[Taocow PBEM] Chapter IX - The King Of The River
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Mon Oct 1 20:13:58 BST 2007
On 10/1/07, Troy Imlach <troy_a_i at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > The company walks around the side of the Mayor's
> > house and down a wide
> > alley that lines the back of the shops you saw the
> > day before. Ahead
> > lies the river, and the large dock with many boats.
> > At the end of one
> > of the wharfs is a large speed boat, heavily armed
> > with rail guns and
> > mounted energy rifles. The Prince is waiting there,
> > along with the
> > Mayor, who looks very hung over and very angry.
> > "You!" he shouts, pointing at Talas. "Defiler of my
> > daughter! Who
> > will marry her now, now that she's been sullied by
> > a... a... common
> > drunken rascal. If you ever come back to my town,
> > I'll cut you up and
> > use as bait."
> > The Prince tries to hide a smile, and in a passingly
> > good serious tone
> > interjects. "Now now, Mr. Mayor, I'm sure their
> > evening was as
> > between lady and gentleman. We must not delay. My
> > father is anxious
> > to meet these people, so you'll have to wait some
> > time to cut any of
> > them up."
> "My good Mayor His highness is correct. And you should
> be ashamed to thing so low of your doughter." And with
> that Talas walkes past the mayer and onto the ship
> with not so much as a sidways glance.
Only a very stern look from the Prince prevents the mayor from trying
to throttle Talas.
> > The Mayor shakes his head, but when he sees Alex and
> > Lady Frost, he
> > suddenly becomes demure and charming. "Ah,
> > m'ladies. Such beauty
> > comes here so infrequently. I expect you back here
> > for a dinner
> > before you leave the kingdom. Not one of those
> > dull, tired social
> > affairs with wizards and advisors and..." he adds
> > with a hateful look
> > at Talas... "rogues."
> > The party board the ship with Major Pournelle, and
> > he shows them where
> > to stow any of their belongings. A whistle blows
> > and within a minute
> > the boat starts moving from the dock. Soon enough
> > the boat is heading
> > up the river, the snow-covered countryside whipping
> > by.
> "I mush admite things are quite different in this land
> than in China. In China I would be veiwed in the same
> manner as a Cyberkight is. Back in China men of power
> would be offering me their daughters."
"I have to admit," Osiris laughs, "I've never been offered anyone's
daughter. Still, I suspect the mayor is hoping for a more...
profitable match then some foreign adventurer."
Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
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