First war council

“Do we really need to take the entire city?  Surely it would be better for us to just close off the portal ourselves.” enquired Grimold, shifting uncomfortably; the ornate, high-backed chair was good for the back but not so comfortable for those afflicted with haemorrhoids.

“How?  The portals are controlled from within the Shrouded City.” replied Colonel Horncarver impatiently.

“We don’t know that; after all, that’s just what they tell us.”

“And why would they make up something like that?  To control us?”

“Well, yes; without us, they wouldn’t be the centre of the empire.”

“Nonsense.  The portals are controlled from within the city; that’s that.”

The general, his head propped up by an elbow on the table, sighed and looked at Grimold.  “How long till the Abatement is here?”

“The Magus thinks within two months sir.”

“Then we mobilize.  See to it Colonel.”

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About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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10 Responses to First war council

  1. The Real Cie says:

    A fun scenario. I enjoyed the read.

  2. Would love to know the larger context of the story — The Shrouded City sounds deliciously creepy!! …and of course full of important secrets that MUST be uncovered. Love it!!

  3. There’s a lot more to be told here… x

  4. zookyworld says:

    Creative take, and I agree with the other commenters: there’s a deeper story suggested here, lots going on in the Shrouded City.

  5. Lots of hints of intrigue! I can really see a war council convening in a room like this.

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