If you received the new CM Insider, you’ve met the latest addition to The Wild Boar, an inn located just along the Anglo-Scottish border. In the summer of 1273, a beautiful yet mysterious young woman arrived at the inn in the dead of night. With enough coin for an extended stay, Katherine offered the use of her skills to Magge, the innkeeper. Well-spoken and able to read and write in English, French and Latin, she quickly became an indispensable asset for The Wild Boar. When she ran out of coin, Magge happily agreed to allow Katherine to remain and work on the inn indefinitely.
Her only condition? That Magge not inquire about Katherine’s origins.
Like The Wild Boar whose reputation allows it to remain neutral despite its proximity to the Scottish border, Katherine tries not to bring attention to herself preferring to remain in her quarters whenever possible. Keeping the inn’s accounting and occasionally assisting in the hall when needed, she quickly became known as “Magge’s girl,” a softer, though just as spirited, version of the wily owner of the borders’ most famous inn.
Like any medieval inn, The Wild Boar is privy to plenty of rumor and gossip, and Katherine’s journal gives CM Insiders insight into the latest happenings on both sides of the border. If you are subscribed to the bi-weekly newsletter, enjoy “Tales from the Inn” in each CM Insider. If not, subscribe here.
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