Demon Lord Etna wrote:Looks like I have to resort to the politician's golden rule: "If they can't prove it, deny, deny, deny."
Sir Shadow wrote:As I back away from my work, I size up the warlord. He had talked more than I had expected, but I couldn't blame him. I leave him with a few parting words, "Well, Dain, Meatshield didn't come to your rescue. To them, you're an expendable, low-level warlord... but to us... you'd be a much more valuable asset."
0beron wrote:I come in close, kneeling beside Dain and placing a hand on his shoulder. "Please...you have to turn, its the only thing that will save you anymore. I've tried to talk them out of it, but they'll croak you at dawn. Meatshield has left you, and even if they hadn't, you would be croaked before they arrive. Besides...how do you think they'd react when they learn what you have divulged? Your only sanctuary is with us now Dain, please, for you own sake, let me save you." I make a final heartfelt plea.
0beron wrote:I lean in close to whisper something in his ear, then pull back and look him directly in the eyes again, holding his gaze.
0beron wrote:If I was surprised, I did not let it show. "An interesting proposition Dain, one I had not considered. If you do so, you accept the fact that I have Duty to Knowitall's best interests, and my orders to you shall reflect this. As my unit, any actions that directly or indirectly harm Knowitall will not be tolerated, but neither will you answer directly to Manly or my peers. If this is agreeable, then we have an understanding." I return.
(If he accepts, I suppose I'll have to determine what my personal livery is then...cool hehe)
0beron wrote:Edit: Before going to bed, I also make sure that Dain gets his gear back, and is given a comfortable place to sleep, sacrifing my bedroll if one has not yet popped for him.
0beron wrote:Taking it upon myself to elaborate on Macho's vague consent, I gather the Cravens and dispatch one to scout the cluster of 11 yet-undiscovered hexes south of us. 5 others are sent to sweep the hexes along our entire route to the target city, such that the hexes we would travel through as well as 2 to either side of the path, were scouted. They would then rendezvous at the hex where we would end our turn. I make use of their natural thinkamancy so I can receive their reports without expending any juice of my own, since they would end their foray within range.
0beron wrote:Rising, I approach Dain, seeing his obvious discomfort. "Don't worry friend, before long we'll have some living archers for you to command. For now you'll fly stacked with me." I comfort him, before turning to address Macho when he emerged.
"As I understand it, all save those created yesterday. Or rather to be more precise, they were casualties of the battle that ended Lore. What proportion were Lore and what were Knowitall though, I cannot say for sure." I reply before calling out to Macho "Cravens report a clear path commander, we are safe to depart on your order!"Acorntail wrote:Dain rolls his eyes. He looks over the army, his face blank.
"How many of your unit were once Lore units, Ogmah? They seem... fresh."
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