Meek sunlight filtered through a barred slot at the very top of the high cell wall, the evening sun providing just enough light to make out the contents of the chamber. Thick stone walls rose to meet a slanted ceiling, while a meek scattering of straw was all that covered the rough stone floor. A heavy wooden door was set into the shortest wall of the cell, opposite the window, it's hardwood panels nearly impenetrable. At the base of the door an iron panel was set into the wood, which could be opened from the outside to deliver whatever stale bread and moldy cheese was being served to the prisoners inside. Around eye-level a square hole was cut into the door, blocked by iron bars and covered by a sliding plate that was movable from the other side. Damp moss poked out from the crags in the sides of the cell, and the whole thing smelled vaguely of mildew and sweat.
In one corner of the room a tall figure leaned against the highest wall. The figure's arms were folded across their chest, and they stood in a way that conveyed both discomfort and intense annoyance. The clothes that they wore were of good quality: a dark blue tunic with short sleeves, under which a white undershirt was worn, a dark leather belt, and fine leather boots with silver clasps. All other personal effects belonging to the individual had been confiscated upon their arrest.
"Fantastic," the figure muttered, voice dripping with sarcasm. Caria was in what could be quite accurately described as the worst mood of her life. She was standing in a cold, damp cell, suddenly stripped of everything that mattered to her, with no idea what her future held. Perhaps it would be better if it held nothing at all. What did she have now, anyway? Her knighthood had been her whole life, something bought with her own blood sweat and tears, her legacy. Now she had none if it, all her work gone to dust. She could be free right now, she could be in her chambers preparing for sleep. But she had done the right thing, and in doing so condemned herself to the dungeons of what was once her home.
hey! Just so you know my future posts won't be this long, I just wanted to establish setting and all that. By the way I think I'm going to work up a bio for Caria soon, I just wanted to get the thread made first.