some of the custos, much to his mother's dismay.
Construction work begins with the arrival of a master mason and a work crew, who begin clearing space for the foundations of the new buildings, and begin laying out thier needs for tools and supplies. A gang of carpenters arrives soon after.
There are no incidents like the ones that mark you arrival. Quintus and Flavius leave, promising to return before the fall season. Dierdre is in a foul mood most of the time, and keeps mainly to her lab except for the ocassional council, and when she has to dole out coinage to pay for the work crews.
Evenings, for the more sociable, is eased by the presence of an itinerate story teller. His familiar "Stay awhile, and listen..." starts off many grand tales of great heroes and their struggle aginst the forces of darkness, when men fought against Hell not only with faith and piety, but with sword and spear. Dierdre tolerates him, and Mab absolutely adores his stories. The gift appears to affect the man very little, even Corvus, Mathius and Fabrica. He seldom stays more than a night, and wanders out the next morning. He makes 4 visits during the season.
Soon, more men are available for the work crews from the village as spring planting is finished, and Colin Smith and Liam are hard pressed to keep up with tools needing repair, and new tools needing to be made. Fortunately, Lough Caillte trades with other covenants; Good Iron from the continent is always present, usually 2 score bars, with the wagons of trade goods that arrive. Also present are crates of glassware and other basic staples for the hermetic lab, some coming as far away as Venice.
Mathius and Fabrica busy themselves in Torsten's shop, and soon the sound of hammers striking metal is heard from the early morning into the night. As the season comes to a close, a very neat pile of stone blocks winds up accumulating outside the lab.