Rumors from Valkur's Roar Sept 22, 2020 0:40:34 GMT -5
Post by ID10Tango on Sept 22, 2020 0:40:34 GMT -5
"Yeh let anyone know tha' tha 'unts now be off. Nay rewards bein' given out. Reserves will 'andle tha rest."
Without waiting for a reply, she left the poor guard standing there. She vaguely thought she heard a "A-aye, Minister." beind her, but it didn't matter.
Walking through the gates, she made eye contact with any who would look in her direction, then give a light nod and smile. There were still slight tell tale signs of the bruising and cuts she received from her captivity, but she didn't hide her face in denial of it.
"Is that the Minister? That's Minister Copperhand, isnt' it?"
"Oy! Oy! Len! Lookit!"
Out of the corner of her eye she saw a couple of kids gawk, point, nod at one another and go running off.
She expected the fuss and it was fine. If what the others told her was correct, the rumblings were going to have the city muttering for rides on end.
"You stole from the treasury! Where's the guards?"
Mynian shook her head with a smile and looked at the older woman with the bent back and brown kerchief around her head, "Ifn me stole from tha treasury why would me set foot back in tha Roar?"
"Cause you -spent- it all!"
"Roit, roit, 'n now me back fer more? Me'd be a pretty dumb thief ta come back ta tha scene o' tha crime, aye?"
A small flash of doubt in the old woman's eyes, "Well... you ... you just watch yourself. I'm gonna go get the guard!"
"You go ahead and do that, Miss Lacy."
She caught the quick double take Ol' Lady Lacy did to her out of the corner of her eye. Mynian didn't know every name of everyone in the city. That would be impossible, but there were a few familiar faces that she'd slowly, but surely, been putting names to.
As she continued to walk, the people in the streets all abuzz, she had more such encounters.
"Aren't you supposed to be with your vampire lover?"
"Whot lover? Me makes clothes fer one, 'n she loves me designs. Keeps me neck from bein' bit, yeh know? But lover? Please."
"They took you off by boat! Me swears they did!"
"Do me look like me got sea legs 'n jus' 'ow much grog were yeh in at tha time?"
"You're just a corrupt official just like the rest of them! You're all stealing from the people!"
"Aye, aye, Mista Clen, we all be terrible awful people 'n hit boxes o' kittens with bags o' puppies 'n should be drug off 'n hung tha lot o' us."
"Oh, thank the Gods, Miss Copperhand, you be alright."
"Me be jus' foin, Miss. Yeh c'n rest easy."
"That tower be the source of evil here, I tell ye!!"
"A--... aye.... Mista Aley.. yeh been sayin' tha fer years. Good ta see yeh too..."
To those who inquired about why she was missing she tells them it was a direct result of the rat hunts and the rat men in the sewers being culled. That she was to be made an example of, but Tymora saw fit that it wouldn't be her end.
Some of the folk she was not able to convince that whatever rumor it was they heard wasn't true. She saw the occasional lost bet being paid off and even a fist fight as two argued over who's theory on her was more correct.
By the time she got to the front of the Great Hall, people were abuzz about her again.
Mynian looked up at the scaffold covered building, a mild frown showing as she saw it. Under her breath she could be heard to utter...
"Time ta get some real soddin' work done."
... and then headed in to the Hall.
//thank you to any and all that participated
*After speaking with the Minister at the Great Hall and seeing her recovering safely, Mobius is often seen patrolling the city of Valkur's Roar in the colors of the Reserve Guard.*