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Interrogation by Yylhauntra [11 Lage 4261]

Yylhauntra:“Well, then. What should a visitor
from Hrauminy be sure to see or do, in Vheshrame, this century?”

Various unrecorded people answered:

  1. The Gallery of Grand Duke Mhirvohany. (That’s three
    dukes of Vheshrame [carefully pronounced "of Heshrame"
    -sythyry] ago, if you’re counting.) I should get an
    invitation and go see these — it’s not hard to get
    invited, since they are really there for the dukes to show
    off their loot. Wealth. Still, you need to apply to a
    secretary to get an appointment.
  2. Darraden’s.
  3. Vaanghevandar’s Library. That’s really by invitation
    only, though Esory’s family has a standing invitation. A
    very good collection of sorcerous books and instruments
    gathered over eight hundred years by a post-immortal
    Rassimel.
  4. Flooooosh’s bakery, especially if one has romantic
    problems.

Yylhauntra:“What are the worse problems facing
Vheshrame at the moment?”

  1. Discord in the Choinxeian League.
  2. Oorah Thrassen!
  3. The destruction of the good morals. (By Agrimony.)
  4. My impending marriage! (By Havune. Pillows were hurled
    by his fiances.)

Yylhauntra:“What about your own social set,
would you like me to mention to people who ask about
it?”

To which there were no good answers. People looked at each
other blankly for a while. That was a very embarrassing
question. Though there was some muttering that they should
at least answer it to my satisfaction, if not
necessarily Yylhauntra’s.

Yylhauntra:“What’s up with Sythyry, that you
all are saying zie’s being naive about?”

Dustweed:“Perhaps you should ask zir about it
in private. Or let zir bring it up.”
This defense of me
must be remembered forever!

Agrimony:“Zie’s got a lover.”

Yylhauntra:“Hezimikkinen?”

Me:“Well, no.”

Yylhauntra:“Who, then?”

Me:“A child of the Count of Estrario, in
Daukrhame. A student at the Academy.”

Yylhauntra:“And what, specifically, is the
concern, that most of your friends are worried about?
… Actually, I think I agree with Dustweed. No more of
this topic for now. Instead, let us ask, are there monsters
in the area?”

  1. There are
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<p style="border: 1px solid black; padding: 3px;"><strong>Originally published at <a href="http://sythyry.com/2005/04/393/">Sythyry</a>. Please leave any <a href="http://sythyry.com/2005/04/393/#comments">comments</a> there.</strong></p><h2>Interrogation by Yylhauntra [11 Lage 4261]</h2> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Well, then. What should a visitor<br /> from Hrauminy be sure to see or do, in Vheshrame, this century?&#8221;</i></p> <p>Various unrecorded people answered: </p> <ol> <li>The Gallery of Grand Duke Mhirvohany. (That&#8217;s three<br /> dukes of Vheshrame [carefully pronounced "of Heshrame"<br /> -sythyry] ago, if you&#8217;re counting.) I should get an<br /> invitation and go see these &#8212; it&#8217;s not hard to get<br /> invited, since they are really there for the dukes to show<br /> off their loot. Wealth. Still, you need to apply to a<br /> secretary to get an appointment. </li> <li> Darraden&#8217;s. </li> <li> Vaanghevandar&#8217;s Library. That&#8217;s really by invitation<br /> only, though Esory&#8217;s family has a standing invitation. A<br /> very good collection of sorcerous books and instruments<br /> gathered over eight hundred years by a post-immortal<br /> Rassimel. </li> <li>Flooooosh&#8217;s bakery, especially if one has romantic<br /> problems.</li> </ol> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;What are the worse problems facing<br /> Vheshrame at the moment?&#8221;</i></p> <ol> <li>Discord in the Choinxeian League.</li> <li>Oorah Thrassen!</li> <li>The destruction of the good morals. (By Agrimony.)</li> <li>My impending marriage! (By Havune. Pillows were hurled<br /> by his fiances.)</li> </ol> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;What about your own social set,<br /> would you like me to mention to people who ask about<br /> it?&#8221;</i></p> <p> To which there were no good answers. People looked at each<br /> other blankly for a while. That was a very embarrassing<br /> question. Though there was some muttering that they should<br /> at least answer it to <b>my</b> satisfaction, if not<br /> necessarily Yylhauntra&#8217;s. </p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;What&#8217;s up with Sythyry, that you<br /> all are saying zie&#8217;s being naive about?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Dustweed:</b><i>&#8220;Perhaps you should ask zir about it<br /> in private. Or let zir bring it up.&#8221;</i> This defense of me<br /> must be remembered forever! </p> <p><b>Agrimony:</b><i>&#8220;Zie&#8217;s got a lover.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Hezimikkinen?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Me:</b><i>&#8220;Well, no.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Who, then?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Me:</b><i>&#8220;A child of the Count of Estrario, in<br /> Daukrhame. A student at the Academy.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;And what, specifically, is the<br /> concern, that most of your friends are worried about?<br /> &#8230; Actually, I think I agree with Dustweed. No more of<br /> this topic for now. Instead, let us ask, are there monsters<br /> in the area?&#8221;</i></p> <ol> <li>There are <a<br /> href="http://www.world-tree-rpg.com/sythyry/story-so-far.phtml#ulgrane-1">ulgrane</a>.<br /> Which the Duke evidently has diplomatic relations<br /> with.</li> <li> An eighth of a chromodon was seen prowling around in<br /> Vheshrame&#8217;s villages &#8212; or, perhaps, was not. </li> <li>There is a nendrai, named Vaisessasilmin (or something<br /> like that), in the near Verticals, and has been for a year<br /> and a half. </li> <li>There &#8230;</li> </ol> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;I do not know about this<br /> nendrai.&#8221;</i>Zie sounded very intense, suddenly.</p> <p><b>Broon:</b><i>&#8220;Seeks-this-and-that and Rhedwy have<br /> talked to it.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Me:</b><i>&#8220;And Spirshash, too.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;What is it doing?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Broon:</b><i>&#8220;Foresting.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Foresting?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Broon:</b><i>&#8220;Gathering things from the deep<br /> Verticals, and trading them with the towns by the edge.<br /> Glirries, lead moss, <a href="http://www.world-tree-rpg.com/sythyry/glossary.phtml#hethica">hethica</a>, feathers. For food and magazines and<br /> clothes and such.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;That seems an odd choice for a<br /> nendrai. What variety is it?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Broon:</b><i>&#8220;<b>N. magus</b>. The kind that&#8217;s good<br /> at magic.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Well, the common kind that&#8217;s good<br /> at magic. It&#8217;s not trading magic, though, you say?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Broon:</b><i>&#8220;Not that I know of.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Narngi:</b><i>&#8220;Well, hethica must take a great deal of<br /> <b>some</b> kind of force to cut.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Is Hezimikkinen still the Shadow<br /> Duke?&#8221;</i></p> <p> Everyone looked perplexed. </p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;I suppose not. Zie&#8217;s still fairly<br /> influential with the current duke, at least?&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Someone:</b><i>&#8220;Oh, yes.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Someone else:</b><i>&#8220;Not as much as last year.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Someone perhaps still else and perhaps<br /> not:</b><i>&#8220;Still quite a lot. And with many other people too.&#8221;</i></p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;I wonder if zie has a few moments<br /> to spare for me?&#8221;</i></p> <p> Nobody volunteered much about the state of Hezimikkinen&#8217;s<br /> social calendar. </p> <p><b>Yylhauntra:</b><i>&#8220;Ah, well, I shall see what I can do<br /> tomorrow.&#8221;</i></p> <p> Everyone expressed relief and politeness. The dishes were<br /> removed to the kitchen to be Jarmiet&#8217;s morning labors.<br /> Yylhauntra interrogated Broon a bit more &#8212; he didn&#8217;t know<br /> much &#8212; and then blasted me with moderate fire. &#8220;Sythyry?<br /> Would you like to chat about your Count-spawn?&#8221; </p> <p> No, in fact, I wouldn&#8217;t. But that wasn&#8217;t one of the choices<br /> of answer. </p> <p style="text-size: x-small; color: blue"> [No, I wasn't expecting that either. -bb]</p> <p><script type="text/javascript">SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "", url: "" });</script></p>
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