|Re: Wonderful Objects|
Subject: Re: Wonderful Objects
by theAdept_Rogue on 2011/10/8 2:09:14
Aidan stood leaning against a wall in a secluded alley in a town outskirting the Kingdom of Clubs. He seemed to be staring at the scenery before him, but his eyes that glazed behind his glasses saw nothing of it.
The vision he currently saw from the lenses was that of the throne room of the Palace of Clubs. It was probably unnecessary, but Lee wanted to know if the King knew about the information he had just relayed to the soldiers in the pub. The images he saw appeared foggy, and the outlines blurred- perhaps it was protected by some minor enchantments- but it was enough for Aidan to make out that apparently, the King had.
Pulling of the glasses, Lee then turned to the dirty map he had been holding lopsidedly in his left hand. Now is the time to relay this bit of news to the Territory of Chess. Scratching his palm against the uncoated brick walls behind him, Lee allowed several drops of blood to fall on his map- over the Town of Celes. It took a while for the parchment to recognize the red substance as blood belonging to Lee, but once it did, it opened the portal to Celes- the drying stains fading as it did so.
Although from his current position, the Capital of the Red Territory is much closer, and would've given him a smoother, and shorted, travel, Lee also knew that out of the Two Queesn of Chess, the White Queen is easier to negotiate with. The fact that he had once made a deal with her, also, helped.
It was, in fact, the task to convince the Elven Guards of the palace to grant a 'suspicious stranger' like him that proves to be the real challenge.
"I understand that the Queen is busy, but surely she can spare one minute or two?" came Lee's exasperated voice after 15 minutes of reasoning and sucking up to the guards.
"The Queen is busy" insisted the guard; Lee had not known that elves could be so stubborn- not that he'd met one before. "And any spare minutes she has would not be wasted on you. Leave at once!"
Dropping all formalities and mock politeness, Lee's expression turned into a scowl, "Who are you to decide how the Queen should spend her time anyway?" He muttered rudely, "You're just some measly palace guards"
The guards looked enraged at this remark, but quickly regained their composure before they could fully express it, and simply repeated the line they've been saying since his first request, "Leave at once."
Today, the White Queen had decided, was not one of her good days. She had spent her whole morning trying to contact her sister; unsurprisingly, though, the Red Queen had not allowed her to do so. Cassandra had apparently locked away her cat, that Calysta's calls would not reach her.
The frustrated Queen had almost cried in anger, when a handsomely-dressed elf sauntered into the room and vacated the empty throne by her side. Putting aside her anger for her stubborn sister, Calysta turned to him enquiringly. "A stranger is seeking for your audience" her husband then informed her, "he was causing quite a commotion when the guards won't let him in."
"Send him in," ordered Calysta, vaguely pointing at a random servant who immediately scurried out of the room to carry her orders.
The strange visitor, it turned out, was Aidan Lee, a young informant she came across not long ago- during which he told her of Cassandra's plans to invade Tidea. As she was not in her castle when the transaction occurred, her guards did not know of him- hence their refusal of his entry.
"So tell me, Master Lee, what is it that you have to inform me? I assume that that is your purpose here, am I correct?"
Aidan merely nodded to confirm that her statement was true. "Indeed it is," he said, "Although perhaps this bit of information might not surprise you, considering the current circumstances we are in, but I have learnt that Clubs is planning to invade your sister's territory. In fact, the King had already ordered his troops to do so. I think they may have some sort of Seer- he knew the Red Queen's territory is unguarded."
The people's reaction ranged from doubt, worry to utmost shock when they heard this news. Calysta's was of surprise. Despite the fact that she had expected this to happen, she did not think that they would act so quickly. Yes, she had not considered that Clubs might have a seer; a country so focused on their military, usually neglects the use of magic. Apparently, this does not apply to the King of Clubs.
Slumping on her throne, the White Queen asked faintly, "Should not Cassandra be told beforehand?"
The information broker bowed deeply, his facial expression hidden behind his red bangs, as he answered, "I was under the impression that she would believe her sister's words more than she would a stranger's. Besides, I felt it necessary to warn you of what Clubs knew of, or is capable of knowing. I had feared that you might recklessly send your own troops to aid your disbelieving ally, and leaving your own territory unguarded,"
"I believe you are right..." he heard the Elven Queen spoke absently, obviously not noticing the smirk that escaped from his lips.
Leaving the palace after receiving payment, Aidan wondered where he should go next. Perhaps he could go to Kazas and inform the Red Queen of the invasions; that way, he'd be able to earn extra cash for the same information.
But then again, he should also tell the people of Diamonds of the Jubjub birds controlled by the Red Army's commander. They deserve to know what they would be facing, after all.
EDIT: This is the last time I'll post any RP entry using my cell phone. They always screw up when I try to edit the posts.