Amled is still trying to understand his invention. He is still on the same place in Stresojekt, but that place isn't as nice as it was. The mayor, Tjong Babblaloss, is the first mayor (there have been 21) to realise that Amled could be a real good tourist attraction, but in a better place. He is trying to convince Amled to move and even gave him new nice clothes.
There are a lot of beggars and a fight have started outside the old inn (now closed since a couple of years).
A lady from one of the nearby castles makes her daily visit to the beggars. She is Susanna von Strunten den Sammen and many of the beggars are former soldiers who followed her brothers to the war. Neither Guthmund nor Siegmund returned, but she show pity on those poor who did return. Her brothers' knightly friends have shared duty following her on her rounds. Today it is Johannes von Lillemo. And he is NOT very happy about it.
But Mr Babblaloss have no chance to talk Amled into moving. He is comfortable where he is. And since he is showing signs of old age in more ways than the looks he better stay where he is. And Tjong will have to find another tourist attraction.
Now it is back to Gata Forest for me.
What? The expedition? Ah, they are still guests of Lord Greystoke and will resume their journey some time when Jane grow tired of their long stories.