A Literary Interlude
|A Literary Interlude|
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The following is an extract from the popular Diary Of A Zee-Captain: From London To Irem And What We Did There Before We Arrived, washed ashore on Mutton Island, and subsequently serialised in the Unexpurgated Gazette. The author's identity remains unknown.
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
A Literary Interlude is triggered after doing the Disembark action when first arriving in Pigmote Isle.
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|The Tale of Pigmote Isle
In which a delegation is made, a choice is presented, war is declared, a most singular treasure is sought by all, and a new empire is founded with tooth and claw.
||Chapter 1: The Delegation
The figures were rodents! To my left was a Rattus Faber, wearing goggles, a blacksmith's apron, and an assortment of tools; to my right an unusually large guinea pig, wearing a helmet and breastplate reminiscent of nothing so much as the High Middle Ages.
The rat stepped forward first, and bowed.
"Welcome, Captain, to Rat Star Island. I am Edgar, Second Chief Engineer of the Third Rat Brigade. I invite you to avail yourself of food and fuel at our expense; the only cost to you is a choice."
The rat stepped back; at precisely the same moment, with what appeared to be the ease of long habit, the guinea pig scuttled forward, and made a declamatory chirp.
"Welcome, Captain, to the Isle of Cavia. I am Lady Augusta Devereaux Swinch of the Blackwater Swinches, Seneschal to our King Gracegnaw, First of His Name. I invite you to avail yourself of food and fuel at our expense; the only cost to you is a choice."
The two stood at attention, looking at me expectantly.