Bunkbeds with cobwebs
Mission: Chapter 9: Steam City
The travelling pirates had finally climbed off the wagons and had started unpacking.
Kanesville was an awful lot more busy than Daenelia had expected, and she wasn't sure what to do with her crew. Finding a hotel for forty odd sailors would be impossible, she reckoned. After a chat with Melisande and Katherine Solias, they had set out through the town looking for a workers' dormitory that would be big and empty enough to house them all for the duration of their stay.
Eventually they came to a halt outside an abandoned factory. Almost every factory had a dormitory or two reserved for seasonal workers, and this one was no different. Daenelia gave the order to the Quartermaster, Kevin Price, to take a look inside.
He broke the lock on the door of the house and stepped into a large communal room with a kitchen covered in dust and cobwebs. There were tables and overturned chairs. Kevin stepped through a door at the end of the room. It led to a hallway, which had doors on one side and small windows on the other wall. The doors opened into bunkrooms, with four or eight bunkbeds. No one would be sleeping on the floor, Kevin thought. But when he hit the blankets and matrasses, the dust made him cough. Between two of these rooms a washing room and a latrine were situated. Through a window, Kevin spied a water pump in the factory yard and two small sheds, which he hoped were outhouses. He didn't fancy sitting between the mates as they relieved themselves in the communal latrines.
He made his way outside to report to the Captain. Daenelia was happy enough with the dormitory and left Kevin in charge of getting everyone settled in. Blazingtail rushed past him carrying pots and pans and immediately made himself at home. If he was going to be the cook, he was going to take it seriously.
Daenelia ordered Jefferson to take the wagons and the horses away once they'd been unpacked. She paid for all the wagons out of the common funds of the Steamhawke and she wanted the money back. Jefferson was charged with getting a better price for them than had been originally paid.
"And what will you be doing, Captain?" He said as he kept an eye out for Colton.
"I will find the train station," she said brightly. With that she turned her horse around and went back to the road.
The Perrys were standing at their own wagon, holding on to each other, as they looked horrified at the dormitory. "We're not staying here, are we, Remmy?" Bridget said in a tiny voice.
"Of course not, my dear," Remington said. "We'll find the best hotel this town has to offer. We've had enough proletarian excitement."