[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Anne, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 22:16:16 UTC 2014

>>> [Vesper]
>>> Vesper bows in greetings, "Your grace."
>>> [/Vesper]

> [Anne]
> When presented to the Archbishop, Anne kisses his ring.
> [/Anne]

>>> [Alex]
>>> While considering herself some form of Catholic, everything seems wrong
>>> to Alex here. The small Catholic church she went into a few times as a
>>> child is nothing like the pomp here. She never really considered her
>>> belief critically.
>>> She will still at least curtsy and add, "Your grace" as well. She almost
>>> wishes she could become invisible here.
>>> [/Alex]

>>> [Vesper]
>>> Seeing Keldon make all the introductions and then mention him he shows
>>> the odd Splugorth staff to the Archbishop. [OOC: see attached image]
>>> [/Vesper]

>> [GM]
>> The Archbishop's eyes widen at the sight of the fascinating and yet
>> hideous staff, it's alien eye staring balefully. There is wonder in
>> the Archbishop's eyes, but fear as well, and he makes the sign of the
>> cross.
>> "I know you collect things of this nature." Keldon says. "Providing we
>> agree upon a price, you could add this to your collection this
>> evening."
>> The Archbishop swallows the rest of his brandy, and then pours another
>> glass, swallowing that in turn. Beads of sweat begin to appear on your
>> forehead.
>> "This," he says after a good long moment, "must be among the spoils of
>> the Battle of Hoburn Hill. It is valuable, to be sure."
>> The Archbishop puts his fingers to his temples and seems to think
>> deeply for a moment. He then looks to Vesper. "I'm sure our good
>> friend here has explained that such an item, while extremely valuable,
>> might fetch much less of a price than if you were in New Camelot or
>> the New German Republic. Before I make any offer, I'm curious as to
>> whether any of you have any other such items."
>> [/GM]

> [Alex]
> Telepathically, she sends to Vesper, /What should you tell him about. He
> is not like the Catholic priests back home./ Sends images of a much less
> ornate church, far smaller, and a female priest.
> [/Alex]

> [Vesper]
> Thinks ~Just about this one I suppose. Everyone keeps suggesting selling
> it in Camelot perhaps we should make a quick trip back there ?~
> [/Vesper]

> [Alex]
> /I think as long as you get a reasonable amount of money, should not be
> much of an issue,/ the scout responds. She does seem pretty comfortable
> using telepathy.
> [/Alex]

As Vesper and Alex telepathically communicate, the Arch-bishop turns
to the other visitors. He looks to Oz. "Are you a representative of
the New Camelot government, Sir Osmar?"

To Anne he says "You seem to know the forms of our faith. Are you a Catholic?"

Finally back to Alex and Vesper. "So do you have any more items to, ah, sell?"

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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