Thursday, 4 May 2017

Flamingo City

Its more of a town really, but don’t tell the Flamingo-People that. In a shoreside forest of black willow, white oak and cottonwood trees, they built* a settlement of woven bijou bower-salons, some hanging from the trees, others perched on teetering wicker towers linked by fragile walkways, if they are linked at all.

At mid-morning they fly out to the lake and spend all day ‘supping’ and conversing, in the evening they fly back. The Flamingo-People are all royalty and never do work. Though terrified of the Cold Crocodile King they all claim to be monarchists. They are served by servile Grebe-People who secretly plan revolt.

They deny they ever sleep and hate being caught doing it. In duels they stand stock still, hold the needle-rapiers in their beaks and their long necks wave back and forth in remarkable and frighting fashion.

What’s happening?
1. Playing Cards
2. Singing
3. Performing a Display
4. Conversing
5. Playing Darts
6. Duelling
7. Dancing a slow Pavane.
8. Grebe-People plotting.
9. Discussing Obsidian Shore Politics.
10. It’s the Cold Crocodile King in disguise.

Names
1
Prince/Princess
Burgundy
2
Duke/Dutchess
Carmine
3
Marquis/Marchioness
Vermillion
4
Earl/Countess
Rubous
5
Viscount/Viscountess
Fuchia
6
Baron/Baroness
Rose’

Deniable Missions
1. Find the Pavonated Man!
2. Destroy the Tiger Philosopher!
3. Punitive expedition against the Cannibal Hamster People.
4. Seek out the Green Grass Ghost in the Forest of Infinite Fear.
5. Depose the (current) Emperor Pig.
6. Spy upon the Lake of Thörn & find weakness of the Sky-Queen.


*By ‘built’ we mean ‘ordered the Grebe-People to build.

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