[LMB] Return of the Tixie

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 07:18:16 BST 2019


The Tixie strides onstage, resplendent in a Barrayaran Imperial Service
uniform, dripping with gold braid, epaulets, and shinies, with two swords
stuck through his sash.  He announces:

"Today, in 1963, our longtime fellow listie Marty Adkins entered the
world.  Marty, for your birthday, you will be privileged to sit in the
Imperial Box along with Emperor Gregor and Empress Laisa, listening to the
first-ever Battle of the Choirs.  It's the Barrayaran Imperial Choir (the
Emperor's Own) versus the Cetagandan Ghem Choir.  Afterwards, you will be
the guest of the Emperor and Empress at a private dinner in the Imperial
Palace."


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