Last time looked at: 4/12/18
Last actual wordage added: 4/12/18
Pages added, 4/12/18: 2
Current page count: 17
Estimated final page count: 300? I don’t really have any idea.
Deadline: None. Purely speculative.
Word count: 3,951
Comments: I skipped a couple of updates, I’m afraid. Sorry about that.
Anyway, the body’s been taken to the Watch House and Hyacinth is rejoining Lily.
For those coming in late: This is a murder mystery in a vaguely Tolkienian setting. Our protagonist, Hyacinth Undercliff, is one of the Folk, small, delicate humanoids who live in a community called the Vale. To the north of the Vale is a riverside highway elves use; to the south are cliffs, and atop the cliffs is human territory. North of the highway is forest which has its own mysterious inhabitants, and under the cliffs to the west is the underground home of the delvers.
Hyacinth is granddaughter and heir to Poplar Forestedge, the town’s hereditary librarian and historian, but alas, Poplar is no longer able to carry out his duties, so Hyacinth does the job.
Linden Watchhouse is the Vale’s constable, aided by his wife Marigold.
The story opened with young Lily Riverbend finding the body of her murdered boyfriend Mulberry Thicket, and Hyacinth hearing her screams and coming to her aid.
And here we are.