Year One, Summer: New to Ayre

Previous Post / New Post The first new residents to Ayre this summer are its first Merchant family, the Stroganovs. Leonid, an ambitious man of trade, hopes to start a thriving merchant guild in Ayre, and is willing to start from the ground up by developing Ayre’s rudimentary market. During the summer, with the patronage […]

Year One, Summer: The Weekly Market

Previous Post / Next Post To find space for the weekly market, foundling home, blacksmith, merchant, and mid-summer faire grounds, I had to move the fence line back. With the patronage of Lord Alban Stirwuard solidified through Lady Jane Chevalier’s oath of fealty, Ayre also has a new town gate with guard tower. Right now, […]

Year One, Spring: Recap

Previous Post / Next Post If you aren’t sure if you’ve read all the spring updates, be aware that the recap contains spoilers (probably not heartbreaking, but still…). The Table of Contents is a good place to check if you caught all the spring updates. At the end of Round 1, $65 more, paid to […]

Year One, Spring: The Forester Family

Previous Post / Next Post Rhett Forester’s wife wasn’t speaking to him, which made for a tense and quiet morning meal, especially with the baby, Idonae, still in her crib asleep. The family had been rudely awoken to the unfamiliar stench of goat dung and the sound of bleating. He wasn’t sure if Eva was […]

Year One, Spring: The Chevalier Family

Previous Post / Next Post One day early in the Spring, Lady Rosalind heard an explosion in the kitchen, and ran to see what had happened. Feeling panicked, she whirled around, looking for help, or a bucket of water. Brice, one of the men-at-arms, heard her cries and ran in, but he couldn’t find any […]

Year One, Spring: The Wise Family

Previous Post / Next Post Gertrude Wise worked in her herb garden, pulling weeds and harvesting early flowering pennyroyal, St John’s Wort, and valerian.  This felt like a stolen moment, with the rest of the noisy family gone to the village green to fetch water.  She could hear her twin brothers’ shouts and laughter, at […]

Year One, Spring: The Honeycutt Family

Previous Post / Next Post Anais Honeycutt harvested berries, while her daughter, Destiny, added fertilizer to the garden plots.  It was the first day of Spring, and Anais was sure that this year was going to be a peaceful one in which their family and village would be able to do their part as a […]

Sims of Ayre

Royal Steward (not randomly rolled) Alban Stirwuard, Fortune, Scorpio Eithne Stirwuard, Family, Peasant Family #1, Foragers:  The Berrys   Zelda, Fortune, Scorpio Deirdre, Pleasure, Leo- died Summer, Year One *Hilda, Knowledge, Taurus (Healer) Alfred, Knowledge, Scorpio Esmerelda, Popularity, Virgo Cassie, Fortune, Taurus Harold, Popularity, Libra Mari, Knowledge, Virgo Peasant Family #2, Goat herders:  The Gothards Gabe, […]

Year One, Spring: The Gothard Family

Previous Post / Next Post The Gothard family started Spring with five coins to their name, one billy goat, and three nannies.   Hadley wanted to make some money, so she paid a business fee and started making butter to sell, every time she had a chance.  She could usually keep an eye on her baby […]