It was rare for it to rain in Cake Stand City, but tonight the rain lashed down hard and battered the streets. Inspector Gache sat in his small home, eyes glued to the drops of rain, waiting for the knock on the door he knew would come. It was not that he was superstitious, he just knew rain instilled a primal fear in the residents of this great city. For as a wise but often deranged Fruit and Nut loaf once said ‘no one likes a soggy cake’.
He didn’t have to wait long for that knock. He walked slowly to his door, grabbing his rain jacket of yellow icing on the way. Opening the door he had expected one of the many Constables to be waiting for him, instead he found himself looking at the Mayor; an odd Raisin Cake who verged on the larger side and whose well known disposition and fondness for rum had made him one of the few cakes alive to permanently add an ingredient to his mix post bake. Still, the Mayor was a shrewd character who was not known for running his own errands, especially not alone.
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This is either going to be a long, winding post or very short and sweet. Well, the decision aspect is short; I have pulled the pilot. This may come across to some as a decision with no real fallout on me in my real life or my aspirations for the future. Sadly the ramifications could be big here, but I do not believe they are all bad. What it does mean, in the short term, is that I am as close to broke as someone can be with no real clue as to where the next shot of funds is going to come from. So, should I have swallowed my pride and let the pilot run so I could be hit with that sweet shot of funds? Well, let me explain why I have done what I have done, then feel free to judge me if you so wish.
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What a Paladin is has changed much over the years. Once we were mighty warriors of the Holy cause, champions of the Gods and those they blessed to walk among us as their Avatars. We all know how that turned out, and I am sure I do not need to explain why we are not that any more. While some Chapters of our Order still cling to the old ways and the ideals of the Gods, we true Paladins have moved on, stout in the belief that although the Gods and their Avatars were a lie, the Holy cause was not.
Well, not a Holy cause any longer. When the truth was revealed we were rightly reviled, the many kingdoms, empires and free peoples of this world unable to pick us apart from the Masters we once served. But we true Paladins saw what had happened and turned our might against those we had served and fought hard to save this world, and it was that action alone that allowed the Paladin Order to survive. If only was had turned earlier, but hindsight is a pointless endeavour and we must never wash away the sins we committed.Read More »
Firstly, apologies for the lateness of this post; if I am honest I wrote one a week ago but rather than publishing it here sent it in as an article for another place I work. Luckily people know I am a little stressed after the whole dental fiasco (a story for another day) and laughed it off. Still, things have happened and I want to tell you about them!Read More »