Amazon Sextet of Justice XIIc: "The All-You-Can-Eat Venison
Buffet... OF DEATH!"
With Rati disinfected for the time being, the Amazons turn their
attention to other parts of the plan for saving the world. Rumors of
piracy near Rati, attributed to King Penn's fleet, quickly prove to be
exaggerated reports of one incident which did not seem to involve the
powers of evil. The death match against the Champions of Evil for the
votes of Nööl is finally scheduled, and terms set. Marika
points out that there is no reason to believe either the organizers or
the opposition will keep to their word, but no one has a better idea.
Fresa refuses to have anything to do with the match, but dwarves are
Daniel, the drow paladin, is
contacted in his extra-dimensional watery cave, and it turns out that he is
indeed the lost prince of the drow.
He went into exile to avoid plunging his people into civil war, and isn't
very happy at the idea of doing so deliberately, but the world does need
saving. While Daniel meditates, his brother Sam attempts to determine the
Amazons' trustworthiness. No conclusions are reached, but all the drow
appreciate Natalya's non-fish dinner.
With no other obvious leads to follow, Our Heroines decide to hunt
down and squash the evil strike team that almost killed Fresa with
dozens of magical tentacles. Divination magic leads them to a secret
camp hidden in the woods near Tigris, where they swoop down upon a
handful of huts, two dire elk, and a guard dog.
Armored people pile out of one of the huts, and a druid lurking
nearby turns the dire elk into 40-foot-long, 30-foot-tall monstrosities!
For a while things are touch-and-go, especially when a treant joins the
fray. Fresa in particular is trampled by an enlarged dire elk no fewer
than four times! However, the druid is quickly dispatched when he
returns to help his beasts, and his companion forced to teleport away,
leaving the Amazons unhindered in their fight against the elks and
The camp's two cooks are taken prisoner and interrogated, confirming
that the strike team just defeated were the ones who were tormenting
both Lisbet's rebel army and the loyalists in Tigris. Presenting this
information to the ruler of Tigris may avert civil war!
Cat: Marmalade is all
affectionate! I don't know if he's glad to have the alien zombie infestation
over with, or misses Dani, or thinks I miss Dani or what, but he is
super-snuggly and full of purrbucketing.
I seem to have reached the stage of feeling bad for not having loved
Dani more, which is a lot like feeling bad for not feeling bad
Writing: Check, surprisingly.