A Request from Zaira
|A Request from Zaira|
|Linked to||Isle of Cats|
Zaira is one of the Patrons in the Isle of Cats.
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
Zaira can be visited in the Isle of Cats if you have the following:
- Isle of Cats: Lady of the Cages' Patronage = 1 [Accepted Zaira's Patronage]
Story description[edit | edit source]
When you enter, the Lady of the Cages is sitting on the window-sill, staring out at her gardens. On the desk is an open casket: within are ten gleaming vials of red honey, carefully packed.
"Freshly harvested by the Melliferous Sisters. Touch them, go on. They're still warm from the honey-spinner!" Zaira turns toward you. "They are for the Merchant Venturer, over in London. You'll take them for me, won't you? Unless you already have? No. Clearly not. No."
Interactions[edit | edit source]
You are hardly squeamish about smuggling red honey. If you change your mind, you could always turn the shipment over to the Admiralty instead.
|"Do say hello to the Merchant Venturer for me, won't you? He was such a awful child." Zaira's lips curve into something like a smile. "I drank the memories of someone that went to school with him." You must make some sort of sound, because she gives you a little shrug. "I like to know my business partners. It was Leopold's idea, of course. He's very thorough."|
You think of lamplighter bees and Cage-Gardens, and your mouth, of its own volition, shapes a refusal.
|"You are a smuggler aren't you? Or are you the painter? No, that's someone else." Zaira sighs. "It seems very strange - a smuggler that doesn't want to smuggle. But maybe you - ? No. Oh dear. I've been insensitive, haven't I? I'm terribly sorry. I'm sure you can't help it. The cowardice, I mean."|
|Isle of Cats story events|
|A Message for Zaira • A Request from Zaira • Cavendish Abbey • The Honeyed Tongue • The Rose and Tiger|