[LMB] CoC 25: three-scene cataclysm

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 23:54:13 BST 2015


On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 4:58 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> > From: "Tony Zbaraschuk" tonyz at eskimo.com
>
> > Part the first: a quiet garden chat
> > We note that Martou dy Jironal, again, knows what he's doing, and was
> very  effectively laying the groundwork for declaring Iselle to be mad.
> Fortunately, she wasready to take advice, and clever enough not to lay all
> her cards on the table, so managed not to make things worse.
>
> Iselle should have turned his tactics back on him (or watched Dr Who), and
> as she chatted with the nobles just drop a comment 'Poor Old Martou is
> looking
> so tired. He's had heavy responsibilities for so long.... I hope I find a
> Chancellor who serves me as well as Martou served Orico....., get some
> ambitious men looking at Martou speculatively.
>


But would that work, with people being more familiar with Martou than with
Iselle?  He has more experience than her at twisting words, and would no
doubt counter her counter-arguments very well.


>
> >
> > ...  Caz gets rid of the
> > pearls (finally!),  which we might take as foreshadowing  what else he
> > will have to lay aside to complete his talk (or is that too subtle?)
>
> There's an old tradition that pearls mean tears, especially for a bride.
> It was an ill-omened bride gift from the start. Although it had so many
> other roles and meanings as time went on.
>

That's so interesting. I never heard of it - pearls are a very traditional
gift to brides, being white.


>
> > And he sees a petty saint of the Father. Their conversation is wryly
> > interesting,
>
> Heh. No one understands shop talk for such an exclusive Shop.

>
>    Sylvia
>


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