After an enjoyable evening talking to both Shiro and Willow while Miss Dot sleeps off her sickness, Erasmus retired to his tent, got ready and snuggled into his sleeping bag. He lay there for a little while, taking out the coin on a chain around his neck and looking at the light reflecting off of it. He smiled and tucked it away and closed his eyes, letting sleep claim him when it would.
(Condition Check was a 6 (4+1+1). Travel Check was a 9 (4=4=1). Nice.)
The next morning the sound of activity outside woke him and he stretched in his bag, wriggling to free himself before he climbed out and greeted Miss Dot with a smile and a wave, brewing up a bit of tea for himself.
“I am glad to see you are in better health this morning, Miss Dot. Despite the cloudy weather, the day feels fine. The brisk wind has only a hint of rain to it, at least for now. Many a Fall day as a child I spent running up and down the shoreline in weather such as this.” He took a deep lungful of it and let it out, smiling. "Wonderful! And Master Shiro, a most pleasant morning to you. It was as I said, a perfect spot to set up camp. Truly we are fortunate to have you with us. He greeted Willow as we when she awoke before taking care of his morning routine to give himself a bit of a wash. Then his tent and gear were taken down and stowed ready for travel. It was over breakfast before they broke camp completely that he spoke up and took out his inspiration. A round silver coin with a triangular hole in the center, hung on a chain.
“I know this is apropos of nothing, but I was wondering if any of you have ever seen a coin like this before, or perhaps the writing on it? I’ve been asking around for years about this little oddity but none I’ve come across have managed to shed light upon it.”