The Interdependency as it is now owes everything to Oxbow, the breadbasket of Shard. Oxbow was, along with Boon and Summit, one of the original three settlements, and farmers flocked from all around to stake their claim on the vast tracts of arable land surrounding the small township.
In the days of the fledgling Interdependency, it fell to the farmers of Oxbow to produce all the fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats that would sustain the whole of Shard. Many flourished in this challenge, but none so much as the families of Sod, Manore, and Tillfield.
As the land began to die, choked by the poison Miasma, the yield of Oxbow began to diminish. Disease whipped through the town in a seemingly unending blight. The survivors clung to what little hope they had and they made do.
In spite of these hardships; the disease, the downturn, the strife, to this day, from Nomad’s Heights to Port ‘o Plenty, there is always food from Oxbow.
In today’s episode, a stop off in Oxbow digs up a past of painful memories and deep-seated blood feuds. It’s the Harvest Festival, and hometown boy DeGrasse wishes he were anywhere else. We dance with a paterfamilias, meet a rat named Bocephus, and eat entirely too much oatmeal.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 12: An Especially Hard Day
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@KeepCalmKlingon), and Laura Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)