!!O+eQDn0BBx8 03/22/11(Tue)19:28 No.14331147|
Resting an elbow upon the arm of the ‘chair’, you lean into your closed fist as you gaze at her. “I think I mentioned before that attempts to measure me will prove fruitless.” At your comment she straightens and begins to reply, but you cut her off, “Gods, demons, faeries or other, you will not earn anything by plying me with barbed questions.” By this point she is white as a sheet. “Nonetheless! I am pleased with your actions so far. Consider this less a play and more... improvisation. Since you are so keen to have a price for your new toys, let us say the price is risk, with success after taking those risks up to you.”
For a few seconds you let silence fill the air before speaking again, “I think that I shall grant you a boon. One answer, to any question you can think of. You took a large risk by taking over the kingdom, and you were successful. Consider this another investment in the hopes to see such cunning again.”
Surprised, she blinks a few times. Clearly she was expecting something else, perhaps some punishment for questioning. After working her mouth soundlessly for a moment, however, she speaks, “Thank you, Great One. I would know, if I may... what is presently the greatest threat to my power?”
A few moments of thought, but not many. The hero is in the future, for now there is only one true threat; “Presently the greatest threat to your power is a man named Ugantu, leader of the slave rebellion on Kaza. He does not yet have plans to move against you, however, being busy consolidating his own rule.”
At your reply she knots her eyebrows and nods, gaze falling to the floor for a few moments before once again smiling and looking up. “My thanks, Great One, for your generosity. I wonder if I could... presume to ask you to share a meal? My cook is, well, he is very good and is able to create dishes from all over the world. I know that, ah, you likely don’t... need food but, um....” she trails off into silence.