[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Anne, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey
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Tue Feb 11 21:53:47 UTC 2014
> In a voice both commanding and yet soothing and fatherly, he begins.
> "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
> fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
> The congregation replies "And also with you."
> And so begins a somewhat long-winded sermon, telling the people not to
> be afraid in these troubling times, for the Lord will protect his
> flock from harm. The whole service is actually quite short, about a
> half an hour, and then the prayers are said and the congregation gets
> up and most go to leave.
The German visitor smoothly follows along throughout the mass,
apparently familiar with the process.
> Father Arthur returns and tells the adventurers "His Grace has said he
> will see you all. The guards will lead you to his quarters."
> Two guards in medieval-looking armor, something like the knightly
> armor of New Camelot, obviously megadamage, but still very ornate,
> beckon to the adventurers. They are lead to a rather plain and
> inconspicuous doorway beside the altar. It opens up on a narrow dimly
> lit hallway with doors along one side and another door at the end.
> There are a number of chairs beside the door and two more guards stand
> beside it.
> "A moment please." one of their guides says. "We understand that you
> are of the same company, but will you be meeting together? His Grace
> is somewhat pressed for time, so your audience will be no more than
> fifteen minutes."
"That's fine." As always, the curious knight commander looks around at
everything as he enters the archbishop's area.
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