“I saw them, sword maidens by the look of them I 'd say,” Joshua answered.
“You can tell that just by looking at them?” Jack asked.
“Well it was more the way they looked at me that gave them away, the look of contempt for males in general, not just me, they gave the same look to every other male regardless of species. Plus the human and the jorp carried swords with the mark of the sword maidens on the hilt. The dragoness had a pair of wicked looking long knives, and she sent a little tongue of flame my way when I got too close.”
Jack guffawed, “Not very friendly of them, treating the Gray Knight himself that way.”
Joshua got thoughtful, then he said, “I think you and I should go have a talk with them, find out what their business is here and remind them to be civil to the residents of Gray Village regardless of gender.”
“Should we armor up?” Jack asked.
Joshua said, “No, they 're not wearing armor, it would just make us look weak and put them in the wrong frame of mind. Just to show them how confident we are, no weapons either, but just in case send Pawle in ahead of us and tell him to bring his sword.”
They found the sword maidens in the tavern, the human was holding a knife to a male patron 's throat.
“PIG!” The dark haired woman spat.
“APE!” The porka countered.
Joshua shouted, “DESIST SWORD MAIDEN.”
The woman pushed the Porka roughly to the ground and turned to face him, she sheathed her dagger and drew her sword instead, she looked at Joshua with disgust.
“What business is it of yours male,” she said icily and took a step toward him and lifted the tip of her sword to his face.
Joshua pushed her sword aside and stepped forward and said, “I am the Gray...”...
... middle of paper ...
...“I found out that those three bitches are completely unreasonable, let them stew for another day or two.” Jack said irritably. “Other than that I found out absolutely nothing other than the practically worship Akemi.”
Joshua said, “I 'd hoped to be rid of these pests before we get tied up with the new at-arms. I hate to incur Akemi 's ire, after she played so nice with us last time, but we need her if we 're to get through to those thick-headed sword maidens. Would you send Pawle with a message for Akemi?”
“She 'd just ignore it, I 'll go myself, I 'll convince her to come, maybe make it a field trip for her trainees, we 'll let them into the command center to see the code of the Knights of Morpheus carved into the wall, that never fails to impress the newbies.”
Joshua said, “Do it.”
“I 'll be back no later than tomorrow morning, sooner if Akemi 's not too stubborn.”
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- When the guests were gone, Mama and Elizabeth walked upstairs, leaving the girls to help the housekeeper restore order. Papa motioned Charlotte over to his room. She had actually enjoyed the evening and dreaded following him, but knew he would be easier on her then Mama. “Well,” he said. “Papa, I’m sorry, but I couldn’t breathe and your poor students looked like they were melting.” He waved a hand, motioned to the chair in front of him. Charlotte walked over and plopped down, sighing, waiting for the onslaught of words.... [tags: Boy, Man, Girl, Amtrak]
1468 words (4.2 pages)
- Anshul Joshi Ms. Fox Period 5 English 23 November 2014 Extreme isolation in the form of solitary confinement is known to have devastating effects on the mind, having a strong effect on how people treat others. Unfortunately, this sense of loneliness can often manifest in negativity towards others. In Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, characters often bring down others as a result of their own isolation. This isolation results in a man using his power to unfairly hurt his workers, a discriminated against worker taking advantage of a mentally-disabled man, and a dissatisfied woman cruelly insulting a lower class worker.... [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Man, Novella]
1273 words (3.6 pages)
- Thomas Carlyle, philosopher, once stated, “Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.” There is nothing in this world more heartbreaking than the lack of healthy relationships. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is an insightful story about man-to-man bonds. It is set during the 1930s, when the United States was going through the Great Depression. At this time, everyone, including migrant workers similar to the ones in our story, had difficulties finding secure jobs. This resulted in an attitude of every man for himself.... [tags: Of Mice and Men, Great Depression, Man]
1711 words (4.9 pages)
- How Boys Become Men An article entitled “How Boys Become Men,” written by Jon Katz was originally published in January, 1993 in Glamour, a magazine for young women. In this article the author claims that the men are insensitive because they have had to learn to hide their feelings during the stage of growing up with other boys. The author defines his claim by analyzing the process of boys growing into a man with the focus on the lesson boys learn that effect their adult lives. The author describes these lessons with the code of conduct imposed upon boys, for example “never admitting fear”.... [tags: Boy, Man, Male, Men]
929 words (2.7 pages)
- In Of mice and men, John Steinbeck uses characterization to represent a character’s qualities or peculiarities. Lennie Small is a main character and not many people understand what kind of person Lennie is. He’s big and has a limited mental capacity. George is also the main character and is described as physically small with very sharp features, an opposite to Lennie Small. And Curley, the boss’s son. He is aggressive, pugnacious, and a decent box fighter. Lennie Small is a very interesting character.... [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Man]
711 words (2 pages)
- An article entitled “How Boys Become Men,” written by Jon Katz was originally published in January, 1993 in Glamour, a magazine for young women. This article details the process of a boy growing into a man and mainly focus on the lesson boys learn that effect their adult lives. These lessons are about how to hold back emotions and never appeared sensitive. The author includes examples of his own experiences as a boy to convey to the reader the challenges of growing into a man. Through the various stories of young boys, the author is trying to prove that the men are insensitive because they had to learn to hide their feelings during the stage of growing up with other boys.... [tags: Man, Boy, Male, Men]
953 words (2.7 pages)
- The grandkids are staying for a few days. You have a nice time talking at breakfast, but after that they head for the sofa, and quickly check out with technology and television. They’re not talking to each other or you. How can you make their visit fun, engaging and memorable. Try hosting “Grandma Camp.” Most grandparents would love to spend special time with their grandkids, but just don’t know how to do it. They worry about keeping them busy, safe and happy. They worry about having the energy to care for them for hours too.... [tags: Family, Grandparent]
721 words (2.1 pages)
- Major Scenes: Ishmael takes to the sea. Ishmael and Queequeg develop a new friendship at the Spouter Inn. Ishmael sees the fate of fellow whalers on the walls of the chapel and wishes the same fate upon himself, “Yes, Ishmael, the same fate be thine” (45). Ahab nailing the doubloon to the mast of the Pequod in order to unite all of the men on the journey to capture Moby Dick Ahab’s question to the ships in all 9 gams, “Hast seen the white whale”. The Pequod’s compass is reversed and Ahab smashes the quadrant, steering the men only with his instinct toward the location of Moby Dick.... [tags: Moby-Dick, Queequeg, Pequod, Symbol]
1287 words (3.7 pages)
- Ghosts at the Rossborough Inn in the University of Maryland The University of Maryland has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College. Built between 1804 and 1812, The Rossborough Inn is the oldest building on campus today (Ghost Tour, 2). With its history, it is no surprise that the Inn has been a hotspot for ghost activity. Knowing that there have been numerous reports of ghosts at Rossborough, I visited the Inn to ask current employees at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, located in Rossborough Inn, if they themselves had experienced anything bizarre or if they had known others who had.... [tags: Urban Legends]
1240 words (3.5 pages)
- Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire, recreates the tragedy of the Mann Gulch fire. His ambition to have this lamentable episode of history reach out and touch his readers triumphs in extolling the honor and respect deserved by the thirteen smoke jumpers who died. This book is a splendid tribute to the courageous efforts of such men, as well as a landmark, reminding mankind to heed the unpredictable behavior and raw power of nature.... [tags: Young Men and Fire]
878 words (2.5 pages)