Foxen IndentureWhile slavery is of course illegal in the civilized worlds (and practiced outside it quite frequently, under various face saving names), the foxen use of indentured servitude is a time honored practice that has resisted both major social changes and outside pressure by the other members of the Six Races.Foxen Indenture by *Sir-Talen
Partially this is a result of one of the major Shared Laws that are followed among the Countesses, which mandates that free movement of Commoners in a noble's domain be uninhibited. The expected result of this is that a noble must provide a comfortable amount of social services, such as reasonable priced housing, schooling and healthcare to
365 Days of Drabbles, 101-110One Hundred-One365 Days of Drabbles, 101-110 by *Sir-Talen
"A disaster involving almonds"
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The ambassador watched with anticipation as the king raised his wineglass to his lips. Yes, drink it. Drink it all down and save us from your insanity!
"Mmm, nutty," the king declared mildly.
"What?" the ambassador muttered softly. The taste of the wine should have masked the cyanide, shouldn't it?
"Yes, sire," the Minister of Torture said. "Almond wine is a rarity. I was lucky to be able to import..." His face suddenly went pale as he clutched at his belly, then doubled over and began to convulse and vomit.
He got the wrong glass. What do we do now?
Dragon Mom: Diplomatic NicetiesDragons. Diplomacy. Right, she thought, as she continued though the introduction she'd been drilling the past week. It couldn't possibly be harder than tricking a witch into giving back her face. "…on behalf of the Crown Prince of Greenwood," she finished.Dragon Mom: Diplomatic Niceties by *Sir-Talen
There was a long pause, then the dragon said, "This is about the cow thing, isn't it?"
She blinked. "What cow thing?"
"My son, he keeps going after the cows, the lazy boy. I keep telling him to hunt gryphons, they're better exercise and more of a fair fight. The cows just stand there and look up at you as you're diving down at them and barely move. He'd snap them up like popcor
365 Days of Drabbles, 81-100Eighty-One365 Days of Drabbles, 81-100 by *Sir-Talen
"Far too many princesses"
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"I'm sorry, but you don't qualify," the dragon said to the girl bound to the stake.
"But I'm chained right here!" the girl shouted. "I've got the tiara and everything!"
"But no kingdom."
"You're standing in it!"
She sighed. "Look, I've said this before. A manor house with a couple of servant cottages does not constitute a kingdom and village."
"But Daddy's got money!" the girl protested.
"It's not the money, it's the bloodline. Sorry, you're not a princess, and I don't have time to be capturing every commoner merchant's daughter who wants a nice byline in the social pages."
GURPS For Your Safety, Anthromorph TemplatesTypical Anthromorph:GURPS For Your Safety, Anthromorph Templates by *Sir-Talen
Description: This is a baseline, pre-Revolution anthromorph, suitable for domestic housework, basic education and childcare, administrative functions or light construction, and priced for use by small companies or upper middle-class families. Height varies between 4'10" and six feet, weight 150 to 180 lbs. Laws in most nations require them to be recognizably non-human, so for marketing purposes most look like slightly cartoony anthropomorphic animals standing on digigrade feet and with a covering of fur, non-human ears, and a decorative tail capable of basic movements. Typical models include domestic cats, foxes, and red