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Author Topic: LoO - New Prometheus - Athanasios (Jorian)- At01  (Read 2044 times)

joriandrake

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LoO - New Prometheus - Athanasios (Jorian)- At01
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 08:14:47 am »
Commander Atreios nods at Hustgol as he carefully gives a pat on the back of the soldier. "Glad to be of service to Troy and the envoy of gods." Seems like the priest likes being in control and center of attention, perhaps that can be used to his own advantage.

He then turns to his soldiers. "You men are excused from training for two days. Carrying the chest was enough to replace that, and now you know there is still more strength to be gained through discipline and training. Improve yourselves and once you can also carry such a chest on your own for a distance you will join the elite of Troas."

Athanasios takes a glimpse at the priest then looks at the palace entrance and considers his options. The Commander could use his rank to gain access but that is likely not a good idea considering social standing and lack of invitation. Athanasios will be able to notify Hector soon enough of the chest's arrival anyway, but it isn't unheard of an officer giving extra escort for valuable assets.

He could send in a pair of soldiers or Epona, but a former slave turned scout is not likely to gain better reactions than himself. The palace guards are bound to the King and royal family however and not to Hustgol.

Athanasios turns to the palace guards. "Notify Prince Paris and Prince Hector of the safe arrival of the chest as soon as possible."

This is probably the best action he can do currently, the guard will be duty bound to make the princes aware on the request of a Commander and as such Hustgol can't be sneaky about the items inside of it, even if he planned to stay silent about those. Hector is likely to get to know of the chest sooner in the palace than from Athanasios too, as he can't be sure when he would have time and opportunity to meet the prince.

Commander Atreios will wait with Epona until the priest and the chest disappear from view in the courtyard before leaving, unless something happens that requires them to go inside.

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 02:54:07 am »
The guards nod to Athanasios and one is about to speak when a soft, musical voice comes from behind them.

"Trust that we are already well aware of the arrival of our little collection, commander."

Stepping out is Prince Paris, fair of skin and hair, perfumed and draped in rich purple robes.

"Why my dear wife has been able to speak of nothing else since we sent our priest to Egypt."

He laughs, then destroying his attempt at appearing cultured and refined, sounding like a donkey in some sort of distress.

"Come, commander. Come into our palace so we may speak 'ere the minor unpleasantness begins."

He holds out his arm in invitation.

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2018, 05:10:47 pm »
Athanasios nods and makes a Troy-styled military salute then steps beside Paris. "Please, after you my Prince." He just makes a mental note of the first impression without a word of it.

The guards get reorganized in a way that two more escort Paris a bit behind them and at the sides of the prince and the commander.

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 11:52:22 pm »
As Paris leads the way through the gardens and buildings, around the fountains and statues of the palace Athanasios is struck by the decadence and riches on display.

"Since her arrival here, my wife has become quite dependent on Hustgol's council and, in fact, she spends all her time closeted up with him. Which is why it was wise to find a reason to send him off for a few months on a fool's errand to find those old a mouldering nick-nacks. Imagine my surprise now that he has found them and made his way back!

"You might wonder if I am envious of his closeness to my wife but I have seen the man and -"
he stops to look at his reflection in a fountain's basin, "- I can see my own reflection. I have nothing to worry about."

He guides their steps towards the largest building in the compound.

"The servants will have a meal set out for us. Before then you must wash and change into more civilized garb."

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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 05:23:51 pm »
Athanasios nods. "If this is an invitation to the meal as well my Prince then I'll go and prepare for it. Can two of my own also join or is this offer to me alone?"

"...and it is wise to be wary of the priest. I suggest to always keep trusted servants and bodyguards, which you personally pick, to be by the side of your wife Helena when yourself being away from her side. Not specifically because Hustgol, this makes sense as security reason in any case... and it's a bonus to know your wife wouldn't be left alone with the priest as a result. Your wife shouldn't be able to complain of such a precaution for her own wellbeing either, and you would hear of what people visited her, and spoke of." Commander Atreios  waits for the answer and then will go and prepare for the royal feast. If allowed, he will get Epona and Diokles also into the palace tonight.

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2018, 01:26:09 am »
"There is no need to go back to your barracks, commander, as the palace has baths enough for our guests and servants can find you some suitable garb. As for you companions, it will be best if they do not attend as their station does not permit them to sit at the table and our palace guards are jealous in their duty to my family. Let them rest and cavort as their kind are want to do."[/B][/I]

He commands servants to prepare to attend to Athanasios.

"I will keep you trained instincts and experience about Hustgol and my wife in mind. She is a good and gracious woman who has the priest under her thumb so I don't believe any myschief will come from him. Yet who can really know what dwells in the heart of a man?"[/B][/I]

Paris leaves Athan to the care of the servants.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 01:37:05 am by edster »