[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XIII - The Millennium Druids
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Sat Oct 19 09:20:57 UTC 2013
On 10/17/2013 12:41, Karl Prosek wrote:
>> Louissa stands up and glares at Jacek, Oz and Alex.
>> "None of you understand!" she shouts. "Ted needs this creature. Yes it is evil, but you said it yourself, Alex, you have the means to control it. And so do you, Vesper. You have that cold iron that can apparently hurt it. And if Jacek and his men come, and Oz and his soldiers, that's a lot of firepower. And maybe you druids, you know, because we helped you so much, could give us some aid as well."
> Oz frowns at Louissa. "For a noblewoman, you don't seem to have
> grasped the concept of justice. Or the idea of providing security to
> those unable to defend themselves. The things that should define a
> noble's duties." He shakes his head and gestures at Jacek. "The
> creature has killed dozens of people, many of them Jacek's people. We
> can't kill it, and our only way to 'control'," he makes air quotes
> around the word, "it is to threaten it. How can we stop it from
> running away to kill whoever it feels like while we're traveling
> north? If it's away from Alex's dagger or Vesper's magic, what's to
> stop it from going on another rampage?"
> "It already killed one (or more? I don't remember exactly, but Oz
> would say the right number) of my men. If it decides to kill more of
> them, just for fun, what do we do? Let it, since we can't kill it and
> you need it to heal Ted?"
> He shakes his head. "You're only thinking about your friend's well
> being, not the lives of the little people. No justice for Jacek's
> slain, no security for us, no protecting the innocent who might be
> hurt if it gets loose. Of course, that's how nobles work, isn't it?
> Only thinking about themselves and their friends." The German knight
> stops speaking suddenly, as if he'd said too much.
>> As the druid is speaking, one of Oz's men enters the hall and quietly, but quickly, moves to Oz and whispers something in his ear.
> The German tourist whispers back and forth with the man for a few
> seconds before pushing his chair back and nods politely to the druids.
> "Excuse me. There is a situation I need to deal with. Thank you for
> the dinner."
> With that, Oz turns and nods to the soldier. "Take me to where they're
> taking her."
The red headed scout sits quietly, letting Oz respond. She wants to see
how the girl will answer. Transporting a demon that at any time might
escape is not something she will do willingly.
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